carbon dioxide

Hot Jupiters

NASA Scientists Created a Super-Hot Exoplanet Atmosphere on Earth

A team heated a cloud of gas up to 2,000°F and blasted it with radiation to see what happens on giant planets that orbit very close to their stars.
Becky Ferreira
3.15.19
climate change

European Genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas Cooled Earth’s Climate

Some 50 million Indigenous peoples died during the 16th century, a collapse that caused atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to drop.
Becky Ferreira
2.1.19
climate change

Plants are Losing Their Capacity to Absorb Human CO2 Emissions

A team of Columbia researchers finds that the climate tipping point may come sooner than we think.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.23.19
emissions

US Carbon Emissions Spike in 2018 to Their Highest Levels in Eight Years

A new report estimates that American carbon dioxide emissions rose by 3.4 percent in 2018, due to Trump's policies, cold spells, and economic growth.
Becky Ferreira
1.8.19
Biodomes

This Guy Is Sealing Himself in a DIY 'Biodome' to Raise Awareness of Climate Change

“Would be happy to make it a full 24 hours, but we'll see,” Kurtis Baute told Motherboard in an email.
Becky Ferreira
10.24.18
climate change

Climate Models Overestimate How Much CO2 Plants Can Remove From the Atmosphere

Carbon dioxide levels might increase even more rapidly than expected based on new research on the molecular mechanisms of photosynthesis.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.3.18
Orbiting Carbon Observatory

This NASA Satellite Is 'Sounding' Our Atmosphere to Understand Fossil Fuel Emissions

The OCO-2 spacecraft has been working hard to quantify the impact of humans on the global climate since 2014.
Becky Ferreira
10.12.17
zombie oil

The US Is Paying Big Oil to Keep Fossil Fuels Profitable

Subsidies are keeping “zombie energy” alive.
Stephen Leahy
10.3.17
climate change

No One Can Agree What 2°C of Global Warming Actually Means

We don’t know how many places are unprepared for upcoming decades of climate change.
Caroline Haskins
8.1.17
humans of the year

Kendra Kuhl Is Building a Device That Turns Pollution Into Products

The CTO of Opus 12 has been trying to help the environment since she was a grad student.
Farnia Fekri
4.28.17
carbon emissions

Why Keeping CO2 Emissions Stable Won’t Save Us From Climate Change

CO2 emissions were stable worldwide in 2016 as the global economy grew.
Kate Lunau
3.17.17
ANIMALS

The Happiest Environmental News From 2016

Hey look, we didn’t entirely screw up the planet this year.
Sarah Emerson
12.28.16
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