NASA supercomputing study breaks ground for tree mapping, carbon research

Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and international collaborators demonstrated a new method for mapping the location and size of trees growing outside of forests, discovering billions of trees in arid and semi-arid regions and laying the groundwork for more accurate global measurement of carbon storage on land.

A carbon sink shrinks in the arctic

UD researchers show Canada Basin’s diminished capacity to absorb carbon dioxide University of Delaware New research by University of Delaware doctoral student Zhangxian Ouyang and oceanographer Wei-Jun Cai, and an international team of researchers, demonstrates that rapid warming and sea-ice loss have induced major changes in the western Arctic Ocean. The research team’s findings —…

Ocean uptake of CO2 could drop as carbon emissions are cut

Shrinkage due to COVID-19 may provide case in point Earth Institute at Columbia UniversityShare Print E-Mail Volcanic eruptions and human-caused changes to the atmosphere strongly influence the rate at which the ocean absorbs carbon dioxide, says a new study. The ocean is so sensitive to changes such as declining greenhouse gas emissions that it immediately responds by…

Sugar turns brown algae into good carbon stores

Only highly specialized bacteria can carry out the degradation of brown algae with the help of more than hundred enzymes Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology You may like them or not, but almost everyone knows them: brown algae such as Fucus vesiculosus, commonly known as bladderwrack, grow along the entire German coast. Giant kelp…

Australia Enrages Activists, Embraces “Technology Neutral” Carbon Credits

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Looks like Planet of the Humans might be having an impact on policy; The Australian Government has broadened the scope of activities which can qualify for carbon credits, diverting cash away from renewables. Fossil fuel industry applauds Coalition climate measures that support carbon capture and storage Adam Morton Environment editor @adamlmortonWed 20…

£800k study to look at link between fire and climate change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall University of Stirling researchers have received a £800K grant to study what proportion of carbon captured by soil is from partially burned plants. NEWS RELEASE 12-MAY-2020£800k study to look at link between fire and climate change UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING University of Stirling experts will lead a new £800,000 study investigating the…