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2012-05-22 23:02:59

In 2010, the world reached a milestone: The number of people living in urban areas reached 50 percent. This monumental shift from rural to urban living comes with consequences. Growing urban populations will have to learn to efficiently deal with increased demands for energy, transportation, sanitation, food and water while balancing the environmental impacts of such densely populated regions. Currently, 75 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels come from cities, which...

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2011-02-01 05:45:00

The deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression failed to reduce the amount of global greenhouse gas emissions, as falling industrial output in the West was counterbalanced by the rapid growth of China and other emerging markets, according to new data released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Total global carbon emissions rose 5.2 percent in 2009 compared to 2006, the report showed, while U.S. carbon emissions fell 8.18 percent during that time. US emissions fell...

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2010-11-22 08:20:00

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions "“ the main contributor to global warming "“ show no sign of abating and may reach record levels in 2010, according to a study led by the University of Exeter (UK). The study, which also involved the University of East Anglia (UK) and other global institutions, is part of the annual carbon budget update by the Global Carbon Project. In a paper published November 21 in Nature Geoscience, the authors found that despite the major financial crisis...

2009-06-10 13:39:07

Damon Matthews, a professor in Concordia University's Department of Geography, Planning and the Environment has found a direct relationship between carbon dioxide emissions and global warming. Matthews, together with colleagues from Victoria and the U.K., used a combination of global climate models and historical climate data to show that there is a simple linear relationship between total cumulative emissions and global temperature change. These findings will be published in the next edition...

2009-04-06 09:00:00

Environmental Integrity Project Finds Downturn Linked to Recession and Mild Weather Last Year, Threatened By New Coal-Fired Plant Plans; Big Jumps Seen in OK, IA, TX, NE, IL and WA. WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due in part to the recent economic slowdown and milder-than-usual weather, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from U.S. power plants dropped 3.1 percent in 2008, tempering a steady increasing trend in the preceding years, according to a new report from the Environmental...

2009-03-25 10:43:00

WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Flawed mathematical modeling rarely makes for a sexy story, but the latest round of CO2 data errors are heating up. The Center for Global Development's (CGD) carbon monitoring project, CARMA, has placed China atop the heap of bad-guy emitters, prompting a flurry of cross-pacific finger pointing. But the numbers are wrong. An independent audit conducted by data company Performeks LLC found that CARMA overestimated the CO2 emissions of its worst ranked...

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2009-02-25 15:38:05

The increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) slightly accelerated in 2008, according to a Reuters report citing scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  The new figures may diminish optimism that the reduction in industrial output and carbon emissions that began last year will temporarily dampen climate change. Some analysts had hoped the global recession would give the world time to reverse the impact of atmospheric CO2 on the climate. But the...

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2007-11-14 16:50:00

WASHINGTON -- There's growing worry about global warming, but how much of it is the work of that power plant just outside town? And if Congress limits heat-trapping greenhouse gases, will it affect utility and electric bills? And who's the biggest corporate culprit when it comes to climate change? Answers to these questions may be only a couple of computer clicks away. A new interactive online database unveiled Wednesday provides maps, color-coded categories and detailed information about who...

2005-11-09 08:18:46

FRANKFURT, Nov 9 (Reuters ) - The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said on Wednesday that quotas restricting industrial carbon dioxide emissions in the European Union between 2008 and 2012 should be tightened to bring more effective climate protection. "WWF demands stricter caps for CO2 emissions and stronger incentives for the second phase of national allocation plans (NAPs) which have to be decided upon in 2006," it said in a study issued in Berlin. "Only tight limits and well-designed...

2005-10-19 14:45:35

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eight states and the city of New York have appealed last month's dismissal of their global warming lawsuit against five of the largest U.S. utilities. The states originally filed suit against American Electric Power Co. Inc., Southern Co., Xcel Energy Inc., Cinergy Corp. and the Tennessee Valley Authority public power system in July 2004, arguing that greenhouse gas emissions from their plants were a public nuisance and would cause irreparable harm to property....