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In a warming world, could air conditioning make things worse?

As climate change continues to push summer temperatures ever higher, the increased use of air conditioning in buildings could add to the problems of a warming world by further degrading air quality and compounding the toll of air pollution on human health, according to a new study. Read Full Article Here For more great articles:…

Diesel doesn’t float this boat

Marine research could soon be possible without the risk of polluting either the air or the ocean, thanks to a new ship design and feasibility study. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

Artificial intelligence accurately predicts distribution of radioactive fallout

Researchers have created a machine-learning-based tool that can predict where radioactive emissions from nuclear power plants will disperse. After training using extensive data on previous weather patterns, the tool consistently achieved over 85 percent predictive accuracy, and up to 95 percent in winter when large and predictable weather systems dominate. This tool can aid immediate…

Path to zero emissions starts out easy, but gets steep

Carbon dioxide emissions from human activities must approach zero within several decades to avoid risking grave damage from the effects of climate change. This will require creativity and innovation, because some types of industrial sources of atmospheric carbon lack affordable emissions-free substitutes, according to a new article. Read Full Article Here For more great articles:…

‘Electrogeochemistry’ captures carbon, produces fuel, offsets ocean acidification

Limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius will require not only reducing emissions of carbon dioxide, but also active removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This has prompted heightened interest in ‘negative emissions technologies.’ A new study evaluates the potential for recently described methods that capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through an ‘electrogeochemical’…

How to suck carbon dioxide from the sky for fuels and more

Someday, the gasoline you buy might come from carbon dioxide pulled out of the sky rather than from oil pumped out of the ground. By removing emitted carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turning it into fresh fuels, engineers have demonstrated a scalable and cost-effective way to make deep cuts in the carbon footprint of…

Top nitrogen researchers imagine world beyond fossil fuels

At the invitation of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences, 17 top experts in nitrogen research gathered to discuss nitrogen activation chemistry and the field’s future. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

Once we can capture CO2 emissions, here’s what we could do with it

The carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from power plants each year doesn’t have to go into the atmosphere. Researchers are optimistic that within the next decade we will be able to affordably capture CO2 waste and convert it into useful molecules for feedstock, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, or renewable fuels. Read Full Article Here For more great articles:…

Manure could heat your home

Farm manure could be a viable source of renewable energy to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

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