An ice cream delivery driver smashed the window of his car with a rock early Friday morning last week after seeing his wife and mother unconscious inside the vehicle. He found his spouse was in critical condition and his mother was dead.
It’s time for your annual reminder humans have pushed the planet into a state unseen in millions of years.
We’re all fossil fuel junkies, and the dangerous byproduct of our habit—CO2—is killing the planet. We need to quit, but since we’re unlikely to go cold turkey, it’s probably time for an intervention.
I make a sandwich at home almost every day. But until today, I never thought about that sandwich’s carbon footprint as I was squirting the mustard or slicing the cheese. A new study out of the U.K. changed all that, and has me patting myself on the back for my relatively low-carbon meal.
Everyone with half a brain knows we need to address climate change by cutting carbon emissions. One of the policy options you may have heard a lot about is cap and trade. But what exactly is that, and does it really work?
Last year’s powerful El Niño left meteorologists expecting a major surge in atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions. A World Meteorological Organization report released on Monday confirms these projections, showing that CO2 concentrations “surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years.”
For the vast majority of Americans, cars are a way of life. Most people live in suburbs or cities that aren’t dense enough to have good public transit.
Ever since climate change become a widely-recognized problem, international leaders have been looking at forests as one of the best opportunities for greenhouse gas mitigation. One thing that they overlooked, up until very recently, is that forests aren’t just full of trees.
I walk a lonely road, the only one that I have ever known. Don’t know where it goes, but it’s fucking littered with red Skittles that fell off of a truck en route to feed some cows.
Scientists at NASA have created a stunning high-resolution 3D visualization showing the complex ebbs and flows of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere over the course of an entire year. It’s a unique perspective that’s sure to change the way you think about this problematic greenhouse gas.
In what’s being seen as a huge step forward in the effort to curb climate-warming emissions, the United States and China have ratified the Paris global climate agreement. Other countries are now expected to follow suit.
Engineers at the University of Chicago have created a new kind of solar cell that efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide into usable hydrocarbon fuel—and it does so using only sunlight for energy.
If watching dry ice sublimate is already one of life’s pleasures, what can we call the joy of watching dry ice being submerged in water? Never seen it? Forgotten what it looks like? Well, watch this whole brick of dry ice get stuck underwater and check out how the carbon dioxide gas just bubbles up to the surface…
Watching dry ice sublimate (turn into gas instead of liquid) still manages to make me feel like a kid again. The kind of kid who is unsure of the difference between science and magic. Okay, not quite ... I’m old now and it’s impossible to ever look at things so innocently anymore. But when I see the carbon dioxide gas…
Oil companies have known about the effects of carbon dioxide emissions from cars far longer than many originally thought, according to recently released documents.
Carbon nanofibers are an incredibly exciting material. They’ve been around for a long time, but still aren’t common, partially because they’re difficult and expensive to make. Now, a team of engineers say it figured out a simple way to make them–by sucking carbon dioxide straight out of the atmosphere.
Rugged rock, naturally carved gullies and even a dusting of frost. This could almost be a satellite of a particularly remote part of Earth—but in fact you’re looking at the surface of Mars.
The water on your bedside table hasn’t had anything bad happen to it while you slept, but in the morning it tastes stale. Why? And how long can water stay out before it’s too bad to drink?
When you have a fire, you add water. Problem solved. Sometimes, though, adding water isn’t an option, which is why some fire systems involve adding materials that can decompose into poisons or smother everything in the building.
Measurements made by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography reveal that average CO2 levels in the first few days of 2015 are already above 400 parts per million. Experts say this could lead to a series of consecutive months above this worrying threshold.