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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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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Did Ocean's Big Burps End Last Ice Age?
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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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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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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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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