carbon dioxide

Biodomes

This Guy Is Sealing Himself in a DIY 'Biodome' to Raise Awareness of Climate Change

“Would be happy to make it a full 24 hours, but we'll see,” Kurtis Baute told Motherboard in an email.
Becky Ferreira
10.24.18
climate change

Climate Models Overestimate How Much CO2 Plants Can Remove From the Atmosphere

Carbon dioxide levels might increase even more rapidly than expected based on new research on the molecular mechanisms of photosynthesis.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.3.18
Orbiting Carbon Observatory

This NASA Satellite Is 'Sounding' Our Atmosphere to Understand Fossil Fuel Emissions

The OCO-2 spacecraft has been working hard to quantify the impact of humans on the global climate since 2014.
Becky Ferreira
10.12.17
zombie oil

The US Is Paying Big Oil to Keep Fossil Fuels Profitable

Subsidies are keeping “zombie energy” alive.
Stephen Leahy
10.3.17
climate change

No One Can Agree What 2°C of Global Warming Actually Means

We don’t know how many places are unprepared for upcoming decades of climate change.
Caroline Haskins
8.1.17
humans of the year

Kendra Kuhl Is Building a Device That Turns Pollution Into Products

The CTO of Opus 12 has been trying to help the environment since she was a grad student.
Farnia Fekri
4.28.17
carbon emissions

Why Keeping CO2 Emissions Stable Won’t Save Us From Climate Change

CO2 emissions were stable worldwide in 2016 as the global economy grew.
Kate Lunau
3.17.17
ANIMALS

The Happiest Environmental News From 2016

Hey look, we didn’t entirely screw up the planet this year.
Sarah Emerson
12.28.16
politics

When Trump’s Energy Secretary Was Governor, Texas Led the US in Carbon Emissions

Under Rick Perry, the state emitted nearly as much CO2 as the entire country of Canada.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.13.16
Basalt

New Method For Trapping CO2 as Solid Rock Could Help to Fight Climate Change

A groundbreaking field test proves that carbon emissions can be safely stored as solid rock in basalt formations.
Sarah Emerson
11.27.16
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
8.3.16
Paris

The World’s New Plan to Save the Climate Is Weak, Vulnerable, and Toothless

It's been five days since the landmark climate treaty, and oil stocks are only rising.
Brian Merchant
12.15.15
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