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Plumbing the Depths of the Marine Carbon Cycle

a tropical storm beginning to form in the south china sea
A tropical storm beginning to form in the South China Sea in July 2017, as seen from the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (NPP) weather satellite. Credit: NOAA/NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Scientists measure dissolved black carbon in South China Sea water samples to better understand the carbon cycle in the oceans, which absorb roughly half of all carbon emitted into the atmosphere

November 21, 2017 — To fully understand how the oceans regulate carbon concentrations in the atmosphere, scientists must have detailed knowledge of the marine carbon cycle. A large amount of Continue reading Plumbing the Depths of the Marine Carbon Cycle

80% of world’s city dwellers breathing bad air

beijing, china
AIR POLLUTION. Vehicles travel through a main thoroughfare during a smoggy day in Beijing, China, April 13, 2016. File photo by Wu Hong/EPA

WHO also discovers that air quality is generally improving in Europe and North America, but worsening in the Middle East and Southeast Asia

GENEVA, Switzerland (May 12, 2016) — Over 80% of the world’s city dwellers breathe poor quality air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other life-threatening diseases, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report warned Thursday, May 12. Continue reading 80% of world’s city dwellers breathing bad air