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2013-12-18 23:22:42

Direct Measurements, not estimation, are used to quantify carbon sequestration of forest carbon benefiting landowners, local economies and ecosystems, reports PEM Inc. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 A new approach to carbon trading described in a recently issued patent entitled “Systems of Systems for Monitoring Greenhouse Gas Fluxes” seeks to change the economic and ecological determinants of deforestation. The enigma of deforestation, a global source of CO2 to the...

Forests “Flatline” On Trapping Carbon Dioxide With Temperature Rise, Study Shows
2013-12-18 18:23:11

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A four-degree-Celsius rise in the Earth’s surface temperature could max out the amount of carbon dioxide that forests can trap from the atmosphere, according to new research by a team of European researchers. Rainforests, such as the Amazon, act as natural carbon “sinks,” using up and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air to make food. While humans continue to pump CO2 into the atmosphere, these sinks help maintain a...

Geoengineering Earth's Climate
2013-12-18 10:37:49

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Artificial clouds that reflect sunlight back into space. A StratoShield that spews sulfur dioxide particles into space like a volcano, cooling the planet’s surface. Microbial blooms that grow on iron injected into the ocean and trap carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. These are some of the latest ideas being tested to combat climate change in an emerging and hotly-debated field called geoengineering. Geoengineering involves use...

2013-12-18 08:24:05

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobel Laureate and former US Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu has joined the Board of Directors of Inventys Thermal Technologies, a company that has developed a breakthrough method for capturing CO(2) from coal and natural gas power plants. It is significantly less costly to build and operate than competing systems. The captured CO(2) can be injected underground for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), Enhanced Oil...

2013-12-17 12:21:13

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD), one of the leading suppliers of liquid carbon dioxide (CO(2)) in the United States, today announced the signing of a long-term agreement for the production of liquid CO(2) with Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC (SIRE). Air Products will build a facility to produce 400 tons per day (tpd) of liquid CO(2) at SIRE's established ethanol production facility in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Air Products will market food...

Generating Electricity May Utilize Otherwise Unwanted Carbon Dioxide
2013-12-13 09:46:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of American researchers has designed a novel geothermal power plant that would sequester large amounts of carbon dioxide underground as part of its operations. According to a report being presented on Friday at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, carbon dioxide can be used to boost power generation from geothermal sources by at least 10 times compared to conventional means. “Typical geothermal power...

2013-12-13 08:23:33

LONDON, December 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. On Thursday, December 12, 2013, the U.S. equity market finished on a negative note. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,775.50, down 0.38%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 15,739.43, down 0.66%; and the NASDAQ Composite finished at 3,998.40, down 0.14%. The S&P 500 Consumer Staples Sector Index declined 1.35% to close at 434.04; and the...

2013-12-10 08:22:49

New plant in Geismar, Louisiana, will help meet growing global demand for environmentally-friendlier automobile refrigerant with global warming potential of less than 1, a 99.9% improvement over the current refrigerant MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that investments of approximately $300 million will be made by the company and key suppliers to increase production capacity for HFO-1234yf, a new refrigerant for automobiles...

Rivers, Streams Release Far More Carbon Dioxide Than Do Lakes: Study
2013-12-10 06:51:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Contrary to common belief, rivers and streams release carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere at a rate five times greater than the world's lakes and reservoirs combined. The findings of this international study, which included the University of Waterloo, have been published in the journal Nature. "Identifying the sources and amounts of carbon dioxide released from continental water sources has been a gap in understanding the carbon...

Red Mountain mine
2013-12-07 05:50:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Can an abandoned mine help with the fight against global warming? Researchers from Stanford University think so. They have been using an abandoned mine to gain new insights on how to permanently entomb greenhouse gas emissions inside the Earth. The team has spent two years trying to unravel a geological mystery at the Red Mountain mine, located about 70 miles east of the campus. Some of the world's largest veins of pure magnesium...


Latest Carbon dioxide Reference Libraries

Aquascaping
2013-04-02 10:31:02

Aquascaping is the art of arranging aquatic plants along with rocks, cavework, stones, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium. Aquascape designs incorporate numerous distinctive styles. Usually, an aquascape houses fish as well as plants, although it’s possible to produce an aquascape with solely plants, or with rockwork or other hardscape and no plants. Even though the main goal of aquascaping is to construct an artful underwater landscape, the technical...

Ocean Acidification
2013-04-01 10:32:20

Ocean acidification is the name that was given to the ongoing decrease in the pH of Earth’s oceans, a cause of the uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. About 30 to 40 percent of the carbon dioxide that is released by humans into the atmosphere dissolves into the lakes, oceans, and rivers. To maintain the chemical equilibrium, some of it reacts with the water to create carbonic acid. Some of these extra carbonic acid molecules react with a water molecule to provide a...

Earth's Atmosphere
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Earth's Atmosphere -- Earth's atmosphere consists of nitrogen (78.1%) and oxygen (20.9%), with small amounts of argon (0.9%), carbon dioxide (variable, but around 0.035%), water vapor, and other gases. The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation and reducing temperature extremes between day and night. 75% of the atmosphere exists within 11km of the planetary surface. Temperature and the Atmospheric Layers The temperature of the Earth's atmosphere...

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