The Scientist

» carbon dioxide

Most Recent

image: Image of the Day: Coral on Acid

Image of the Day: Coral on Acid

By The Scientist Staff | March 16, 2018

Researchers exposed a coral reef to carbonated water to study the effects of ocean acidification.


image: Global Forest Estimate Rises 9 Percent

Global Forest Estimate Rises 9 Percent

By Aggie Mika | May 15, 2017

Dryland biomes are covered in at least 40 percent more forest than previously estimated.


image: Plant Biologist Killed in Ethiopian Protest

Plant Biologist Killed in Ethiopian Protest

By Kerry Grens | October 6, 2016

Stone throwers hit the car Sharon Gray was riding in while visiting the country for a meeting.


image: Adapting to Elevated CO<sub>2</sub>

Adapting to Elevated CO2

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | September 1, 2015

High carbon dioxide levels can irreversibly rev up a cyanobacterium’s ability to fix nitrogen over the long term, a study finds.


image: Behavior Brief

Behavior Brief

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 28, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research


image: Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

By Jef Akst | March 1, 2014

Researchers are using snowdrifts to artificially warm Arctic tundra during winter and finding that more carbon is released from the soil than plants can soak up from the atmosphere.


image: Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?

Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?

By Edyta Zielinska | April 24, 2013

Researchers in the Amazon are measuring how much carbon dioxide fertilizes the rainforest.


image: Opinion: Evolving CO2-Hungry Crops

Opinion: Evolving CO2-Hungry Crops

By Lewis H. Ziska and Mark Howden | December 4, 2012

Breeding plants that can convert more carbon dioxide to food could help feed a growing population.

1 Comment

image: Record High for Greenhouse Gases

Record High for Greenhouse Gases

By Beth Marie Mole | November 21, 2012

The World Meteorological Organization finds that the atmospheric gases behind climate change reached a new record high in 2011.

1 Comment

image: Microbial Awakening

Microbial Awakening

By Hayley Dunning | November 1, 2012

Successive awakening of soil microbes drives a huge pulse of CO2 following the first rain after a dry summer.

1 Comment

Popular Now

  1. Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer?
  2. Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies
  3. Pupil Response to an Optical Illusion Tied to Autistic Traits
  4. John Sulston, Human Genome Project Leader, Dies