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Lots of carbon dioxide equivalents from aquatic environments
Large amounts of carbon dioxide equivalents taken up by plants on land are returned to the atmosphere from aquatic environments. (2014-03-24)
Historical land use an important factor for carbon cycling in northern lakes
The historical past is important in understanding environmental conditions today and predicting how these might change in the future. (2015-05-18)
Waste Makes Saleable Coal Product
High-value carbon products like activated carbons may become a commercially viable by-product of the new, environmentally friendly methods used to burn coal, according to a Penn State researcher. (1999-03-23)
Climate change likely to increase black carbon input to the Arctic Ocean
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Aron Stubbins led a team of researchers to determine the levels of black carbon in Arctic rivers and found that the input of black carbon to the Arctic Ocean is likely to increase with global warming. (2015-11-30)
Study: Alaskan soil thaw sends carbon directly back into atmosphere
Researchers found that permafrost organic material is so biodegradable that as soon as it thaws, the carbon is almost immediately consumed by single-cell organisms called microbes and then released back into the air as carbon dioxide, feeding the global climate cycle. (2015-10-26)
Built like the Dreamliner: 2013 debut of carbon composite cars
The revolutionary material used to build the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Airbus A350 super-jumbo jet, and the military's stealth jet fighter planes is coming down to Earth in a new generation of energy-saving automobiles expected to hit the roads during the next few years. (2011-09-28)
New photocatalyst speeds up the conversion of carbon dioxide into chemical resources
A new oxygen-deficient titanium dioxide prepared with Mg reduction method drastically improves the carbon dioxide conversion efficiency up to three times the efficiency of existing photocatalyst. (2017-05-26)
Maximizing sea life's ability to reduce atmospheric carbon may help combat climate change
New research on West Antarctic seabed life reveals that the remote region of the South Orkney Islands is a carbon sink hotspot. (2016-01-13)
Nuclear testing from the 1960s helps scientist determine whether adult brains generate new neurons
A study reveals that a significant number of new neurons in the hippocampus--a brain region crucial for memory and learning--are generated in adult humans. (2013-06-06)
Gap between present emissions and the 2-degree target
Carbon dioxide emission reductions required to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius are becoming a receding goal based on new figures reported today in the latest Global Carbon Project calculations published today in the advanced online edition of Nature Climate Change. (2012-12-02)
Nanotechnology may lead to more energy-efficient electronics
Carbon nanotubes and graphene consist of just a couple of layers of carbon atoms, but they are lighter than aluminum, stronger than steel and can bend like spring-coils. (2012-02-13)
Before selling carbon credits, read this
Before farmers can sell carbon credits, they need to be able to reliably measure the amount of carbon in their soil. (2007-05-18)
Arctic inland waters emit large amounts of carbon
Geoscientist Erik Lundin shows in his thesis that streams and lakes of Northern Sweden are hotspots for emissions of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere. (2014-01-23)
UF research gives clues about carbon dioxide patterns at end of Ice Age
New University of Florida research puts to rest the mystery of where old carbon was stored during the last glacial period. (2010-10-25)
Chemists Find Too Much Air Sticks Precious Carbon Footballs Together
Ever since researchers discovered a form of carbon consisting of a class of miniature, football-like structures known as fullerenes, they have been racing to use the unique structures in all kinds of novel ways from drug delivery to nanotechnology. (1998-12-16)
A global warming Catch-22?
The ability of the ocean to buffer the effects of global warming may hinge upon the interactions of tiny marine organisms at various temperatures according to a marine scientist at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. (2002-12-06)
Clemson researcher teams up internationally with Marie Curie Fellowship
Clemson University chemical engineering professor Mark C. Thies has received a Marie Curie Fellowship for $142,000 to develop molecular models for advanced-carbon materials that have the potential to be used in strong, yet lightweight transportation vehicles, wind turbines and more energy-efficient aircraft. (2009-08-05)
Reforestation projects capture more carbon than industrial plantations, reveals new research
Australian scientists researching environmental restoration projects have found that the reforestation of damaged rainforests is more efficient at capturing carbon than controversial softwood monoculture plantations. (2010-07-30)
Rutgers researchers find a 'great fizz' of carbon dioxide at the end of the last ice age
Imagine loosening the screw-top of a soda bottle and hearing the carbon dioxide begin to escape. (2010-08-25)
Farming commercial miscanthus
An article in the current issue of Global Change Biology Bioenergy examines the carbon sequestration potential of Miscanthus plantations on commercial farms. (2011-08-31)
Decline in uptake of carbon emissions confirmed
A decline in the proportion of carbon dioxide emissions absorbed by land and oceans is speeding up the growth of atmospheric CO2, according to a paper published today in the US Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2007-10-24)
UCSD study reveals how plants respond to elevated carbon dioxide
An important source of uncertainty in predictions about global warming is how plants will respond to increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide. (2006-05-01)
Nanotubes could pose health risk to production line staff, study suggests
Tiny fibers used to strengthen everyday products such as bicycle frames and hockey sticks could pose health hazards to those involved in their manufacture. (2011-06-14)
Carbon dioxide - our salvation from a future ice age?
