Carbon-Understanding Carbon



Elena Lioubimtseva, PhD.- Associate Professor, PhD Environmental Geography, M.S. Geography. Grand Valley State University


Carbon is a very important neutral.  It’s a very important chemical.  It controls so many different processes on our planet.  We consist of carbon.  Any life form on our planet consists primarily on carbon.  Read more or watch the video>>




The heat is on. Global warming has speeded up, yet debates continue about the best way to slow the increase of carbon dioxide that is trapping heat in the Earth’s atmosphere. Carbon needs to be pulled out of the atmosphere and put into long-term storage elsewhere. This process is called carbon sequestration, and high-technology ways to accomplish it are being explored worldwide.

However we don’t have to wait for high tech sequestration. We can increase carbon sequestration now by working with some experts. They’re called trees, and they have almost 350 million years’ experience in sequestering carbon. Trees, like other green plants,…Learn more>>

– Active Forest Management
– Avoided Deforestation
– Forest Preservation
– Afforestation
– Forests Are Truly a Green Way to Reduce CO2




At approximately 400 parts per million, atmospheric carbon dioxide is at a higher level than ever before in recorded history. But less than half the carbon dioxide emitted into Earth’s atmosphere by human activities stays there, while the rest is absorbed by the ocean and natural land “sinks.” Scientists hope the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 will help resolve the longstanding scientific puzzle of where this carbon is going…. Read more>>


Jason-3 Launches to Monitor Global Sea Level Rise
Jason-3, a U.S.-European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation that will continue a nearly quarter-century record of tracking global sea level rise, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Sunday at 10:42 a.m. PST (1:42 p.m. EST) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

CARBON RELATED- jason 3   Jason-3 is an international mission led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership with NASA, the French space agency CNES, and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites.

“Jason-3 will take the pulse of our…Learn more>>



Eye-Popping View of CO2, Critical Step for Carbon-Cycle Science

The 3-D visualization reveals in startling detail the complex patterns in which carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases, decreases and moves around the globe over the course of September 2014 to September 2015.

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