New mapping tool to support the search for high-quality nature-based carbon credits

NUS Professor Koh Lian Pin (right) and his research team collaborated with ST Engineering Geo-Insights to develop the Carbon Prospecting Dashboard. The dashboard pictured in the screens helps policymakers and investors identify the location of nature-based projects, and the estimated yield of carbon credits calculate and return-on-investment and quantify the co-benefits of the projects. Credit: … Read more

Study quantifies impact of human activity on Atlantic Rainforest’s carbon storage capacity

Example of human impact on Atlantic Rainforest: selective logging. Credit: Renato Augusto Ferreira de Lima The countless benefits of native forests include the capacity of tree biomass to store large amounts of carbon, which can counterbalance gas greenhouse emissions into the atmosphere. A paper published in the journal Science Advances reports on an innovative analysis … Read more

Forests’ carbon uptake will be compromised by climate change, leaf temperature study suggests

Forest canopy, HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, Cascade Range, Oregon. Credit: Theresa Hogue, OSU A new study led by Oregon State University suggests leaves in forest canopies are not able to cool themselves below the surrounding air temperature, likely meaning trees’ ability to avoid damaging temperature increases, and to pull carbon from the atmosphere, will be … Read more

Research team discovers how to convert 3D-printed polymer to a stronger, ductile hybrid carbon microlattice material

Matter (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.matt.2022.08.010″ width=”800″ height=”474″/> The four main types of samples studied in this work, namely as-fabricated, under-carbonized, partially carbonized, and over-carbonized microlattices. Credit: James Utama Surjadi et al, Matter (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.matt.2022.08.010 Developing a lightweight material that is both strong and highly ductile has been regarded as a long-desired goal in the field … Read more

Miniaturized high-performance filter capacitor based on structurally integrated carbon tube grids

Figure 1. Schematic illustration of the synthesized 3D-CT grids: 3D-CT, 3D-CNT@CT, and 3D-RCT. Credit: HAN Fangming A research team led by Prof. Meng Guowen from the Institute Solid State Physics, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), cooperating with Prof. Wei Bingqing of the University of Delaware, Newark, US, successfully … Read more

JWST Finds a Clear, Unambiguous Signal for Carbon Dioxide in an Exoplanet’s Atmosphere

An early – and exciting — science result from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was announced today: the first unambiguous detection of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an exoplanet. This is the first detailed evidence for carbon dioxide ever detected in a planet outside our Solar System. An artist’s impression showing what the … Read more

Webb detects carbon dioxide in exoplanet atmosphere

Science & Exploration 25/08/2022 3 views 0 likes The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope has found definitive evidence for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a gas giant planet orbiting a Sun-like star 700 light-years away. The result provides important insights into the composition and formation of the planet, and is indicative of Webb’s ability … Read more

Unearthing the secrets of plant health and carbon storage with rhizosphere-on-a-chip

Scientists at ORNL have created a rhizosphere-on-a-chip research platform, a miniaturized environment to study the ecosystem around poplar tree roots for insights into plant health and soil carbon sequestration. Credit: Carlos Jones/ORNL, US Dept. of Energy Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a miniaturized environment to study the ecosystem … Read more

Geological carbon sequestration in mantle rocks prevents large earthquakes in parts of the San Andreas Fault

Outcrop of carbonate-altered mantle rock in the San Andreas Fault area. A recent study shows that carbon sequestration in mantle rocks may prevent large earthquakes in parts of the San Andreas Fault. Credit: Frieder Klein / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The San Andreas Fault in California is renowned for its large and infrequent earthquakes. However, … Read more

A simple, cheap material for carbon capture, perhaps from tailpipes

Carbon dioxide (depicted in red and white at left) is the main greenhouse gas warming Earth and is emitted in large quantities in the flue gases from industrial and power plants. A new method for removing CO2 from these flue gases involves piping the emissions through a porous material based on the chemical melamine (center). … Read more