Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new, energy efficient electrochemical-based device that can capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the chief ingredient in anthropogenic-caused global warming. This new device operates much like a battery, in that it can absorb carbon dioxide from air that is pumpedread more

In a bit of good environmental news, NASA reports that the ozone hole over the South Pole has shrunk to its smallest extent since the anomaly was first discovered in 1982. Although international efforts in reducing the production of ozone-depleting compounds have been instrumental in allowing the ozone layer toread more

A recent review of the US energy sector has discovered that despite the past decade’s oil and gas boom, the green economy employed 10 times as many people as the fossil fuel industry, and was worth $1.3 trillion, or about 7 per cent of US GDP. Lucien Georgeson and Markread more

One of the more prevalent dangers posed by the accelerated warming of the Arctic is the release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, from thawing permafrost. A team of Russian scientists from the Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) have reported discovering at least two powerful methane plumes rising from the floorread more