News tagged with carbon cycle

When continents break it gets warm on Earth 

The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere determines whether the Earth is in greenhouse or ice age state. Before humans began to have an impact on the amount of CO2 in the air, it depended solely on the ...

dateNov 13, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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'Sink' or swim for salt marshes

The world's coastal ecosystems—areas such as tidal marshes and mangrove forests—have the potential to store and sequester large amounts of carbon, collectively known as blue carbon.

dateOct 25, 2017 in Environment
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Scavenging to survive below the seafloor

Microorganisms living in the sediments buried below the seafloor obtain their nutrients by using secreted enzymes to degrade adsorbed detritus. A new study shows that in order to survive for long time scales, microorganisms ...

dateOct 25, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Watching plant photosynthesis... from space

University of Sydney and NASA researchers have developed a revolutionary new technique to image plant photosynthesis using satellite-based remote-sensing, with potential applications in climate change monitoring.

dateOct 12, 2017 in Environment
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Satellites map photosynthesis at high resolution

Life on Earth is impossible without photosynthesis. It provides food and oxygen to all higher life forms and plays an important role in the climate system, regulating the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Earth's atmosphere ...

dateOct 12, 2017 in Environment
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