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SpaceX just blasted a critical NASA instrument into space

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NASA’s carbon-detecting sleuth has left Earth.

SpaceX launched the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 (OCO-3) to the International Space Station (ISS) at 2:48 a.m. ET on Saturday morning aboard the company’s dependable Falcon 9 rocket. After NASA’s cargo load arrives at the ISS, astronauts will use a long robotic arm to attach the refrigerator-sized instrument to the side of the earth-orbiting station.  

OCO-3 will peer down on Earth, keeping tabs on the planet’s amassing carbon dioxide…

SpaceX just blasted a critical NASA instrument into space

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NASA’s carbon-detecting sleuth has left Earth.

SpaceX launched the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 (OCO-3) to the International Space Station (ISS) at 2:48 a.m. ET on Saturday morning aboard the company’s dependable Falcon 9 rocket. After NASA’s cargo load arrives at the ISS, astronauts will use a long robotic arm to attach the refrigerator-sized instrument to the side of the earth-orbiting station.  

OCO-3 will peer down on Earth, keeping tabs on the planet’s amassing carbon dioxide…

SpaceX just blasted a critical NASA instrument into space

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NASA’s carbon-detecting sleuth has left Earth.

SpaceX launched the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 (OCO-3) to the International Space Station (ISS) at 2:48 a.m. ET on Saturday morning aboard the company’s dependable Falcon 9 rocket. After NASA’s cargo load arrives at the ISS, astronauts will use a long robotic arm to attach the refrigerator-sized instrument to the side of the earth-orbiting station.  

OCO-3 will peer down on Earth, keeping tabs on the planet’s amassing carbon dioxide…

Why sea creatures are fleeing their homes

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There are 3,800 big thermometers floating in the ocean, and the readings don’t lie: Over 90 percent of the warming created by humans is soaked up by the seas. Unsurprisingly, many creatures are feeling the heat. 

In new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature, scientists found that global warming has forced twice as many marine species than land species to vanish from their hotter habitats —particularly near the already balmy equator. All the species examined were cold-blooded,…

Why sea creatures are fleeing their homes

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There are 3,800 big thermometers floating in the ocean, and the readings don’t lie: Over 90 percent of the warming created by humans is soaked up by the seas. Unsurprisingly, many creatures are feeling the heat. 

In new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature, scientists found that global warming has forced twice as many marine species than land species to vanish from their hotter habitats —particularly near the already balmy equator. All the species examined were cold-blooded,…

Since the first Earth Day, the planet’s CO2 levels have gone off the rails

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When Americans celebrated the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, the planet’s atmosphere was markedly different than it is today. Nearly 50 years ago, scientists measured Earth’s levels of carbon dioxide — the planet’s most important greenhouse gas — at around 325 parts per million, or ppm. 

Now, almost five decades later, that number has shot up to around 412 ppm, nearly 90 ppm higher. It’s a change atmospheric researchers, geologists, and climate scientists call unparalleled in at…

Since the first Earth Day, the planet’s CO2 levels have gone off the rails

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When Americans celebrated the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, the planet’s atmosphere was markedly different than it is today. Nearly 50 years ago, scientists measured Earth’s levels of carbon dioxide — the planet’s most important greenhouse gas — at around 325 parts per million, or ppm. 

Now, almost five decades later, that number has shot up to around 412 ppm, nearly 90 ppm higher. It’s a change atmospheric researchers, geologists, and climate scientists call unparalleled in at…

Since the first Earth Day, the planet’s CO2 levels have gone off the rails

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When Americans celebrated the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, the planet’s atmosphere was markedly different than it is today. Nearly 50 years ago, scientists measured Earth’s levels of carbon dioxide — the planet’s most important greenhouse gas — at around 325 parts per million, or ppm. 

Now, almost five decades later, that number has shot up to around 412 ppm, nearly 90 ppm higher. It’s a change atmospheric researchers, geologists, and climate scientists call unparalleled in at…

Since the first Earth Day, the planet’s CO2 levels have gone off the rails

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When Americans celebrated the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, the planet’s atmosphere was markedly different than it is today. Nearly 50 years ago, scientists measured Earth’s levels of carbon dioxide — the planet’s most important greenhouse gas — at around 325 parts per million, or ppm. 

Now, almost five decades later, that number has shot up to around 412 ppm, nearly 90 ppm higher. It’s a change atmospheric researchers, geologists, and climate scientists call unparalleled in at…

AOC sends a stark climate message from the future

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The 2020s, just right around the corner, promise to be a critical decade.

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez intends the 2020s to be the decade that the United States tackles climate change by reinventing our society’s antiquated energy infrastructure, while also guaranteeing Americans livable, dignified incomes. It’s similar to the historic New Deal advanced by FDR in the 1930s.   

It’s the Green New Deal. 

In a seven and a half minute message sent from some 10 years in the…