Atmospheric

At-Risk Forests Account For 20 Percent Of CO2 Emissions Absorption

Globally, tropical trees in undisturbed forest are absorbing nearly a fifth of the CO2 released by burning fossil fuels, according to a 40-year study of African tropical forests published in Nature. The researchers says that remaining tropical forests remo ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 18 2009 - 2:51pm

2008 Cool Off- A US Blip Or An End To Global Warming? James Hansen Has Some Answers

The ten warmest years on record have all occurred between 1997 and 2008 but the 2008 temperature in the US was not much different than the 1951-1980 mean, which makes it cooler than all the previous years this decade, say climatologists at the NASA Goddard ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 23 2009 - 7:29pm

Sulfuryl Fluoride- Newly Discovered Greenhouse Gas Has 4800 Times The Warming Impact Of CO2

Sulfuryl fluoride, a gas used for fumigation, has the potential to contribute significantly to future greenhouse warming, but because its production has not yet reached high levels there is still time to nip this potential contributor in the bud, according ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 10 2009 - 12:34pm

Nitrogen Trifluoride And Sulfuryl Fluoride- Two Growing Greenhouse Gases To Think About

Two new greenhouse gases are accumulating in the atmosphere, according to an international research team led by scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the US and CSIRO scientist, Dr Paul Fraser, from the Centre for Australian Weather a ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2009 - 9:34am

Fish Oil- The Solution To The Livestock Methane Issue?

The benefits to animals of omega 3 fatty acids in fish oils have been well documented – helping the heart and circulatory system.   Can they also help in improving meat quality and reducing methane emissions? Perhaps.   Methane given off by farm animals is ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 29 2009 - 7:07pm

Regulate Rocket Launches To Prevent Ozone Depletion- Study

It's not just American cars that are hurting the environment, researchers in California and Colorado have set their sights on... rocket launches? Future ozone losses from unregulated rocket launches will eventually exceed ozone losses due to chloroflu ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2009 - 7:12pm

George Will Flummoxed by Fluctuations

1998 was the warmest year on record, which George Will takes to mean that global warming is not happening: Reducing carbon emissions supposedly will reverse warming, which is allegedly occurring even though, according to statistics published by the World M ...

Blog Post - Michael White - Apr 3 2009 - 8:44am

Weather Control Discovery- Five Sided Chain Structure Is 'Pentagonal Ice'

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered a five-sided ice chain structure that they say could be used to modify future weather patterns. Researchers, in collaboration with University College London and the Fritz-Haber Institut in Berlin, c ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 7 2009 - 11:50am

The 'Great Oxidation Event'- Nickel Level In Seawater Gets A Study

The Earth's original atmosphere held very little oxygen. This began to change around 2.4 billion years ago when oxygen levels increased dramatically during what scientists call the "Great Oxidation Event." The cause of this event has puzzled ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 8 2009 - 12:36pm

Aerosols A Neglected Factor In Arctic Global Warming, Says Study

The great thing about science is that we will converge on the correct answer eventually.  In something like climate change, there is rarely one correct answer and while greenhouse gases have long been center stage in discussions about global climate change ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 8 2009 - 8:38pm