Carbon emissions

Global warming could surge the CO2 emissions from soil microbes

Microbial CO2 emissions in the polar regions will increase twice as much as in the rest of the world.

New catalysts could be key for the hydrogen economy

Inexpensive catalyst uses energy from light to turn ammonia into hydrogen fuel.

Breakthrough in estimating fossil fuel CO2 emissions

A major breakthrough - detecting changes in fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions more quickly and frequently.

Electric Vehicles Provide Lower Carbon Emissions Through Additional Channels

Electric vehicles dominate when indirect supply chain emissions are accounted for.

Carbon beneficial forest management using innovative wood

Innovative wood use can enable carbon-beneficial forest management in California

Researchers reused concrete to build a footbridge

Building out of concrete but without pouring concrete.

Wild pigs release the same emissions as 1 million cars each year

Assessing the threat of invasive species is an important tool for reducing carbon emissions.

Microbial seasonality in the soil leads to more carbon emissions

Modeling shows fluctuating soil microbial populations impact how much carbon is released from soil.

First synthetic membrane to separate crude oil and crude oil fractions

New membrane could cut emissions and energy use in oil refining.

Mountain streams emit a surprising amount of CO2

For the first time, an EPFL-led team of scientists has measured the total amount of CO2 emissions from mountain streams worldwide. This research builds on findings issued in February 2019 and shows how important it is to include mountain streams in assessments of the global carbon cycle.

Frogs could vanish from ponds due to climate change

A deadly frog disease is spreading due to climate change. It is predicted that the entire frog population may vanish in the next 5...

Scientists turn carbon emissions into usable energy

Carbon emissions contribute to climate change, which can have serious consequences for humans and their environment. Carbon emissions, in the form of carbon dioxide,...

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