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2011-11-29 11:09:04

A new report presents the most comprehensive scientific analysis to date of climate change in the Pacific region. New research providing critical information about how climate change is affecting Australia´s Pacific island neighbors and East Timor has been released today by the Australian Government´s Pacific Climate Change Science Program (PCCSP). The landmark, peer-reviewed publication, Climate Change in the Pacific: Scientific Assessment and New Research, presents the most...

2011-11-28 15:07:25

First US large demonstration-scale injection of CO2 from a biofuel facility begins The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC) has begun injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) for the first million-ton demonstration of carbon sequestration in the U.S. The CO2 will be stored permanently in the Mt. Simon Sandstone more than a mile beneath the Illinois surface at Decatur. The MGSC is led by the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), part of the Prairie Research Institute at the...

2011-11-28 10:14:08

Berkeley Lab scientists help analyze the technological steps needed to create a low-carbon future for the Golden State What will a day in the life of a Californian be like in 40 years? If the state cuts its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 – a target mandated by a state executive order – a person could wake up in a net-zero energy home, commute to work in a battery-powered car, work in an office with smart windows and solar panels, then return home...

2011-11-18 03:26:37

University of British Columbia researchers are providing recommendations for managing a $100 billion annual commitment made by the international community at last year's United Nations climate conference to help the developing world respond to climate change — a funding promise almost equal to all existing official development aid from major donor countries today. In today's issue of Science, three UBC professors - Simon Donner, Milind Kandlikar and Hisham Zerriffi - argue that the...

2011-11-16 23:35:13

A new report published by an independent global commission of eminent scientists states that the world's food system needs an immediate transformation to meet current and future threats to food security and environmental sustainability. The Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change today released a Summary for Policy Makers that recommends crucial policy responses to the global challenge of feeding the world in the face of climate change, population growth, poverty, food...

2011-11-16 07:43:47

Scientific experts outline concrete steps toward a sustainable global food system In the lead up to UN global climate talks in Durban, South Africa later this month, an independent global commission of eminent scientists today released a set of concrete recommendations to policy makers on how to achieve food security in the face of climate change. Based on a thorough review of existing research, the commissioners urged immediate, coordinated action toward transforming the food system to...

2011-11-16 07:15:40

When biomass is combusted the carbon that once was bound in the growing tree is released into the atmosphere. For this reason, bioenergy is often considered carbon dioxide neutral. Research at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, however, shows that this is a simplification. The use of bioenergy may affect ecosystem carbon stocks, and it can take anything from 2 to 100 years for different biofuels to achieve carbon dioxide neutrality. "Using a tree as biofuel creates a carbon dioxide debt...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.