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  • WATCH: how the oceans absorb carbon Play Video

    June 13, 2017 10:48 AM

    NASA -- The oceans play a significant role in absorbing greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, and heat from the atmosphere. This absorption can help mitigate the early effects of human-emissions of carbon dioxide. The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation acts as a conveyor belt of ocean water from Florida to Greenland.... more »
  • US carbon pollution from power plants hits 27-year low

    August 5, 2015 3:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Energy Department says heat-trapping pollution from U.S. power plants hit a 27-year low in April. Energy Department economist Allen McFarland said a big factor was the long-term shift from coal to cleaner and cheaper natural gas. Outside experts also credit more renewable fuel use and energy... more »

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