New research sheds light on how and when stars in our galaxy made carbon, "ending up within the raw material from which the sun and its planetary system..."
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Poorly planned tree-planting efforts may risk actually adding to climate change and cutting biodiversity, research on a campaign in Chile finds.
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Plants don't just get carbon from photosynthesis, new research suggests. Up to 40% may also get a portion from fungi in their roots.
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Though scientists knew the black smoke from cookstoves contained dangerous carbon, new research indicates that's only half the problem.
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“People have been arguing about whether these long-lived pioneers contribute much to carbon storage... We were surprised to find that they do."
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Despite difficulties, the chemical industry really can become carbon neutral, researchers say. They identify three ways that it could happen.
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Aerial maps of tropical forests that show the chemistry of the canopy could shed light on how forests will react to climate change.
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A new theory involving volcanoes may partly explain the appearance of the first oxygen on Earth 2.5 billion years ago, researchers say.
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