Carbon Dioxide

Find out everything there is to know about carbon dioxide and stay updated on the latest carbon dioxide related stories with the comprehensive articles and informative features. Learn more about this essential gas as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about carbon dioxide.
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Million-Year-Old Bubbles Reveal Antarctica's Oldest Climate Snapshot
Antarctica
May 11th, 2015
Timeworn Antarctica ice suggests a strong link between carbon dioxide levels and glacial cycles for the past million years.
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Waking Beasts: Underwater Volcanoes Roused by Ice Ages
seafloor ridges
February 5th, 2015
The rise and fall of sea level during the past million years matches up with valleys and ridges on the seafloor, suggesting a link between underwater eruptions and ice ages, two new studies find.
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NASA Satellite's 1st CO2 Maps of Earth Revealed
carbon concentrations around the world
December 18th, 2014
NASA scientists unveiled the first data sets from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, or OCO-2.
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Greenhouse Effect Is Witnessed…and Getting Worse
research site
February 25th, 2015
The climate-changing greenhouse effect exists and has been directly measured in the United States.
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Melting Glaciers Pose a Carbon Menace
Tibet glacier
January 21st, 2015
Melting glaciers pose another threat beyond sea level rise. They will dump massive amounts of organic carbon into the world's oceans, altering ecosystems.
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Watch Carbon Pollution Spread Across the Planet
NASA model
November 18th, 2014
A striking new video from NASA reveals how the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide spreads across Earth in a single year.
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NASA Spacecraft Will Sniff Out Earth's Carbon Dioxide
June 12th, 2014
A new NASA spacecraft is about to embark on a 2-year mission to learn about how carbon dioxide — a heat-trapping gas driving climate change — cycles through the Earth's atmosphere.
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Did Ocean's Big Burps End Last Ice Age?
glacier
February 11th, 2015
A massive outpouring of carbon dioxide from the deep ocean helped end the last ice age, scientists report today.
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Global Carbon Emissions Reach New Record High
The Eastern Hemisphere of Earth can be seen in this "blue marble" view captured by NASA's Suomi NPP satellite.
September 21st, 2014
Concentrations of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, will surge to a new high in the atmosphere in 2014.
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