A new analysis of the oceans' ability to absorb carbon has concluded that climate change is hampering their ability to act as a carbon sink.
It's been known for a while that global warming speeds the decomposition of organic matter in soil, speeding up carbon dioxide release.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a greatly enhanced supercapacitor, improving energy storage in everything from energy grids and electric cars to consumer electronics.
Up to two-thirds of Earth's permafrost will probably disappear by 2200, say scientists, unleashing vast quantities of carbon into the atmosphere.
Two 'once-in-a-century' droughts have hit the Amazon rainforest in just five years, scientists say, removing the region's ability to act as a carbon sink.
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) underground could trigger earthquakes, a Stanford geophysicist warns.
It's a long way to go, but it could be worth it: most of the rocks on an odd gas giant 1,200 light years away could be made of diamond, astronomers say.
The world economic recession appears to have been responsible for a fall in global emissions of carbon dioxide betweem 2008 and 2009.
Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have observed the Earth's crust forming in an entirely unexpected way — and one that could affect the world’s climate.
Carbon sequestration - much touted as a cure-all for unsustainable levels of polluting emissions - could increase contaminants in drinking water ten-fold, a new study has found.
Despite concern that it's ineffective and potentially dangerous, a government task force has concluded that there's no reason carbon sequestration shouldn't be introduced on a large scale within the next ten years.
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered the spherical carbon molecules known as 'buckyballs' in space for the first time.
Europe is effectively outsourcing a third of its carbon emissions overseas, according to a new study.