Direct air capture machines suck carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Are they part of the solution to climate change?

An industrial facility of large fans stacked on top of each other

On a barren lava plateau in Iceland stands an entirely new kind of industrial facility that sucks carbon dioxide from the air and traps it in stone. The world’s first commercial direct air capture (DAC) plant is designed to remove thousands of tons of greenhouse gas every year and then inject it deep underground. Technology … Read more

How does air quality affect longevity? Brain study reveals a beneficial link

How does air quality affect longevity?  Brain study reveals a beneficial link

Getting some fresh air can rejuvenate a flagging brain and offer a much-needed energy boost. But the air we breathe can have hidden side effects long after an afternoon spent in the great outdoors. According to a new study, better air quality might even lower some people’s risk of a deadly brain condition. Multiple studies … Read more

How does direct air capture work? An inventor of carbon removal te

How does direct air capture work?  An inventor of carbon removal te

Two centuries of burning fossil fuels have released more carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere than nature can remove. As this CO2 accumulates, it traps excess heat near the Earth’s surface, causing global warming. There is so much CO2 in the atmosphere now that most scenarios show that ending emissions alone will … Read more

Cricket 2022: ODI Women’s Cricket World Cup to air for free on Kayo Freebies, Channel 9

Cricket 2022: ODI Women's Cricket World Cup to air for free on Kayo Freebies, Channel 9

Cricket fans won’t have to pay to watch the Women’s World Cup after the tournament was initially snubbed from free-to-air TV. Cricket fans can breathe a sigh of relief after it was confirmed Australians won’t have to pay to watch this year’s ICC Women’s World Cup. There was an uproar over the weekend when Channel … Read more

Climate change could open ‘rivers in the sky’ over East Asia

Climate change could open 'rivers in the sky' over East Asia

We know that the climate crisis is already having a profound effect on global weather systems, altering temperatures, precipitation, winds, and more. – and a new study predicts likely floods over the mountainous regions of East Asia in the future. The driving rain will be caused by atmospheric rivers, scientists predict. These narrow corridors of … Read more

How direct air capture removes CO2 from the air

How direct air capture removes CO2 from the air

Two centuries of burning fossil fuels have released more carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere than nature can remove. As this CO2 accumulates, it traps excess heat near the Earth’s surface, causing global warming. There is so much CO2 in the atmosphere now that most scenarios show that ending emissions alone will … Read more

NASA and HeroX want to convert waste in space and monitor air quality here on Earth

NASA and HeroX want to convert waste in space and monitor air quality here on Earth

In the coming years, NASA will make the long-awaited return to the Moon, where it will be joined by multiple space agencies and commercial partners. This will be followed by NASA and China sending the first crewed missions to Mars and other places in deep space over the next decade. This presents many challenges, not … Read more

Air pollution alert raised to red for Var and Bouches-du-Rhône

Air pollution alert raised to red for Var and Bouches-du-Rhône

The departments and Var and Bouches-du-Rhône in southern France both raised their air pollution alert levels to red today (January 14). Current weather conditions mean that polluting particles are accumulating close to the ground and thus reaching worrying concentrations. In France there are four pollution alert levels: ‘no procedure‘ (normal conditions), information-recommendation procedure, alert level … Read more