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2009-02-10 20:10:00

The challenge: very precisely measure carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere all over the world, especially near Earth's surface.

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2009-02-05 21:30:00

A new NASA mission set to launch later this month will help scientists better understand the most important human-produced greenhouse gas contributing to climate change: carbon dioxide.

2009-01-29 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide is in final preparations for a Feb. 23 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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2009-01-29 10:15:00

NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide is in final preparations for a Feb 23 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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2009-01-24 07:20:00

Picture a tree in the forest - The tree "inhales" carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, transforming that greenhouse gas into the building materials and energy it needs to grow its branches and leaves.

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2009-01-22 13:28:37

NASA will hold a media briefing on Thursday, Jan 29, at 11 am EST to discuss the upcoming Orbiting Carbon Observatory mission, the first NASA spacecraft dedicated to studying carbon dioxide.

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2009-01-14 09:25:46

Every time we get into our car, turn the key and drive somewhere, we burn gasoline, a fossil fuel derived from crude oil.

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2009-01-07 11:52:49

Japan is set to launch its Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) this month in an effort to monitor the emissions of carbon dioxide and methane around the world.

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2008-12-18 13:13:38

NASA said it is preparing to launch a satellite that will be capable of spotting the source of carbon emissions.

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2008-12-07 15:00:00

The often contentious debate about global warming has been absent a critical component: an accurate measurement of precisely how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is in the air, and how it is being recycled by the planet.


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