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Global Greenhouse Gas Levels Hit New Record

On Tuesday the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported in its Greenhouse Gas Bulletin that the volume of atmospheric greenhouse gases hit a new record in 2011. Carbon dioxide, the principal greenhouse gas, reached a level of 390.9 parts per million (ppm) in 2011, or 140 percent of pre-industrial levels. The WMO estimates that […]Read More

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New Study Shows Plants Absorb Carbon From Atmosphere Faster Than

New research just published in the journal Nature say that plants, trees, and soil are absorbing carbon about 25 percent faster than scientists previously thought. A team of scientists headed-up by Lisa Welp-Smith of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have developed a new, more accurate, method of determining how much plants absorb and release carbon. […]Read More

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Global CO2 Emissions Reach All-Time High, Rising More Than 5

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reached an all-time high in 2010, rising 45% in the past 20 years. Rising rapidly between 1990 and 2010, global atmospheric CO2 levels totaled 33 billion metric tons last year, according to a report published by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.Read More

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Amazon Has Second 100-Year-Drought in Five Years – May Soon

Amazon drought may shift region from carbon sink to carbon emitter Typically, the Amazon rainforest acts as a carbon sink, absorbing on average 1.5 billion metric tons of CO2 annually. Researchers in the UK and Brazil are now concerned that the role of, the Amazon may turn to an emitter of carbon emitter due to […]Read More