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Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Hits Highest Level In Human History

Experts called it a scary milestone — carbon dioxide concentrations are at an unprecedented high. As of May, the Earth's atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reached 415 parts per million, the highest level in the history of mankind.

Earth/Environment May 14, 2019

Home-Delivered Meal Kits Greener Than Those Bought From Grocery

The extra cardboard packaging from delivered meals is sometimes frowned upon. However, a new cradle-to-the-grave comparative study showed that meal delivery services actually have lower carbon footprints than meals brought from a grocery.

Public Health April 24, 2019

Earth Could Hit Carbon Dioxide Levels Not Seen In 56 Million Years Within The Next Two Centuries

How close are we to an extinction-level global warming event? According to a new study, it may just be as little as 140 years, at the rate that we are emitting carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Earth/Environment February 23, 2019

NASA Warns Climate Change Could Cause Increase In 'Extreme Storms'

NASA’s recent climate change study warns that an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide may rise tropical ocean surface temperatures. Scientists predict that if the trend continues, it may cause an almost 60 percent increase in the frequency of extreme storms.

Earth/Environment February 4, 2019

Scientists: Halve World's Carbon Dioxide Emissions Each Decade Starting 2020 To Combat Warming

Oslo scientists are pushing for a 'carbon law' policy to cut by half the world's carbon dioxide emissions for every decade starting 2020 in order to achieve the goals of the 2015 Paris agreement.

Earth/Environment March 24, 2017

Scientists Call For Action To Combat Ocean Acidification

In a new report, scientists called for rapid, decisive and multi-state action on ocean acidification and hypoxia on the West Coast. They identified global carbon dioxide emissions as the leading cause of these rising problems that affect seafood, ecosystems and local communities.

Earth/Environment April 5, 2016

Carbon Dioxide In Earth's Atmosphere Reaches Record Level In 2015

The levels of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere reached a record level in 2015, NOAA reported. The feat raised new concerns about greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.

Earth/Environment March 11, 2016

Supreme Court Decision Blocks Obama's Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday voted 5-4 against the implementation of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan. The initiative aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions primarily from coal-fired power plants in the country.

Earth/Environment February 10, 2016

Earth’s Future Depends On How We Build Cities: Report Says Urban Development Crucial In Protecting Remaining Carbon Budget

A report from the Stockholm Environment Institute looked into urban planning's contribution to carbon dioxide emissions. Scientists urged the use of more energy-efficient technology to keep CO2 emissions within the threshold.

Earth/Environment October 11, 2015

Scientists In Scotland Introduce New Gas 'Fingerprinting' Procedure To Monitor CO2 Emissions

A new fingerprinting process can be used to monitor CO2 stored using the carbon capture and storage process. Scientists claim it can determine the movement and fate of stored CO2 underground.

Earth/Environment October 9, 2015

Nonprofit Offers $7.5 Million To Anyone Who Can Make Excess CO2 Useful

The XPrize Foundation issues a call to harness the greenhouse gas for good.

Earth/Environment September 29, 2015

Killer Asteroid May Have Wiped out Marine Life In The Past

A new study conducted by the University of Southampton and the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology investigated a possible connection between the Chicxulub impact and the extinction of ancient mollusks and other calcium carbonate-shelled plankton.

Earth/Environment May 13, 2015

Cutting Down Carbon Emissions From US Power Plants Could Save 3,500 Annually

The Obama administration has proposed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants that could save an average of 3,500 lives annually. Power plants have gravely contributed to industrial air pollution.

Earth/Environment May 6, 2015

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