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China and US Reach Historic Agreement on Climate Change

Recently it is jointly declared by U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping that two countries had set the remarkable goals in carbon reduction. Such decision would possibly a focus at the United Nations Climate Conference to be held in Paris next winter. In addition, the climate change has become […]

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What Will Happen If You Insert a Coin Into Dry Ice?

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is generally known as a gas, however, when it goes to temperature below −78.5 °C (−109.3 °F), it exists as a solid. This process is called deposition, and goes from gas to solid directly. When temperature increases, the dry ice will sublime and goes back to gas […]

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Lettuce inspection. Workers inspect the lettuce in the Fukushima Prefecture facility. Image credit: Fujitsu.

Fujitsu Hopes to Turn High-Tech Lettuce into Cash

Not your typical product from an electronics firm. Workers inspect the lettuce in the Fukushima Prefecture facility. Fujitsu, the giant electronics manufacturer, is now engaged in developing lettuce, a product different from its usual catlogue, at the former factory in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The lettuce, growing in a clean room, is engineered […]

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New research in the journal Nature found that for each degree that the Earth's temperature rises, the amount of methane entering the atmosphere from microorganisms dwelling in freshwater wetlands -- a primary source of the gas -- will increase several times. The researchers analyzed nearly 1,600 measurements of temperature and methane emissions from 127 freshwater ecosystems across the globe (above), including lakes, swamps, marshes and rice paddies. The size of each point corresponds with the average rate of methane emissions in milligrams per square meter, per day, during the course of the study. The smallest points indicate less than one milligram per square meter, while the largest-sized point represents more than three milligrams. Credit: Image courtesy of Cristian Gudasz.

Emissions of Methane, a More Potent Greenhouse Gas Than CO2, Will Leap as Earth Warms

As carbon dioxide is generally regarded as the main cause of greenhouse gases, you may not know that methane could be nearly 30 times more powerful as a heat-trapping gas. The latest research result released by the journal Nature shows that with the rising temperature of Earth by each degree, the amount […]

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Newly Discovered Greenhouse Gas Is 7,100 Times Powerful Than CO2

Newly Discovered Greenhouse Gas Is 7,100 Times Powerful Than CO2

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,100 times powerful than carbon dioxide (CO2) at global warming has been discovered by researchers in Toronto. The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been used in electrical industry since the mid-20th century. This study has been published on Geophysical Research Letters. This chemical […]

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Be Careful, Crowded Rooms Can Make You Dumber!

Be Careful, Crowded Rooms Can Make You Dumber!

An image of attendees at the World Economic Forum. They might think a little more slowly thanks to all the carbon dioxide in the crowded room. Image via Wikimedia Commons/Gardiner Pearson When you feel sleepy in a crowded room, you might think that is because the presenter talks boring stuffs, while […]

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