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7,000 feet under the Sea: LSU scientists take geology to great depths
...ful to the atmosphere. Methane contributes to the greenhouse
effect 20 times more than carbon dioxide does, Aharon said. If the Earths oceans warm up as they are predicted to with global warming, increasing amounts of hydrates will become unstable and release methane. The release of gas would contribute to f...
Scientists find that grasslands can act as 'carbon sinks'
...times act as "carbon sinks," absorbing more of the greenhouse
gas carbon dioxide than they release. Now, a team ...dioxide, believed to be a major contributor to the greenhouse
effect and global climate change. The lead author of the paper is Dr. Shuijin Hu, assistant professo...
Conservation battle faces long odds in Brazilian Amazon
...us impacts on the carbon cycle, global climate and greenhouse
warming. The stakes are enormously high and the battle is being lost, say researchers from OSU, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Michigan State University, and National Institute for Amazonian Research. Problems with deforestation in th...
February media highlights: Geology and GSA today
...hange by sudden release of methane, a quick-acting greenhouse
gas. However, we used tracer hydrocarbons from ven...stable gas hydrate appears to trap huge volumes of greenhouse
gas in sediment, and thus could buffer climate change. Terrestrial record of methane hydrate d...
Scientist searches Yellowstone Park for carbon dioxide-eating microbe
... produces high amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse
gases, now believed to be undesirably warming the planet. Ohio University is experimenting with ways of absorbing carbon dioxide with algae. Like other plants, algae use the gas as part of their metabolic process called photosynthesis. Ohio Univers...
UF research shows that a fern soaks up deadly arsenic from soil
...nds had 7,526 parts per million of arsenic. In greenhouse
tests using soil artificially infused with arsenic...ically in alkaline conditions, Ma said. In the greenhouse
tests done by Cong Tu, a postdoctoral student in Ma's group, the plant seems to fare better in soils...
New study reveals a major cause of global warming - ordinary soot
...butor to global warming - just behind the infamous greenhouse
gas, carbon dioxide (CO2). ``Soot - or black carbo... of the blame for global warming on human-produced greenhouse
gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, which also are byproducts of fossil fuel burning. But ac...
Microbial activity key component of global environmental change
...y a significant role in slowing adverse effects of greenhouse
gases and other global environmental changes, acco...l carbon budget, eutrophication and the changes in greenhouse
gases that affect climate. --Discover, characterize and harness the abilities of microbes that trans...
Volcano helps meteorologists find answer to climate change mystery
...f the European Union, to reduce their emissions of greenhouse
gases in coming years. Developing nations such as ...ast November in part because of disagreements over greenhouse
emissions reductions. Scientists believe greenhouse
gases are increasing global temperatures by trap...
Stowaways from space provide link between impact, biggest extinction in Earth history
...h, as well as massive amounts of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse
gas, into the atmosphere. The dust could have blocked out sunlight across the Earth, preventing plant photosynthesis and causing food chains to collapse. Or, carbon dioxide could have trapped the sun's heat, sending temperatures on Earth soaring. ...
Scientists find great-granddaddy of enzyme family
...responsible for one-third of the global methane, a greenhouse
gas. The structure also suggests that acetate kinase may be the common ancestor in a "superfamily" of enzymes known as phosphotransferases, named for their ability to make or break phosphate bonds in cells. This process, called phosphorylation, is us...
Talk: Population and Climate Change: Neglected Connections
... aging, and urbanization play in the production of greenhouse
gas emissions, and the resilience of societies to climate stresses on agriculture, human health, and migration. This is the first systematic, quantitative work to be done on population, climate and the environment. It is expert, thorough, and, what ...
Controlling greenhouse gas carbon dioxide through carbon sequestration two-day symposium, April 2-3
...tific society. CO2, one of the so-called greenhouse
gases blamed for climate change, can be stored in ...arbon sequestration could, in the future, turn the greenhouse
gas carbon dioxide into carbonate rocks or even into natural gas. This could be accomplished by mimi...
Global warming: Science, economics, politics
...f the Nicholas School of Environment, will discuss greenhouse
gases and the carbon cycle. The conference, sponsored by Texas A&Ms Department of Economics and the Bush School of Government and Public Service, will be held at the Presidential Conference Center on the Texas A&M campus....
Amphibian mortality linked to climate change
...at took them all the way to global warming and the greenhouse
effect. "Although the results reveal the amazing... In this study, the research cited evidence that greenhouse
warming and other climate changes may be increasing the frequency and intensity of El Nino events, w...
Increased use of chemicals in agriculture worldwide seen as major environmental threat
...ge over the next 50 years, rivaling the effect of greenhouse
gases in its impact, according to a new study published in this week's journal Science. "The global impact of agriculture will be at least as great as climate change," said lead author David Tilman, visiting researcher at the National Center f...
Researchers prove past cooling trend caused by move from forests to agriculture
...en suggested as a way to soak up carbon dioxide, a greenhouse
gas, from the atmosphere. However, earlier studie...ast. This is now probably being overwhelmed by our greenhouse
gas emissions." The research, published in the Geophysical Research Letters, also shows a slight in...
New technology reduces noxious emissions
...economy requirements and actually emit less of the greenhouse
gas carbon dioxide than gasoline engines. However, unlike gasoline engines, there is no technology that can sufficiently reduce nitrogen oxides in the lean burn exhaust typical of diesel vehicles. Nitrogen oxides cause air pollution. Combining th...
Genetically modified earth plants will glow from Mars
...inate the seeds and grow the plants in a miniature greenhouse
on the landing vehicle. Despite working with alien soil they know little about, the biologists are optimistic about the experiment. "I'm confident we can grow plants if we know the pH levels and the oxidizing agents in the Martian soil," Schuerger ...
LSU researcher finds new petroleum method, receives patent
... atmosphere, which is a major factor in the global greenhouse
effect. "The approach documented in this patent...ing activities, and no net increase of atmospheric greenhouse
gases is involved in the process," he said. Dr. Thomas Klei, associate dean of research and advance...
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