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Scrubbing carbon dioxide from smokestacks for cleaner industrial emissions

(Oregon State University) An international collaboration co-led by an Oregon State University chemistry researcher has uncovered a better way to scrub carbon dioxide from smokestack emissions, which could be a key to mitigating global climate change.

Young orcas eat better and live longer when grandma is around

It’s hard to measure how much we benefit from the influence of a grandmother. Grandmothers have a wealth of wisdom and experience — and that translates into all kinds of valuable life lessons. We’re hardly the only species to value…

2019 The Third Least Chilly In The Satellite Temp Record

It’s that time of year again when we are subjected to exaggerated climate claims such as in this Forbes article, 2019 Wraps Up The Hottest Decade In Recorded Human History. Given that the global average surface temperature is about 60…

The Incredible True Story Of How Climate Change Became Apocalyptic

In recent years, the issue of climate change has taken a decidedly apocalyptic turn. Earlier this week United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned, “If we don’t urgently change our way of life, we jeopardize life itself.” A group of scientists…

Humans Already Slowed The Climate Crisis Once, New Research Shows – ScienceAlert

Decades before we marched in protest over the growing climate crisis, a giant hole in the ozone layer demanded our attention. It’s a good thing we acted on it, too – without the changes that followed, our future would be…

A sustainable new material for carbon dioxide capture

(Chalmers University of Technology) In a joint research study from Sweden, scientists from Chalmers University of Technology and Stockholm University have developed a new material for capturing carbon dioxide. The new material offers many benefits — it is sustainable, has a high capture rate, and has low operating costs. The research has been published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Last remaining glaciers in the Pacific will soon melt away

(Ohio State University) The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next decade — and possibly sooner — due to climate change, a new study has found.The glaciers in Papua, Indonesia, are “the canaries in the coal mine” for other mountaintop glaciers around the world, said Lonnie Thompson, one of the senior authors of the study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

How saving the ozone layer in 1987 slowed global warming

(University of New South Wales) It may have been an accidental side effect but new research shows that when the world’s nations signed the Montreal Protocol in 1987 to ban CFCs and save the ozone layer they also signed an agreement that has already done more to slow global warming than the Kyoto Protocol.