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Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2)
2014-07-01 05:15:02

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.

Carbon Conundrums
2014-06-12 16:21:05

NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere is in final preparations for a July 1 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Porous Material Polymerizes Carbon Dioxide At Natural Gas Wellheads
2014-06-04 03:47:25

Rice University scientists have created an Earth-friendly way to separate carbon dioxide from natural gas at wellheads.

Decomposing Logs Show Local Factors Play A Greater Role Than Climate
2014-06-03 15:34:25

A new Yale-led study challenges the long-held assumption that climate is the primary driver of how quickly organic matter decomposes in different regions, a key piece of information used in formulating climate models.

explaining the Last Glacial Maximum
2014-06-03 05:48:44

A team of MIT scientists has turned to the Southern Ocean in search of an explanation for the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), a period in the Earth's climate history during which the northern continents were covered by ice sheets.

Buried Fossil Soils Found To Be Rich In Carbon
2014-05-26 03:40:43

Soils that formed on the Earth’s surface thousands of years ago and that are now deeply buried features of vanished landscapes have been found to be rich in carbon, adding a new dimension to our planet’s carbon cycle.

Dryland Ecosystems Emerge As Driver In Global Carbon Cycle
2014-05-22 03:17:36

Dryland ecosystems, which include deserts to dry-shrublands, play a more important role in the global carbon cycle than previously thought. In fact, they have emerged as one of its drivers

Borneo’s Super-charged Tropical Trees Are Vitally Important For Global Carbon Cycling
2014-05-12 03:31:15

A team of scientists has found that the woody growth of forests in north Borneo is half as great again as in the most productive forests of north-west Amazonia, an average difference of 3.2 tons of wood per hectare per year.

How Does Your Garden Glow?
2014-05-06 03:02:17

Science is full of serendipity -- moments when discoveries happen by chance or accident while researchers are looking for something else. For example, penicillin was identified when a blue-green mold grew on a Petri dish that had been left open by mistake.

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Satellite Arrives At Launch Site
2014-05-02 03:28:08

A NASA spacecraft designed to make precise measurements of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere is at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., to begin final preparations for launch.


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The word 'definiens' comes from the Latin word 'definire', 'to define'.
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