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Forests “Flatline” On Trapping Carbon Dioxide With Temperature Rise, Study Shows
2013-12-18 18:23:11

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A four-degree-Celsius rise in the Earth’s surface temperature could max out the amount of carbon dioxide that forests can trap from the atmosphere, according to new research by a team of European researchers. Rainforests, such as the Amazon, act as natural carbon “sinks,” using up and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air to make food. While humans continue to pump CO2 into the atmosphere, these sinks help maintain a...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The findings of this international study, which included the University of Waterloo, have been published in the journal Nature. "Identifying the sources and amounts of carbon dioxide released from continental water sources has been a gap in understanding the carbon...

Red Mountain mine
2013-12-07 05:50:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Can an abandoned mine help with the fight against global warming? Researchers from Stanford University think so. They have been using an abandoned mine to gain new insights on how to permanently entomb greenhouse gas emissions inside the Earth. The team has spent two years trying to unravel a geological mystery at the Red Mountain mine, located about 70 miles east of the campus. Some of the world's largest veins of pure magnesium...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two new literature review studies, published in Nature, reveal changing coastal ocean functions. The first study, "Coastal flooding by tropical cyclones and sea-level rise," reveals that the clamor about whether climate change will cause increasingly destructive tropical storms may be overshadowing a more unrelenting threat to coastal property: sea-level rise. Jonathan D. Woodruff, an assistant professor of sedimentology and...

Explosive Milky Way Protostar Reveals Details About Star Formation
2013-12-04 14:04:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) telescope in northern Chile, scientists have identified a very young star in our galaxy which had such an explosive birth, it used to be about 100 times brighter than it is now, according to a new study in Astrophysical Journal Letters. The study, from astrophysicists at the Niels Bohr Institute and the Centre for Star and Planet Formation at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, has...

Putting A Cap On CO2 Emissions Won't End Global Warming: Study
2013-11-25 08:27:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The carbon dioxide content already present in the Earth’s atmosphere would continue to cause warming for hundreds of years, even if the emissions were to suddenly stop today, according to new research published in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Climate Change. The study, which was led by scientists at Princeton University and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), suggests that it could take far less...

Amber Earth's Atmosphere
2013-11-18 12:37:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Elevated levels of oxygen in the atmosphere may have caused dinosaurs, insects and other organisms to grow to gigantic sizes millions of years ago, according to prevailing theories. If a new study from scientists at the Universities of Kansas and Alberta is correct, then the atmosphere of the Cretaceous had a relatively low oxygen content – making the high-oxygen theories severely flawed. “We do not want to negate the influence...

New Generation Of Micro Sensors Developed For Monitoring Ocean Acidification
2013-11-13 14:14:45

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK) The first step in developing a cost-effective micro sensor for long-term monitoring of ocean acidification has been achieved by a team of scientists and engineers. The new technology, that will measure pH levels in seawater, was developed by engineers from the National Oceanography Centre, in close collaboration with oceanographers from University of Southampton Ocean and Earth Science, which is based at the center. The team successfully...

2013-11-08 23:01:06

The Environmental Protection Agency today is hosting a “Public Listening Session” at the Metcalfe Federal Building in Chicago, allowing the public to weigh in on the Obama administration’s “Climate Action Plan.” The plan would grant broad powers to EPA to curb the production of fossil fuels, strictly regulate coal-fired power plants, and funnel taxpayer money toward “green energy” companies. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Heartland Institute Policy Advisors...


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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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