Human activity ‘could drive atmospheric CO2 in 2021 50% higher than pre-industrial levels’

The UK’s national weather service attributes the rise mainly to fossil fuel burning and deforestation

‘If global climate warms by 2°C, 230 billion tonnes of CO2 will be released from soils’

That’s the dire warning from the University of Exeter, which says this could cause a catastrophic feedback loop

More US citizens concerned about long-term threat of climate change than coronavirus

Around 35% of respondents said they now trust their government’s ability to tackle the climate crisis less than they did before the pandemic

Wireless device makes carbon-neutral fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

The breakthrough technology is believed to be a significant step toward achieving artificial photosynthesis and quicker production of clean fuels

US awards $13.5m to capture carbon dioxide directly from air

Funding will be shared over three years by three laboratory-led research projects, which are focused on different major approaches to capturing carbon

Himalaya’s geothermal springs emit ‘huge amount of CO2’

The chemical processes taking place in rocks deep in the Himalayan core are a signficant source of emissions, a new study finds

Repsol injects €80m in building two low emission fuel projects in Spain

The first plant will produce net zero emissions fuels using CO2 and green hydrogen and the second will generate gas from waste

Sweden launches its ‘first’ wooden wind power tower

Carbon dioxide absorbed by trees as they grow is stored in the wooden tower, which means that the wind turbines are climate-neutral

Risk of beer shortages as carbon dioxide supplies from ethanol plants runs low

The Renewable Fuels Association has warned economic damage will ‘go far beyond the ethanol sector’

Innovative ‘medusa-like device’ hits the seas

The system features a supercapacitor to temporarily store the harvested energy and an electrochemical setup able to reduce carbon dioxide to formic acid