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.
Study offers new answer to why Earth's atmosphere became oxygenated
May 16, 2016
Earth scientists from Rice University, Yale University and the University of Tokyo are offering a new answer to the long-standing question of how our planet acquired its oxygenated atmosphere.
Methane and carbon dioxide on the rise
May 13, 2016
Satellite readings show that atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide are continuing to increase despite global efforts to reduce emissions.
How algae could save plants from themselves
May 10, 2016
Algae may hold the key to feeding the world's burgeoning population. Don't worry; no one is going to make you eat them. But because they are more efficient than most plants at taking in carbon dioxide from the air, algae ...