Latest greenhouse gas emissions Stories

2011-06-09 12:28:00

GHG Offsets Sold into California's Cap & Trade Program Could Provide Additional Income to US Rice Farmers SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund, in partnership with Winrock International, the California Rice Commission and the leading Arkansas rice industry associations and producers, will receive a $1.1 million USDA Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) to demonstrate best practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from rice...

2011-06-09 14:55:41

A multifunctional approach to REDD will be far more effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing food production than the practice of intensifying agriculture and sparing forests Evidence from benchmark sites across the tropics is proving that an integrated, multifunctional approach that allows for land-use sharing in agriculture, forests and other functions can achieve good results in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and raising food production levels. It provides more...

2011-05-30 10:30:00

A recently released study from Australia's state-backed research body CSIRO may have climate researchers reconfiguring their conclusions on how harmful belching cows and gaseous sheep actually are to the atmosphere, Reuters is reporting. Ruminant livestock release large quantities of methane, which can trap 20 times more heat than CO2 alone. One cow can release about 1.5 tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year. At least half of New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions emanate from agriculture...

2011-05-25 16:15:10

Establishing an economically and environmentally beneficial, 'bio-derived' Australian and New Zealand aviation fuels industry is a viable proposition, according to a report compiled by CSIRO in collaboration with the region's major aviation industry players. The report, Flight Path to Sustainable Aviation, predicts that over the next 20 years a new, sustainable, Australia-New Zealand aviation fuels industry could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent, generate more than 12,000 jobs and...

2011-05-23 10:40:00

A report from the Australian Climate Commission has warned that "once-a-century" coastal flooding could become much more common and that the Earth's surface is warming rapidly, reports the AFP news agency. Drawn from the most up-to-date climate science from around the world, the report said greenhouse gas emissions created by human industry was the likely culprit behind rising temperatures, warming oceans, and rising sea levels. While climate scientists from Australian science body the CSIRO,...

2011-05-18 12:00:00

DETROIT, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), in collaboration with WorldAutoSteel, announced today the results of a three-year program to develop fully engineered, steel-intensive designs for electrified vehicles that reduce greenhouse gas emissions over their entire life cycle. The FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) program features steel body structure designs that reduce mass by more than 35 percent over a benchmark vehicle and reduce total life cycle...

2011-04-27 23:57:49

New Berkeley Lab study forecasts peak in energy use in China within 20 years. As China's economy continues to soar, its energy use and greenhouse gas emissions will keep on soaring as well"”or so goes the conventional wisdom. A new analysis by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) now is challenging that notion, one widely held in both the United States and China. Well before mid-century, according to a new study by Berkeley Lab's China Energy Group, that...

2011-04-26 10:39:26

Europe's 300 biggest companies, for the first time, have ranked according to their greenhouse gas emissions. The widely accepted Greenhouse Gas Protocol was used by the Environmental Investment Organization (EIO) to rank these top European companies. Not only were these firms ranked on their Scope 1 and 2 emissions, but also on the levels of disclosure and verification provided by each company to the public. EIO is an independent non-profit research group based in the U.K. "The purpose of the...

2011-04-22 10:38:00

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Sears Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: SHLD) celebrates the 41st anniversary of Earth Day. Continuing its sustainability efforts Sears Holdings made significant strides over the past year, to reduce its carbon footprint, encourage customers to make sustainable purchasing decisions, and ultimately protect our planet for future generations. Sears is always searching for ways to empower its customers. Just this year, the...

2011-04-18 11:44:37

Scientists said Monday that a better monitoring network for greenhouse gases is needed to warn of significant changes and to help countries keep their emission levels honest. "What we're hoping to do is see if the warming is feeding the warming, particularly in the Arctic," said Euan Nisbet, a specialist in methane emissions at the University of London. "Our monitoring network is very, very limited. We feel more observation is needed." Scientists said in published papers that such a...

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.'