Higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere lead to a more acidic ocean.
If the first three months of 2016 are any indication, meeting the 1.5°C challenge will be increasingly difficult.
The first-ever national analysis of state level preparedness for climate-driven, weather-related threats in all 50 states.
For decades, some nuclear engineers have been pushing an alternate technology that they claim could address all the concerns of conventional nuclear reactors. Called Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), these plants,would be inherently cheaper to build and safer to operate than conventional plants.
From snatching carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air like trees do, to launching giant mirrors into space, scientists are researching a wide variety of technologies to artificially slow global warming.
A demonstration of the process of carbon capture and sequestration for the proposed PurGen plant in Linden, NJ.
CO2 captured from coal-fired electric power plants may be injected for storage into porous layers of rock and sand deep underground.
In coal-burning power plants, CO2 can be captured for transport to storage sites.