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Could future clothes, bottles and chairs be made from carbon emissions?

Companies such as AirCarbon and Novomer turn greenhouse gases to into new materials for everything from shoes to buildings Finding materials that are both sustainable and affordable has long been a central quandary in sustainable design. Certainly, high-cost, high-end materials, like sustainably-sourced hardwoods and post-consumer paper products, exist. However, the…

Carbon Dioxide’s invisibility is what causes global warming

Australia’s leader of the opposition Tony Abbott recently derided an emission trading scheme as “so-called market in the non-delivery of an invisible substance to no one”. This echoes an earlier statement where Abbott…  …

U.S. monitors: Carbon dioxide in atmosphere hits historic high

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has broken above 400 parts per million for the first time in human history, US monitors announced Friday, indicating that climate change has reached a new high. The data showing that the average C02 was 400.03 as of May 9 was posted…

Climate scientists: Carbon dioxide rose along with temperatures that ended the Ice Age

Levels of carbon dioxide rose hand-in-hand with warming at the end of the last Ice Age, according to a study Thursday that deals a blow to climate skeptics. French researchers said they had answered a riddle that has perplexed scientists. The question arises from bubbles of atmospheric air, trapped in…

New research proves rising carbon dioxide levels led to climate change before

A scientific conundrum that has puzzled climate experts for years may have been solved with the publication of research showing how an increase in carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere contributed to rising temperatures millions of years ago. The paper, published on Wednesday in the journal Nature, has wide-ranging implications…

Study blames obesity epidemic on rising CO2 levels

The question of whether carbon dioxide should be considered a pollutant under the Clean Air Act and regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency has been a political football for the past decade. In 1998, the Clinton administration decided that it was, but in 2003, the Bush administration reversed this policy.…

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