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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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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'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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