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UK breakthrough could slash emissions from cement

Scientists say they’ve found a way to recycle cement from demolished concrete buildings.

Scientists Discover How to Convert CO2 into Powder That Can Be Stored for Decades

A team of scientists has figured out how to convert planet-warming carbon dioxide into a harmless powdery fuel that could be converted into clean electricity

Synthetic biology breakthrough fixes CO2 from the air better than nature

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute have developed a synthetic pathway that can capture CO2 from the air more efficiently than in nature.

Wildfires can unlock cancer-causing chemicals from the soil, new research finds

The searing heat from wildfires can transform metals found naturally in the soil into cancer-causing airborne particles, according to a new report.

Climate Coalition Says ‘Stop Carbon Offsetting Now!’

“Carbon offset trading is reckless and irresponsible,” said one campaigner.

Experts revive ancient techniques to make concrete more sustainable

A team of experts from EPFL, ETH Zurich, and Archiplein has developed a new type of non-reinforced concrete from stone offcuts. Using methods found in historical archives, the team reduced their use of carbon-intensive cement. They built and tested six load-bearing walls using recovered stone-quarry waste and three types of mortar-based binders.

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…

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.

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.

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