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2013-08-06 12:20:45

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit an Orbital Sciences Corp. facility in Gilbert, Ariz. on Friday, Aug. 9, to view progress on the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2) satellite. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) At 8:15 a.m. MST, Bolden and Orbital CEO David Thompson will tour the company's satellite manufacturing and clean room facility where the OCO-2 satellite is under construction. They...

2013-08-06 12:20:10

Airline verifies 2012 emissions with The Climate Registry ATLANTA, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) has lowered its annual greenhouse gas emissions by 8.5 million metric tons, an 18.4 percent reduction since 2005. In its continued commitment to transparency, the airline has reported successful verification of its 2012 greenhouse gas emission inventories under The Climate Registry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO ) "By measuring...

long term climate feedback loop
2013-08-06 10:24:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to University of Hawaii at Manoa oceanographer Richard Zeebe, future warming due to the current burning of fossil fuels will cause the Earth's global temperatures to rise longer than expected. In his report, which was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Zeebe looked at the long-term climate effects of today's human activity thousands of years into the Earth's future. "When we talk about climate...

Bed Bugs Captured More Effectively Using New Trap
2013-08-06 08:13:05

Entomological Society of America An effective and affordable bed bug monitor can be made by incorporating a new pitfall trap design, a chemical lure, and a sugar-and-yeast mixture to produce carbon dioxide A new pitfall trap designed to capture bed bugs is more effective than those currently on the market, according to the authors of an article appearing in the next issue of the Journal of Economic Entomology. The authors also found that traps baited with an experimental chemical lure...

Oceans May Change Drastically In The Future
2013-08-06 05:37:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, reveals the look of the oceans will change drastically in the future as the coming greenhouse world alters marine food webs and gives certain species advantages over others, if history's closest analog is any indication. Richard Norris, paleobiologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, worked with an international team of scientists to show the ancient...

2013-08-03 16:20:13

DOTHAN, Ala., Aug. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The alert at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant unit 1 has been safely resolved as of 11:10 a.m. CT. The plant declared an alert on unit 1 at 5:20 a.m. CT due to the inadvertent release of carbon dioxide from a fire suppression system during maintenance activities. Plant personnel safely isolated the carbon dioxide and verified that there was no impact to plant equipment. There were no injuries to personnel and there was no danger to the...

2013-08-03 12:20:11

DOTHAN, Ala., Aug. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant declared an alert on unit 1 at 5:20 a.m. CT due to the release of carbon dioxide within the plant. Carbon dioxide is an agent routinely used to mitigate fire hazards, however there was no indication of a fire on site. The carbon dioxide release has been isolated. All site personnel have been accounted for and there are no accidents or injuries reported. An alert is the second least serious of four...

2013-08-03 12:20:10

DOTHAN, Ala., Aug. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant declared an alert on unit 1 at 5:20 a.m. CT due to the release of carbon dioxide within the plant. The carbon dioxide release has been isolated. An alert is the second least serious of four nuclear plant emergency classifications assigned by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. At this point there is no danger to the public. Appropriate federal, state and local officials have been notified. Units 1 and 2...

Could Planting Trees In The Desert Take The Edge Off Climate Change?
2013-07-31 12:51:58

European Geosciences Union As the world starts feeling the effects of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide and consequent global temperature rise, researchers are looking for a Plan B to mitigate climate change. A group of German scientists has now come up with an environmentally friendly method that they say could do just that. The technique, dubbed carbon farming, consists in planting trees in arid regions on a large scale to capture CO2. They publish their study today in Earth System...

2013-07-31 12:23:16

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) heralded a slight decrease in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2011. However, the drop from 2010 was just 1.6 percent - and emissions since 1990 have actually risen by 8.4 percent. A July report from the Earth Policy Institute found that fossil fuel emissions have risen by 2.6 percent each year since 2010, "hitting an all-time high of 9.7 billion tons of carbon in...


Latest Carbon dioxide Reference Libraries

Aquascaping
2013-04-02 10:31:02

Aquascaping is the art of arranging aquatic plants along with rocks, cavework, stones, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium. Aquascape designs incorporate numerous distinctive styles. Usually, an aquascape houses fish as well as plants, although it’s possible to produce an aquascape with solely plants, or with rockwork or other hardscape and no plants. Even though the main goal of aquascaping is to construct an artful underwater landscape, the technical...

Ocean Acidification
2013-04-01 10:32:20

Ocean acidification is the name that was given to the ongoing decrease in the pH of Earth’s oceans, a cause of the uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. About 30 to 40 percent of the carbon dioxide that is released by humans into the atmosphere dissolves into the lakes, oceans, and rivers. To maintain the chemical equilibrium, some of it reacts with the water to create carbonic acid. Some of these extra carbonic acid molecules react with a water molecule to provide a...

Earth's Atmosphere
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Earth's Atmosphere -- Earth's atmosphere consists of nitrogen (78.1%) and oxygen (20.9%), with small amounts of argon (0.9%), carbon dioxide (variable, but around 0.035%), water vapor, and other gases. The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation and reducing temperature extremes between day and night. 75% of the atmosphere exists within 11km of the planetary surface. Temperature and the Atmospheric Layers The temperature of the Earth's atmosphere...

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