In a simulation where recycling, bioplastics, and carbon dioxide-utilization were used together in an optimal way, emissions dropped slightly below zero, while saving energy and costs.
Yes, they are conspicuous consumers, but researchers have identified five example-setting behaviors that could have a larger and more positive impact.
On dairy farms, methane concentrations can be 1000x the average atmospheric concentration, so that’s one place to start
Low-cost and low-emission cooling systems based on this approach could be used for air-conditioning and food refrigeration in remote regions or off-grid communities
Lithium-sulfur batteries can store 5x more energy than their lithium-ion counterparts and are more environmentally friendly. This sweet maneuver could get them market-ready by boosting longevity.
Based on a strategy for transporting organs for transplant patients, the method doesn’t ruin food by turning it into solid ice
Acidification is a serious threat to coral reefs and other aquatic organisms, and researchers propose a simple way to remedy it
The stored carbon dioxide can be buried or reused as renewable fuel.
The practical, efficient tin-based material could be a way to harness immense amounts of heat thrown out by factories, power plants, and cars
Researchers are analyzing what combination of light source and solar cell would work best to generate power for small sensors and electronics