Carbon Dioxide

Water Availability Determines Carbon Uptake Under Climate Warming: Study

Increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration is the leading cause of greenhouse effects and global warming.
Related topics: Global Warming

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Exposure To Air Pollutants May Up Risk For Macular Degeneration

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 -- Chronic exposure to high levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) is associated with an increased risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a population in Taiwan, according to a study...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Scientists Find Precise Control Of Terminal Division During Plant Stomatal Development

Stomata are plant-specific epidermal structures that consist of paired guard cells surrounding a pore. The opening and closing of these micro-valves facilitate carbon dioxide uptake for photosynthesis and reduce excessive water loss in plants.

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Monitoring Co2 Leakage Sites On The Ocean Floor

Injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) deep below the seabed could be an important strategy for mitigating climate change, according to some experts. However, scientists need a reliable way to monitor such sites for leakage of the greenhouse gas. Now,...

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Plants Could Remove Six Years Of Carbon Dioxide Emissions -- If We Protect Them

By analysing 138 experiments, researchers have mapped the potential of today's plants and trees to store extra carbon by the end of the century.

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Amazon Rainforest Absorbing Less Carbon Than Expected

An international team of climate scientists has found that accounting for phosphorus-deficient soils reduced projected carbon dioxide uptake by an average of 50% in the Amazon, compared to current estimates based on previous climate models that did...
Related topics: Amazon

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Catalysts For Climate Protection

How can we achieve the internationally agreed climate targets? The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB makes the greenhouse gas CO2 usable as a carbon source for the chemical industry. With a patented catalyst...
Related topics: Biotechnology, Patents

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Four Bold Visions For The Future Of Flying

If the aviation industry was a country, it would rank among the world’s top ten emitters of carbon dioxide (CO₂). Aviation emissions have risen by 70% since 2005 and as demand increases in rich and poorer countries, they’re forecast to...

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Glacier-fed Rivers May Consume Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

Study shows chemical weathering is the cause of CO2 consumption in glacier-fed freshwater systems

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How We’ll Travel In 2050

Long live the zeppelin! If the aviation industry were a country, it would rank among the world’s top 10 emitters of carbon dioxide (CO₂). Aviation emissions have risen by 70% since 2005, and as demand increases in rich and poorer...

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The Greening Earth

The earth is getting greener, in large part due to increased CO2 in the atmosphere. Surprisingly, however, another driver is programs in China to increase and conserve forests and more intensive use of cropland in India. A greener China and India...

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Researchers Refine Guidelines For Pediatric Brain Injuries

There are no guidelines on whether a noninvasive method of measuring carbon dioxide from patients' exhalations, known as end-tidal capnography, is as effective as drawing blood through a child's artery. This study found that measuring the carbon...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Elon Musk Just Doubled Down On His Theory On Why Nuking Mars Would Be A Good Idea

Elon Musk tweeted "Nuke Mars" on Thursday. Musk has championed the idea of launching nuclear weapons just over Mars' poles since 2015. He believes it will help warm the planet and make it more hospitable for human life. The idea is to release the...
Related topics: Mars, Space

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This Hydrogen-powered Plane Can Fly 20 Passengers Up To 500 Miles

(Photo Credit: ZeroAvia) In the U.S., air travel accounts for about a third of all Co2 emissions. A startup called ZeroAvia wants to clean things up in a big way. ZeroAvia recently emerged from stealth with a zero-emission powertrain...
Related topics: Hydrogen, Science Photos, Startup

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Methane Emissions Spike: Is There One Main Culprit?

The level of methane in the atmosphere has risen dramatically in the last decade—and climate scientists are worried. Although there's still roughly 60 times less of it floating around than carbon dioxide, the gas heats the planet 86 times more...
Related topics: Space

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Keezer Controller Keeps The Kegs Pouring

It’s always a good idea to keep a few brews in the fridge ready to go, but being able to offer your guests a fresh-poured draught beer is another step above. It’s not trivial, but with a few kegs, a freezer and the right CO2 parts,...

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Compost Key To Sequestering Carbon In The Soil

In a 19-year study, scientists dug roughly 6 feet down to compare soil carbon changes in different cropping systems. They found that compost is a key to storing carbon, a strategy for offsetting carbon dioxide emissions.

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Greenhouse Gases Reach Unprecedented Level

A bleak new federal report found that carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rose to levels the world has not seen in at least 800,000 years, highlighting the irreversible and mounting deleterious effects of human activity on the planet, Eco Watch...
Related topics: Space

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Satellite Study Reveals That Area Emits One Billion Tonnes Of Carbon

A vast region of Africa affected by drought and changing land use emits as much carbon dioxide each year as 200 million cars, research suggests.
Related topics: Satellites, Space

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Researchers Calculated What Would Happen If The Entire Us Stopped Eating Meat. It'd Be Like Taking...

Livestock farming and the meat industry accounts for 18% of human-produced greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. If Americans shifted their diets away from meat and towards protein-enriched plants, that would significantly decrease...
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins

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