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2012-02-20 11:00:00

InPro is first in its industry to commit to reducing CO2 emissions in shipping via the UPS carbon neutral shipping program. UPS program supports the purchase and management of carbon offsets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through projects around the globe. Milwuakee, Wisconsin (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 InPro Corporation, already known as a leading pioneer in sustainable building products, has made another improvement in its operational process and will now ship all small packages under...

2012-02-10 00:04:11

As oceans warm due to climate change, water layers will mix less and affect the microbes and plankton that pump carbon out of the atmosphere — but researchers say it's still unclear whether these processes will further increase global warming or decrease it. The forces at work are enormous and the stakes huge, said Oregon State University scientists in an article to be published Friday in the journal Science. But inadequate ocean monitoring and lack of agreement on how to assess...

Pacific Carbon Pump Speeds Up In Summer
2012-02-09 04:44:07

An international team of scientists led by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa oceanographer David Karl has documented a regular, significant and unexpected increase in the amount of particulate matter exported to the deep sea in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. They suspect the previously undocumented phenomenon may be a response to day length, a general phenomenon known as photoperiodism. Measuring the biological carbon pump Using 13 years of...

Rise Of Land Plants Caused Planet's Temperature To Plummet
2012-02-01 12:50:33

Based on the results of a set of novel new experiments, scientists have theorized that the rise of terrestrial plants in Earth´s natural history may have initiated a series of ice ages that researchers have previously been at a loss to explain. According to the theory, as plants began to take root across the planet´s land masses, they extracted minerals from rocks and absorbed free atmospheric carbon, ultimately precipitating a significant drop in global temperatures....

2012-01-26 12:55:34

A new study comparing the carbon-holding power of freshwater wetlands has produced measurements suggesting that wetlands in temperate regions are more valuable as carbon sinks than current policies imply, according to researchers. The study compared several wetlands at two Ohio wetland sites: one composed of mostly stagnant water and one characterized by water regularly flowing through it. The study showed that the stagnant wetland had an average carbon storage rate per year that is almost...

2012-01-26 02:16:21

As the reality and the impact of climate warming have become clearer in the last decade, researchers have looked for possible engineering solutions — such as removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or directing the sun's heat away from Earth — to help offset rising temperatures. New University of Washington research demonstrates that one suggested method, injecting sulfate particles into the stratosphere, would likely achieve only part of the desired effect, and could carry...

2012-01-25 08:00:00

CLIMsystems has been recognized by the Climate Change Business Journal as a leading innovator of climate change risk and adaptation assessment tools and associated services. CLIMsystems has sold and applied its industry leading SimCLIM software system across a range of geographies and sectors. It clients include major consulting companies such as CH2M HILL and government agencies in countries such as Viet Nam. International Financial Institutions like the Asian Development Bank are drawing...


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  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
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