Fossil Fuels
Brexit is leading to higher energy prices: study  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Consumers paid on average £75 more in the year after the EU referendum for gas and electricity, according to research by UCL. more
Australian researchers to study gas inhalational anaesthetic and likelihood of cancer return  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Researchers at Melbourne are embarking upon a worldwide study to see if there is a risk of relapse of cancers among persons who have... more
Helium Exoplanet Inflated Like a Balloon, Research Shows  ASTRO WATCH · 20 hours
An international team of researchers, including Jessica Spake and Dr David Sing from the University of Exeter, have detected the... more
In Mauritius, sugar cane means money, renewable energy  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Far out into the Indian Ocean where it is forced to be self-reliant, the island nation of Mauritius is weaning itself off fossil fuels by turning to its main cash-crop sugar cane,... more
Brazil denies Total license to drill near Amazon mouth  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Brazil's environmental regulator on Friday denied French oil giant Total a license to drill for crude in five blocks near the mouth of the Amazon river. more
Simple steps to climate-proof farms have big potential upside for tropical farmers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Climate-smart agriculture boosts yields, mitigates extreme weather impact and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. A new study points to profitable opportunities for farmers and the... more
More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics could have less positive... more
Astronomers Think They've Figured Out the Raging Swirls of Gas Around Supermassive Black Holes  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Churning, hellish, hot-cold gas storms swirl around our universe's supermassive black holes. But the scientists involved in discovering them would... more
Astronomers Spot Helium Cloud around Exo-Neptune HAT-P-11b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
An international team of astronomers has detected helium escaping from the upper atmosphere of HAT-P-11b, a Neptune-mass exoplanet located in the constellation... more
How Brexit could benefit the UK's climate change policies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
With the UK leaving the European Union and eyeing new trade opportunities beyond the EU, it should also be looking for ways to take forward its policies for reducing greenhouse... more
Mantle Neon Illuminates Earth’s Formation  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, according to research... more
Fish at home on subsea oil and gas pipelines  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A research project carried out by The University of Western Australia on a BHP subsea oil and gas pipeline off the north-west coast of Australia has found the pipeline has... more
One dead, three severely injured after explosion at Indian shock wave lab  Science Magazine · 4 days
Investigation underway after a gas cylinder blew up at a startup at the Indian Institute of Science more
Largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
USGS announces an assessment of continuous oil and gas in Texas and New Mexico's Delaware Basin, the largest USGS has ever conducted, with an estimate of 46.3 billion barrels of oil and... more
An exoplanet inflated like a balloon  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Although helium is a rare element on Earth, it is ubiquitous in the universe. It is, after hydrogen, the main component of stars and gaseous giant planets. Despite its abundance, helium was only detected recently in... more
Ground-based detection of an extended helium atmosphere in the Saturn-mass exoplanet WASP-69b  Science Magazine · 4 days
Hot gas giant exoplanets can lose part of their atmosphere due to strong stellar irradiation, affecting their physical and chemical evolution. Studies of atmospheric... more
USGS identifies largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the Wolfcamp Shale and overlying Bone Spring Formation in the Delaware Basin portion of Texas and New Mexico's Permian Basin... more
US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were... more
Capturing spray from flash-boiling liquid jets  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Ultrafast video capture of droplet cloud formation should help minimize the risk of gas-leak explosions. more
Carbon emissions will reach 37 billion tonnes in 2018, a record high  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions from fossil fuels and industry are projected to rise more than 2% (range 1.8% to 3.7%) in 2018, taking global... more
Widespread decrease in wind energy resources found over the Northern Hemisphere  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As climate change is becoming a greater matter of concern, efforts on mitigation are being undertaken by the world community. Developing clean and renewable energy is... more
Astronomers Think They've Figured Out the Raging Swirls of Gas Around Supermassive Black Holes  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Churning, hellish, hot-cold gas storms swirl around our universe's supermassive black holes. But the scientists involved in discovering them would... more
Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Up Again. What Now, Climate?  NPR · 4 days
The fortuitous dip in emissions of the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, during the past three years is over, as economies turn up. The trend in the near future looks... more
Global carbon dioxide emissions rise even as coal wanes and renewables boom  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Renewable energy capacity has hit record levels and global coal use may have already peaked. But the world's carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels... more
