NASAS satellite to study global-warming gases failed to reach orbit. It crashed into the sea near Antarctica on Feb 24 2009.
The U.S. space agency says the spacecraft was designed to measure carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere. The gas has been blamed for global climate change.
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By diverting grain and oilseed crops from dinner plates to biofuels, world is confronting a dangerous new bubble called food inflation. (What Is Inflation? – explained here)
Rice, wheat and corn – the price of the world’s three main grains, have all more than doubled in the past year.
- The grain it takes to fill an SUV tank with ethanol could feed a person for a year.