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NASA Studies South America's Volcanoes, Glaciers And Deserts With Microwave Energy
2013-04-04 07:07:43

A NASA aircraft carrying the Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) is finishing up a month-long mission to address a broad range of scientific questions over the Americas, including the dynamics of the Earth’s crust, glaciers and the carbon cycle.

SMOS Helping To Sift Through Wetlands
2013-03-22 21:07:30

The European Space Agency's SMOS satellite is showing its worth in observing the wetlands, offering a better understanding of Earth's carbon cycle.

Wetland Trees Found To Be Major Source Of Methane
2013-02-14 14:45:53

Researchers taking measurements of the gas at ground level in these regions have noticed a significant drop in methane gas levels compared to what they found in the air around tropical areas.

Global Warming And Rice Production
2012-10-23 06:34:24

A new study led by the University of California, Davis finds that more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, coupled with rising temperatures, is making rice agriculture a larger source of the potent greenhouse gas methane.

Man-made Methane Emissions Traced To Roman Times
2012-10-04 05:52:22

Analysis of the Greenland ice sheet is allowing scientists to trace the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane back thousands of years.

Methane Reservoir Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet
2012-08-30 08:32:12

A recent study of the Antarctic Ice Sheet suggests that it could be a largely overlooked source of the potent greenhouse gas methane.

Mystery About Sky-high Methane Closer To Being Solved
2012-08-22 14:31:40

Commercial natural gas was likely major factor in late-20th century stabilization

Diseased Trees Are A New Source Of Climate Gas
2012-08-08 10:03:49

A new study from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies asserts that diseased trees may be a significant new source of methane gas that causes climate change.

Thawing Arctic Cryosphere Releases Trapped Methane
2012-05-22 09:10:29

The edges of glaciers and Arctic permafrost are where most of the evidence of global warming can be seen, but scientists have recently been traveling to these remote locations for a different reason.


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  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.