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2011-11-02 21:55:41

Improves Electric Reliability; Negligible Impact on Manufacturers Maryland's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020 meets a series of benchmark tests set by state lawmakers, concludes a new pair of studies by the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER). The findings should help clear the way for adoption of a full Climate Action Plan next year, the researchers say. Maryland's 2009 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act ordered independent...

2011-10-27 14:07:49

Climate scientists say the world´s target to stay below a global warming of 2 degrees, made at the United Nations conference in Copenhagen in 2009 and Cancun 2010 will require decisive action this decade. A comprehensive review of 193 emission scenarios from scientific literature to date has been published in Nature Climate Change today by University of Melbourne and international scientists. This study found the target of 44 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions...

2011-10-26 07:00:00

At a recent party conference, the UK chancellor highlighted the need to continue to reduce business carbon emissions, but at a sustainable rate which allows business to continue to grow. The UK has the world's toughest targets for cutting the carbon emissions that create global warming, but how do businesses begin the process of managing their carbon impact? (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 Businesses around the world are increasingly looking for ways to be greener and to reduce their carbon...

2011-10-24 12:48:48

Research on geoengineering appears to have broad public support, as a new, internationally-representative survey revealed that 72 per cent of respondents approved research into the climate-manipulating technique. The study, published today, 24 October, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, is the first international survey on public perception of geoengineering and solar radiation management (SRM) and shows that these terms are becoming increasingly embedded into...

2011-10-24 12:00:34

The largest and most comprehensive study yet done on the effect of biofuel production from West Coast forests has concluded that an emphasis on bioenergy would increase carbon dioxide emissions from these forests at least 14 percent, if the efficiency of such operations is optimal. The findings are contrary to assumptions and some previous studies that suggest biofuels from this source would be carbon-neutral or even reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In this research, that wasn't true in...

Global Temps Projected To Increase By 2 Degrees
2011-10-24 09:34:13

Two research papers, each appearing in the journal Nature Climate Change, have warned that if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, global temperatures could exceed “safe” levels of two degrees Celsius in some regions of the world by 2060. Even if the 2C threshold is inevitable, reducing emissions now could delay that rise by up to several decades, giving us much needed time to adapt to climate change. These are the conclusions of new research by scientists from the...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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