CO2 concentrations

On the trail of Sars-CoV-2 in cable cars

Where do the greatest risks of infection lurk? How can you protect yourself and others even better? Scientists all over the world are working to expand knowledge about Covid-19 –…

A fragile balance: Wind conditions influence water circulation and CO2 concentrations in Southern Ocean, a study shows

The study used measurements on fossil coral skeletons to reveal that significant changes in deep-water circulation occurred in the Drake Passage, a narrow…

Newly-discovered protein operated in earliest organisms

Life on Earth depends on photosynthetic carbon dioxide (CO2) fixation to form organic carbon. Plants take atmospheric CO2 and transform it into organic…

Formation of coal almost turned our planet into a snowball

“It is quite an irony that forming the coal that today is a major factor for dangerous global warming once almost lead to global glaciation,” says author Georg…

The influence of increased atmospheric CO2 concentration on European trees

Increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations have already caused large-scale physiological responses of European forests. In particular, the efficiency of…

New Research Suggests Caribbean Gorgonian Corals Are Resistant to Ocean Acidification

A new study on tropical shallow-water soft corals, known as gorgonians, found that the species were able to calcify and grow under elevated carbon dioxide…

Higher carbon dioxide may give pines competitive edge

Carbon dioxide readings that high are expected everywhere by mid-century. The findings suggest some woody tree species could, in the future, out-compete…

Elevated Water Temperature and Acidity Boost Growth of Key Sea Star Species

The study is one of the first to look at the impact of ocean acidification on marine invertebrates that don’t have a large calcified skeleton or external…

Multinational oceanographic cruises to study climate change in the Mediterranean & Black Sea

Oceanographic vessels from Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Bulgaria and Israel will simultaneously sample the Mediterranean and the…