Iron and its removal of Carbon Dioxide

  Iron fertilization. This is the name given to the process where iron filings are intentionally sprayed (or added) to the ocean. By NOAA MESA Project (http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/bigs/fish1880.jpg ) , via Wikimedia CommonsWhy? The idea is that the iron, stimulates the growth of plankton, that in term removes CO2 from the atmosphere. The good news? It actually works. Plankton does absorb CO2. When it dies, it sinks to the bottom of the ocean, taking the carbon with it. The bad news? The amount of carbon ...

Methane – new colection methods needed

  Methane, CH4 is the smallest member of the homologous series of alkanes. It is found in crude oil and is the principle component of natural gas. It is produced in swamps (where vegetation decays anaerobically under water) and in paddy fields. By User:Doron (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia CommonsThe problem with its release into the atmosphere is that it is a green house gas but if we could somehow trap or collect the methane released from these ...

Water (H2O)

  The wonders of Water:   We survive because of water - no surprises there - and we all know of lots of ways in which water is essential for life but did you know ...... ..... that water is responsible for warming the planet?   Without water vapour in the atmosphere (where it makes up only a maximum of 4% of the atmosphere) , the earth would have an average temperature of - 20 oC, instead of +15 oC as water is the most important ...