Atmospheric

Fixing Air-heating Soot Would Slow Climate Change

Ramanathan has served on IPCC WG2 Panels, he headed the UN's INDOEX project and he's as solid a climate scientist as we have. ...

Article - Lee Rodgers - Jun 3 2008 - 2:12pm

Fixing Soot Gains 20 Years Against Global Warming

The odds are poor that humanity will ever curtail CO2 emissions sufficiently fast against even the mid-case global warming scenarios forecast by climatologists. A possible near-term remedy, however, has been found in the form of a simple pollution abateme ...

Article - Lee Rodgers - Jun 10 2008 - 11:14am

IPCC's Tropopause Climate Models Will Get A New START

Scientists are deploying an advanced research aircraft to study a region of the atmosphere that influences climate change by affecting the amount of solar heat that reaches Earth's surface. Findings from the project, based at the National Center for A ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 12 2008 - 12:40pm

Multi-purpose Selenium Tells Us About Global Warming, Cleans Our Hair And Fends Off Alien Invaders

It's an ingredient found in dandruff shampoos and, if you're a movie buff, you also know it was used to help fight off alien invaders in the film "Evolution." Scientists at the University of Leicester are now using selenium as a tool in ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 18 2008 - 10:32am

Martian Air Did Once Have Moisture, Reveals Soil Study

A new analysis of Martian soil data led by University of California, Berkeley, geoscientists suggests that there was once enough water in the planet's atmosphere for a light drizzle or dew to hit the ground, leaving tell-tale signs of its interaction ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 25 2008 - 9:35am

Destroy Ozone, Reduce Greenhouse Gases?

Large amounts of ozone, 50% more than predicted by the most recent climate models, are being destroyed in the lower atmosphere over the tropical Atlantic Ocean. This discovery by a team of scientists from the UK's National Centre for Atmospheric Scien ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 26 2008 - 1:01am

Old School Global Warming Reduction

Want to really store carbon? Get old... and underwater. Researchers at the Missouri Tree Ring Laboratory in the Department of Forestry discovered that trees submerged in freshwater aquatic systems store carbon for thousands of years, a significantly longer ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 27 2008 - 9:39am

How Microbes Produce Carbon Dioxide And Methane

Researchers here now have a picture of a key molecule that lets microbes produce carbon dioxide and methane, the two greenhouse gases associated with global warming. The findings relate to organisms called methanogens and cap a 12-year effort into how indu ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2008 - 6:31pm

Mathematical Model Says Climate Change Will Make Storms Worse

A new mathematical model developed by University of Michigan atmospheric and planetary scientist Nilton Renno says that dust devils, water spouts, tornadoes, hurricanes and cyclones are all born of the same mechanism and will intensify as climate change wa ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 8 2008 - 4:32pm

The China CO2 Conundrum: 25 Percent Of Emissions Are For Exported Goods

China is the largest polluter in the world and leads in greenhouse gas emissions but is exempt from the Kyoto Protocol. Many Western countries argue that all polluters should face restrictions if any do, but the US, for example, is the largest importer of ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2008 - 8:51pm