Carbon Dioxide and Water Successfully Converted Into Ethanol

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could do something useful with excess carbon dioxide other than capture it, compress it, and bury it deep in the bottom of the ocean? Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory may have discovered a way to do precisely that. According to a press release from …

Heat Continues in 2020 – the Month of May Was the Warmest May on...

The global surface temperature for the first five months of the year was the second highest on record, marginally behind the strong El Niño year of 2016. The month of May was the warmest May on record, according to U.S. and European datasets. The year 2020 is very likely  (>99.9%) to …

Danish Companies Have an Ambitious Plan to Create Hydrogen for Fuel

A group of Danish companies are planning one of the world’s largest hydrogen and synthetic fuel production facilities. The project will use renewable energy to create low-carbon fuels for the country’s transport sector. Bringing down the costs of such fuels is vital to meeting climate targets. A group of Danish …

The Biggest Fall in Carbon Emissions Since WW2 Could Be Short-Lived

Experts warn that without structural change, emissions declines caused by coronavirus could be short-lived as economies get back to normal. * Emissions have to peak in 2020 to hit climate goals * Experts differ on likely impact of the coronavirus * Only lasting downward trend will curb climate change Carbon …

A Genuine Artificial Leaf – New Source of Clean Energy?

The race to create a genuine artificial leaf has heated up to the boiling point. The latest development is a new device that looks like a greenish tile the size of a stick of gum, but actually contains billions — yes, billions — of nanoscale tubes that react to light …

Climate Procrastination

Although it was evident at the beginning of the second half of the last century that significant changes in the climate system could be expected and that these changes would have an adverse impact on society and the living world, it seems that these predictions about possible problems in the …