News Stories relating to "carbon dioxide"
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A climate change
prediction that Whitley Strieber used as research for his book Nature's End thirty years ago has proved to be not only accurate, but to have understated the intensity of global warming by 30%.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
With global warming
comes increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which benefits at least one species: weeds. Carbon dioxide acts as a fertilizer to invasive exotic grasses, resulting in higher growth rates and larger leaves. These stronger plants are also proving more...
Friday, January 21, 2011
Getting rid of CO2 in the atmosphere by capturing it and burying it
in the ground sounds like a good idea, but a Canadian farm couple whose land lies over the world's largest carbon capture and storage project says greenhouse gases seeping up from the soil are...
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
But they CAN heal themselves! - Plants are pooped?they probably won't soak up any more carbon dioxide as the planet continues to warm. They've got to concentrate on healing themselves too: they make their own "aspirin!"
Some grassland that was being tested absorbed less CO2 than usual for two years following temperatures...
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
If we need a plant to suck up excess carbon dioxide, we can plant lots of?.poison ivy?
In the July 17 edition of The New York Times, Anne Raver writes that when researchers pumped high levels of CO2 into an area planted in poison ivy, in a controlled experiment, the weed thrived AND the resin that causes the rash INCREASED. Raver quotes...
Thursday, July 24, 2003
Andy Coghlan writes in New Scientist magazine about a marvelous way to clean up carbon dioxide?turn it into diamonds. "We are changing a waste gas into gems," says Chinese researcher Qianwang Chen.
It's even cheaper than the current method of creating manmade diamonds, which requires up five million atmospheres of pressure and ultra-...