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Climate: Meat turns up the heat

Washington, DC —Eating meat contributes to climate change, due to greenhouse gasses emitted by livestock. New research finds that livestock emissions are on the rise and that beef cattle are ...

Carnegie’s Christopher Field Awarded Roger Revelle Medal

Washington, D.C.-—The American Geophysical Union (AGU) announced on June 30 that Christopher Field will receive the Roger Revelle Medal. Field is director of Carnegie’s Department of Global Ecology. ...

Climate change: don't wait until you can feel it

Washington, D.C. — Despite overwhelming scientific evidence for the impending dangers of human-made climate change, policy decisions leading to substantial emissions reduction have been slow. New ...

Studying crops from outer space

Washington, D.C. — Plants convert energy from sunlight into chemical energy during a process called photosynthesis. This energy is passed on to humans and animals that eat the plants, and thus ...

Amazon’s canopy chemistry is a patchwork quilt

Washington, D.C. — In many ways, plants act as chemical factories, using energy from sunlight to produce carbon-based energy and taking nutrients from the soil in order to synthesize a wide variety ...

News briefing: Global warming’s record-setting pace

YouTube Washington, D.C. — The pace of global warming over the last century has been about twice as rapid over land than over the oceans and will continue to be more dramatic going forward if ...

Forest monitoring: bringing the power to the people

Audio Washington, D.C. — Forest conservation is an issue of major concern to communities large and small around the globe. But gathering the monitoring data needed to make the right decisions has ...

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