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High CO2 spurs wetlands to absorb more carbon

( —Under elevated carbon dioxide levels, wetland plants can absorb up to 32 percent more carbon than they do at current levels, according to a 19-year study published in Global Change Biology from the Smithsonian ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in Environment
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Laser-brightened cirrus clouds

( —Intense laser light pulses increase the brightness of high cirrus clouds. Together with colleagues from Berlin and Geneva, climate researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have been investigating ...

dateJun 05, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Wind and cold carry dust to new heights

( —Scientists at China's Lanzhou University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that dust lifted from the Taklimakan Desert during a dust storm had a significant effect on the regional climate. The ...

dateMay 06, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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