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UBC researchers explore an often ignored source of greenhouse gas
In a new study from UBC's Okanagan campus, researchers have discovered a surprising new source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions -- bicarbonates hidden in the lake water used to irrigate local orchards. (2019-02-21)
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon around Arctic
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according to a study by an international group of scientists that included a US team from Baylor University. (2019-02-20)
Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon, a chemical factory
When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second (or nearly 1 million miles per hour), they enrich the moon's surface in ingredients that could make water, NASA scientists have found. (2019-02-20)
Ocean acidification harms cod larvae more than previously thought
The Atlantic cod is one of the most important commercial fish species in the world. (2019-02-19)
Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA'S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery
Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of the Sun that may help explain why the corona (the wispy upper atmosphere of our star) is so inexplicably hot. (2019-02-19)
Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant
Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including North America, Europe, and Asia, a new MIT study finds. (2019-02-18)
Developing a flight strategy to land heavier vehicles on Mars
The heaviest vehicle to successfully land on Mars is the Curiosity Rover at 1 metric ton, about 2,200 pounds. (2019-02-11)
Shedding light on the science of auroral breakups
Japanese scientists have quantitatively confirmed how energetic an auroral breakup can be. (2019-02-08)
Evidence for a new fundamental constant of the sun
New research undertaken at Northumbria University, Newcastle, shows that the sun's magnetic waves behave differently than currently believed. (2019-02-07)
How landscape plants have an impact on the carbon footprint
A new study provides a base of understanding of carbon footprint terminology and illustrates carbon footprint analyses using data from previous research that modeled nursery and greenhouse crop production systems and their life-cycle impact. (2019-02-06)
A warming world increases air pollution
The UC Riverside-led study shows that the contrast in warming between the continents and sea, called the land-sea warming contrast, drives an increased concentration of aerosols in the atmosphere that cause air pollution. (2019-02-04)
Extreme rainfall events are connected across the world
An analysis of satellite data has revealed global patterns of extreme rainfall, which could lead to better forecasts and more accurate climate models. (2019-01-30)
Extratropical volcanoes influence climate more than assumed
The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 had a significant impact on climate, decreasing global mean temperature by about 0.5°C. (2019-01-28)
Study: Climate change reshaping how heat moves around globe
The Earth's atmosphere and oceans play important roles in moving heat from one part of the world to another, and new research is illuminating how those patterns are changing in the face of climate change. (2019-01-28)
To catch a wave, rocket launches from top of world
On Jan. 4, 2019, at 4:37 a.m. EST the CAPER-2 mission launched from Norway. (2019-01-28)
SwRI scientist sheds light on Titan's mysterious atmosphere
A new Southwest Research Institute study tackles one of the greatest mysteries about Titan, one of Saturn's moons: the origin of its thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere. (2019-01-23)
Near-term climate prediction 'coming of age', study shows
The quest for climate scientists to be able to bridge the gap between shorter-term seasonal forecasts and long-term climate projections is 'coming of age', a study shows. (2019-01-22)
Climate change: How could artificial photosynthesis contribute to limiting global warming?
If CO2 emissions do not fall fast enough, then CO2 will have to be removed from the atmosphere to limit global warming. (2019-01-16)
Trees change inside as drought persists
James Cook University scientists in Australia have found that trees change their anatomy in response to prolonged drought. (2019-01-08)
Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere, study finds
The Greenland Ice Sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study, showing that subglacial biological activity impacts the atmosphere far more than previously thought. (2019-01-03)
Storage wars
One answer to our greenhouse gas challenges may be right under our feet: Soil scientists Oliver Chadwick of UC Santa Barbara and Marc Kramer of Washington State University have found that minerals in soil can hold on to a significant amount of carbon pulled from the atmosphere. (2019-01-02)
Powder could help cut CO2 emissions
Scientists at the University of Waterloo have created a powder that can capture CO2 from factories and power plants. (2018-12-19)
Research sheds new light on what drove last, long-term global climate shift
The quest to discover what drove the last, long-term global climate shift on Earth, which took place around a million years ago, has taken a new, revealing twist. (2018-12-19)
Research finds rings of Saturn are dying
New research shows Saturn's rings are dying at a worst-case-scenario rate. (2018-12-18)
Narrowing the universe in the search for life
In the search for life on other planets, scientists traditionally have looked for a world with water. (2018-12-17)
Alien imposters: Planets with oxygen don't necessarily have life
Lab simulations nix the common wisdom that atmospheric oxygen and organic compounds are good evidence that a planet harbors life. (2018-12-17)
The full story on climate change requires the long view
Researchers offer a new calculation that provides the long view of what nine different world regions have contributed to climate change since 1900. (2018-12-17)
Atmospheric aerosol formation from biogenic vapors is strongly affected by air pollutants
According to a recent study published in the journal Science Advances, air pollution not only affects air quality, but it also changes the pathways along which new particles are formed in the atmosphere. (2018-12-14)
Where did the hot Neptunes go? A shrinking planet holds the answer
'Where did the hot Neptunes go?' This is the question astronomers have been asking for a long time, faced with the mysterious absence of planets the size of Neptune. (2018-12-13)
Scientists identify new minerals for carbon capture
Research confirms new minerals are capturing and storing carbon in a new paper by University of Alberta geologists and their collaborators. (2018-12-12)
An exoplanet loses its atmosphere in the form of a tail
A new study, led by scientists from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), reveals that the giant exoplanet WASP-69b carries a comet-like tail made up of helium particles escaping from its gravitational field propelled by the ultraviolet radiation of its star. (2018-12-06)
An exoplanet inflated like a balloon
Although helium is a rare element on Earth, it is ubiquitous in the universe. (2018-12-06)
Helium exoplanet inflated like a balloon, research shows
Astronomers have discovered a distant planet with an abundance of helium in its atmosphere, which has swollen to resemble an inflated balloon. (2018-12-06)
To image leaky atmosphere, NASA rocket team heads north
Earth's atmosphere is leaking-but how does oxygen get the energy to escape to space? (2018-11-30)
Greenhouse gas 'detergent' recycles itself in atmosphere: NASA study
A simple molecule in the atmosphere that acts as a 'detergent' to breakdown methane and other greenhouse gases has been found to recycle itself to maintain a steady global presence in the face of rising emissions, according to new NASA research. (2018-11-30)
Wetland experts explain role of vital carbon sinks carbon cycle in new report
Wetlands and soils experts Rod Chimner and Evan Kane of Michigan Tech contributed to the Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2). (2018-11-29)
Six feet under, a new approach to global warming
A Washington State University researcher has found that one-fourth of the carbon held by soil is bound to minerals as far as six feet below the surface. (2018-11-26)
New insight into ocean-atmosphere interaction and subsequent cloud formation
Organic compounds undergo drastic variations in their chemical composition as they transfer from the ocean's surface to atmospheric aerosols which act as nuclei to form clouds. (2018-11-25)
RUDN scientist: Tibetan soil enrichment with nitrogen and phosphorus leads to carbon loss
A RUDN soil scientist studied the soils of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and found out that simultaneous increase of nitrogen and phosphorus levels reduces the volume of organic carbon in the soil. (2018-11-19)
Local drivers of amplified Arctic warming
IBS scientists show that in terms of the cause of the Arctic amplification, local greenhouse gas concentrations, and Arctic climate feedbacks outweigh other processes. (2018-11-19)
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