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Methane Emissions Vastly Surpass Previous Estimates

Washington, D.C. — Government calculations of total U.S. methane emissions may underestimate the true values by 50 percent, a new study finds. The results are published the week of November 25 in the ...

Greg Asner: Ecology from the Air - TED talk

Greg Asner: Ecology from the Air: TED talk What are our forests really made of? From the air, ecologist Greg Asner uses a spectrometer and high-powered lasers to map nature in meticulous ...

Gold Mining Ravages Perú

Washington, DC —For the first time, researchers have been able to map the true extent of gold mining in the biologically diverse region of Madre De Dios in the Peruvian Amazon. The team combined ...

Climate change: fast out of the gate, slow to the finish

Washington, D.C. — A great deal of research has focused on the amount of global warming resulting from increased greenhouse gas concentrations. But there has been relatively little study of the pace ...

Is the planet warming faster than we thought?

Washington, DC—Researchers reviewed the likelihood of continued changes to the terrestrial climate, including an analysis of a collection of 27 climate models. If emissions of heat-trapping gases ...

How can we accurately map and monitor carbon stocks?

Watch the Carnegie Airborne Observatory make the world's highest resolution carbon map of a country (Panama) in less than one minut Washington, DC—A team of researchers has for the first time mapped ...

80% of Malaysian Borneo Degraded by Logging

Washington, DC—A study published in the July 17, issue of the journal PLOS ONE found that more than 80% of tropical forests in Malaysian Borneo have been heavily impacted by logging. The Malaysian ...

Major Changes Needed For Coral Reef Survival

Washington, D.C. —To prevent coral reefs around the world from dying off, deep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions are required, says a new study from Carnegie’s Katharine Ricke and Ken Caldeira. They ...

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