Carbon +

climate change

Devastating UN Report: CO2 Emissions Must Go to Zero By 2050 to Avoid Worst Effects of Climate Change

The IPCC's '1.5 Degree Report' paints a dire picture that suggests we must fundamentally change the nature of society in the next decade.
Caroline Haskins
climate change

Europe Wants to Devastate Forests to Double Its 'Renewable' Energy

A plan recently finalized by the European Union would classify wood burned for fuel as a carbon neutral energy source, when it’s anything but.
Sarah Emerson
Is it aliens

Evidence of Organic Molecules Found in Plumes Ejected From Saturn’s Moon

Carbon-rich molecules were detected in samples collected from Enceladus’ ocean—yet another indicator that it could host microbial life.
Becky Ferreira
The Anthropocene

Mathematical Formula Predicts Global Mass Extinction Event in 2100

If we put another 310 gigatons of carbon into the ocean by 2100, which we’re well on track to do, we enter “unknown territory.”
Kate Lunau

The Periodic Table of iPhone Elements

Some of the minerals in your iPhone threaten both the environment and human rights.
Madison Margolin

Scientists Turned Carbon Dioxide Into Solid Rock In 2 Years

Researchers have injected carbon dioxide into basalt and turned it into solid rock in two years. This effort offers a potential solution for curbing the high carbon gas emissions in our atmosphere.
Susmita Baral
climate change

More Powerful Enzymes Could Help Plants Save the World from Climate Change

Stronger plants could make for a carbon sequestration strategy within reach of everyone.
Meredith Rutland Bauer

'Carbon Is Not the Enemy,' Argues Architect Who Wants to Put It to Better Use

Green architect William McDonough offers a new manifesto for carbon.
Michael Byrne
climate change

Carbon-Eating Bacteria Could Be One Answer to Climate Change

Clostridium thermocellum can metabolize CO2.
Grennan Milliken
Carbon +

Why Future Microprocessors May Ditch Silicon for Carbon

For the first time a carbon nanotube transistor significantly outperformed a silicon transistor, paving the way for faster phones and computers.
Daniel Oberhaus
climate change

These Gold ‘Nanoneedles’ Could Be a Powerful Weapon Against Climate Change

They function like lightning rods, catalyzing a reaction that splits CO2 apart.
Paul Tadich

Why Montreal Households Are the Greenest in Canada (And Edmonton Is Failing)

A new ranking of Canadian cities according to who's greenest.
Kate Lunau