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NASA's Atmosphere-Monitoring Satellite Will Measure CO2

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NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 is an atmosphere-monitoring satellite that will study carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere. Video provided by Newsy


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NASA Launches Carbon-Hunting Satellite

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Reuters - US Online Video (July 2, 2014) — NASA launches a $465 million satellite, designed to measure where carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas tied to climate change, is moving into and out of the atmosphere. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Video provided by Reuters
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Solar Sister Solar Power Is Empowering Ugandan Women

Solar Sister Solar Power Is Empowering Ugandan Women

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 4, 2013) — 95 percent of the population in Uganda has no electric power in their homes and relies on paraffin lamps for lighting. But not only is kerosene expensive, it's also a serious pollutant. Set up in 2010, the project Solar Sister has now provided almost 32,000 Ugandans with solar technology - and trained women as saleswomen. They're earning a living, helping their community and protecting the environment. In the course of ten years, a solar lamp saves over 600 liters of kerosene and that means CO2 savings of 1.5 tons. Solar Sister hopes to have helped save 10 million tons of CO2 over the next ten years.
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Climate Scientists Urge Protection of Coastal Ecosystems

Climate Scientists Urge Protection of Coastal Ecosystems

Reuters (Oct. 10, 2012) — Climate scientists in the United States are calling for greater protection of coastal eco-systems following a study that shows them to be major absorbers of CO2. They say the destruction of systems like mangrove swamps, may release more than one billion tonnes of carbon into atmosphere every year and contributes significantly to climate change.
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Raw: NASA Launches Satellite After 2009 Failure

Raw: NASA Launches Satellite After 2009 Failure

AP (July 2, 2014) — A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming. NASA lost a similar satellite in 2009 after a rocket hardware failure. (July 2) Video provided by AP
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