Early this morning, NASA launched the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2), a new science satellite that will measure Earth's output and uptake of carbon dioxide—the leading greenhouse gas responsible for climate change.
A study published recently in the journal Nature contends that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will decrease the amount of zinc and iron in certain staple crops like wheat, rice, and soybeans.
Today, delivering on an important part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the White House released a strategy to cut methane emissions. The strategy summarizes the sources of methane emissions, commits to new steps to cut emissions of this potent greenhouse gas, and outlines the Administration’s efforts to improve the measurement of methane emissions.
The U.S. Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification, released on March 27th, will guide research and monitoring investments to improve understanding of ocean acidification, its potential impacts on marine species and ecosystems, and adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Two recently released animated NASA visualizations developed to support the forthcoming third US National Climate Assessment show projections of Earths temperature and precipitation patterns from today through the year 2100, revealing how low versus high emission scenarios would impact the planets climate.
NASA's Carbon in Arctic Reservoirs Vulnerability Experiment (CARVE) is probing deep into the frozen lands above the Arctic Circle in Alaska to measure emissions of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane from thawing permafrost signals that may hold a key to Earth's climate future.
On May 9, 2013, the daily mean concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time since measurements began in 1958 at Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii.
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted the second year of greenhouse gas emissions data gathered through the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP).
A new EPA report brings together data from multiple public and peer-reviewed datasets to show observed changes over time in 26 indicators of climate change – including measures of greenhouse gases, high and low temperatures, heavy rainfall, snowfall, pollen season and sea level rise.
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Barrow, Alaska, reached 400 parts per million (ppm) this spring, according to NOAA measurements, the first time a monthly average measurement for the greenhouse gas attained the 400 ppm mark in a remote location.