08/21/2013 - 09:40

Almost 80 percent of air pollution involving soot that spreads from China over large areas of East Asia — impacting human health and fostering global warming — comes from city traffic and other forms of fossil-fuel combustion, such as home cooking with coal briquettes. That’s the conclusion of a study in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology, which resolves long-standing questions about sources of air pollution responsible for Asia’s infamous atmospheric brown clouds.


02/27/2012 - 12:13

Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have shown that the primary explanation for the reduction in CO2 emissions from power generation that year was that a decrease in the price of natural gas reduced the industry's reliance on coal.

02/12/2012 - 08:31

The least expensive way for the Western U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to help prevent the worst consequences of global warming is to replace coal with renewable and other sources of energy that may include nuclear power, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, researchers.

10/24/2011 - 09:09

A breakthrough in research at the University of Kentucky could lead to significant improvements in carbon capture technology. State officials joined UK representatives Oct. 21 to announce funding to scale up the technology's research, which uses algae to capture carbon dioxide from coal-burning power plants and convert it to biomass.