carbon cycle

Earth’s Long-Term Habitability Relies on Chemical Cycles. How Can We Better Understand Them?

We, and all other complex life, require stability to evolve. Planetary conditions needed to be benign and long-lived for creatures…

3 months ago

Geoengineering is Shockingly Inexpensive

Despite decades of warnings and international climate agreements, global carbon emissions are still rising. Carbon emissions seem like an unstoppable…

1 year ago

As Temperatures Increase, Forests are Having More Trouble Soaking up Carbon

A new study by an international team from over 100 universities and organizations has shown that tropical rainforests will not…

4 years ago

Snowball Exoplanets Might Be Better for Life Than We Thought

When astronomers discover a new exoplanet, one of the first considerations is if the planet is in the habitable zone,…

5 years ago

There’s a Surprising Amount of Life Deep Inside the Earth. Hundreds of Times More Mass than All of Humanity

Scientists with the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) are transforming our understanding of life deep inside the Earth, and maybe on…

6 years ago

Europan Space Whales Anyone? Planets Covered by Deep Oceans Can Still Have Life on Them

According to a new study by a pair of researchers, planets covered in deep oceans (aka. "water worlds") may be…

6 years ago

What is Carbon Dioxide?

CO2 is more than just the stuff that comes out of smokestacks, tailpipes, cigarettes and campfires. It is also a…

14 years ago