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carbon dioxide

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A colourless, odourless gas which is the fourth most abundant component of the air in the homosphere, amounting to about 0.035 per cent by volume. It is released by volcanoes, part of the...

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carbon sequestration

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(carbon capture and storage, CCS)

The storage of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in natural sites, thus removing it from the atmosphere and reducing global warming. Carbon may be...

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Energy Strategies

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Two motives now drive the quest for effective energy strategies in the United States and other countries. First is the need for more secure supplies of primary energy, especially crude ...

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global warming

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The gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere due to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants.

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Weather Modification

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The deliberate management of weather systems to benefit humans, for example through cloud seeding to encourage rainfall over dry places.

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