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2012-04-19 11:27:15

Research highlights key challenges for the government's new CCS strategy Government plans to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to reduce carbon emissions received a cautious welcome today. A new report concluded that most of the uncertainties facing these technologies can — in principle — be resolved. Carbon capture and storage: realizing the potential? is the culmination of a two-year project funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). The report...

NASA Expert Speaks On Coal-fired Power Plants, Climate Change
2012-04-11 10:14:05

Lawrence LeBlond for Redorbit.com A leading climate change scientist at NASA is urging the United Kingdom to cease building coal-fired power plants, and is calling for a worldwide tax on all carbon emissions, to tackle the climate change fight head-on, reports BBC Scotland. Dr. James Hansen said, in an interview with BBC Scotland, that averting the worst consequences of human-induced climate change is a “great moral issue” on par with slavery, and added that storing up...

2012-03-27 10:44:23

Far from being a pipe dream years away from reality, practical technology for capturing carbon dioxide – the main greenhouse gas – from smokestacks is aiming for deployment at coal-fired electric power generating stations and other sources, scientists said here today. Their presentation at the 243rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, was on a potential advance toward dealing with the 30 billion tons of carbon dioxide released...

CO2 Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers
2012-03-21 10:11:08

[ Watch the Video ] Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com A group of researchers at MIT, led by Ruben Juanes, published a study this week that showed deep saline aquifers in the United States are capable of storing a century´s worth of carbon dioxide produced by the nation´s coal or gas fueled power plants. The researchers were able to accurately model carbon dioxide storage in the aquifers, or layers of water-bearing permeable rock, that would be located well below those water...

2012-03-14 20:53:05

The United Nations (UN) global carbon market requires substantial reform because it too often fails to support the projects and people it is meant to help, according to new research from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The research findings are released as the UN, which has designated 2012 the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, begins a policy dialogue about its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), under which companies are allocated tradable credits if they...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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