Latest Emission Reduction Unit Stories

2012-06-12 16:48:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Cutting edge carbon capture technology is having quite the year so far as UK scientists said they have developed a "metal-organic framework" that works like a sponge, absorbing carbon dioxide from high pressure emissions. This latest breakthrough in clean energy technology, called NOTT-202, absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere by soaking in pressurized gasses and releasing these gases under lowered pressure while retaining the greenhouse gas, according to a...

2012-02-01 15:53:56

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series puts forth the reassuring finding that concerns about global warming having a domino effect – unleashing 600 billion tons of carbon in vast expanses of peat in the Northern hemisphere and accelerating warming to disastrous proportions – may be less justified than previously thought. In the podcast, Christian Blodau, Ph.D., explains that peat bogs...

2011-07-14 12:11:37

By Craig Osenberg, University of Florida Plants are good for the planet because, among other things, they help offset the effects of global climate change. It turns out, however, that other members of the terrestrial ecosystem, soil microbes, may exacerbate the problem, offsetting some of the beneficial effects of plants. In a new study published in the July 14 edition of the journal Nature, researchers conclude that more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes soil to release the potent...

2011-06-20 08:45:00

Australian research institute Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) launched a new website on Monday that allows Internet users to monitor greenhouse gas emissions. The site was developed so people can see how climate-warming gases have increased as a result of human activities. "The measurements testify to a steady rise in carbon dioxide concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere, mainly caused by the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation," CSIRO scientist...

2009-09-16 10:22:21

So you're a manufacturer about to introduce a new consumer product to the marketplace. Will that product or the manufacture of the product contribute to global warming through the greenhouse effect? Until now, there was no clear way to answer that question. Scientists are reporting development of a new method for screening molecules and predicting how certain materials, ranging from chemicals used in carpeting to electronics, will contribute to global warming. Their study is scheduled for the...

2009-08-17 15:45:40

Scientists at the University of Calgary have found that methane emission by plants could be a bigger problem in global warming than previously thought.A U of C study says that when crops are exposed to environmental factors that are part of climate change -- increased temperature, drought and ultraviolet-B radiation -- some plants show enhanced methane emissions. Methane is a very potent greenhouse gas; 23 times more effective in trapping heat than carbon dioxide."Most studies just look at...

2008-10-25 13:40:00

Carbon dioxide is only one of the greenhouse gases that make scientists stay up at night. Methane and nitrogen trifluoride are increasing which makes scientists worry about increasing global warming.  Methane is the greatest threat. It represents about one-third that of carbon dioxide produced by the burning of coal, oil and other fossil fuels.  As a greenhouse gas, methane is second to carbon dioxide.  Decaying plant material, land fills, natural gas, coal mining and animal...

2008-10-24 12:40:00

New measurements released on Thursday show that levels of a powerful greenhouse gas are four times as high as previously thought. Scientists say about 5,400 metric tons of nitrogen trifluoride are in the atmosphere, with amounts increasing by about 11 percent per year. Nitrogen trifluoride, a colorless, odorless, nonflammable gas, is used to etch silicon wafers and in some lasers. Nitrogen trifluoride is 17,000 times more effective at warming the atmosphere than an equal mass of carbon...

2008-09-30 09:00:50

Russian oil company Rosneft and The World Bank have signed an emission reduction purchase agreement for emission reduction units accumulated as a part of the associated gas utilization project at Rosneft's Komsomolskoye oil field in the Yamal-Nenez autonomous region of Russia. The oil field is being developed by the Rosneft's subsidiary, Rn-Purneftegaz. The World Bank has acted on behalf of the European, Danish, Italian and Spanish carbon funds. During the 20082012 period Rosneft has...

2007-11-23 19:23:06

GENEVA -- Two of the most important Greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached a record high in 2006, and measurements show that one - carbon dioxide - is playing an increasingly important role in global warming, the U.N. weather agency said Friday. The global average concentrations of carbon dioxide, or CO2, and nitrous oxide, or N2O, in the atmosphere were higher than ever in measurements coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization, said Geir Braathen, a climate specialist...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'