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Glacial Melt Accelerates in Himalayan Mountains with Mixed Effects
2012-09-13 09:48:46

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A report, issued this week by the National Research Council (NRC) has concluded that glacial melt in the Eastern and Central Himalayas has accelerated at an alarming rate, while glaciers in the Western Himalayas may actually be growing. Researchers say that this trend could have both positive and negative consequences for local inhabitants and ecosystems. These massive glacier-capped mountains, often referred to as the water towers...

2012-08-31 11:51:32

First field study finds soot particles absorb significantly less sunlight than predicted by models Viewed as a potential target in the global effort to reduce climate change, atmospheric black carbon particles absorb significantly less sunlight than scientists predicted, raising new questions about the impact of black carbon on atmospheric warming, an international team of researchers, including climate chemists from Boston College, report today in the latest edition of the journal...

2012-08-29 02:21:23

ALBANY, New York, August 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Report Added in ResearchMoz Reports Database China Carbon Black Industry 2012 Deep Research Report [http://www.researchmoz.us/china-carbon-black-industry-2012-deep-research-report-report.html ] Firstly the report describes the background knowledge of Carbon Black, including Carbon Black Concepts Classification production process and application; then statistics 20 Carbon Black Manufacturers Carbon Black product (Hard...

2012-07-19 10:21:17

"These last 10 years truly are the decade of clean diesel and the results are visible today."The new generation of clean diesel technology is not only meeting its emissions reduction targets but is also exceeding them." - Tom Fulks, Diesel Technology Forum SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) heard information today outlining how the transformation to clean diesel technology over the past decade has...

2012-07-04 23:46:54

When evaluating the historic contributions made by different countries to the greenhouse gasses found in Earth's atmosphere, calculations generally go back no further than the year 1840. New research from Carnegie's Julia Pongratz and Ken Caldeira shows that carbon dioxide contributions from the pre-industrial era still have an impact on our climate today. Their work is published in Environmental Research Letters. The burning of fossil fuels that came with industrialization released...

2012-06-15 10:20:22

WASHINGTON , June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advancements in clean diesel technology over the past 10 years in conjunction with new research and development in all modes of diesel engines will play a major role in helping meet the updated Clean Air Act particulate matter (soot) standards announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120201/MM46474LOGO) "For the last decade, diesel technology has undergone a...

2012-06-12 06:22:19

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement today regarding the actions by the World Health Organization's International Agency on Research for Cancer (IARC) regarding the classification of diesel exhaust. Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, issued this statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120201/MM46474LOGO) "The Diesel Technology Forum welcomes and supports scientific...

2012-06-05 10:21:25

Effectiveness and Advancements in New Diesel Technology To Play Essential Role in International Efforts to Reduce Emissions WASHINGTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The international importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions with the use of clean diesel technology was highlighted by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a special event hosted by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition in Stockholm, Sweden on June 3. This follows other recent international forums...

2012-05-18 11:15:02

UC Riverside-led team identifies black carbon and tropospheric ozone as most likely drivers of large-scale atmospheric circulation change in the Northern hemisphere tropics Black carbon aerosols and tropospheric ozone, both manmade pollutants emitted predominantly in the Northern Hemisphere's low- to mid-latitudes, are most likely pushing the boundary of the tropics further poleward in that hemisphere, new research by a team of scientists shows. While stratospheric ozone depletion has...

UK Air Pollution Causes Serious Health Concerns
2012-04-20 05:55:02

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com 13,000 premature deaths in the United Kingdom were caused by emissions from cars, planes, power plants, and trucks, according to a new study by MIT Researchers. The findings, published in this month´s issue of the journal Environmental Science and Technology, are based off of data from 2005. Steven Barrett and co-author Steve Yim found that car and truck exhaust was the leading cause of premature death. 3,300 affected people died each year, as compared...