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Scientists Solve Ocean ‘Carbon Sink’ Puzzle

Scientists Solve Ocean ‘Carbon Sink’ Puzzle

By Robert McSweeney The oceans are a hugely important “carbon sink,” helping absorb CO2 emissions from human activities. Without them, CO2 would accumulate more quickly in the atmosphere, raising temperatures more quickly. A new study, published in Nature, finds that recent changes in circulation patterns in the world’s oceans are playing a key role in […]

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    Scientists Solve Ocean ‘Carbon Sink’ Puzzle

    Scientists Solve Ocean ‘Carbon Sink’ Puzzle

    By Robert McSweeney The oceans are a hugely important “carbon sink,” helping absorb CO2 emissions from human activities. Without them, CO2 would accumulate more quickly in the atmosphere, raising temperatures more quickly. A new study, published in Nature, finds that recent changes in circulation patterns in the world’s oceans are playing a key role in […]

    NASA Produces First 3D Animation of Global Carbon Emissions

    NASA Produces First 3D Animation of Global Carbon Emissions

    By Leo Hickman The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. space agency, has released an “eye-popping” three-dimensional animation showing carbon dioxide emissions moving through the Earth’s atmosphere over the course of a year. It says the 3-D visualization is “one of the most realistic views yet” of the “complex patterns in which carbon […]

    ‘Trees on Steroids’: Issam Dairanieh on Turning CO2 Into Products

    ‘Trees on Steroids’: Issam Dairanieh on Turning CO2 Into Products

    By Sophie Yeo How do you reduce CO2 emissions? The Global CO2 Initiative is pushing a unique approach: turn them into useful products, then sell them. Based in San Francisco, the company has the ambitious aim to capture 10 percent of global CO2 emissions through carbon capture and usage. While this method is still in […]