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Oslo Trash Incinerator Starts Experiment to Slow Warming

Oslo Trash Incinerator Starts Experiment to Slow Warming

Oslo's main waste incinerator began the world's first experiment to capture carbon dioxide from the fumes of burning rubbish on Monday, hoping to develop technology to enlist the world's trash in slowing global warming. The test at the Klemetsrud incinerator, which burns household and industrial waste, is a step beyond most efforts to capture and … Read More

2016: What to Look for in Energy and Climate

2016: What to Look for in Energy and Climate

2016 will kick off with a sense of optimism about climate change after the success of the Paris climate talks in December. In the U.S., that may mean more enthusiasm for commitments to renewables and other lower-carbon energy sources as low oil prices make the future of fossil fuels production in the U.S. and Canada less certain.… Read More

World Unites, Delivers Hopeful Climate Deal

World Unites, Delivers Hopeful Climate Deal

After decades of failures to cooperate to slow the release of climate pollution, the Paris Agreement is a global framework crafted to transition away from fossil fuel-based economies toward cleaner energy supplies, and to protect the forests and other ecosystems that help keep the planet cool.… Read More

Pollution Could Buy An Extra Decade of Arctic Sea Ice

Pollution Could Buy An Extra Decade of Arctic Sea Ice

Arctic sea ice continues to dwindle at an exceptional pace. Summer sea ice has declined at a rate of 13 percent per decade, and the rate has sped up in the last 10 years. The main driver for Arctic sea ice’s disappearing act is the rising ocean and air temperatures driven by human greenhouse gas emissions. But rising temperatures due to greenhouse … Read More

Climate Researchers Plan Glider Mission to Edge of Space

Climate Researchers Plan Glider Mission to Edge of Space

Not a lot is known about the weather at 90,000 feet above the earth’s surface, so a team of scientists and aviators are going to fly there using an engineless aircraft to learn more about what the weather at such extreme altitudes has to say about climate change. It’s called the Perlan Project, and the glider the team will use — the Perlan Mission … Read More

There Is No Carbon Dioxide ‘Technofix,’ Scientists Warn

There Is No Carbon Dioxide ‘Technofix,’ Scientists Warn

German researchers have demonstrated once again that the best way to limit climate change is to stop burning fossil fuels now. In a “thought experiment” they tried another option: the future dramatic removal of huge volumes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This would, they concluded, return the atmosphere to the greenhouse gas concentrations… Read More

Geoengineering Holds Promise; Solutions Not Ready

Geoengineering Holds Promise; Solutions Not Ready

Fifty years ago, the idea of reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the earth to address climate change officially entered the scientific and political vernacular. That concept has since been lumped under the banner of geoengineering with other hotly debated techniques that could help cool the planet. Just five years ago, President Obama’s scien… Read More

Major Greenhouse Gas Reductions Needed by 2050: IPCC

Major Greenhouse Gas Reductions Needed by 2050: IPCC

Emissions of greenhouse gases grew at a faster rate over the decade from 2000 to 2010 than they did over the previous three decades, reaching the highest levels in human history, despite efforts to limit them, according to the last installment of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released Sunday. This final… Read More

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Skating on Thin Arctic Ice: Fall Submarine and satellite data since 1980 show steady shrinking

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