Oil and gas production is contributing even more to global warming than was thought, study finds
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Oil and gas production is contributing even more to global warming than was thought, study finds

(CNN)Among greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide is the most significant contributor to global warming and therefore, public enemy No. 1 when it comes to stopping the climate crisis.But methane — the main component in natural gas and an even more effective heat-trapping gas — is a close second. Scientists say that atmospheric methane is now responsible…

South American volcano showing early warning signs of ‘potential collapse,’ research shows
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South American volcano showing early warning signs of ‘potential collapse,’ research shows

– Advertisement –    South American volcano showing early warning signs of ‘potential collapse’, research shows. One of South America’s most prominent volcanoes is producing early warning signals of a potential collapse, new research has shown. Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador – known locally as “The Black Giant” – is displaying the hallmarks of flank instability, which…

Seeding oceans with iron may not impact climate change
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Seeding oceans with iron may not impact climate change

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Historically, the oceans have done much of the planet’s heavy lifting when it comes to sequestering carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Microscopic organisms known collectively as phytoplankton, which grow throughout the sunlit surface oceans and absorb carbon dioxide through photosynthesis, are a key player. To help stem escalating carbon dioxide emissions…

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New green technology generates electricity ‘out of thin air’: Renewable device could help mitigate climate change, power medical devices

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have significant implications for the future of renewable energy, climate change and in the future of medicine. As reported today in Nature, the laboratories of…

Extreme Weather Could Bring Next Recession – Risk Unaccounted for in Financial Markets
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Extreme Weather Could Bring Next Recession – Risk Unaccounted for in Financial Markets

New research from University of California, Davis warns that physical climate risk from extreme weather events remains unaccounted for in financial markets. Market Needs to Plan for Weather Risk, or Face Extreme Correction Physical climate risk from extreme weather events remains unaccounted for in financial markets. Without better knowledge of the risk, the average energy…

Extreme weather could trigger a catastrophic economic recession ‘like we’ve never seen before’
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Extreme weather could trigger a catastrophic economic recession ‘like we’ve never seen before’

Extreme weather events such as floods and droughts could trigger a catastrophic economic recession ‘like we’ve never seen before’Current financial markets do not account for risk posed by natural disasters Experts warn this puts the markets at risk of catastrophic collapse  If the markets suddenly correct then the knock on impact could be disastrousHas potential to dwarf the Great…