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An Unlikely Source of Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Wildfires are making the Alaskan tundra leak methane. Chunks of carbon-rich frozen soil, or permafrost, undergird much of the Arctic tundra. This perpetually frozen layer sequesters carbon from the atmosphere, sometimes storing it for tens of thousands of years beneath…

Paris polar summit: Melting ice takes center stage

Recent studies have shown vital ice sheets are melting at unprecedented rates. Scientists, politicians and NGOs are gathering in Paris for a Polar Summit.

Air pollution raises risk of type 2 diabetes, says landmark Indian study

Inhaling polluted air increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, the first study of its kind in India has found.

They went hunting for fossil fuels. What they found could help save the world

White hydrogen – also referred to as “natural,” “gold” or “geologic” hydrogen – is naturally produced or present in the Earth’s crust and has become something of a climate holy grail.

‘Electrowinning’ could help win the race to clean up dirty steel

Startup Electra wants to replace blast furnaces with battery-like systems that use acid solution and clean electricity to pull pure iron out of low-grade steel ores.

Could superpowered plants be the heroes of the climate crisis?

Carbon-guzzling trees and crops, genetically altered to boost photosynthesis and store carbon in the roots, could absorb millions of tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere

Surging Methane Suggests Earth Is Brewing An Ice Age Termination Event

Methane levels are currently sky-high, just like they were during Earth’s previous termination events.

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Pro Sports Reduces Its Climate Footprint Inches at a Time

Fall in the U.S. is when three major sports leagues – football, basketball and hockey – start their seasons.

Climate crisis poses greatest risk to people with respiratory illnesses, experts warn

Call for EU to match WHO’s air pollution regulatory limits as impact of climate emergency interlinks with human health

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone Expands to Entire City

To reduce traffic emissions in the City of London, Mayor Sadiq Khan has expanded London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), which imposes a daily charge on the vehicles that pollute most, to the entire city.

Wealthiest 10% of US Households Responsible for 40% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Study

The richest tenth of U.S. households are responsible for 40% of all the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, a study published Thursday revealed, underscoring what progressives say is the need for regulations and taxes on carbon-intensive investments.