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Tracking Fossil Fuel Emissions with Carbon-14
June 01, 2020

Researchers from NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder have devised a breakthrough method for estimating national emissions of carb

Warming Influence of Greenhouse Gases Continues to Rise
May 28, 2020

Record high levels of greenhouse gas pollution continued to increase the heat trapped in the atmosphere in 2019, according to an annual a

Solving the Space Junk Problem
May 25, 2020

Aging satellites and space debris crowd low-Earth orbit, and launching new satellites adds to the collision risk. The most effective way to solve the space junk problem, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is not to capture debris or deorbit old satellites: it’s an international agreement to charge operators “orbital-use fees” for every satellite put into orbit.