environment
Pumped-Out North Sea Gas Fields Could be Refilled With CO2 by the Mid-2020s

Scientists are about to try to make new use of the sucked-out spots under the North Sea we've created by piping out gas to warm our homes, with a new carbon capture and storage project hoping to use existing undersea pipework to pump our unwanted CO2 into long term storage where the gas used to live. Read More >>

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YouTube Scientist Creates Runaway Greenhouse Effect in DIY Polytunnel

A man with one of those modern social media faces has had to bandon his latest idea for a thing to do and film, after the wrong sort of weather broke his latest experiment and caused CO2 levels in his miniature DIY biodome to rise to dangerous levels. Read More >>

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Meat, Cakes and Ready Meals Added to CO2 Shortage At-Risk List

The least interesting food scandal of the year continues to worsen, with trade body the Food and Drink Federation warning that supermarket shelves might soon start running low on some foods soon, thanks to the weird shortage of CO2 that's disrupting the producers. Read More >>

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Beer Rationing Introduced and Sausages Under Threat as CO2 Crisis Worsens

There is literally a low-level type of beer rationing in place in the UK at the moment, as one of the largest wholesalers supplying the food and drinks industry has begun limiting sales of some fizzy alcohols as the bizarre shortage of food-grade CO2 continues. Read More >>

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Coke Production Paused as Bubbles Shortage Kicks in

The common man's tea is falling victim to the Europe-wide shortage in food-grade carbon dioxide, with mighty conglomerate Coca-Cola failing to get hold of enough of the stuff to meet its needs and temporarily halting bottling and the putting-of-chemicals-in-cans in the UK. Read More >>

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The Beer is Running Out as CO2 Crisis Continues

After decades of there being too much Co2 everywhere you look, now all of a sudden there's not enough of one particular type -- and the beer producers are running out of the little bubbles to put in their refreshing beverages. Read More >>

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UK Faces a Looming Fizzy Drinks Shortage

The good type of carbon dioxide is apparently in short supply at the moment, with one of the country's two (on-purpose!) producers of CO2 for the drinks industry offline for maintenance and EU sources struggling to meet demand. Hence manufacturers worrying that we may soon run out of pumped supplies of CO2 to carbonate our precious drinks with. We could be bombed back to the flat mead ages. Read More >>

energy
Biomass Generator Tries to Science-Away Carbon Dioxide

UK power generator Drax is attempting to use the magic of science to offset concerns about the smokiness of its wood pellet burning processes, with a £400,000 trial to start using a new type of carbon capture process. Read More >>

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Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Hit High, Likely to Become ‘Permanent Reality’

A new bulletin from the World Meteorological Organization reports that the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high in 2014 that could become a ‘permanent reality.’ Read More >>

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This Algae Farm Eats Pollution From the Motorway Below It

A motorway overpass is the last place most of us would think to install a farm. But algae, that wonderful little ecological miracle, is different. Since it consumes sunlight and CO2 and spits out oxygen, places with high emissions are actually the perfect growing area. Which is why this overpass in France has its own algae farm. Read More >>

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How Much Global Warming Will Happen Before You Kick the Bucket?

On Friday the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change put its collective foot down about global warming. Its happening and its our fault. But as with any issue that affects all of humanity, the most important question is what's gonna happen to you? Will you have to give up air conditioning? Read More >>

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Landmark UN Report Blames Humans For Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has this morning a landmark report which places the blame for climate change squarely at the feet of humankind. Read More >>

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This Is What Photosynthesis Looks Like From Space

Plants grown and sustain themselves through photosynthesis — a seemingly invisible process that converts sunlight into energy. Now, NASA scientists have developed a way to measure photosynthesis from satellites with unprecedented detail. Read More >>

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Is Streaming Media Bad For the Planet?

Streaming is fast becoming the way most of us consume media, whether it's music, TV or film. But caught up by the sheer convenience of it all, it's easy to forget to question its environmental impacts. Could streaming actually be bad for the planet? Read More >>

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Is CO2 Making You Fat?

There's a never-ending stream of scientific explanations for obesity. The latest suggests that CO2 contributes to our weight gain and that as we pump more of it in to the atmosphere, the fatter we become. But can that really be the case? Read More >>