Latest Carbon budget Stories
Several years after the failure of its first mission, NASA will launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), which is intended to focus exclusively on studying atmospheric carbon dioxide.
-- The Climate Change category leads off the sixth edition of the awards MADRID, Jan.
A new study, published in Nature Geoscience, suggests that human activity might be increasing the transition of carbon from land to rivers, estuaries and the coastal zones. This indicates that large quantities of anthropogenic carbon might be hidden in previously unconsidered regions.
One helpful action anyone can take in response to global warming is to plant trees and preserve forests.
Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes had an impact on the global carbon cycle as big as today's annual demand for gasoline.
Researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Earthwatch met in Panama from Mar. 1-5 to present mid-term research results from the HSBC Climate Partnership, a five-year initiative to identify and respond to the impacts of climate change.
Researchers have great expectations for the soon-to-launch NASA satellite that will provide an unprecedented map of carbon dioxide emissions on Earth.
As the concentration of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere continues to rise, so also does public awareness, as well as efforts to find solutions to this global problem. Increasing concentrations of this potent greenhouse gas threaten to alter Earth's climate in ways that will have profound impacts on the welfare and productivity of society and Earth's ecosystems.
The global travel logs of greenhouse gases are based on atmospheric sampling locations sprinkled over the Earth and short towers that measure the uptake or release of carbon from a small patch of forest. But those measurements don't agree with current computer models of how plants and soils behave.
Picture a tree in the forest - The tree "inhales" carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, transforming that greenhouse gas into the building materials and energy it needs to grow its branches and leaves.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.