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The Role Of Urban Greenery In CO2 Exchange Demonstrated
2012-06-27 12:15:41

In what might be the first study to report continuous measurements of net CO2 exchange of urban vegetation and soils over a full year or more, scientists from UC Santa Barbara and the University of Minnesota conclude that not only is vegetation important in the uptake of the greenhouse gas, but also that different types of vegetation play different roles. Their findings will be published July 4 in the current issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research — Biogeosciences, a publication...

Milk, Chicken Also Responsible For Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2012-05-14 03:36:23

While there's an old axiom that tells people not to cry over spilled milk, researchers at the University of Edinburgh believe there may actually be a good reason to shed a few tears over wasted dairy products. In a Sunday press release, the Scotland-based university reports that there are 360,000 metric tons of milk wasted each year in the UK, which leads to greenhouse gas emissions equal to 100,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide -- creating a carbon footprint roughly equal to that as...


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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