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2011-10-17 21:57:49

It is difficult to measure accurately each nation's contribution of carbon dioxide to the Earth's atmosphere. Carbon is extracted out of the ground as coal, gas, and oil, and these fuels are often exported to other countries where they are burned to generate the energy that is used to make products. In turn, these products may be traded to still other countries where they are consumed. A team led by Carnegie's Steven Davis, and including Ken Caldeira, tracked and quantified this supply chain...

2011-08-17 11:29:00

ForestEthics Runs USA Today Ads, Organizes 'Banana' Protests in Multiple Cities Days Before D.C. Protests Over Pipeline Decision SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dole and Chiquita were greeted this morning with full-page ads in USA Today calling on the companies to reject extreme fossil fuels from Canada's Tar Sands and to embrace cleaner transportation fuel options. View the ads here:...

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2011-08-16 08:59:25

Research at Greenland and Antarctic shows decline in methane and ethane levels Recent data from NSF-funded research in both Greenland and Antarctica demonstrate that fossil-fuel related emissions of both methane and ethane, two of the most abundant hydrocarbons in the atmosphere, declined at the end of the twentieth century, according to a paper published Thursday in the journal Nature. The causes of the decline in methane emission rates to the atmosphere have been puzzling scientists for...

2011-06-15 09:30:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westmont Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: WMNS) ("Westmont"), announces today that it has completed all requirements and has received final approved for a European Bond funding scheme developed in conjunction with Regency Financial Group Inc ("Regency") of Palm City, Florida. The financing will support Westmont's continued expansion and strengthen the company's growing technology development program. "We are excited about Regency's decision to assist...

2011-05-27 19:50:53

Zhi-Yong Yang, Lance Seefeldt featured in Journal of Biological Chemistry Stinging from humiliating defeat in World War I, Germany's Nazi regime seized on technology developed by chemists Franz Fischer and Hans Tropsch that enabled the coal-rich, petroleum-poor country to produce synthetic fuels for its military machine. Research in Fischer-Tropsch or "FT" synthesis waned in the latter half of the 20th century but, like "a bubblin' crude," has resurfaced in recent years with growing interest...

2011-05-26 09:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyonic Corporation today announced that its patented carbon mineralization process, SkyMine®, was listed as an advanced combustion control technology for fossil fuel power plants as part of the EPA's Commercial Demonstration Permit Program. The program was outlined in the proposed revisions to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) published in the Federal Register on May 3 in conjunction with the National Emission...

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2011-05-13 06:30:00

By the year 2050, global resource consumption could approach an average 140 billion tons of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year -- three times the current levels -- unless the economic growth rate is somehow disconnected from the rate of natural resource consumption, the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) warns in a new report released Thursday. A UN environmental panel said the world cannot sustain the current rapid rate of resource consumption. It called on...

2011-04-12 14:14:18

New study demonstrates that shale gas is not the planet-friendly gas it is thought to be Natural gas extracted from shale formations has a greater greenhouse gas footprint - in the form of methane emissions - than conventional gas, oil and coal over a 20 year period. This calls into question the logic of its use as a climate-friendly alternative to fossil fuels, according to Robert Howarth and colleagues, from Cornell University in New York. Their work is published online in Springer's...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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