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2014-08-07 03:00:05

Alan Buis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Kimm Fesenmaier, Caltech Of all the factors that influence Earth's changing climate, the effect that tiny particles in Earth's atmosphere called aerosols have on clouds is the least well understood. Aerosols scatter and absorb incoming sunlight and affect the formation and properties of clouds. Among all cloud types, low-level clouds over the ocean, which cover about one-third of the ocean's surface, have the biggest impact on the albedo, or...

2014-06-04 15:34:13

Simon Fraser University Tinkering with climate change through climate engineering isn't going to help us get around what we have to do says a new report authored by researchers at six universities, including Simon Fraser University. After evaluating a range of possible climate-altering approaches to dissipating greenhouse gases and reducing warming, the interdisciplinary team concluded there's no way around it. We have to reduce the amount of carbon being released into the atmosphere....

2014-05-27 08:22:30

Pilot will help inform larger-scale projects and cool surface policies in India WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new pilot project will use cool surfaces and other energy-efficient technologies in low-income housing in Jasdan, India, to help cool the homes and lower residents' energy bills. The Clean Energy Ministerial's Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership (GSEP) Cool Roofs and Pavements Working Group is supporting the pilot project in collaboration with...

2014-05-22 16:22:09

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A national study conducted in Mexico has found that switching to cool roofs could help commercial and residential buildings realize typical energy savings of around 7% and 18%, respectively. The study was conducted as part of a comprehensive "Cool Roofs Action Plan" developed through support from the Clean Energy Ministerial's Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership (GSEP) and adopted by Mexico's National Commission on Energy...

2014-04-18 23:01:01

With the expansion of the HERO program into Orange County and soon Los Angeles County, Chandler’s Roofing has become a registered HERO Program contractor, providing additional financing resources for cool roofing and solar projects. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Southern California’s leading roofing and solar contractor, Chandler’s Roofing, announced today the roll-out of the HERO financing program for their Southern California Customers. The HERO program directly impacts...

Creating Better Soybeans For A Hot, Dry, Hungry World
2014-04-16 10:02:09

Carol Rasmussen, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory A new study shows that soybean plants can be redesigned to increase crop yields while requiring less water and helping to offset greenhouse gas warming. The study is the first to demonstrate that a major food crop can be modified to meet multiple goals at the same time. The study, led by Darren Drewry of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., used an advanced vegetation model and high-performance computer optimization...

Global Warming Cooled Down By Volcanic Eruptions
2014-02-25 04:32:25

[ Watch the Video: Global Warming Cooled By Volcanoes ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory report they have found that volcanic eruptions in the early part of the 21st century have cooled the planet. The total heat content of the ocean, along with global-mean temperatures at the surface of the planet and in the troposphere have shown relatively little warming since 1998. This “slow-down” has been the topic of...

Ending Geoengineering Prematurely May Worsen Global Warming
2014-02-19 11:37:28

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Starting and then stopping geoengineering techniques could aggravate global warming, scientists warn. A proposed mitigation technique which involves spewing sulfur particles into the atmosphere could help combat climate change – but if stopped after being implemented, it could worsen the problem, according to a new study from University of Washington researchers. Spewing sulfur particles into the air could cool the planet by...

2014-02-18 14:04:47

As a range of climate change mitigation scenarios are discussed, University of Washington researchers have found that the injection of sulfate particles into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight and curb the effects of global warming could pose a severe threat if not maintained indefinitely and supported by strict reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The new study, published today, 18 February, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, has highlighted the risks of...

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...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Terraforming -- Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") is the process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more habitable atmosphere, temperature or ecology. The term was first used in a science fiction novel, 'Seetee Shock' (1940?) by Jack Williamson, but the actual concept is older than that. An example in fiction is 'First and Last Men' by Olaf Stapledon in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the...

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