CO2 emissions up 2.7%, world 'off course' to curb warming: study  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Global emissions of carbon dioxide mainly from fossil fuel burning will rise 2.7 percent in 2018, scientists said Wednesday, signalling a world "completely off course" in... more
Mantle neon illuminates Earth's formation  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, based on neon isotopes from the depths of the Earth and deep space. Apart from... more
Paving the way for more efficient hydrogen cars  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Hydrogen-powered vehicles emit only water vapor from their tailpipes, offering a cleaner alternative to fossil-fuel-based transportation. But for hydrogen cars to become mainstream, scientists need to develop more efficient hydrogen-storage systems. Now,... more
Mantle neon illuminates Earth's formation  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, according to research published Dec. 5 in the journal Nature. Apart from settling Earth's origins,... more
Global carbon dioxide emissions rise even as coal wanes and renewables boom  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Global fossil fuel emissions are on track to rise for a second year in a row, primarily due to growing energy use, according to... more
Team converts wet biological waste to diesel-compatible fuel  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
In a step toward producing renewable engine fuels that are compatible with existing diesel fuel infrastructure, researchers report they can convert wet biowaste, such as swine manure and food scraps, into a... more
Sustainable palm oil doesn't make the grade  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
From food and biofuels to cosmetics and detergents, palm oil is found in countless products these days. Demand for the oil has surged in the last decade—global usage went from 37 million metric tons... more
Debunking the 'population bomb'  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The dire warnings are everywhere these days about catastrophic climate change, particularly the perils of overpopulation and the burning of fossil fuels. more
Development threatens tropical forests, researchers say  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Tropical forests in the Amazon, Indonesia, and Mesoamerica face multiple threats from mining, oil, and gas extraction and massive infrastructure projects over the next two decades, according to a study by Clark University researchers and their... more
How do stellar binaries form?  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Most stars with the mass of the sun or larger have one or more companion stars, but when and how these multiple stars form is one of the controversial central problems of astronomy. Gravity contracts the natal gas... more
Why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Scientists studying gribble -- a curious wood-eating crustacean -- have discovered how they are able to digest wood despite being the only... more
Why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to sustainably converting wood into... more
How Butt Gas, Drugs and Amazing Memories Led to This Weird Turtle Photo  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
The ancient cosmologers were right and Galileo was wrong: This turtle's got the whole freaking world on its back. more
Black Hole 'Donuts' are Actually 'Fountains'  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Based on computer simulations and new observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active... more
US approves seismic tests despite dolphin, whale concerns  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The US government Friday took a big step toward opening oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic ocean by approving seismic airgun tests that experts warn are harmful to dolphins and whales. more
Greenhouse gas 'detergent' recycles itself in atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A simple molecule in the atmosphere that acts as a 'detergent' to breakdown methane and other greenhouse gases has been found to recycle itself to maintain a steady global presence in the face of... more
The physics of extracting gas from shale formations  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have distilled the current state of knowledge regarding the multi-scale flow processes occurring during shale gas extraction. This know-how is deemed essential for improving gas recovery and lowering production costs. more
Greenhouse gas 'detergent' recycles itself in atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A simple molecule in the atmosphere that acts as a "detergent" to breakdown methane and other greenhouse gases has been found to recycle itself to maintain a steady global presence in the face of... more
The physics of extracting gas from shale formations  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Extracting gas from new sources is vital in order to supplement dwindling conventional supplies. Shale reservoirs host gas trapped in the pores of mudstone, which consists of a mixture of silt mineral... more
Polluters in the room: big energy 'undermining' UN climate talks  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Oil and coal giants are exploiting a lack of conflict-of-interest protection at UN climate talks to push for continued fossil fuel use despite its contribution to harmful climate... more
Madrid launches drastic traffic limits to ease pollution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Madrid on Friday launched an ambitious traffic restriction scheme in the city centre with which it hopes to reduce gas emissions by 40 percent, drawing mixed reactions. more
Black hole 'donuts' are actually 'fountains'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Based on computer simulations and new observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active supermassive black holes are not simple donut shapes. Instead, gas expelled from... more
