Latest greenhouse gas emissions Stories

2009-05-13 06:33:31

According to an audit revealed on Tuesday, the Canadian government is failing to measure reductions in the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, as required by law. "We found that the government will be unable to determine actual emission reductions achieved for each of the measures in its plans," said Environment Commissioner Scott Vaughan at a press conference. Vaughan added that Environment Canada has "overstated the expected reductions in greenhouse gas emissions for the 2008 to 2012 Kyoto...

2009-05-11 14:50:00

Most nations have submitted less-than-ambitious proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the months leading up to the UN convention on climate change in Copenhagen in December. Australia on Monday announced plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 while postponing its carbon emissions trading plans by a year to mid-2011. The country cited the ongoing economic recession in its decision. According to Reuters calculations, international plans amount to average reductions in...

2009-05-05 06:00:00

Clean Air Pledge Asks Residents to Take Steps to Improve Air Quality and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore based non-profit, Clean Air Partners joins the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR(R) program to extend their commitment to protect public health, improve air quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by launching the Clean Air Pledge. As part of the Clean Air Pledge, Clean Air Partners...

2009-04-23 09:39:00

Allowances, Feedstock Treatment, Fuel Switching, Competitiveness of Energy-Intensive Manufacturers Among Areas of Focus ARLINGTON, Va., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment continued its hearing on the "American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009." Additional information is available at http://energycommerce.house.gov/ American Chemistry Council (ACC) President & CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement: "ACC...

2009-04-22 12:01:00

PROVIDENCE, RI, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lights Out, Green In, a nonprofit that promotes conservation, and lawmakers from coast to coast have joined forces during Earth Week in an effort to raise awareness of a simple way to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Lights Out, Green In's main mission is to get households and businesses that have access to sufficient natural sunlight to turn off their lights from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. In the days leading up to Earth Day, April 22,...

2009-04-17 13:37:21

The Earth's forests serve as crucial carbon sinks due to their ability to absorb greenhouse gases, but that ability is "at risk of being lost entirely", according to a new United Nations report. Currently, the Earth's forests soak up about 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, but that capability could be reversed if the Earth heats up 2.5 degrees Celsius (4.5 degrees F) more. A rise in temperature could cause severe droughts and heat waves that would kill off many of the Earth's forests...

2009-04-15 14:24:50

U.S. government scientists say their research indicates the effects of significant global warming on Earth can no longer be avoided. But the researchers said a worldwide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would reduce the effects, lessening sea-level rise and possibly saving Arctic Sea ice. The study, led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, determined that if all nations cut emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases by 70 percent this century, the most...

2009-04-14 06:40:26

Representative Edward Markey said Monday that the threat of tighter regulation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should subdue industry opposition to a cap-and-trade market on greenhouse gas emissions. Markey (D-MA), who serves as chair of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, is co-sponsor of a bill that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked with global climate change.  He said the agency's authority to act should entice industrial...

2009-04-06 07:34:00

A123Systems to Supply Michigan-made Lithium-ion Battery AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler LLC signs agreement with A123Systems, a U.S.-based battery supplier, for advance Nanophosphate Lithium ion prismatic battery cells, and jointly developed battery modules and battery packs for Chrysler's Range-extended Electric Vehicle and battery only Electric Vehicle production programs Partnership reinforces both companies' commitment to expand battery manufacturing technology...

2009-04-01 11:00:00

Kaiser Permanente's Climate Footprint Efforts are Rewarded for Third Consecutive Year OAKLAND, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has been named a "Climate Action Leader" for voluntarily calculating, verifying and publicly reporting its greenhouse gas emissions under the California Climate Action Registry. This is the third consecutive year Kaiser Permanente has won this award from the Registry, a private, nonprofit organization committed to solving climate change through...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.