greenhouse gas

Cryptocurrency Mining

Cryptocurrency Miners Are Using Old Tires to Power Their Rigs

This new “waste-to-energy” setup is meant to be less resource intensive.
Christopher Malmo
climate change

Earth Will Likely Be Much Warmer in 2100 Than We Anticipated, Scientists Warn

But there’s some good news, too. Countries are starting to move away from fossil fuels.
Stephen Leahy
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
zombie oil

The US Is Paying Big Oil to Keep Fossil Fuels Profitable

Subsidies are keeping “zombie energy” alive.
Stephen Leahy

Europa and Enceladus ‘Will Have No Habitable Period,’ Says Study on Ice Worlds

New research in Nature Geoscience predicts the hellish future fates of ice worlds like Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus.
Becky Fereira
climate change

‘Hotspots’ in the Arctic Permafrost Are Dumping Methane Into the Atmosphere

Methane-sniffing airplanes have mapped the release of a powerful greenhouse gas in Canada's Arctic.
Kate Lunau
climate change

The Montreal Protocol Is the Most Successful Climate Agreement Ever

Its most recent victory is a phase-out on HFCs, a powerful greenhouse gas.
Kate Lunau
climate change

Humans Have Used All the Earth’s Resources for the Year

By 2030, we'll need more than two Earths to support our natural resource needs.
Sarah Emerson
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

How Guilty Should We Feel About Our Air Conditioners?

Anything that sucks up that much energy can't be good for the environment.
Kaleigh Rogers

Canada Is Starting To Actually Acknowledge Climate Change

Whether Stephen Harper likes it or not, a Canadian government study says climate change in Canada is inevitable
Stephen Buranyi
Motherboard Blog

Researchers Claim Nuclear Power Has Saved 1.8 Million Lives

Despite the terror inspired by nuclear disasters like Fukushima and Chernobyl, the ledgers say nuclear power is way better for humanity.
Austin Considine