Earlier snowmelt decreases streamflow, reduces forests' ability to regulate atmospheric carbon dioxide
Aug 03, 2016
Earlier annual snowmelt periods may hinder the ability of forests to regulate atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), according to the results of a new study.
Breakthrough solar cell captures carbon dioxide and sunlight, produces burnable fuel
Jul 28, 2016
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into usable hydrocarbon fuel, using only ...
Reducing carbon emissions using waste marble powder
Jul 27, 2016
The ongoing fraud investigation into the nearly $7 billion Mississippi clean coal plant has sparked debate on whether carbon capture is a viable technology. But to lesser fanfare, other industrial efforts to keep carbon dioxide ...
Damage wrought by acidic oceans hurts more than marine life, lasts longer than
Jul 11, 2016
A milky white cloud blooms in the Barents Sea, so vast it can be seen from space.
NASA's airborne mission to explore the global atmosphere
Jul 07, 2016
Ice sheets, deserts, rivers, islands, coasts and oceans—the features of Earth's surface are wildly different, spread across a vast geography. The same is true for Earth's thin film of atmosphere and the mix of gases it ...
As Alaska warms, methane emissions appear stable, study finds
Jun 22, 2016
Analysis of nearly three decades of air samples from Alaska's North Slope shows little change in long-term methane emissions despite significant Arctic warming over that time period, according to new research published in ...
South Pole is the last place on Earth to pass a global warming milestone
Jun 17, 2016
The Earth passed another unfortunate milestone May 23 when carbon dioxide (CO2) surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) at the South Pole for the first time in 4 million years.
El Nino drives fastest annual increase on record of carbon dioxide
Jun 13, 2016
The rising concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide has passed a symbolic threshold early due to the fastest annual increase on record
High-resolution model explains role of soil erosion in carbon budgets
Jun 08, 2016
A high-resolution model of how soil erosion impacts the carbon cycle of a small South Carolina watershed may help explain an apparent imbalance in the world's carbon budget. Explaining that apparent imbalance is necessary ...
Chance finding could transform plant production
May 18, 2016
An almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland.