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2011-11-07 16:42:36

Ageing could influence climate change New demographic analysis reveals that the CO2 emissions of the average American increase until around the age of 65, and then start to decrease. For the United States this means that, although the ageing of the population will lead to a slight overall rise in CO2 emissions over the next four decades, the long-term trends indicate that increasing life expectancy will result in a reduction in emissions. For the first time, demographer Emilio Zagheni...

Construction Drives China's Growing CO2 Emissions
2011-10-05 09:53:38

Constructing buildings, power-plants and roads has driven a substantial increase in China's CO2 emission growth, according to a new study involving the University of East Anglia (UEA). Fast growing capital investments in infrastructure projects led to the expansion of the construction industry and its energy and CO2 intensive supply chain, such as steel and cement production. As a result of this transformation of China's economy, more and more CO2 was released per unit of gross domestic...

2011-09-19 20:46:52

To cost-effectively protect the climate, not only an emissions trading scheme but also financial support for new technologies is needed. Economising on targeted funding, for example for renewable energies, makes climate protection more expensive — as scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) now calculated for the first time, using a complex computer simulation that spans the entire 21st century. Without funding, energy technologies with high cost reduction...

2011-08-09 09:50:00

"This landmark new rule envisions diesel power as the continued workhorse of freight transportation in the clean energy economy of tomorrow." - Allen Schaeffer, Diesel Technology Forum WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diesel engines - which power more than 95 percent of America's commercial trucks and 85 percent of its buses - will play a central role of the United States' new effort to reduce fuel consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the years ahead....

2011-08-04 12:45:33

Carbon dioxide remains the undisputed king of recent climate change, but other greenhouse gases measurably contribute to the problem. A new study, conducted by NOAA scientists and published online today in Nature, shows that cutting emissions of those other gases could slow changes in climate that are expected in the future. Discussions with colleagues around the time of the 2009 United Nations' climate conference in Copenhagen inspired three NOAA scientists "“ Stephen Montzka, Ed...

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2011-08-01 09:00:00

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday proposed new standards to reduce harmful air pollution caused from oil and gas drilling operations, including the first standard for wells that are hydraulically fractured. The proposed standards, which are being issued in response to a court order, would rely on cost-effective existing technologies to reduce emissions that contribute to smog and can cause cancer. The standards are also meant to support the EPA's priority of continuing...

2011-07-29 10:59:00

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study says that upcoming EPA requirements could raise the cost of manufacturing gasoline, lead to the closing of domestic refineries, and force the U.S. to double its gasoline imports - while causing increased carbon dioxide emissions. "The new EPA requirements could be devastating to consumers and communities across the nation," said Bob Greco, API's group director of downstream operations. "Consumers would be hurt by the...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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