carbon dioxide
Record High for Greenhouse Gases
Record High for Greenhouse Gases
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 21, 2012
The World Meteorological Organization finds that the atmospheric gases behind climate change reached a new record high in 2011.
Microbial Awakening
Microbial Awakening
Hayley Dunning | Nov 1, 2012
Successive awakening of soil microbes drives a huge pulse of CO2 following the first rain after a dry summer.
Surviving Acidity
Jef Akst | Sep 25, 2012
A new study reveals clues to the naked mole-rat’s ability to thrive in underground environments with high levels of carbon dioxide.
Lowering Carbon with Algae
Hayley Dunning | Jul 18, 2012
Spawning algal blooms by fertilizing the Southern Ocean with iron could help sink atmospheric carbon to the deep ocean—and maybe slow the course of climate change.
West Coast Marine Threat
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 18, 2012
Rising ocean acidity along the California coast may wreak havoc in the region’s oyster populations.
A Greener Arctic
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 11, 2012
Algal blooms are appearing under the ice in the Arctic Ocean in areas thought to receive too little light to support photosynthetic life.
Pain Free
Pain Free
Thomas J. Park and Rochelle Buffenstein | Jun 1, 2012
One of the naked mole-rat’s amazing qualities is the reduced ability to feel certain kinds of pain.
Digging the Underground Life
Digging the Underground Life
Thomas J. Park and Rochelle Buffenstein | Jun 1, 2012
A rare peek inside the subterranean home of the naked mole-rat
Underground Supermodels
Underground Supermodels
Thomas J. Park and Rochelle Buffenstein | Jun 1, 2012
What can a twentysomething naked mole-rat tell us about fighting pain, cancer, and aging?
From the Ground Up
From the Ground Up
Richard D. Bardgett | Aug 1, 2011
As the planet warms plant growth will likely increase—locking up some of that extra carbon dioxide by converting it into vegetative biomass—but that’s not the whole story.