Scientists uncover isotopic fingerprint of nitrous oxide emissions from Arctic tundra

For the first time, scientists present the isotopic fingerprint of nitrous oxide produced by Arctic soils. The finding opens new avenues for predicting future...

Money to burn: As the wealthy get wealthier, carbon emissions grow in US states

A state-by-state analysis finds a link between growth in a state's carbon emissions and the growth in income inequality.

Meteorologist applies biological evolution to forecasting

What if a computer model could improve itself over time without requiring additional data? One researcher has made weather forecasting more accurate by repurposing...

Novel catalyst to convert carbon dioxide invented

A new catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO) has been invented by scientists. This soon-to-be patented invention enables...

Prehistoric alpine farming in the Bernese Oberland

The people in Switzerland were on the move in the High Alps and running alpine pastures 7,000 years ago and therefore much earlier than...

Putting a price tag on biodiversity

A team of economists and ecologists has developed one of the first models to assign a dollar value to the loss or gain of...

The Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic

The eastern Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic Ocean, a new study combining remote sensing and local data finds.

Giant viruses may simply be a ‘Frankenstein’ of smaller viruses

Viruses are thought to outnumber the microbes on Earth; both outnumber the stars in the Milky Way. A handful of giant viruses have been discovered in the...

Ancient Earth’s fingerprints in young volcanic rocks, study shows

Earth's mantle is made of solid rock that nonetheless circulates slowly over millions of years. Some geologists assume that this slow circulation would have...

Record new renewable power capacity added worldwide at lower cost

As clean technology costs continue to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 percent...

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