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Dec. 13, 2016
NASA Releases New Eye-Popping View of Carbon Dioxide
A new NASA supercomputer project builds on the agency's satellite measurements of carbon dioxide and combines them with a sophisticated Earth system model to provide one of the most realistic views yet of how this critical greenhouse gas moves through... >

Nov. 1, 2016
New, Space-Based View of Human-Made Carbon Dioxide
Scientists have produced the first global maps of human emissions of carbon dioxide ever made solely from satellite observations of the greenhouse gas. >

April 26, 2016
Carbon dioxide fertilization greening Earth, study finds
From a quarter to half of Earth's vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study. >

Jan. 7, 2016
A carbon sink that can't be filled
Forests can store as much as 45 percent of the world's terrestrial carbon, making them a critical part of the process of regulating climate change. >

Jan. 4, 2016
Melting of massive ice 'lid' resulted in huge release of carbon dioxide at the end of the ice age
A new study of how the structure of the ocean has changed since the end of the last ice age suggest that the melting of a vast 'lid' of sea ice caused the release of huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. >

Dec. 7, 2015
Warm nights could flood the atmosphere with carbon under climate change
A new study suggests that hotter nights may wield more influence than previously thought over the planet's atmosphere as global temperatures rise -- and could eventually lead to more carbon flooding the atmosphere. >

Nov. 12, 2015
As Earth Warms, NASA Targets 'Other Half' of Carbon, Climate Equation
Carbon dioxide from wildfires and urban sources blankets the Northern Hemisphere. Credit: NASA/GSFC/GMAO >

Oct. 29, 2015
Excitement Grows as NASA Carbon Sleuth Begins Year Two
Scientists busy poring over more than a year of data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission are seeing patterns emerge as they seek answers to the science questions that drive the mission. >

Sept. 15, 2015
As "good" as it gets
The common adage “good things will come to those who wait” cannot ring truer than for NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission and team members. A little more than a year after launch, the team is proud to make their first milestone in demonst >

Aug. 7, 2015
Great plains agricultural greenhouse gas emissions could be eliminated
Researchers from the Natural Resource Ecology Lab at Colorado State University and their partners have completed a historical analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. Great Plains that demonstrates the potential to completely eliminate agricultu >

Aug. 5, 2015
Feds: US heat-trapping carbon dioxide pollution from power plants drops to lowest since 1988
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Energy Department says heat-trapping pollution from U.S. power plants hit a 27-year low in April. >

Aug. 5, 2015
The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here
The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected >

Aug. 5, 2015
River buries permafrost carbon at sea
As temperatures rise, some of the organic carbon stored in Arctic permafrost meets an unexpected fate--burial at sea. >

Aug. 3, 2015
Obama unveils rules to limit carbon dioxide emissions, curb climate change
In a sweeping bid to curb heat-trapping pollution that is altering the planet's climate, President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled the first-ever limits on carbon dioxide emissions from the nation's power plants. >

July 31, 2015
Drought's lasting impact on forests
In the virtual worlds of climate modeling, forests and other vegetation are assumed to bounce back quickly from extreme drought. >

July 29, 2015
New research will boost grasp of North American carbon cycle
For centuries, people have transformed and splintered landscapes and ecosystems in North America. >

July 21, 2015
Greenhouse gas emissions from African rivers
Twelve scientists from the University of Liege, the KU Leuven and the Research Institute for Development (France), have just completed a large-scale research project conducted over a five-year period on the African continent. >

July 20, 2015
Ocean acidification may cause dramatic changes to phytoplankton
Oceans have absorbed up to 30 percent of human-made carbon dioxide around the world, storing dissolved carbon for hundreds of years. >

July 9, 2015
Tropical peatland carbon losses from oil palm plantations may be underestimated
Draining tropical peatlands for oil palm plantations may result in nearly twice as much carbon loss as official estimates, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment and the Union of Concerned Sci >

July 8, 2015
'Carbon sink' detected underneath world's deserts
The world's deserts may be storing some of the climate-changing carbon dioxide emitted by human activities, a new study suggests. Massive aquifers underneath deserts could hold more carbon than all the plants on land, according to the new research. >


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