Hot Jupiters

NASA Scientists Created a Super-Hot Exoplanet Atmosphere on Earth

A team heated a cloud of gas up to 2,000°F and blasted it with radiation to see what happens on giant planets that orbit very close to their stars.
Becky Ferreira
climate change

European Genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas Cooled Earth’s Climate

Some 50 million Indigenous peoples died during the 16th century, a collapse that caused atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to drop.
Becky Ferreira
climate change

Plants are Losing Their Capacity to Absorb Human CO2 Emissions

A team of Columbia researchers finds that the climate tipping point may come sooner than we think.
Daniel Oberhaus
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
climate change

Climate Impacts of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Could Cost Up to $8.7 Billion

There are real costs associated with releasing more CO2 into the atmosphere. Here, we crunched some numbers.
Stephen Leahy
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
Green Buildings

Chicago Says It Will Make All City Buildings 100 Percent Renewable By 2025

The Windy City wants to switch its municipal buildings entirely to clean energy in eight years.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
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
climate change denial

EPA Head Scott Pruitt Doesn’t Think CO2 Contributes to Climate Change. He’s Wrong

His track record of helping the fossil fuel industry might have something to do with it.
Grennan Milliken
climate change

A Catastrophic Amount of Carbon Could Leak From the Soil By 2050

Climate scientists warn that 55 trillion kilograms of carbon could be released into the atmosphere from Earth's soil by mid-century.
Sarah Emerson

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

This Is Why the Atmosphere Isn't Absorbing More Carbon Right Now

Over the past 10 years, the atmosphere is not absorbing as much carbon as it was before.
Kendra Pierre-Louis