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July 7, 2016

 

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Ocean Storage of CO2 Increasing

The ocean is increasingly absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, raising the water's acidity and endangering sea life.

April 5, 2016

 

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The Antarctic-CO2 Connection

Temperatures directly correlate to CO2 levels In Antarctica, but not in the tropics or Northern Hemisphere. Here's why:

March 2, 2016

 

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Coffee: Global Warming Fighter

Used coffee grounds can be recycled to make air filters that remove methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere.

February 17, 2016

 

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Trees vs. Humans

Since the beginning of human civilization, Earth has lost half its trees.

January 21, 2016

 

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Why Do Corpses Float?

Bacteria release gasses that build up inside the body, causing it to float.

January 20, 2016

 

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Getting the Carbon Out

Scientists have a developed a solar-energy-based technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But is it a feasible solution to global warming?

December 14, 2015

 

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To Flush or Not to Flush?

Sewage treatment plants and landfills both release a lot of greenhouse gases in the process of decomposing waste.

September 3, 2015

 

hot air balloon

Full of Hot Air?   

It's a gas! Air consists of nitrogen and oxygen and lots of empty space.

June 24, 2015

 

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From Sunlight to Liquid Fuel 

Scientists are engineering a method for turning solar energy into fuel.

April 2, 2015

 

ventillator

One-Way Breathing: Not Just For Birds Anymore

Birds and many reptiles evolved a specialized way of breathing—one-way air flow.

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