Latest Greenhouse gases Stories
Scientists from across the globe are joining forces to track the carbon footprints of some of the world’s largest cities, hoping to determine whether or not emissions standards in various regions are being met.
Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in human history, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
"Eternal flames" fueled by hydrocarbon gas could shine a light on the presence of natural gas in underground rock layers and conditions that let it seep to the surface, according to research by geologists at the Department of Geological Sciences and the Indiana Geological Survey at Indiana University Bloomington.
Like the Roman god Janus, methane presents Earth’s atmosphere with two situational faces.
More carbon dioxide is released from residential lawns than corn fields according to a new study.
A new technique has allowed a team of scientists to connect temperatures to a massive shift in atmospheric carbon dioxide that occurred around 34 million years ago.
A new global-scale modeling study that takes into account nitrogen – a key nutrient for plants – estimates that carbon emissions from human activities on land were 40 percent higher in the 1990s than in studies that did not account for nitrogen.
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...