Trump said to advance seismic tests for oil in Atlantic waters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Trump administration is taking a major step toward allowing a first-in-a-generation seismic search for oil and gas under Atlantic waters, despite protests that the geological... more
Why battery-powered vehicles stack up better than hydrogen  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Low energy efficiency is already a major problem for petrol and diesel vehicles. Typically, only 20% of the overall well-to-wheel energy is actually used to power these vehicles. The other 80% is... more
Black hole 'donuts' are actually 'fountains'  nanowerk · 1 week
Based on computer simulations and new observations, researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active supermassive black holes are not simple donut shapes. Instead, gas expelled from the center interacts with infalling gas to... more
More sensitive MRI diagnostics thanks to innovative 'elastic' contrast media  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers from the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) have found a new method for obtaining high-quality images in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), that requires less contrast medium compared... more
Black hole 'donuts' are actually 'fountains'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Based on computer simulations and new observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active supermassive black holes are not simple donut shapes. Instead, gas expelled from... more
Cracking open a cold one with the flies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Crack open a beer outside and it is a safe bet that you will soon be defending it from a few unwelcome drinking buddies. Fruit flies have a knack for appearing whenever... more
German environment minister backs contentious carbon pricing  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Germany's environment minister has thrown her weight behind proposals to price carbon dioxide and kick-start the country's stalled efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. more
A message from Mars  ESA · 2 weeks
With this radio, ESA's gas detecting spacecraft in orbit around Mars is waiting to catch signals from InSight, the latest inhabitant of the Red Planet, and then relay... more
Gas clouds whirling around black hole form heart of distant astronomical object  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers have concluded that gas clouds rapidly moving around a central black hole form the very heart of the 3C 327 quasar, confirming earlier... more
Signals from Mars' surface  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA's gas detecting spacecraft in orbit around Mars is waiting to catch signals from InSight, the latest inhabitant of the Red Planet, and relay this data from an alien world back to Earth more
Replacing crude oil with alternative fuels: Biofuel from a container  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Previously unexploited organic waste can be converted into biofuel, with technology developed by researchers from the EU BIOGO project. more
New oil-free, dry compressing screw vacuum pump from Leybold  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The new VARODRY is a 100% oil-free, dry compressing screw vacuum pump. Screw pumps are currently state-of-the-art in the field of industrial vacuum pumps. The VARODRY will initially be available... more
US groundwater in peril: Potable supply less than thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Many rural areas in parts of the US rely exclusively on groundwater for both agricultural and domestic use. Drilling deeper wells may not be a good long-term solution to compensate... more
Growing pile of human and animal waste harbors threats, opportunities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As demand for meat and dairy products increases across the world, much attention has landed on how livestock impact the environment, from land usage to greenhouse gas emissions. more
'Internet of electricity' and zero-carbon molecules will help decarbonise Europe – report  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An 'internet of electricity," zero-carbon cities and turning European soils into carbon sinks are among a slew of ambitious ideas to decarbonise our society... more
Putting hybrid-electric aircraft performance to the test  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Although hybrid-electric cars are becoming commonplace, similar technology applied to airplanes comes with significantly different challenges. Aerospace engineers are addressing some of them toward the development of a more sustainable alternative to fossil fuels... more
Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it: UN  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Humanity is falling further behind in the race against climate change, with the gap between greenhouse gas emissions and levels needed to achieve the Paris climate treaty temperature goals continuing to widen,... more
A life cycle solution to fossil fuel impacts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Pennsylvania's energy history is rich with the quantities of fossil fuels that it has produced, but is also rife with the environmental legacies of coal mining and, more recently, hydrofracturing. Water that... more
A life cycle solution to fossil fuel impacts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Pennsylvania's energy history is rich with the quantities of fossil fuels that it has produced, but is also rife with the environmental legacies of coal mining and, more recently, hydrofracturing. Water that... more
Newly discovered deep-sea microbes gobble greenhouse gases and perhaps oil spills, too  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered nearly two dozen new types of microbes, many of which use hydrocarbons such as methane and butane as energy sources --... more
How scientists are working together to solve one of the universe's mysteries  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
