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Carbon might boost forest, grassland growth but absorption capacity of soil decreases
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Carbon might boost forest, grassland growth but absorption capacity of soil decreases

The new study adds to growing evidence that the terrestrial carbon sink is weaker than once thought.

Greenland's ice sheet has completely melted at least once in the last million years
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Greenland's ice sheet has completely melted at least once in the last million years

If the ice sheet were to vanish altogether, it would lift global oceans by nearly seven metres.

Fishing boats that dredge their nets release carbon equivalent to aviation
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Fishing boats that dredge their nets release carbon equivalent to aviation

They also found that strategically banning fishing in specific areas could increase global fish yields by eight million tonnes.

US updates the price it puts on future damages caused to society by carbon pollution
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US updates the price it puts on future damages caused to society by carbon pollution

A higher number can spur more aggressive policies to tame global warming, a lower number may make action seem unaffordable.

Stronger, frequent forest fires effecting tree's carbon sink capabilities: Study
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Stronger, frequent forest fires effecting tree's carbon sink capabilities: Study

Researchers said there were 63 percent fewer trees in hard-hit regions compared to areas untouched by fires.

World's biggest polluter China launches carbon trading system to bring down emissions
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World's biggest polluter China launches carbon trading system to bring down emissions

More than 2,200 power firms across the country — which emit over 26,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases a year — could now trade their emission quotas.

Climate change more than poverty, sanitation cause malnutrition in children says UN research
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Climate change more than poverty, sanitation cause malnutrition in children says UN research

Rising carbon pollution has been shown to reduce the levels of these essential micronutrients in many crop staples, including wheat, rice and legumes.

CO2 levels in the atmosphere is 50 percent higher than 18th century
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CO2 levels in the atmosphere is 50 percent higher than 18th century

This is despite an unprecedented fall in greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 because of the pandemic.

Peatlands keep a lot of carbon out of Earth's atmosphere, but that could end with warming and development
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Peatlands keep a lot of carbon out of Earth's atmosphere, but that could end with warming and development

Although they only occupy three percent of the global land area, peatlands contain about 25 percent of global soil carbon — twice as much as the world’s forests.

There is nothing we can do to stop the oncoming effects of climate change says a new study
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There is nothing we can do to stop the oncoming effects of climate change says a new study

Natural drivers of global warming already set in motion by carbon pollution will take on their own momentum.

Rising temperatures making oceans stable, reducing carbon absorption capacity warns scientists
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Rising temperatures making oceans stable, reducing carbon absorption capacity warns scientists

These findings have profound and troubling implications which include potentially driving more "intense, destructive hurricanes" as ocean surfaces warm.

Carbon neutrality: China's addiction to coal will erode its long-term climate goals
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Carbon neutrality: China's addiction to coal will erode its long-term climate goals

Between 2000 and 2018, China's annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it now accounts for nearly a third of the world's total greenhouse gases linked to global warming.

Wind, solar energy produce 10 percent of global electricity in the first half of 2020, a new report finds
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Wind, solar energy produce 10 percent of global electricity in the first half of 2020, a new report finds

Thirty percent of fossil fuel emissions come from coal power plants, globally, so coal-fired power generation needs to collapse quickly to limit climate change.

USA increases drilling for oil and gas, contributes to most of the methane emissions globally finds two studies
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USA increases drilling for oil and gas, contributes to most of the methane emissions globally finds two studies

In South Asia, South America and Africa, growing agricultural activities have caused methane levels to spike.

Carbon levels in Comet Atlas could help astronomers detect the age of other comets
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Carbon levels in Comet Atlas could help astronomers detect the age of other comets

Comet Atlas was a long-period comet, one that enters the Solar System once in 5,476 years.

Coronavirus treatment: US scientists find a way to use charcoal to fight cytokine storm in COVID-19 patients
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Coronavirus treatment: US scientists find a way to use charcoal to fight cytokine storm in COVID-19 patients

Certain nanozymes made from charcoal were highly effective antioxidants that help in breaking down the damage-causing reactive oxygen species (ROS).

Afforestation could result in loss of biologically valuable forests, be more harmful than beneficial says study
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Afforestation could result in loss of biologically valuable forests, be more harmful than beneficial says study

Afforestation is considered to be an efficient way to remove CO2 from the atmosphere but a study finds that the carbon-capture potential was maybe overrated.

Microsoft to erase its carbon footprint from atmosphere by 2030: Satya Nadella
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Microsoft to erase its carbon footprint from atmosphere by 2030: Satya Nadella

Microsoft plans to create a 'Climate Innovation Fund,' to speed up the development of carbon removal technology.

New study shows paying countries for their forests deters them from cutting trees
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New study shows paying countries for their forests deters them from cutting trees

Since forests are carbon sinks, cutting down a tree is equal to emitting greenhouse gases.

Arctic coasts melting due to global warming are releasing locked carbon dioxide
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Arctic coasts melting due to global warming are releasing locked carbon dioxide

A previous study had shown that thawing permafrost on land releases large quantities of greenhouse gases.