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Carbon dioxide -- Environmental aspects


NOAA Education Resources: Carbon Cycle Collection

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has recently updated its Education Resources website, and there are some fine changes worth nothing. One in particular is the updated section on climate. First-time visitors will note that the materials here are divided into five sections, which include Real World Data and Background Information. Educators will find that the homepage...
EPA: Carbon Footprint Calculator

For readers who wonder about their carbon footprint, but don't know quite how to calculate the long and short of it, this Carbon Footprint Calculator from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will arrive as a welcome resource. The site takes users through several steps. First, readers enter the number of people in their household, as well as their zip code. Next, they enter their average...

Depending on its energy sources, the way a region produces and consumes electricity can have a profound impact on the environment. This is particularly true for carbon-intensive electricity sources such as coal and oil, whose carbon dioxide emissions contribute to global climate change. Readers curious to learn about the impact of electricity generation and consumption in their area and how it...