One of the most baffling puzzles of modern astrophysics is the nature of Fast Radio Bursts, which were discovered in 2007. These are seemingly... more
A new permafrost gas mystery  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Damp cellar. Old socks. Rotten eggs. Steamy cow dung. more
Newly discovered deep-sea microbes gobble greenhouse gases and perhaps oil spills, too  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin's Marine Science Institute have discovered nearly two dozen new types of microbes, many of which use... more
Urgent need to reduce meat and dairy consumption to meet climate targets, says expert  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The livestock sector could use almost half of the 1.5 degree C greenhouse gas emission budget allowed by 2030, so... more
Combined local and global actions could lessen impacts of change in marine environment  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Increased oil and gas activities could combine with ocean warming and acidification to have a significant negative impact on marine organisms, a... more
Combined local and global actions could lessen impacts of change in marine environment  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Increased oil and gas activities could combine with ocean warming and acidification to have a significant negative impact on marine organisms, a... more
New technology for the first experiment with the greatest source of x-rays in the world  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The Flow Focusing technology (also known as GDVN, Gas Dynamic Virtual Nozzle), has been one of the key... more
Light-activated, single-ion catalyst breaks down carbon dioxide  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of scientists has discovered a single-site, visible-light-activated catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) into "building block" molecules that could be used for creating useful chemicals. The discovery opens the possibility of using... more
Light-activated, single-ion catalyst breaks down carbon dioxide  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A team of scientists has discovered a single-site, visible-light-activated catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) into 'building block' molecules that could be used for creating useful chemicals. The discovery opens the possibility of using... more
Light-activated, single-ion catalyst breaks down carbon dioxide  nanowerk · 2 weeks
X-ray studies reveal structural details that may point the way to designing better catalysts for converting pollutant gas into useful products. more
Biodiesel by-product helps fuel come clean  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A compound made from the glycerol by-product of biodiesel production could promote cleaner burning in vehicle engines. more
Multifunctional wafer-scale graphene membranes for fast ultrafiltration and high permeation gas separation  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Reliable and large-scale manufacturing routes for perforated graphene membranes in separation and filtration remain challenging. We introduce two manufacturing pathways for the fabrication of... more
Astronomers Confirm Water on Young Gas Giant HR 8799c  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSPEC) on the Keck II telescope at the W. M. Keck Observatory have... more
Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high: UN  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, have hit a new record high, the UN said Thursday, warning that the time to act... more
Brazil's greenhouse gas emissions fall 2.3 percent in 2017  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A civil society organization says greenhouse gas emissions in Brazil dropped last year mainly because of lower deforestation rates. more
Online climate meet offers talkfest without the gas  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
World leaders will participate in an innovative climate change summit on Thursday that will take place entirely online so it is carbon neutral. more
The brain uses two clocks to predict the future  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
That moment when you step on the gas pedal a split second before the light changes, or when you tap your toes even before the first piano note of Camila... more
Exoplanet stepping stones  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Astronomers have gleaned some of the best data yet on the composition of a planet known as HR 8799c—a young giant gas planet about 7 times the mass of Jupiter that orbits its star every 200 years. more
Exoplanet stepping stones  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New observations of a young gas giant demonstrate the power of a ground-based method for searching for signatures of life. more
Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists have discovered. more
Air pollution reduces global life expectancy by nearly two years  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Fossil fuel-driven particulate air pollution cuts global average life expectancy by 1.8 years per person, according to a new pollution index and accompanying report produced by the Energy... more
Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists have discovered. A study of Sólheimajökull glacier, which flows from the active, ice-covered volcano Katla, shows... more
Ground and stream water clues reveal shale drilling impacts  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Chemical clues in waters near Marcellus Shale gas wells in rural Pennsylvania can identify new drilling-related sources of methane contamination, according to scientists. more
Canada rig accident spills 250,000 liters of oil into Atlantic  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A surveillance aircraft and six ships were dispatched Monday to assess a spill of 250,000 liters of oil from a drilling platform off Canada's Atlantic coast, officials said. more
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