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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Water, Water Not Everywhere: Why Puddles Stop Spreading
A drop of fluid striking the surface of a fluid bath
July 22nd, 2015
Puddles make water easier to spot and wipe up, but the traditional laws of physics say water should spread indefinitely. So why doesn't it?
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Million-Year-Old Bubbles Reveal Antarctica's Oldest Climate Snapshot
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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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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Iridescent Pools Discovered in Undersea Volcano's Crater
Using underwater vehicles, the international team discovered the pools in the crater of the Santorini volcano.
July 21st, 2015
Opal-hued pools of carbon dioxide-rich water have been found in the caldera of the Santorini volcano, deep beneath the surface of the Aegean Sea. The opal color may come from the glassy microscopic bodies of silica-based organisms.
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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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