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Posts tagged carbon dioxide

June 15, 2010

 

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Cockroaches V. Global Warming: Who Wins?

The consequences of global warming seem daunting for humans... but, what about cockroaches?

May 18, 2010

 

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Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen And Slow Burning

You've probably seen things decay before. How does the process work?

May 17, 2010

 

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Ditch The Perfume… Mosquitoes Love The Smell!

You may love to wear perfume. However, you shouldn't wear it when you know you will be around mosquitoes. Why? They love the smell!

August 20, 2009

 

Road filled with potholes

Self-healing Concrete?

Have you ever been driving down a pothole filled street, thinking, "I wish the city, someone, anyone would fix the roads!"

August 18, 2009

 

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Energy Alternatives: Solar Power, Biofuels, and… Coal?

Could coal, a carbon-rich fuel, be the key to fixing America's rising gas prices?

July 27, 2009

 

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Plants Against Global Warming

Scientists have used computer models to show that planting crops with waxier leaves could help to reflect more sunlight and reduce global warming.

June 29, 2009

 

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Soil & CO2

You may already know that the earth stores lots of carbon in different places, like the in the ocean and plants. But are there any other major carbon stores?

April 2, 2009

 

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You Gotta Have Heart

We generally say the heart is on the left side of the chest because about two-thirds of its mass is to the left of the sternum.

October 8, 2008

 

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All This Carbon Dioxide is Making Me Hungry!

Higher atmospheric CO2 increases the rate of photosynthesis, and thus the amount of carbohydrates in plant leaves.

July 2, 2008

 

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Natural Warming

Although global warming has placed the blame on humans, natural warming and changing weather patterns have also played a part in the gradual warm up.

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