News tagged with atmospheric carbon

The damaging effects of black carbon

Air pollution, both outdoors and indoors, causes millions of premature deaths each year. The deaths are mainly caused by the inhalation of particulate matter. Black carbon, a component of particulate matter, is especially ...

dateMar 23, 2016 in Environment
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Record leap in carbon dioxide seen in 2015

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at a record pace last year, US government scientists reported, raising new concern about one of the top greenhouse gases and the effects of global warming.

dateMar 10, 2016 in Environment
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Sentinel-3 and the ocean carbon conundrum

Each year, about a quarter of the carbon dioxide we release into the atmosphere ends up in the ocean, but how it happens is still not fully understood. The Sentinel-3A satellite is poised to play an important role in shedding ...

dateFeb 25, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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