Over the past 171 years, human activities have raised atmospheric concentrations of CO2 by 48% above pre-industrial levels found in 1850, according to Global Climate Change. This is more than what had happened naturally over a 20,000 year period (from the… Read More ›
A diverse team of international researchers – including NASA scientists – has created a new method to assess how the changes in forests over the past two decades have impacted carbon concentrations in the atmosphere.
NASA’s new satellite to observe near-global measurements of carbon dioxide on land and sea will hitch a ride to the International Space Station on a Space-X Dragon capsule, launched on a Falcon 9 rocket.
A single season of drought in the Amazon rainforest can reduce the forest’s carbon dioxide absorption for years after the rains return, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. This is the first study to quantify the long-term legacy of an Amazon drought.