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Salt Marshes Increase Carbon Capture In Warming Temperatures
2012-09-27 09:17:22

In a study published today in the journal Nature, environmental scientists from the University of Virginia postulate that the warming climate and rising seas will actually enable salt marshes around the globe to capture and remove increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Potentially, this could act to slow the rate of global climate change.

2012-09-19 15:58:13

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new computational method for identifying candidate refrigerant fluids with low "global warming potential" (GWP) — the tendency to trap heat in the atmosphere for many decades — as well as other desirable performance and safety features.

2012-06-16 01:03:07

Tiny microbes are at the heart of a novel agricultural technique to manage harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Reaction Uses Carbon Dioxide To Make Carbon-Based Semiconductor
2012-05-21 09:11:32

A materials scientist at Michigan Technological University has discovered a chemical reaction that not only eats up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, it also creates something useful.

2012-01-25 12:42:36

The upsurge in droughts is one of the main consequences of climate change, and affects crops in particular.

Future Forests May Soak Up More Carbon Dioxide Than Previously Believed
2011-10-15 04:00:33

North American forests appear to have a greater capacity to soak up heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas than researchers had previously anticipated.

2011-09-05 11:18:16

Detecting specific gases in the air is possible using a number of different existing technologies, but typically all of these suffer from one or more drawbacks including high energy cost, large size, slow detection speed, and sensitivity to humidity.


Word of the Day
cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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