The findings in the journal Science are based on data from a carbon-tracking satellite launched in 2014 by the U.S. space agency, known as NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2).
In this issue, a collection of Research Articles presents the initial results from OCO-2, covering the detection of Carbon dioxide emissions from specific point sources; measurements of Carbon dioxide variations associated with El Niño, on land and at sea; and solar-induced fluorescence measurements of photosynthesis for determining gross primary production by plants.
In Africa, hotter-than-normal temperatures led to faster decomposition of dead trees and plants, releasing more carbon into the atmosphere.
In recent year, a surge in the level of carbon dioxide has been witness the average annual increase has been closer to two parts per million of carbon dioxide per year - or four gigatonnes of carbon.
BJP, Congress face internal strife in Himachal Pradesh Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh inaugurates a new block at RKMV College in Shimla , one of several new, recent projects. For Congress, besides the cases against the Chief Minister, the anti-incumbency factor could also create some trouble.
SS Rajamouli confirms directing Mahesh Babu! Five months after the release of Baahubali 2, SS Rajamouli has finally opened up on his forthcoming movies. The director has also confirmed that his next movie will be a social drama, but not a mythological movie.
A study published Thursday in the journal Science found that the super-sized El Nino a couple of years ago led to an increase of 2.5 billion tons of carbon into the air.
The findings suggest that, at least in some cases, higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide result from the interplay of natural conditions and human activity. Study co-author Annmarie Eldering, NASA's deputy project scientist for the satellite, said the new results show how El Nino can counteract efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
Jonathan Overpeck, a University of MI scientist who was not part of the study, said the research revealed that the regional links between carbon dioxide and El Nino are more complex than previously thought, and raised concern about how the earth will respond to more future warming.
Liu and Eldering are among 16 authors of the Science study, "Contrasting Carbon Cycle Responses of the Tropical Continents to the 2015-2016 El Niño". With its impressive collection of observational capabilities, OCO-2 will enable measurements of atmospheric Carbon dioxide to be made with sufficient precision, resolution, and coverage to faithfully characterize its sources and sinks globally over the seasonal cycle, a long-standing goal in atmospheric and climate science.
Not at the expense of natural gas, wind and solar, insists an unusual coalition of business and environmental groups. Since 2011 almost half of the country's coal-fired power plants, or almost 260 plants, have been closed.
He is in a local hospital, and will be charged once he is released. "Our worst nightmares have come to be", Landrieu said. A gunman killed a New Orleans police office overnight on Friday morning in eastern New Orleans.
With 641,800 avg volume, 2 days are for Myokardia Incorporated (NASDAQ:MYOK)'s short sellers to cover MYOK's short positions. The fund owned 89,182 shares of the technology company's stock after buying an additional 8,986 shares during the period.
However, the news is not so good for tipplers, as the Tamil Nadu government has chose to increase the price of liquor. With this the long pending local body entertainment tax and GST issue has been solved.
The high and low revenue estimates for the current quarter are $11.1 Billion and $11.1 Billion, respectively. Volatility is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security or market index.
The Sheriff's Office says the students went to the football field house to work out around 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday. The students are to be on house arrest until their first court appearance on Monday morning.
Merino arrived at St James' Park on loan in July with a view to a full-time switch to England if he made a big impact. Newcastle have completed the signing of midfielder Mikel Merino on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.
Kubica drove a 2014 FW36 vehicle during his one day test at Silverstone and was said to have been "successful". More testing is scheduled for both Kubica and Di Resta at the Hungaroring, but Williams has not said when.
The deployment is part of the de-escalation deal brokered in Astana last month between Ankara , Tehran and Moscow. The development came after Turkey said it was sending in troops to enforce a de-escalation zone in Idlib.
Millions die suffering amid global opioid gap, report says
Some 2.5 million children are among the annual count of almost 26 million who die without adequate relief, the team calculated. The study, commissioned by The Lancet , was conducted by the Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Relief.
Bruno Mars leads American Music Awards nominations
Rihanna , Drake , The Weeknd , Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars are among this year's nominees for the American Music Awards. Drake, Sheeran and Mars will be competing with The Chainsmokers and Kendrick Lamar in Artist of the Year category.
Oppo F3 Lite Launched Sporting 16 MP Selfie Shooter
The Oppo F3 Lite is a new name for the company's earlier launched A57 that was launched in India, back in January at Rs 14,990. Well, Oppo has started sending media invites for the launch event of a new smartphone in Mumbai on November 2 at 12:00 PM.
Uber set to appeal London license loss
Last month, regulators Transport for London (TLF) failed to renew Uber's license and gave the US firm until October 13 to appeal. Uber will challenge the licence decision "with the knowledge that we must also change", he said.
Twelve Apostles Hotel evacuated as fires spread near hotel
Laubscher said the building has not been damaged but is filled with smoke. "I can confirm that we are evacuating the hotel. The 12 Apostles Hotels in Cape Town has been evacuated as a precaution as a fire blazes on the slopes above the hotel.
Supreme Court refuses to relax ban on crackers during Diwali
According to media reports, the traders after the Supreme Court judgement were asking customers to place an order via whatsapp . On October 9, the Supreme Court banned the sale of the firecrackers till November 1 in a bid to reduce the pollution level.
24 die of Dengue in 7-8 months in Bengal
The disease had claimed 24 lives since January, she said, rubbishing media reports that said dengue was rampant in the state. She also appealed to the people of the hills and Jangalmahal not to listen to any form of instigation or rumours.