Brown algae (M. Schultz-Johansen/Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology)

Sugar turns brown algae into good carbon sinks

WNM | May 26, 2020 at 9:46 AM

Brown algae are important players in the global carbon cycle by fixing large amounts of carbon dioxide and thus extracting this greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology found that only highly specialized bacteria can carry out the degradation with the help of more than hundred enzymes.

COVID-19 failures show need to prep for climate threats

WNM | May 24, 2020 at 7:31 AM

From collapsing supply chains to power grabs by populist leaders, the coronavirus pandemic has revealed how a crisis can swiftly ramp up wider security risks – a clear warning as climate change looms large, security experts warned.

EU plans to halve pesticide use, expand organic farming

WNM | May 22, 2020 at 8:40 AM

The European Commission said it planned to increase organic farming and cut agricultural chemical use to protect the environment, proposals welcomed by green groups but which farmers said would make them less flexible.

Boeing 777 LH Cargo Kennung ALFF New Livery (Lufthansa)

Lufthansa wants to fly with CO2 and sunlight

WNM | May 19, 2020 at 12:20 AM

Lufthansa and ETH Zurich will develop innovative processes that make it possible to extract CO2 from the atmosphere and convert it into a synthesis gas that can be used to produce jet fuel.