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Spikes in carbon emissions detected with NASA satellite

MIAMI: Data from a circling NASA satellite shows spikes in carbon emissions worldwide, particularly in winter, along with new insights into the rising levels of pollutants that drive global warming, researchers said on Thursday. The findings in the journal Science are based on data from a carbon-tracking satellite launched in 2014 by the US space agency, known as NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2). The satellite's mission is to examine how carbon dioxide, the leading greenhouse gas produced by the burning of…