The World Was Supposed to Eliminate This Greenhouse Gas—But Emissions Hit a New High Instead
Global Warming

The World Was Supposed to Eliminate This Greenhouse Gas—But Emissions Hit a New High Instead

Photo: GettyThe world’s quest to reduce an extremely potent greenhouse gas isn’t going as well as we thought it was, according to a new study. HFC-23, known as fluoroform, is a greenhouse gas that has 12,000 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide does. Findings, published in Nature Communications on Tuesday, show that emissions…

Donald Trump takes veiled swipe at environmental ‘alarmists’ in Davos as Greta Thunberg looks on
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Donald Trump takes veiled swipe at environmental ‘alarmists’ in Davos as Greta Thunberg looks on

President Donald Trump launched a veiled attack on environmental “alarmists” in a speech to business and political leaders in Davos, taking a swipe at the World Economic Forum’s key focus this year.Speaking at the Swiss resort town on Tuesday, Trump invoked those who predicted an “overpopulation crisis” and the end of oil, saying: “These alarmists…

New solar power source and storage developed
Green Energy

New solar power source and storage developed

Image copyright Solivus Image caption A solar arc at the University of Surrey where researchers will assess public reaction A new form of combined solar power generation and storage is being developed for the UK.It couples thin, flexible, lighter solar sheets with energy storage to power buildings or charge vehicles off-grid.The company behind it, Solivus,…

Extreme Arctic melting has a new suspect: The same powerful gases screwing over the ozone
Global Warming

Extreme Arctic melting has a new suspect: The same powerful gases screwing over the ozone

Half of Arctic climate change between 1955 and 2005 may be attributed to ozone-depleting substances banned in 1987 by the Montreal Protocol. Image: Mario Tama / Getty Images By Brittany Levine Beckman2020-01-20 23:51:51 UTC They were once abundant, in our hairsprays, bug sprays, and refrigerators. And then scientists figured out these substances ripped a hole…