Nature-based carbon removal can help protect us from a warming planet

A new study finds that temporary nature-based carbon removal can lower global peak warming levels but only if complemented by ambitious fossil fuel emission reductions. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

Does planting trees actually help the climate? Here’s what we know.

Does planting trees actually help the climate? Here’s what we know.

Trees are great at capturing warming gases, but mass-planting efforts tell a tricky story.   Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

Conversion process turns pollution into cash

Engineers have developed a promising electrochemical system to convert emissions from chemical and power plants into useful products while addressing climate change. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

U.S. fires four times larger, three times more frequent since 2000

Fires have gotten larger, more frequent and more widespread across the United States since 2000, according to a new article. The research shows that large fires have not only become more common, they are also spreading into new areas, impacting land that previously did not burn. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

All organisms produce methane

It is well known that methane, a greenhouse gas, is produced by special microorganisms, for example in the intestines of cows, or in rice fields. For some years, scientists had also observed the production of methane in plants and fungi, without finding an explanation. Now researchers have shed light on the underlying mechanism. Their findings suggest that all organisms release methane. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

Caribbean coral reefs have been warming for at least 100 years

A new analysis outlines 150 years of sea-surface temperature history throughout the Greater Caribbean region, highlighting significant warming trends that have disrupted coral reef ecosystems. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

Greater greenhouse gas reductions for pickup truck electrification than for other light-duty vehicles

Major automotive manufacturers are ramping up production of electric trucks as a key strategy to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their vehicles. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

Study of algae in Acadia National Park lakes shows recovery from acidification

Research shows that federal regulations to reduce human-caused sulfur in the atmosphere have aided in the recovery of algal ecosystems for two lakes in Acadia National Park. However, the study also shows that the warming climate negatively impact certain types of lakes more than others, which could affect future ecosystem recovery. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

Time is running out to adapt to climate change, new IPCC report says

Time is running out to adapt to climate change, new IPCC report says

Region by region, the analysis describes “widespread, pervasive impacts” to ecosystems, people, settlements, and infrastructure. Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

Number of wildfires to rise by 50 percent by 2100 and governments are not prepared, UN experts warn

Climate change and land-use change are projected to make wildfires more frequent and intense, with a global increase of extreme fires of up to 14 percent by 2030, 30 percent by the end of 2050 and 50 percent by the end of the century, warns a new UN report. It calls for radical change in government spending on wildfires, shifting from reaction and response to prevention and preparedness. Source: Science Daily – Climate…