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2011-11-15 06:35:04

Research from the University of East Anglia and University of Sussex calls for a major shake-up of carbon markets A panel of experts will meet ahead of the Durban climate summit to discuss a new report from the University of East Anglia and University of Sussex which calls for an overhaul of how markets in carbon emissions are governed. Environmental, economic and development experts will debate whether the commitment to carbon markets is the right approach to tackle climate change at...

Image 1 - New Analysis Of Carbon Accounting, Biomass Use, And Climate Benefits
2011-11-09 09:15:13

A recent report provides new ideas regarding carbon and energy benefits forests and forest products provide. The report, Managing Forests Because Carbon Matters: Integrating Energy, Products, and Land Management Policy, summarizes and analyzes the most recent science regarding forests and carbon accounting, biomass use, and forest carbon offsets. A team of researchers from the U.S. Forest Service, several universities, and natural resource and environmental organizations coauthored the...

Emissions Use Decreases As We Age
2011-11-08 13:20:13

According to new research released on Monday, the carbon-dioxide emissions of the average American increase until around the age of 65. Emilio Zagheni of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock (MPIDR) found that although the aging of the Earth's population will cause a slight rise in carbon-dioxide emissions over the next four decades, the long-term trends show that increasing life expectancy will result in a reduction of emissions. Zagheni calculated a profile...

2011-11-07 16:42:36

Ageing could influence climate change New demographic analysis reveals that the CO2 emissions of the average American increase until around the age of 65, and then start to decrease. For the United States this means that, although the ageing of the population will lead to a slight overall rise in CO2 emissions over the next four decades, the long-term trends indicate that increasing life expectancy will result in a reduction in emissions. For the first time, demographer Emilio Zagheni...

Carbon Emissions Experience Record Annual Increase
2011-11-06 05:59:39

Emissions of carbon dioxide saw their largest ever single-year increase in 2010, with levels of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases surpassing the so-called "worst case scenario" that climate experts described just four years ago, various media outlets reported Friday. According to Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press, the U.S. Department of Energy has determined that global carbon emissions increased 564 million tons from 2009 through 2010. That 6% increase, says Borenstein, is...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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