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'Swiss Cheese' Molecules Catch Carbon
2012-05-31 04:34:44

DM Crumbliss for RedOrbit.com A study has identified new minerals that could cut the costs of removing carbon dioxide from emissions at power plants. The research was done by scientists at Rice University, the University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) was published online this week in the journal Nature Materials. Fossil fuel power plants are responsible for about half the CO2 emissions added to the...

Researchers Measure Carbon In The Arctic Ocean
2012-05-22 03:59:49

Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have conducted a new study to measure levels of carbon at various depths in the Arctic Ocean. The study, recently published in the journal Biogeosciences, provides data that will help researchers better understand the Arctic Ocean´s carbon cycle–the pathway through which carbon enters and is used by the marine ecosystem. It will also offer an important point of reference for determining how those levels of carbon...

2012-04-18 20:38:17

A group of environmental scientists say a problem-ridden economic model designed to slow deforestation can be improved by applying key concepts from the insurance industry. REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) is a UN-promoted scheme that allows countries to trade in carbon credits to keep forests intact. It is mainly targeted at developing nations where deforestation and exploitation are a major threat. In a paper published online in the journal...

2012-03-15 16:51:27

Iron is key to reversing global warming, Concordia and McGill research shows Canada defines itself as a nation that stretches from coast to coast to coast. But can we keep those coasts healthy in the face of climate change? Yves Gélinas, associate professor in Concordia´s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has found the solution in a surprising element: iron. In a study published in Nature, Gélinas – along with Concordia PhD candidate Karine...

2012-02-29 14:05:05

Process could save time and money for oil/gas industry A University of Toronto research team has developed a process to analyze the behavior of bitumen in reservoirs using a microfluidic chip, a tool commonly associated with the field of medical diagnostics. The process may reduce the cost and time of analyzing bitumen-gas interaction in heavy oil and bitumen reservoirs. Dr. David Sinton, Professor with the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of...

2012-02-21 10:56:49

Geologists are hoping to learn a great deal about geologic carbon sequestration from injecting 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into sandstone 7,000 feet beneath Decatur, Ill. And they're hoping the public learns a lot from the endeavor, too. The Illinois Basin — Decatur Project (IBDP) began its injection, the first million-ton demonstration from an industrial source in the U.S., in November 2011. Over the next three years, the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium, led...

2012-02-10 00:04:11

As oceans warm due to climate change, water layers will mix less and affect the microbes and plankton that pump carbon out of the atmosphere — but researchers say it's still unclear whether these processes will further increase global warming or decrease it. The forces at work are enormous and the stakes huge, said Oregon State University scientists in an article to be published Friday in the journal Science. But inadequate ocean monitoring and lack of agreement on how to assess...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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