A research team has developed an electrocatalyst for hydrogen fuel cells which does not require a carbon carrier and is therefore much more stable. The new process can be used to further optimize fuel cell powered vehicles without CO2 emissions.
A study provides evidence that the desire to be perceived higher up in the social structure than, in fact, income would suggest, is a significant driver of climate-damaging consumption.
There is a particularly high probability in developing and emerging countries that carbon pricing reduces social inequality, and thus may be more easily communicated politically. This also applies to carbon pricing in the transport sector in general.
In winter, daily solar irradiation is not sufficient to reach a level of sterilization of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. This enables the virus to survive long enough outdoors to stay infective for several hours or even over whole days.
A study shows that increased heat from Arctic rivers is melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean and warming the atmosphere.
Europe is to become the first climate-neutral continent. Scientists show that the EU’s ‘Green Deal’ might be a bad deal for the planet, as the EU will outsource environmental damage by high imports of agricultural products.
Warm, moist rivers of air in Antarctica play a key role in creating massive holes in sea ice in the Weddell Sea and may influence ocean conditions around the vast continent as well as climate change, according to new research.
Scientists have found that what are known as epigenetic biomarkers could be used to detect long-term exposure to stress in commercially raised chickens. This may lead to improved conditions in animal rearing.
Environmental destruction may make pandemics more likely and less manageable, research suggests.
Countries across the globe have been struggling to deal with the impact of COVID-19 and the accompanying economic slowdown. As economies “build back better”, it may be an opportune time to introduce carbon pricing to tackle climate change while generating socioeconomic benefits, according to new policy research.