CO2 emissions at record high despite COVID-19 pandemic

The Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth's atmosphere has again peaked last month, reaching historic levels, according to a new report.

Jun 09, 2021, 11:37 AM IST

World's 100 big cities represent 10% global emissions: Study

The report explores six sectors where leaders, businesses, and citizens in the world's cities can take rapid action to address consumption-based emissions: food, construction, clothing, vehicles, aviation, and electronics.

Jun 12, 2019, 12:25 PM IST

Mountain erosion may add CO2 to atmosphere: Study

The process of mountain erosion can be a source of new carbon dioxide gas that can release it back into the atmosphere far faster than it is being absorbed into newly exposed rock, a study has found.

Apr 13, 2018, 17:40 PM IST

Microwaves emit as much carbon dioxide as nearly 7 million cars: Study

Microwaves across the EU consume an estimated 9.4 terawatts per hour (TWh) of electricity every year. This is equivalent to the annual electricity generated by three large gas power plants.

Jan 18, 2018, 18:25 PM IST

New catalyst can help turn carbon dioxide into plastic

Paired with carbon capture technology, this could lead to an incredibly green production mechanism for everyday plastics, meanwhile sequestering harmful greenhouse gases.

Jan 16, 2018, 18:08 PM IST

Scientists discover living bacteria in polar ice for the first time

The research also shows that humans may be having an even greater impact on levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere than accepted evidence from climate history studies of ice cores suggests.

Dec 21, 2017, 14:28 PM IST

Decline in CO2 levels a million-years-ago changed Earth's climate: Study

Around one million years ago, during the MPT, the period of the cycles abruptly changed to every 100,000 years.  

Nov 28, 2017, 18:17 PM IST

CO2 emissions to be used as fuel for cars in future

The membrane, made of a compound of lanthanum, calcium, and iron oxide, allows oxygen from a stream of carbon dioxide to migrate through to the other side, leaving carbon monoxide behind. 

Nov 28, 2017, 16:37 PM IST

Novel method could turn CO2 emissions into fuel for your car

The researchers believe that the method may not only cut greenhouse emissions, but it could also produce another potential revenue stream to help defray its costs.

Nov 28, 2017, 12:56 PM IST

Heat, drought caused record CO2 spike in 2015-16: NASA

 Heat and drought was responsible for the largest annual increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration seen in at least 2,000 years.

Oct 13, 2017, 11:36 AM IST

Do you know where the fat goes that you burn when you lose weight? - Find out

Researchers reveal that "10 kg of fat turns into 8.4 kg of CO2 and 1.6 kg of water", the report explains.

Sep 12, 2017, 13:02 PM IST

New hope for world hunger? Scientists create food out of thin air!

 As per reports, scientists in Finland have claimed that they have successfully created food out of thin air, just by using electricity, carbon dioxide and a few added microbes.

Aug 01, 2017, 13:31 PM IST

New material may help convert CO2 into fuel using light

When exposed to visible light, the material, a “spongy” nickel organic crystalline structure, converted carbon dioxide (CO2) into carbon monoxide (CO) gas, which can be further turned into liquid fuels, solvents, and other useful products.

Jul 31, 2017, 19:32 PM IST

Australian red gum trees under threat due to rising CO2 levels, say researchers

A study by Carsten Kulheim from the ANU's Research School of Biology has shown that rising levels of CO2 threatens the future of the species.

Jun 23, 2017, 16:30 PM IST

A world first - This giant machine sucks CO2 directly from air

Developers say the Climeworks AG facility opened near Zurich last week can capture about 900 tons of CO2 from the air each year.

Jun 06, 2017, 16:08 PM IST

UK scientists to track effects of increasing CO2 levels through 'sci-fi' forest!

Researchers believe that as levels of CO2 increase the trees will fix more of carbon into their trunks, roots and organic matter in the earth.

Apr 03, 2017, 22:24 PM IST

NASA explains how carbon dioxide circulates around the Earth's atmosphere!

Burning of fossil fuels is the primary element that generates carbon dioxide, which is responsible for the Earth's current long-term warming trend.

Dec 15, 2016, 23:45 PM IST

India's carbon emissions increased by over 5% in 2015: Study

India contributed 6.3 per cent of all global CO2 emissions, with emissions increasing 5.2 per cent, in 2015 continuing a period of strong growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK and the Global Carbon Project.

Nov 14, 2016, 14:34 PM IST

Global carbon emissions remain flat for third year

The researchers said that carbon emissions did not grow last year and the projected rise of only 0.2 per cent for 2016 marks a clear break from the rapid emissions growth of 2.3 per cent per year in the decade to 2013, with just 0.7 per cent growth seen in 2014.

Nov 14, 2016, 11:55 AM IST

CO2 in oceans sets off an ice age every 100,000 years

According to the study published in the journal Geology, oceans sucking carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere may have triggered this phenomena. 

Oct 30, 2016, 17:12 PM IST