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2011-09-21 04:14:56

During the 2010 BP/Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill, an estimated one of every 20 barrels of spilled oil was deliberately burned off to reduce the size of surface oil slicks and minimize impacts of oil on sensitive shoreline ecosystems and marine life.

2011-09-01 11:27:38

A new study of dust-like particles of soot in the air — now emerging as the second most important — but previously overlooked — factor in global warming provides fresh evidence that reducing soot emissions from diesel engines and other sources could slow melting of sea ice in the Arctic faster and more economically than any other quick fix.

2011-07-08 01:59:25

How the frequency and intensity of wildfires and intentional biomass burning will change in a future climate requires closer scientific attention, according to CSIRO’s Dr Melita Keywood.

2011-07-05 12:19:31

US and Swiss researchers have, for the first time, modelled a climate system with extremely high carbon emissions in an attempt to test the boundaries of the current computer simulation programs that inform us.

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2011-07-05 09:45:00

Although greenhouse gas emissions have soared in the last decade, the rise in global warming trends has halted, at least temporarily, according to a new US-led study.

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2011-06-14 08:25:00

A United Nations report released Tuesday calls for fast action on reducing emissions of black carbon, ground level ozone and methane to help limit near term global temperature rise preventing the Earth from overheating.

2011-05-07 00:00:29

Roberts will serve as “Global Ambassador” for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and discuss cookstoves with Secretary of State Clinton in her “Extraordinary Moms” special airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network Saturday, May 7 from 8–9:30 p.m.

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2011-04-21 06:35:00

Researchers from six countries are in the Arctic studying the potential role that soot, or black carbon, has on the rapidly changing Arctic climate.

2011-04-14 15:28:30

Scientists have known for decades that black carbon aerosols add to global warming.

2011-04-12 14:06:49

Cutting Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions by a half within 20 years is achievable, a study suggests.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.