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June 1, 2008
Reef madness - LA Times Opinon section
A greenhouse gass is killing off the world's coral by turning the oceans into an acid bath. >

Jan. 25, 2008
NASA to Launch Orbiting Carbon Observatory
Talk of the Nation, January 25, 2008 - A satellite observatory designed to map the carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere will be launched in 2009. >

Dec. 6, 2007
The Crucial Measurement
The "Carbon Club" began meeting on Fridays about a decade ago, setting up shop in whatever spare meeting places it could find at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Read more of the article written by Amanda Haag which appears in the... >

Oct. 23, 2007
Rate Of CO2 Rise Accelerates
Release of CO2 due to human activity is increasing faster than ever while "carbon sinks" - CO2 uptake by oceans and land - are weakening, according to a new report (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0702737104). >

Aug. 18, 2005
Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) Delivery to Australia
On August 18, after a 42-day journey from the California Institute of Technology campus in Pasadena, CA, USA, the first of the OCO mission's Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS) mobile laboratories arrived in Darwin, Australia. >

June 22, 2005
Obituary Notice Climate Science Pioneer: Charles David Keeling
Charles David Keeling, the world's leading authority on atmospheric greenhouse gas accumulation and climate science pioneer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), died Monday, June 20, 2005, while at his... >

June 10, 2005
Space measurements of carbon offer clearer view of Earth's climate future
Follow the carbon - this is the mantra of researchers seeking to understand climate change and forecast its likely extent. A workshop heard how improved detection of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from space promises to revolutionise carbon cycle... >

March 31, 2005
Carbon Dioxide Continues Its Rise
Data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in the US, show that carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere increased yet again in the last year. They are now up at 378 ppm. >

March 4, 2005
Rising Carbon Dioxide Could Make Crops Less Nutritious
Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could make rice and wheat grow faster but be less nutritious, say Chinese scientists. The impact on agriculture could be profound. >

June 29, 2004
Faulty Pressure Initiator Caused OCO-Taurus Separation Failure
Orbital Sciences Corp. reported higher revenue but lower profit for the three months ending March 31, blaming the earnings decline on continued development costs of the Taurus 2 rocket and unexpected difficulties in creating a hosted-payload interface for its commercial satellite product line. >

June 29, 2004
Japan's Ibuki Satellite Carrying On Without OCO Assist
A Japanese satellite launched in late January to map carbon dioxide and methane – two common gases that contribute to global warming – will be able to complete its mission as planned despite the unexpected loss of a complementary NASA satellite to a Feb. 24 launch mishap. >

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