News tagged with carbon dioxide

US absorbed carbon dioxide despite drought

In the US, spring 2012 was the warmest on record. The subsequent summer was dryer and hotter than any summer since the 1930s, a period that became known in the history books as the 'Dust Bowl'. In 2012, drought and heat afflicted ...

dateApr 25, 2016 in Environment
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CO2 fertilization greening the Earth

An international team of 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries has just published a study titled "Greening of the Earth and its Drivers" in the journal Nature Climate Change showing significant greening of a ...

dateApr 25, 2016 in Environment
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Could global warming's top culprit help crops?

Many scientists fear that global warming will hit staple food crops hard, with heat stress, extreme weather events and water shortages. On the other hand, higher levels of carbon dioxide—the main cause of ongoing warming—is ...

dateApr 18, 2016 in Environment
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Trees trade carbon among each other, study reports

Forest trees use carbon not only for themselves; they also trade large quantities of it with their neighbours. Botanists from the University of Basel report this in the journal Science. The extensive carbon trade among trees ...

dateApr 14, 2016 in Environment
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