They can capture more carbon than they emit. So why aren’t wooden buildings mainstream?

Wooden structures such as the ZEB Lab building in Trondheim, Norway, could dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of construction but they remain the exception in most countries. Credit: Kouvola Innovation Oy/NERO project Four storeys high and made almost entirely of wood, the ZEB Lab building in Trondheim, Norway, had, even before it existed, sucked as […]

Climate and carbon cycle trends of the past 50 million years reconciled — ScienceDaily

Predictions of future climate change require a clear and nuanced understanding of Earth’s past climate. In a study published today in Science Advances, University of Hawai’i (UH) at Manoa oceanographers fully reconciled climate and carbon cycle trends of the past 50 million years — solving a controversy debated in the scientific literature for decades. Throughout […]

Climate and carbon cycle trends of the past 50 million years reconciled

IMAGE: Cleveland Volcano, Aleutian Islands eruption in 2006. Volcanism is one of the main carbon dioxide sources in the long-term carbon cycle balanced by weathering sinks, which, among others, represent important… view more  Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Williams Predictions of future climate change require a clear and nuanced understanding of Earth’s past climate. In a […]

Climate and carbon cycle trends of the past 50 million years reconciled

Cleveland Volcano, Aleutian Islands eruption in 2006. Volcanism is one of the main carbon dioxide sources in the long-term carbon cycle balanced by weathering sinks, which, among others, represent important processes included in Komar and Zeebe’s model. Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Williams Predictions of future climate change require a clear and nuanced understanding of […]

Researchers Unearth Bedrock Carbon and Water Dynamics

On Earth’s surface, countless plants and animals grow and move, taking in and releasing carbon. Beneath all that, the soil teems with insects, microbes, and fungi, all bustling and respiring. The bedrock farther below the surface, in contrast, may seem sterile, although it, too, often hosts life. Trees and other plants commonly work […]

Determining Dissolved Organic Carbon Flows into the Gulf of Alaska

Amid ongoing climate change, understanding how and where carbon is moving across ecosystems has become a top research priority. This type of “carbon accounting” helps scientists determine where the planet is sequestering and releasing atmosphere-warming carbon compounds and is especially important at the boundaries between different ecosystems. In a new study, Edwards et […]

First of its kind mapping of most important places for freshwater, recreation and carbon storage provides tool for conservation decisions — ScienceDaily

To stop biodiversity loss, Canada recently committed to protecting 30% of its land and sea by 2030. But making conservation decisions about where to locate new protected areas is complicated. It depends on data both about biodiversity and about a range of benefits (e.g. freshwater, climate regulation, recreation) that people get from nature. Surprisingly, despite […]

Faster, greener way of producing carbon spheres

IMAGE: Carbon spheres – microscope images A fast, green and one-step method for producing porous carbon spheres, which are a vital component for carbon capture technology and for new ways of storing… view more  Credit: ESRI, Swansea University A fast, green and one-step method for producing porous carbon spheres, which are a vital component for […]

Faster, greener way of producing carbon spheres — ScienceDaily

A fast, green and one-step method for producing porous carbon spheres, which are a vital component for carbon capture technology and for new ways of storing renewable energy, has been developed by Swansea University researchers. The method produces spheres that have good capacity for carbon capture, and it works effectively at a large scale. Carbon […]

Faster, greener way of producing carbon spheres

Carbon spheres – microscope imagesA fast, green and one-step method for producing porous carbon spheres, which are a vital component for carbon capture technology and for new ways of storing renewable energy, has been developed by Swansea University researchers.Carbon spheres range in size from nanometers to micrometers. storage and conversion, catalysis, gas adsorption and storage, […]