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Volcanic Rocks Will Do, When Studying Biggest Carbon Emitters

Researchers estimated the carbon emissions from the 91 most actively degassing volcanoes on Earth. For inaccessible volcanoes where close-up gas monitoring is not possible, they used a combination of satellite data and the composition of volcanic rocks to estimate carbon flux.

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Volcanic Rocks Will Do, When Studying Biggest Carbon Emitters 24 April 2019 Feature

Volcanologists have made amazing progress in measuring the carbon dioxide escaping from volcanoes…

Remote Gas Monitoring Gives Warning Before Wet Eruptions 6 March 2019 Feature

Poás volcano in Costa Rica is one of the most active volcanoes in Central America as well as a…

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Spreading Faults Create New Deep Carbon Leaks 26 November 2018 Feature

Since at least the 1970s, scientists have noticed that areas with frequent earthquakes also tend to…

Field Report: Investigating the Origins of Carbon Degassing in Romania 22 October 2018 Feature

On 3 September 2018, seven researchers from four countries set off from Cluj-Napoca, Romania for a…

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Carbon Dioxide Stays Solid Under Deep Mantle Conditions 8 August 2018 Feature

On the surface, carbon dioxide moves in complex cycles between living organisms and the physical…

Video: Oman Drilling Project 3 August 2018 Feature

Ancient seabed holds secrets in search for life on other planets The Oman Drilling Project is a…

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Degassing from Mid-Ocean Ridges Refuses to Follow the Rules of Equilibrium 12 June 2018 Feature

A big part of understanding how much carbon Earth holds beneath its surface relies on measuring how…

Degassing from Continental Rifts Controls Earth’s Thermostat
Degassing from Continental Rifts Controls Earth’s Thermostat 29 November 2017 Feature

In a new paper in Nature Geoscience [1], Sascha Brune (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences,…

When Continents Tear Apart, Stored Carbon Escapes 27 November 2017 Feature

Scientists are beginning to recognize that continental rifts, where the crust rips apart in the…

The Carbon Trap: Carbon Dioxide Injections Stimulate Peculiar Subsurface Microbial Communities 6 November 2017 Feature

One aspect of CCS that some researchers have overlooked is the role of subsurface microbes. DCO…

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