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Tag: Carbon Dioxide

Our top picks: today's environmental news and best #greenreads.
Off the coast of Italy, CO2-spewing vents are giving scientists a glimpse at the acidic oceans of our future. The results are frightening.
Our new climate milestone through the eyes of the scientist whose father first brought the peril of rising carbon dioxide to the world's attention.
Why reaching 400 ppm is more than just crossing some arbitrary climate change threshold.
Our top picks: today's best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web.
Our top picks: today's best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web.
Fifty years ago, his father ushered in the era of climate science. Today, Ralph Keeling is discovering how the winds have changed.
Our top picks: today's best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web.
Despite scary findings about how changing ocean chemistry can wreak havoc on marine life, international scientists gathered in California this week see signs of resilience and optimism. Let’s hope they’re right.
Few humans would be jealous of the naked mole rat’s fleshy, squishy appearance, but many might envy the animal’s imperviousness to aging.
Hard numbers: Bill McKibben argues that to understand how screwed we are by climate change, "you just need to do a little math." For consideration, he offers three numbers: 2°C, the warming limit the world agreed to at... read more >
Off the menu: A study finds traces of a toxic flame retardant (which, as the Chicago Tribune recently exposed, do almost nothing to prevent fires but can damage human health) in peanut butter, cold cuts, and other common... read more >
Royal Caribbean wants its new ship to show that the world's second-largest cruise operator is ready to change a dirty business. Can it be done?
After Al Gore, James Hansen is probably the man climate skeptics most love to hate. Unlike Gore, Hansen is an actual scientist, at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York (it’s located above the restaurant... read more >
 Poisoned poultry: Think it's bad enough that factory-farmed chickens contain antibiotics? How about Benadryl? How about arsenic? Nicholas D. Kristof on the latest Big Ag ignominy. New York TimesBattery recharged: Chevy is... read more >
Fifty-six million years ago, a surge of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere raised the acidity of the world's oceans substantially. Many single-celled organisms, and most likely larger creatures farther up the food chain, went... read more >