Bill McKibben’s newest book, Falter, discusses the convergence of several existential threats to humanity –– artificial intelligence, genetic engineering and climate change.
Stanford is paving the way for college campuses to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly, yet the university neglects to address a large portion of its carbon emissions that are released beyond its borders.
On the second day of his campus visit, Alvarado addressed a packed room at the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, where he discussed his plan to decarbonize Costa Rica by 2050, making the country effectively 100 percent reliant on renewable energy sources.
Stanford researchers demonstrated that microorganisms do not always break down organic matter in oxygen-poor areas, causing large amounts of carbon to accumulate in soil and sediments according to a study published in Nature Geoscience, “Thermodynamically controlled preservation of organic carbon in floodplains.”
Studies that do examine it find that venting methane directly into the atmosphere is drastically more dangerous than burning carbon dioxide, negating the supposed benefits of natural gas over coal.
Reducing carbon dioxide emissions may no longer be enough to halt global warming, according to a new report produced by researchers at the Global Climate and Energy Project
Stanford researchers have discovered a way to manufacture flexible, recyclable and comparatively cheap solar cells. Though the cells currently operate at a much lower efficiency, the breakthrough holds great potential for the future of solar energy.