Curiosity finds “intriguing carbon signatures” on Mars

Since landing on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover has been racking up novel Martian discoveries. But its newest one could end up being a holy grail of planetary discoveries. The car-sized robot recently detected a carbon signature in rock samples from Mars’ surface. That same signature is associated with biological processes on Earth and could indicate … Read more

SpaceX’s Elon Musk is going into the carbon capture business

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon MuskElon Reeve MuskGoing to Mars is stupid The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Altria – Marking the Jan. 6 ‘chaos and carnage’ Tesla criticized for opening showroom in China’s Xinjiang province MORE, who is Time magazine’s current Person of the Year, is often accused of neglecting problems on Earth … Read more

Nuclear power, a reaffirmed priority for Japan to achieve carbon neutrality

Aerial view of the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant, in the city of Okuma (Japan), in February 2021. AP Eleven years after the Fukushima disaster, riding the wave of the atom as a solution to climate change, Japan is increasing the signs of a comeback in nuclear power. Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and giant Mitsubishi … Read more

Study Confirms Southern Ocean is Absorbing Carbon

Your browser does not support the video tag. New observations from research aircraft indicate that the Southern Ocean absorbs more carbon from the atmosphere than it releases, confirming that it is a strong carbon sink and an important buffer for the effects of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Previous research and modeling had left researchers uncertain … Read more

Between frugality and technologies, four societal choices to achieve carbon neutrality

This is an additional contribution that will fuel the rich and complex debate on achieving carbon neutrality. After the negaWatt association and the national manager of the Electricity Transmission Network (RTE), the Environment and Energy Management Agency (Ademe) in turn presents its prospective work articulated around four scenarios , ranging from an option focusing heavily … Read more

In Germany, the quest for carbon neutrality without nuclear power

The lignite-fired power station in Jänschwalde (Germany), September 24, 2021. PATRICK PLEUL / PICTURE-ALLIANCE / AFP It was one of the highlights of the summer 2021 election campaign. During a debate on television between the candidates for the chancellery, the leader of the conservative bloc, Armin Laschet, said: “It was a mistake to get out … Read more

“There can be no exit from carbon without real redistribution of income and assets”

Environmental activists protest as world leaders participate in COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, November 3, 2021. BAY ISMOYO / AFP Lhe COP26 started in Glasgow (Scotland). Let’s say it right off the bat: our chances of keeping global temperature rise 2 ° C below pre-industrial levels are not good. The continuation of current trends is pushing … Read more

India surprises by promising carbon neutrality by 2070

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his statement at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1, 2021. ALASTAIR GRANT / AP India created the surprise, Monday 1is November, in Glasgow, Scotland. The South Asian giant has set itself the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2070, announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech, delivered … Read more

Australia announces goal of carbon neutrality by 2050

A coal mine in Singleton, north of Sydney, in November 2015. Australia is the world’s largest exporter of coal, on which much of its power generation is based. WILLIAM WEST / AFP It is for the moment a declaration of intention, nothing more. Australia announced Tuesday, October 26, to target net zero emissions for 2050. … Read more

With its carbon border tax, the European Union is accused of protectionism

In front of the European Commission building, in Brussels, on May 24, 2021. JOHN THYS / AFP It is a new source of tension between developed and emerging countries in the fight against global warming. The carbon border tax project, presented by Brussels as a “contribution to the reduction of emissions at the global level”, … Read more