We Could Build Entire Cities Out of Greenhouse Gas Some Day

A team from the University of Newcastle is perfecting a method of capturing carbon emissions and transforming them into carbonate rock bricks. They're just part of a wave of efforts by scientists who hope to tame carbon in order to shape a greener future. » 8/28/13 4:37pm 8/28/13 4:37pm

This Real-Life WALL-E Cruises Around Landfills Spotting Gas with Lasers

Landfills are pretty wretched places with all the rotting trash spewing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. It's no wonder humans have started building robots to do the dirty work in dumps around the world. The fact that these mechanical workers do it with lasers is just a bonus. » 8/05/13 3:20pm 8/05/13 3:20pm

How Greenhouse Gasses Made Life on Earth Possible

Scientists have painstakingly measured 2.7 billion-year-old raindrop fossils from South Africa. The size of the ancient droplets tells the story of how the earth was teeming with microbes when it should have been frozen solid. » 3/28/12 1:57pm 3/28/12 1:57pm

Picarro's Emissions Maps Are Street View For CO2

Here's the thing about the emissions which cause global warming: You can't see them. Picarro wants to use a Google Street View-like fleet of vehicles loaded with the company's technology to drive around cities measuring emissions so that the gasses can be plotted onto detailed 3-D maps. » 2/28/12 9:20pm 2/28/12 9:20pm

Massive Greenhouse Gases Killed the Earth Before and It Could Happen…

Raging wildfires, acidified oceans and soaring temperatures likely caused a mass distinction 250 million years ago killing 95 percent of the Earth's marine life and 70 percent of terrestrial species. » 11/17/11 5:00pm 11/17/11 5:00pm

Massive Billboard Counts Carbon Emissions in Real Time

This huge billboard near New York City's Madison Square Garden was constructed by the Deutsche Bank with assistance from MIT researchers. It measures carbon emissions monthly, and then averages them for a steady incline, broadcast for all to see. » 6/20/09 3:00pm 6/20/09 3:00pm

First Greenhouse Gas-Monitoring Satellites Going Into Orbit, Secrets of…

Both the Japanese and American Space agencies, JAXA and NASA, are about to launch satellites into orbit which measure Earth's carbon dioxide and methane levels, hoping to glean insight into global warming's effects. » 2/12/09 10:30pm 2/12/09 10:30pm