A remote village in carbon-consuming Thailand has an unlikely alternative source of energy: cow dung
Scientists have discovered carcinogenic man-made pollutants in marine organisms living up to 10,000 metres deep on the world's deepest ocean trenches.
While much anecdotal information has been collected since 2001 saying otherwise, a new study looking at Greenland ice sheet at higher elevations says that the ice is not darkening due to soot or carbon.
Deciduous trees along rivers and streams provide protection from damaging solar radiation and valuable foliage every autumn. Fallen leaves act as a vital food source for insects, and keeping insect populations healthy could ultimately help river ecosystems combat climate change, researchers reveal in a new study.
Researchers from Finland's University of Aalto, King's College London, and elsewhere found that an "alarming" amount of protected and "intact" forest fell in the first 12 years of the 21st century.
Researchers have been surveying bottom-dwellers in Antarctica for over two decades. After comparing high-resolution images, they found that an increasing amount of marine organisms are produced annually and they are storing surprisingly high amounts of carbon.
Researchers discovered that by soaking and heating used coffee grounds through simple processes, the waste could instead be used to store methane.
New research looks at carbon-poor soil and the bacteria within it that would likely eat methane, even as temperatures in the Arctic rise.
Are the world's deserts holding more carbon than all the plants in the world?
In high-altitude forests with slow tree growth and snow, sometimes it's better not to plant trees for carbon offsets, say Dartmouth researchers.
It looks like even for plants, there can be too much of a good thing. Trees and flowers use carbon dioxide (CO2) to make energy, absorbing the gas to help fuel the process of photosynthesis. For this reason, some experts have theorized that rising carbon levels will eventually promote plant growth. Now, new research claims that this assumption is dead wrong.
Coral reefs are rapidly diminishing, and new research says that climate engineering, or geoengineering, could be the key to saving them from fatal mass bleaching events.
Savannahs, though they are not jam-packed with carbon-absorbing trees, nonetheless help to slow down climate change, according to a new study.
It has been said that our lofty goal of preventing the world from warming an additional 2 degrees Celsius is utterly inadequate. After all, research has already shown that means to keep to this two-degree limit are slipping away. And yet, despite all the speculation, one new study says that it is even possible to limit future warming to a more ambitious goal of 1.5 degrees C by 2100.
For decades, people have dreamed of the possibility of life on Mars. And as technologies have advanced, astronomers have bolstered their efforts in searching for civilized superbeings, to no avail. Although we have yet to discover life on the Red Planet, scientists are now honing a new technique that may change the game.