The terms greenhouse effect, climate change, and global warming are often used interchangeably, yet they really refer to three separate and distinct processes. This activity examines all three and assesses whether...
The transport and transformation of substances in the environment are known collectively as biogeochemical cycles. These global cycles involve the circulation of elements and nutrients that sustain both the biological...
This news article reports that some trees give their neighbors carbon that they have captured from the atmosphere. Scientists discovered that shade enhances a tree's ability to receive and that carbon appears to travel...
This is a student activity regarding phytoplankton blooms and their effects on the ecosystem. Students will obtain and analyze data on the variables that influence the spring phytoplankton bloom from buoy monitoring...
The Mauna Loa atmospheric CO2 measurements constitute the longest continuous record of atmospheric CO2 concentrations available in the world. The Mauna Loa site is considered one of the most favorable locations for...
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