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Pulling methane out of the atmosphere could slow global warming—if we can figure out how to do it – MIT Technology Review

“There’s probably nothing we could do that has a bigger effect on shaving peak temperatures over the next few decades than removing methane,” says Rob Jackson, a researcher at Stanford and a coauthor of both studies. Methane is relatively scarce:…

Mars’ small size limited its habitability

Mars was once a wet and habitable world, so what happened to change that? According to a new study from Washington University in St. Louis, Mars’ small size is likely to blame for why it lost most of its water and atmosphere.

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The Dirty Truth About China’s Secret Energy Strategy

The billowing clouds of steam and smoke are visible from miles away. As night falls and the lights turn the sky neon bright as far as the eye can see, the chimneys keep remorselessly pumping out their toxic fumes. This…

U.S. eyes wetland restoration as hedge against climate change – E&E News

Americans have been draining wetlands for farming and development since Colonial times. But climate change may reverse that tide — from destruction to restoration. Federal scientists are studying whether heat-trapping carbon dioxide can be sucked out of the atmosphere and…

Wind energy can be the puzzle piece that tackles global warming – ZME Science

A rapid expansion of wind energy could achieve a reduction in global warming of 0.3ºC to 0.8ºC by the end of the century, according to a new study. While this would have to be complemented with other emission reduction strategies,…

Wind energy can deliver vital slash to global warming – texasborderbusiness.com

Implementing advance wind energy scenarios could achieve a reduction in global warming atmospheric average temperatures of 0.3 to 0.8 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. Image for illustration purposes. – Advertisement – Texas Border Business By Cornell University Newswise…

Commentary: Republican responses to climate change and COVID-19 are disastrous – Austin American-Statesman

For decades, Republican politicians followed the lead of their benefactors in the oil, gas and coal industries by denying that global warming was occurring, despite mounting scientific evidence otherwise. Instead, they attacked the science and scientists.                                                                  Then, as glaciers melted, sea…

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