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Smaller Volcanoes Could Cool Climate According To Satellite Research
2012-07-05 16:33:57

A University of Saskatchewan-led international research team has discovered that aerosols from relatively small volcanic eruptions can be boosted into the high atmosphere by weather systems such as monsoons, where they can affect global temperatures. The research appears in the July 6 issue of the journal Science. Adam Bourassa, from the U of S Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies, led the research. He explains that until now it was thought that a massively energetic eruption was...

Space Mirrors Won't Fix Climate Change
2012-06-06 12:00:59

Michael Crumbliss for redOrbit.com Geoengineering is a field of study that proposes techniques to reduce the amount of solar radiation reaching the Earth's surface. Methods range from mimicking the effects of large volcanic eruptions by releasing sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere to deploying giant mirrors in space. Scientists have proposed these sunlight-reflecting solutions as last-ditch attempts to halt global warming. A new study used climate models developed by the UK Met...

Patent Issue Halts Climate Control Experiments
2012-05-17 04:34:11

Fighting over patents may seem silly when phone or computer manufacturers are involved. After all, no normal person knows how computers connect to a network or how photos are shared over the internet. However, normal people can and do feel the effects of global warming, like the rash of weird weather we´ve had in the past few years. Therefore, it´s a bit frustrating and surprising that something as seemingly insignificant as patents have curbed a UK climate experiment to try and...

2012-04-02 11:10:12

International scientific community issues first “State of the Planet Declaration” Scientists issued the first "State of the Planet" declaration at a major gathering of experts on global environmental and social issues in advance of the major UN Summit Rio+20 in June. The declaration opens: "Research now demonstrates that the continued functioning of the Earth system as it has supported the well-being of human civilization in recent centuries is at risk." It states that...

2012-01-26 02:16:21

As the reality and the impact of climate warming have become clearer in the last decade, researchers have looked for possible engineering solutions — such as removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or directing the sun's heat away from Earth — to help offset rising temperatures. New University of Washington research demonstrates that one suggested method, injecting sulfate particles into the stratosphere, would likely achieve only part of the desired effect, and could carry...

2012-01-23 11:21:10

Carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of coal, oil, and gas have been increasing over the past decades, causing the Earth to get hotter and hotter. There are concerns that a continuation of these trends could have catastrophic effects, including crop failures in the heat-stressed tropics. This has led some to explore drastic ideas for combating global warming, including the idea of trying to counteract it by reflecting sunlight away from the Earth. However, it has been suggested that...

2012-01-13 15:00:00

The recognized leader in comprehensive building envelope testing now offers roof testing and certification. York, PA (PRWEB) January 13, 2012 In October 2011, Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI) introduced a comprehensive list of services to the roofing industry designed to address the needs of manufacturers, insurance companies, certification agencies, code officials, and other interested parties. ATI rounded out their roof services with the addition of fire testing, which they added to...

2011-12-23 08:00:00

Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance, a leading provider of sustainable roofing and building envelope solutions, is proud to announce that it has won five 2011 RoofPoint Excellence in Design Awards. This is the inaugural year for the awards. BEACHWOOD, Ohio (PRWEB) December 23, 2011 Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance, a leading provider of sustainable roofing and building envelope solutions, is proud to announce that it has won five 2011 RoofPoint Excellence in Design Awards. This...

2011-10-24 12:48:48

Research on geoengineering appears to have broad public support, as a new, internationally-representative survey revealed that 72 per cent of respondents approved research into the climate-manipulating technique. The study, published today, 24 October, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, is the first international survey on public perception of geoengineering and solar radiation management (SRM) and shows that these terms are becoming increasingly embedded into...

2011-10-19 10:33:25

Cities release more heat to the atmosphere than the rural vegetated areas around them, but how much influence these urban "heat islands" have on global warming has been a matter of debate. Now a study by Stanford researchers has quantified the contribution of the heat islands for the first time, showing that it is modest compared with what greenhouse gases contribute to global warming. "Between 2 and 4 percent of the gross global warming since the Industrial Revolution may be due to urban...

Latest Geoengineering Reference Libraries

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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