Seven principles for designing low-carbon skyscrapers

Despite growing concerns about the carbon emissions associated with their construction and operation, skyscrapers continue to spring up around the globe. Here, Philip Oldfield sets out seven ways to design tall buildings that are more sustainable. Re.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenNov 23rd, 2022

Introducing the book: Cybersecurity First Principles

In this Help Net Security video interview, Rick Howard, CSO of N2K, Chief Analyst, and Senior Fellow at the Cyberwire, discusses his book – Cybersecurity First Principles: A Reboot of Strategy and Tactics. In the book, Howard challenges the con.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2023

Machine learning-based protein annotation tool predicts protein function

Microbes drive key processes of life on Earth. They affect global elemental cycles—the movement of carbon, nitrogen, and other elements. They also promote plant growth and affect the development of diseases. These roles are essential in every ecosy.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 1st, 2023

Flat fullerene fragments attractive to electrons, shows study

Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan have gained new insights into the unique chemical properties of spherical molecules composed entirely of carbon atoms, called fullerenes. They did it by making flat fragments of the molecules, which surprising.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 1st, 2023

Droughts increasingly reduce carbon dioxide uptake in the tropics, finds study

Plants take in CO2 to grow. They extract it from the atmosphere and use it to build organic compounds by means of photosynthesis and water. Terrestrial ecosystems have absorbed an average of about 32 percent of CO2 emissions caused by human activity.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 1st, 2023

Warming climate could turn ocean plankton microbes into carbon emitters

New research finds that a warming climate could flip globally abundant microbial communities from carbon sinks to carbon emitters, potentially triggering climate change tipping points. The findings are published in Functional Ecology......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 1st, 2023

Modeling study: Linking carbon markets with an allowance exchange rate yields environmental, economic dividends

Carbon markets have become a critical policy tool to combat climate change. They allow firms that emit greenhouse gases to buy and sell the right to pollute, which gives the firms flexibility while also reducing carbon emissions at the lowest cost. A.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 31st, 2023

New research analyzes socioecological influences on carbon in agroecosystems

Researchers from Michigan State University, with colleagues from the University of South Dakota, recently published a paper analyzing socioecological influences on carbon in agroecosystems in the journal Landscape Ecology......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 31st, 2023

Q-carbon harder, brighter than diamonds

Scientists have created a substance, Q-carbon, that blings even brighter than diamonds, but it's not for wearing. You'll take its byproducts as medicine instead......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMay 31st, 2023

Mitigating climate change through restoration of coastal ecosystems

One of the primary drivers of climate change is excess greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Mitigating climate change in the coming century will require both decarbonization—electrifying the power grid or reducing fossil fuel-guz.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 30th, 2023

Deals: MacBook Pro 14 $1,749, Nike Apple Watch SE $149, iPad $269, 12.9" iPad Pro $999 & more

Today's best deals include 77% off a Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB SSD, 59% off a 14" ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Intel, 34% off an Insignia 50" LED 4K Smart Fire TV, and the M2 iPad Pro 12.9-inch discounted to $999.Save $250 on the latest MacBook ProThe A.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsMay 30th, 2023

Mapping the conflict between farming and biodiversity

It's well known that producing foods such as beef can have an outsized footprint when it comes to carbon emissions. But a new study shows that some of these same staples can have an equally huge effect when it comes to biodiversity losses......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 29th, 2023

Microorganisms are key to storing carbon in soils, shows new study

According to a study recently published in Nature, microorganisms play a key role in soil carbon storage. The study, conducted by an international team of scientists including researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, rev.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 29th, 2023

Bring Back the Seabirds, Save the Climate

The number of ocean going birds has declined 70 percent since the 1950s, but restoring their populations can bolster marine ecosystems that sequester carbon......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMay 29th, 2023

From mangroves to fjords, coastal ecosystems can take up or emit greenhouse gases. But globally, they"re a vital sink

Coastal ecosystems can absorb or emit the three main greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 29th, 2023

As rising oceans threaten NYC, study documents another risk: The city is sinking

If rising oceans aren't worry enough, add this to the risks New York City faces: The metropolis is slowly sinking under the weight of its skyscrapers, homes, asphalt and humanity itself......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 29th, 2023

Dealmaster: Lenovo’s ThinkPad doorbusters top Memorial Day deals

Savings on laptops, blenders, sports watches, headphones, and more for Memorial Day. The X1 Carbon's fingerprint reader. (credit: Casey Johnston) Among other things, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Hopefully, you'r.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 26th, 2023

In situ investigation of the structure-activity correlation for carbon dioxide electrolysis in SOECs

Solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs) provide a practical solution for direct conversion of CO2 to chemicals; however, an in-depth mechanistic understanding of the dynamic reconstruction of active sites for perovskite cathodes during CO2 electrolysi.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsMay 25th, 2023

Protecting India"s tigers also good for climate: Study

India's efforts to protect its endangered tigers have inadvertently helped avoid a large amount of climate change-causing carbon emissions by preventing deforestation, a study said on Thursday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 25th, 2023

A Computer Scientist Breaks Down Generative AI"s Hefty Carbon Footprint

Is generative AI bad for the environment? A computer scientist explains the carbon footprint of ChatGPT and its cousins—and how to reduce it.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsMay 25th, 2023

The Trillion-Dollar Auction to Save the World

Ocean creatures soak up huge amounts of humanity’s carbon mess. Should we value them like financial assets?.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMay 25th, 2023