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 ...
Ancient marine sediments provide clues to future climate change
Apr 25, 2016
Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was the major driver behind the global climatic shifts that occurred between 53 and 34 million years ago, according to new research led by the University of Southampton.
Windfarms generate microclimates with uncertain effects on peatland carbon store
Apr 22, 2016
The microclimates created by the action of wind farms is unlikely to affect the ability of peatland to capture carbon, scientists consider.
Ancient tectonic activity was trigger for ice ages, study says
Apr 19, 2016
For hundreds of millions of years, Earth's climate has remained on a fairly even keel, with some dramatic exceptions: Around 80 million years ago, the planet's temperature plummeted, along with carbon dioxide levels in the ...
Could global warming's top culprit help crops?
Apr 18, 2016
Many scientists fear that global warming will hit staple food crops hard, with heat stress, extreme weather events and water shortages. On the other hand, higher levels of carbon dioxide—the main cause of ongoing warming—is ...
Rising CO2 levels reduce protein in crucial pollen source for bees
Apr 13, 2016
Rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide have reduced protein in goldenrod pollen, a key late-season food source for North American bees, a Purdue University study shows.
Oxygen depletion in the upper waters of the Southern Ocean during glacial periods
Mar 31, 2016
Research published this week by an international team of scientists, including the British Antarctic Survey, provides new insights into how carbon dioxide changed in the oceans surrounding Antarctica during glacial periods.