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Concrete Functioning As Carbon Sink

Cement manufacturing is among the most carbon-intensive industrial processes, but an international team of researchers has found that over time, the widely used building...

Environment

Western U.S. Facing Megadrought

Scientists at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Cornell University and NASA provide new insights into the role temperature plays in megadrought risk and how...

Why People Deny Climate Change

Climate change is a serious threat to humans, animals, and the earth’s ecosystems. Nevertheless, effective climate action has been delayed, partly because some still...

CO2 Passes 400 PPM

Scientists at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii announced in 2013 that atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide reached a daily average above 400 parts per...

Hawaiian Bees Listed As Endangered Species

Seven species of bees native to Hawaii were declared endangered on Friday in what The Associated Press said was the first time any bee in the...

ENERGY

Turning CO2 Into Biofuel

Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the biofuel ethanol, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide - a...

Electricity From Osmosis

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne researchers have developed a system that generates electricity from osmosis with unparalleled efficiency. Their work, featured in Nature, uses seawater,...

Berlin Latest City To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Berlin’s parliament voted Thursday to pull its money out of coal, gas and oil companies.  The new investment policy, part of the German capital’s...
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