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Arctic Carbon Dioxide Levels Affected By Ice Melt
2013-02-19 22:03:15

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last year, so much sea ice in the Arctic had melted away that it beat the prior record amount set in the summer of 2007. By the end of the 2012 summer, the Arctic Ocean had lost about 2.1 million square miles of ice, according to the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Colorado. Experts began to predict the kinds of trouble such a speedy and significant melt could have on the earth´s ecosystems as a whole....

2013-02-15 23:01:35

The following statements on the carbon tax bill introduced by Sens. Barbara Boxer and Bernie Sanders from energy and tax experts at The Heartland Institute — a free-market think tank — may be used for attribution. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) February 15, 2013 Sens. Bernie Sanders and Barbara Boxer today introduced a bill to tax carbon emissions on entities such as coal mines, oil refineries, and natural gas processing points. The legislation would set a $20 tax for each ton of carbon...

Wetland Trees Found To Be Major Source Of Methane
2013-02-14 14:45:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While wetlands represent an enormous source of atmospheric methane, researchers taking measurements of the gas at ground level in these regions have noticed a significant drop in methane levels compared to what they have measured in the air around tropical areas. The team of scientists studied both swamps and flooded forests in the tropics. After taking ground-based measurements of methane, they found that levels of the simple organic...

Maintaining Stable Energy Supply While Reducing Emission Of Carbon Dioxide At The Same Time
2013-02-12 12:14:44

Royal Astronomical Society Decisions about future energy challenges are too often hindered by propaganda, half-truths and a limited grasp of the science that informs the choice and use of hydrocarbon and other resources, according to delegates at the annual conference of the British Geophysical Association (BGA), to take place in the Geological Society, Burlington House in London on 14 and 15 February. For example, rather than being a quick fix that helps cut carbon dioxide emissions,...

Work Less, Play More America!
2013-02-06 04:10:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Americans could better pull their weight in reducing global climate change by shifting to a Western European work model, according to a new study by the liberal think tank Center for Economic Policy and Research (CEPR). Adopting such a policy - which would involve working fewer hours and enjoying longer vacations - would cut carbon emissions to such an extent that temperature increases would be half their projected amount by 2100,...

Ocean Circulation Disrupted By A Thinning Antarctic Ozone Layer
2013-02-01 09:27:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The impact of the depleting Antarctic ozone layer on both the shifting direction of the Southern Hemisphere´s jet stream and the way in which the waters of the nearby southern oceans mix together is the topic of research published in this week´s edition of the journal Science. In one study, a team of researchers led by earth scientist Darryn W. Waugh of Johns Hopkins University wrote that the hole in the region´s...

Study Highlights Complex Interplay Between Global Warming And Rainfall
2013-01-31 09:51:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international group of scientists has shown that global warming from greenhouse gases affects global rainfall patterns differently than global warming from solar heating. Using computer model simulations, the research team showed that global rainfall has increased less over the present-day warming period than during the Medieval Warm Period between 950 and 1250 AD despite the fact that temperatures today are higher than...


Latest Greenhouse gas Reference Libraries

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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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Terraforming -- Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") is the process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more habitable atmosphere, temperature or ecology. The term was first used in a science fiction novel, 'Seetee Shock' (1940?) by Jack Williamson, but the actual concept is older than that. An example in fiction is 'First and Last Men' by Olaf Stapledon in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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