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Atmospheric CO2 levels

Atmospheric CO2 levels

Atmospheric CO2 reaches record levels LONDON – A dramatic rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide saw levels of Greenhouse gases reach record levels in 2013, according to new figures from The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). According to the US Energy Information Administration, the textile industry is the 5th largest contributor to CO2 emissions in the United States, with 13m tonnes of...

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Glaciers Cracking

Glaciers Cracking

Glaciers Cracking in the Presence of Carbon Dioxide ScienceDaily – The well-documented presence of excessive levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere is causing global temperatures to rise and glaciers and ice caps to melt. New research, published October 11, in IOP Publishing’s Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, has shown that CO2 molecules may be having a more direct...

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Using CO2 to Make Fuel

Using CO2 to Make Fuel

Using CO2 to Make Fuel: A Long Shot for Green Energy What if the ever-increasing amounts of carbon dioxide that are heating up the atmosphere could be used to produce an abundant supply of liquid fuels? The U.S. government and private labs are pursuing that Holy Grail of renewable energy — but for now the cost of large-scale production is prohibitive. A novel experiment is taking place in the...

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Fish crazy due to dioxide

Fish crazy due to dioxide

Carbon dioxide is “driving fish crazy” Rising human carbon dioxide emissions may be affecting the brains and central nervous system of sea fishes with serious consequences for their survival, an international scientific team has found. Carbon dioxide concentrations predicted to occur in the ocean by the end of this century will interfere with fishes’ ability to hear, smell, turn and...

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Fish behaviour altered

Fish behaviour altered

Near-future carbon dioxide levels alter fish behaviour by interfering with neurotransmitter function Predicted future CO2 levels have been found to alter sensory responses and behaviour of marine fishes. Changes include increased boldness and activity, loss of behavioural lateralization, altered auditory preferences and impaired olfactory function1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Impaired olfactory function makes...

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