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Rivers, Streams Release Far More Carbon Dioxide Than Do Lakes: Study
2013-12-10 06:51:50

Contrary to common belief, rivers and streams release carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere at a rate five times greater than the world's lakes and reservoirs combined, according to a study published in the journal Nature.

Shale Sequestration, Water For Energy And Soil Microbes Research Presented At AGU
2013-12-06 14:43:59

Scientists from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will present a variety of their research at the 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Sea-Level Rise Will Continue To Fuel Destructive Coastal Flooding
2013-12-05 10:26:23

Two new review studies published in the journal Nature reveal how a changing climate will impact coastal habitat, including the destructive forces of coastal flooding due to rising sea levels.

2013-11-14 12:12:55

In a major new international report, experts conclude that the acidity of the world's ocean may increase by around 170% by the end of the century bringing significant economic losses.

Scientists Begin Major Project To Study Ocean Circulation
2013-10-18 16:27:27

In an effort to study the circulation of ocean waters, a key component of the global climate system

Forest Ecosystems Keep The Earth From Cooking
2013-10-17 04:10:12

According to a new study led by Princeton University, enhanced growth of the Earth's plants during the 20th century has caused a significant slowdown of the Earth's transition to being "red-hot."

Arctic Tunda May Add To Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2013-10-10 13:11:36

A team of Scandinavian scientists is warning that the tundra could be a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions if temperatures in the Arctic continue to rise.

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.


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