Mankind's emissions of fossil carbon and the resulting increase in temperature could prove to be our salvation from the next ice age. (2012-11-08)
Rising carbon dioxide in atmosphere also speeds carbon loss from forest soils, IU-led research finds
Elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide accelerate carbon cycling and soil carbon loss in forests, new research led by an Indiana University biologist has found. (2012-07-10)
A new research project to focus on climate change in the Arctic
The Finnish Meteorological Institute is coordinating a project that demonstrates new methods for mitigating climate change in the Arctic. (2011-01-24)
Neutron diffraction probes forms of carbon dioxide in extreme environments
Through a Deep Carbon Observatory collaboration, Adam Makhluf of the University of California, Los Angeles's Earth, Space and Planetary Science Department and Chris Tulk of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Chemical and Engineering Materials Division are using neutrons to study the fundamental role carbon dioxide plays in Earth's carbon cycle, especially in the composition of carbon reservoirs in the deep earth and the evolution of the carbon cycle over time. (2016-12-20)
Pollen production--and allergies--may rise significantly over next 50 years
Rising carbon dioxide levels associated with global warming could lead to an increase in the incidence of allergies to ragweed and other plants by mid-century, according to a report appearing in the March Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology by Harvard University researchers. (2002-03-20)
Using the energy in oil shale without releasing carbon dioxide in a greenhouse world
New technology that combines production of electricity with capture of carbon dioxide could make billions of barrels of oil shale -- now regarded as off-limits because of the huge amounts of carbon dioxide released in its production -- available as an energy source in a greenhouse world of the future. (2011-04-20)
Study: Warming global temperatures may not affect carbon stored deep in northern peatlands
Deep stores of carbon in northern peatlands may be safe from rising temperatures, according to a team of researchers from several US-based institutions. (2016-12-13)
Temperature found to be most significant driver of the world's tallest trees
Understanding forest biodiversity and how carbon dioxide is stored within trees is an important area of ecological research. (2014-01-07)
Saving trees in tropics could cut emissions by one-fifth, study shows
Reducing deforestation in the tropics would significantly cut the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere -- by as much as one-fifth -- research shows. (2014-06-06)
Efficiency in the forest
Though studies have long predicted that more efficient forest water use would result from increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a research team consisting of Research Associate Trevor Keenan, Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Andrew Richardson and colleagues, using data collected in the northeastern US, and elsewhere around the world, showed that forests were responding much more than the predictions of even the most state-of-the-art computer models. (2013-07-10)
Fires and snow in Central Europe
The Aqua satellite captured this image on Feb. 17, 2015 of multiple hot spots scattered throughout the Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia landscape. (2015-02-18)
How to pack tropical trees
How many cookies fit on a baking sheet? How many oranges fit in a bag? (2016-01-07)
What happened to the sun over 7,000 years ago?
By analyzing the level of a carbon isotope in tree rings from a specimen of an ancient bristlecone pine, a team led by Nagoya University researchers has revealed that the sun exhibited a unique pattern of activity in 5480 BC. (2017-02-06)
Purdue-led team studies Earth's recovery from prehistoric global warming
The Earth may be able to recover from rising carbon dioxide emissions faster than previously thought, according to evidence from a prehistoric. (2011-04-21)
Building a better microbial fuel cell -- using paper
Researchers have made significant progress in developing microbial fuel cells, which rely on bacteria to generate an electrical current, that are cheaper and more efficient. (2017-02-06)
The ocean below
UCSB researchers develop a scientific plan to measure the ocean's carbon cycle and predict its future conditions, which have implications for climate change. (2016-03-30)
UM scientist earns grant to study carbon across North America
University of Montana researcher Ashley Ballantyne recently was awarded a nearly $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study ecosystem carbon production and consumption across North America. (2015-09-02)
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