Putting CO2 away for good by turning it into stone
We seriously need to do something about CO2 emissions. Besides shifting to renewable energy sources and increasing energy efficiency, we need to start
NASA Satellite Finds Unreported Sources of Toxic Air Pollution
Using a new satellite-based method, scientists at NASA, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and two universities have located 39 unreported and maj
Should Florida ‘frack’ its limestone for oil and gas? Two geophysicists weigh in
Florida is on the front lines of a debate over the spread of the controversial drilling technique hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which raises a cr
Recreating forests of the past isn’t enough to fix our wildfire problems
Tiger, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night… -William Blake There is general agreement that America’s landscapes, certainly its wildl
Will taxpayers foot the cleanup bill for bankrupt coal companies?
Coal’s share of the U.S. energy market is rapidly plunging. Low-cost fracking-generated natural gas has overtaken the use of coal at America’s pow
Five Solomon Islands Submerged Due To Rising Sea Level
Rising sea levels are something climate change deniers simply cannot ignore anymore as five entire islands in the Pacific are now almost completely su
Getting more energy from the sun: how to make better solar cells
Global demand for energy is increasing by the hour as developing countries move toward industrialization. Experts estimate that by the year 2050, worl
Should fracking decisions be made locally?
The future role of gas in the UK is the subject of significant debate. There is controversy about how much gas we could use and for how long, and whet
Tipping point: how we predict when Antarctica’s melting ice sheets will flood the seas
Antarctica is already feeling the heat of climate change, with rapid melting and retreat of glaciers over recent decades. Ice mass loss from Antarctic
Why it makes little sense to regulate rainwater barrels in the dry western U.S.
Many of us never think about who gets to use the drops of rain that fall from the sky. But it’s an increasingly pertinent question as more people lo
Why legal challenges to the EPA Clean Power Plan will end up at the Supreme Court
Cara Horowitz, University of California, Los Angeles Even before President Obama announced the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power P
Legacy of Abandoned Gold Mines Means More Spills
Canary in the Gold King Mine: legacy of abandoned mines means more spills Ronald R H Cohen, Colorado School of Mines You are gazing over the clear str
Forecasting dead zones and toxic algae in US waterways: a bad year for Lake Erie
Over the past two decades, scientists have developed ways to predict how ecosystems will react to changing environmental conditions. Called ecological
Could ‘balanced harvesting’ really feed the world and save the oceans?
Scientists and policymakers are simultaneously looking for new ways to feed the world and save the oceans. Global seafood demands are increasing, and
Super Typhoon Haiyan Barrels Toward the Philippines
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