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New study finds residential lawns release more carbon dioxide than cornfields

New study finds residential lawns release more carbon dioxide than cornfields

A new study published in the Soil Science Society of America Journal found that more carbon dioxide is released from residential lawns than from cornfields. Researchers at Elizabethtown College used the LI-8100 Automated Soil CO2 Flux System to collect data that suggests urban heat islands may be working at smaller scales than previously thought. While heat islands are usually studied on large scales – such as comparing a large city and its surrounding rural areas – fewer studies have been…

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New LI-6400XT iOS App Update

New LI-6400XT iOS App Update

Controlling your photosynthesis system just became easier and more convenient thanks to the latest LI-6400XT iOS app update (compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad). New features include the ability to:

-Run a simulator for current or previous versions of LI-6400 software
-Copy files to and from the LI-6400 and your iPad/iPhone/iPod
-View, graph, and email…

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Using the LI-8100A to Study Buried Carbon

Using the LI-8100A to Study Buried Carbon

Earth2Class (E2C) is an educational resource for K-12 teachers, students, the general public, and geoscientists that helps bring science, math and technology into the classroom.  E2C is a collaboration among researchers and an educator at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, technology integration specialists from Colegio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and teachers from New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere.

One of the things E2C provides on their website is a large collection of educational and classroom resources…

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