Carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere just reached a major milestone
September 29, 2016, 9:36 a.m. by Russell McLendon
CO2 data from Mauna Loa in Hawaii suggest 400 ppm is the new normal.
As U.N. makes history on Earth Day, Leonardo DiCaprio reminds us not to rest on laurels
April 22, 2016, 2:31 p.m. by Russell McLendon
More than 170 world leaders signed the Paris Agreement on Earth Day 2016, but that's just the beginning.
Ozone hole nears record-breaking size again
November 12, 2015, 10:56 a.m. by Elizabeth Newbern, LiveScience
The hole over Antarctica has actually been shrinking over the past few years.
The Pliocene called. It wants its CO2 levels back.
May 8, 2015, 11:24 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Earth just averaged 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide for a month, which hasn't happened in human history — and possibly not since the Pliocene Epoch about 3 million years ago.
Greenhouse effect is observed and getting worse
February 26, 2015, 3:27 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Researchers used powerful spectrometers to monitor and track how much infrared radiation was being trapped inside the Earth's atmosphere.
NASA unveils satellite's 1st CO2 map of Earth
December 23, 2014, 10:44 a.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
Scientists are hoping to compile the most complete picture to date of how carbon dioxide is distributed, both geographically and seasonally.
Biggest U.S. methane source spotted from space
October 10, 2014, 11:10 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The gassy hotspot is centered over New Mexico's San Juan Basin, where some 40,000 wells suck out natural gas trapped in coal seams.
Leaked U.N. report warns of 'irreversible' warming
August 27, 2014, 4:45 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The risk of 'severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts' is quickly rising worldwide, the draft report warns.