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Carbon-sequestering Ocean Plants May Handle Climate Changes Over The Long Run
2013-08-26 14:33:35

A year-long experiment on tiny ocean organisms called coccolithophores suggests that the single-celled algae may still be able to grow their calcified shells even as oceans grow warmer and more acidic in Earth's near future.

Research Could Help Scientists Predict How Carbon Is Stored Underground
2013-08-23 05:49:36

Computer simulations conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) could help scientists make sense of a recently observed and puzzling wrinkle in one of nature’s most important chemical processes.

Extreme Weather Adds To Warming
2013-08-15 05:05:21

Extreme weather and climate events such as heavy precipitation, violent storms, heat waves and lengthy droughts cause terrestrial ecosystems to absorb approximately 11 billion tons less carbon dioxide each year.

2013-08-08 09:18:00

Forests have a limited capacity to soak up atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Australian Soil Carbon Loss From Dust Storms And Erosion
2013-08-07 05:31:49

A new study shows that although topsoil is rich in nutrients and carbon, it is increasingly being blown away by events such as the "Red Dawn" in Sydney in 2009.

Variations In Earth’s Carbon Dioxide Levels Regulated By Tropical Ecosystems
2013-07-23 13:25:45

Rising temperatures, influenced by natural events such as El Nino, have a corresponding increase in the release of carbon dioxide from tropical forest ecosystems, according to a new study out today.

New Variability In Iron Supply To The Oceans With Climate Implications Discovered By Scientists
2013-07-19 09:44:51

The supply of dissolved iron to oceans around continental shelves has been found to be more variable by region than previously believed -- with implications for future climate prediction.

Trees Use Water More Efficiently Due To CO2 Rise
2013-07-11 08:01:38

Trees are becoming more efficient at using water in response to higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature.


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