After 150 years, a breakthrough in understanding the conversion of carbon dioxide to electrofuels

Using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, engineers have observed how carbon dioxide is activated at the electrode-electrolyte interface. Their finding shifts the catalyst design from trial-and-error paradigm to a rational approach and could lead to alternative, cheaper, and safer renewable energy storage.
Source: Science Daily

How to suck carbon dioxide from the sky for fuels and more

Someday, the gasoline you buy might come from carbon dioxide pulled out of the sky rather than from oil pumped out of the ground. By removing emitted carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turning it into fresh fuels, engineers have demonstrated a scalable and cost-effective way to make deep cuts in the carbon footprint of transportation with minimal disruption to existing vehicles.
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Kilauea's sulfur dioxide emissions climbing, scientists say

  1. Kilauea’s sulfur dioxide emissions climbing, scientists say  Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  2. Man defending Hawaii home from volcano is hit by flaming ‘lava bomb’  CNN
  3. Hawaiian Authorities Work to Protect Power Plant From Lava Flow  Wall Street Journal
  4. Your friends in Hawaii are probably safe from the volcano on the Big Island. Here’s why.  Seattle Times
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Lava, acid rain, vog, sulfur dioxide and now 'laze:' New deadly threat emerges from Hawaii volcano

First it was lava, then acid rain and vog. Now, residents near the Kilauea volcano confronted a new threat: Laze, a toxic cloud-mashup of lava and haze. Laze can cause irritations of the skin, eyes and lungs, and those suffering from asthma or emphysema may be particularly vulnerable.

     

 

 


Source: USA Today

Hawaii volcano emitting dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide, residents complain of ashfall

  1. Hawaii volcano emitting dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide, residents complain of ashfall  Fox News
  2. Dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide prompt health warning in Hawaii  CNN
  3. Here’s What the Hawaii Volcano Eruption Looks Like From Space  TIME
  4. It’s not just Hawaii — America has 169 volcanoes that could erupt  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide prompt health warning in Hawaii

  1. Dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide prompt health warning in Hawaii  CNN
  2. Lava threatens Hawaii exit routes and could spur more evacuations  CNBC
  3. Not just Hawaii: The US has 169 volcanoes that could erupt  Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  4. It’s Not Just Hawaii: The US Has 169 Volcanoes That Could Erupt  New York Times
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Coral reef experiment shows: Acidification from carbon dioxide slows growth

Ocean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unchecked. The paper represents the first ocean acidification experiment in which seawater was made artificially acidic by the addition of carbon dioxide and then allowed to flow across a natural coral reef community. The acidity of the seawater was increased to reflect end-of-century projections if carbon dioxide from greenhouse gas emissions are not abated.
Source: Science Daily

Carbon dioxide addition to coral reef waters suppresses net community calcification

Carbon dioxide addition to coral reef waters suppresses net community calcification

Carbon dioxide addition to coral reef waters suppresses net community calcification, Published online: 14 March 2018; doi:10.1038/nature25968

In situ carbon dioxide enrichment experiments show that ocean acidification poses a threat to coral reefs by reducing the saturation state of aragonite and the concentration of carbonate ions and that this impairs community calcification.
Source: Nature