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Orbiting Carbon Observatory
2014-04-03 09:18:15

By Carol Rasmussen, NASA Earth Science News Team Simply by breathing, humans have played a small part in the planet-wide balancing act called the carbon cycle throughout our existence. However, in the last few hundred years, we have taken a larger role. Our activities, such as fossil fuel burning and deforestation, are pushing the cycle out of its natural balance, adding more and more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Natural processes are working hard to keep the carbon cycle in...

Not so dirty: Methane Fuels Life In Pristine Chalk Rivers
2014-04-02 16:47:40

Queen Mary, University of London Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found that naturally high concentrations of the greenhouse gas methane contributes to energy production in chalk rivers, in a new study published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Chalk rivers, found from Dorset to Cambridgeshire, sustain a diverse range of protected animals and plants, and are renowned globally for fly fishing, an industry worth more than £4M on the Rivers Test...

2014-04-02 16:23:34

Newlight to expand the commercial-scale production of AirCarbon using patented greenhouse gas-to-plastic technology IRVINE, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newlight Technologies, a company changing the way we think about carbon emissions by using greenhouse gas as a high-value resource to produce cost-effective, carbon-negative AirCarbon plastics, has successfully completed a Series C financing round, raising $9.2 million from both new and existing investors, and bringing the...

Mass Extinction During The Great Dying Caused By Microbial Methane
2014-04-01 11:49:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over 250 million years ago a mysterious event dubbed the Great Dying wiped out 90 percent of all species on Earth. Scientists have debated the culprit behind this mass extinction event for years, and a new study from MIT researchers has concluded that countless, tiny microbes released catastrophic amounts of methane into the atmosphere – choking off species that could not adapt. Previous research has fingered raging volcanoes...

2014-03-25 20:20:46

DUBLIN, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7bzg3w/survey_of) has announced the addition of the "Survey of Fluorine Industry in China" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7bzg3w/survey_of ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) There is no doubt that fluorine industry has been one of the fastest developing and most promising chemical industries in...

Climate Change Slowing Down Deep Ocean Conveyor Belt
2014-03-24 08:42:04

Katherine Unger Baillie, University of Pennsylvania Far beneath the surface of the ocean, deep currents act as conveyer belts, channeling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe. A new study by the University of Pennsylvania’s Irina Marinov and Raffaele Bernardello and colleagues from McGill University has found that recent climate change may be acting to slow down one of these conveyer belts, with potentially serious consequences for the future of the planet’s climate....

emission and transport of dust and other important aerosols to the Southern Ocean on Dec. 30, 2006
2014-03-22 06:56:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a region of the Southern Ocean, iron fertilization caused plankton to thrive during the last ice age, according to a new study from Princeton University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. The findings, published in Science, confirm a longstanding theory that wind-borne dust carried iron to this region of the Antarctic. This iron dust drove plankton growth and eventually led to the removal of carbon dioxide...

Global Warming Could Increase Methane Emissions From Freshwater Ecosystems
2014-03-19 17:22:42

University of Exeter New research led by the University of Exeter suggests that rising global temperatures will increase the quantity of the key greenhouse gas methane emitted from freshwater ecosystems to the Earth's atmosphere – which could in turn lead to further warming. The collaborative study, led by Dr Gabriel Yvon-Durocher from the University of Exeter, collated data from hundreds of laboratory experiments and field surveys to demonstrate that the speed at which methane fluxes...

Reimagining How Earth Emerged Out Of Ice Age
2014-03-19 14:15:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers, publishing a paper in the journal Nature, say rapid erosion in mountain regions could explain why the Earth isn’t essentially still a snowball. Scientists have long believed that rocks pushed up to the surface by plate tectonics absorbed atmospheric carbon dioxide, and volcanic processes are what helps to emit this CO2. However, despite this theory and a variety of other hypotheses being put forward to balance the...

2014-03-10 12:22:30

Solstice® PF, a low-global-warming alternative to traditional solvents, helps manufacturers meet current and future environmental and safety standards MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has introduced a new high-performance, low-global-warming-potential solvent that offers excellent cleaning power for metal and plastic parts. The new solvent, Solstice(®) Performance Fluid (PF), effectively cleans oils, greases and...


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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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