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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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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Acidic Oceans Are Dissolving Tiny Snails' Shells
Pteropod Shell Dissolving
April 30th, 2014
Ocean acidification — a phenomenon in which the world's oceans become more acidic as they absorb higher levels of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere — is causing the shells of tiny marine snails to dissolve, according to a new study.
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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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A New Reason to Love Bottom Feeders: They Suck Up Carbon
This deep-sea lizard fish (<em>Bathysaurus ferox</em>) was found at a depth of TK (200 meters) on the continental slope off the west coast of Scotland.
June 4th, 2014
Deep-sea fish capture more than a million tons of carbon dioxide from U.K. and Irish surface waters each year, a new study found.
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Dinosaur Era Had 5 Times Today's CO2
Stegosaurus in museum
March 24th, 2014
Dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 250 million years ago had five times more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than we have today
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Greenhouse Gas Levels Hit Another Milestone
Keeling Curve March 2014
March 19th, 2014
Levels of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere this year have already surpassed a troublesome record set in May 2013.
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Earth's Protective Ozone Layer Shows Signs of Recovery
NASA Ozone Graph
September 10th, 2014
Following a harrowing depletion in recent decades, Earth's protective ozone layer, high in the planet's atmosphere, is on the track to recovery, according to a new report released today (Sept. 10) at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
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EPA's Carbon Emissions Crackdown: 5 Important Facts
Power Plant emissions seen above residential blocks from a city during sunrise
June 3rd, 2014
Here's what you need to know about the new EPA power plant emissions proposal.
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Fossils Put Dent in Geoengineering Claims
Ocean sediments
March 20th, 2014
Results from ice age sediments deal a blow to geoengineering schemes, which seek to slow global warming with iron fertilization.
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