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.
Earth's oceans hit warmest temperatures ever recorded
November 17, 2014, 4:18 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The average temperature of Earth's sea surface has reached levels unseen in more than a century of record-keeping.
U.S. and China reach historic deal on climate change
November 12, 2014, 11:14 a.m. by Russell McLendon
In a surprise announcement, Earth's two largest economies revealed a game-changing agreement to cut carbon emissions.
Humans need to ditch fossil fuels by 2100, IPCC warns
November 3, 2014, 3:30 p.m. by Russell McLendon
A major new U.N. climate report outlines what it will take for humanity to save itself from catastrophic climate change.
How much are plants helping us fight climate change?
October 16, 2014, 10:58 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Climate models may be underestimating plants' CO2 intake, a new study finds, but some experts downplay the significance.
Why fixing climate change may turn out to be a bargain
September 17, 2014, 11:24 a.m. by Russell McLendon
If things like saved lives and prevented illnesses have a dollar value, efforts to stabilize the climate might pay for themselves.
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.
How your old cellphone could help stop illegal logging and poaching
July 2, 2014, 5:53 p.m. by John Platt
Repurposed Android phones will be deployed to protect rain forests.
NASA launches satellite to monitor Earth's carbon dioxide levels
July 2, 2014, 9:21 a.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
The satellite will use a grading spectrometer to measure CO2 levels in the same swathe of Earth once every 16 days to track changes.
NASA aborts launch of CO2-measuring satellite
July 1, 2014, 10:28 a.m. by Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
Once in space, the craft will take measurements of the planet's carbon dioxide 24 times each second to help scientists on the ground see where the heat-trapping gas is being produced and held.