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Jef Akst | Mar 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.
Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 24, 2013
Researchers in the Amazon are measuring how much carbon dioxide fertilizes the rainforest.
Opinion: Evolving CO2-Hungry Crops
Mark Howden, Lewis H. Ziska | Dec 4, 2012
Breeding plants that can convert more carbon dioxide to food could help feed a growing population.
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.
Hayley Dunning | Nov 1, 2012
Successive awakening of soil microbes drives a huge pulse of CO
following the first rain after a dry summer.
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.
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.