Managing UK agriculture with rock dust could absorb up to 45 per cent of atmospheric carbon dioxide needed for net-zero

Managing UK agriculture with rock dust could absorb up to 45 per cent of atmospheric carbon dioxide needed for net-zero – NovLink Home Mash M Managing UK agriculture with rock dust could absorb up to 45 per cent of atmospheric carbon dioxide needed for net-zero We would like to thank the writer of this short … Read more

Spatial distribution of pores helps determine where carbon is stored in the soil

Journal Reference: Steffen Schlüter, Frederic Leuther, Lukas Albrecht, Carmen Hoeschen, Rüdiger Kilian, Ronny Surey, Robert Mikutta, Klaus Kaiser, Carsten W. Mueller, Hans-Jörg Vogel. Microscale carbon distribution around pores and particulate organic matter varies with soil moisture regime. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-29605-w In the public debate on climate protection, the importance of soil … Read more

Breakthrough in estimating fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions

Journal Reference: Penelope A. Pickers, Andrew C. Manning, Corinne Le Quéré, Grant L. Forster, Ingrid T. Luijkx, Christoph Gerbig, Leigh S. Fleming, William T. Sturges. Novel quantification of regional fossil fuel CO2 reductions during COVID-19 lockdowns using atmospheric oxygen measurements. Science Advances, 2022; 8 (16) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abl9250 In a study published today they quantified regional … Read more

New insights into fermentation enzyme will lower the chemical industry’s carbon footprint

Journal Reference: Kunio Nakata, Naoyuki Miyazaki, Hiroki Yamaguchi, Mika Hirose, Tatsuki Kashiwagi, Nidamarthi H.V. Kutumbarao, Osamu Miyashita, Florence Tama, Hiroshi Miyano, Toshimi Mizukoshi, Kenji Iwasaki. High-resolution structure of phosphoketolase from Bifidobacterium longum determined by cryo-EM single-particle analysis. Journal of Structural Biology, 2022; 214 (2): 107842 DOI: 10.1016/j.jsb.2022.107842 A technique known as cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) … Read more

Huge Amazon swamp carbon stores under threat

Journal Reference: Adam Hastie, Eurídice N. Honorio Coronado, José Reyna, Edward T. A. Mitchard, Christine M. Åkesson, Timothy R. Baker, Lydia E. S. Cole, César. J. Córdova Oroche, Greta Dargie, Nállarett Dávila, Elsa Carla De Grandi, Jhon Del Águila, Dennis Del Castillo Torres, Ricardo De La Cruz Paiva, Frederick C. Draper, Gerardo Flores, Julio Grández, … Read more

Producing ammonia through electrochemical processes could reduce carbon dioxide emissions

Journal Reference: Denis Johnson, Brock Hunter, Jevaun Christie, Cullan King, Eric Kelley, Abdoulaye Djire. Ti2N nitride MXene evokes the Mars-van Krevelen mechanism to achieve high selectivity for nitrogen reduction reaction. Scientific Reports, 2022; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-04640-7 A team from the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University consisting of Dr. Abdoulaye … Read more

Treated plastic waste good at grabbing carbon dioxide

Journal Reference: Wala A. Algozeeb, Paul E. Savas, Zhe Yuan, Zhe Wang, Carter Kittrell, Jacklyn N. Hall, Weiyin Chen, Praveen Bollini, James M. Tour. Plastic Waste Product Captures Carbon Dioxide in Nanometer Pores. ACS Nano, 2022; DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.2c00955 What seems like a win-win for a pair of pressing environmental problems describes a Rice University lab’s … Read more

Nature-based carbon removal can help protect us from a warming planet

Journal Reference: H. Damon Matthews, Kirsten Zickfeld, Mitchell Dickau, Alexander J. MacIsaac, Sabine Mathesius, Claude-Michel Nzotungicimpaye, Amy Luers. Temporary nature-based carbon removal can lower peak warming in a well-below 2 °C scenario. Communications Earth & Environment, 2022; 3 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s43247-022-00391-z Nature-based climate solutions aim to preserve and enhance carbon storage in terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems … Read more

Scientists can predict carbon transfer in the ocean based on deep-diving tiny organisms

Journal Reference: Trang T. H. Nguyen, Emily J. Zakem, Ali Ebrahimi, Julia Schwartzman, Tolga Caglar, Kapil Amarnath, Uria Alcolombri, François J. Peaudecerf, Terence Hwa, Roman Stocker, Otto X. Cordero, Naomi M. Levine. Microbes contribute to setting the ocean carbon flux by altering the fate of sinking particulates. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-29297-2 A … Read more

Estimates of the carbon cycle – vital to predicting climate change – are incorrect, new researchers show

Journal Reference: Jinshi Jian, Vanessa Bailey, Kalyn Dorheim, Alexandra G. Konings, Dalei Hao, Alexey N. Shiklomanov, Abigail Snyder, Meredith Steele, Munemasa Teramoto, Rodrigo Vargas, Ben Bond-Lamberty. Historically inconsistent productivity and respiration fluxes in the global terrestrial carbon cycle. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-29391-5 The estimate of how much carbon dioxide plants pull from … Read more