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UN Environmental Report Reveals That The Ozone Layer Is Beginning To Recover

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The ozone layer that protects the planet from harmful ultraviolet radiation is on the road to recovery, scientists from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World...

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2014-09-16 12:21:09

Expanded capacity to produce new low-global-warming materials driving reductions, with support from proposed regulations; announcement made at White House event MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it will increase production of its low-global-warming-potential (GWP) refrigerants, insulation materials, aerosols and solvents, and, prior to 2020, will drive a 50 percent reduction in its annual production of high-GWP...

2014-09-09 16:21:53

New venture's patent-pending technology and processes enable consumers to drive their cars without leaving a carbon footprint ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing the latest data from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory on carbon dioxide emissions, serial entrepreneurs Peter Davis and Doug Kruep announced today the launch of their latest venture - GreenPrint, LLC. The ground-breaking new company is based on their invention of Carbon Neutral Gasoline, which enables consumers to...

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2014-09-01 06:10:48

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Unless global red meat and dairy product consumption is reduced, greenhouse gases resulting from food production will increase by 80 percent in the years to come, a team of researchers from the UK reported Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change. This dire warning comes as an increasing number of people all over the world are “adopting American-style diets, leading to a sizeable increase in meat and dairy consumption,” said...

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2014-08-28 07:18:44

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Existing power plants worldwide will be responsible for 300 billion tons of future carbon dioxide emissions, with fossils fuels (particularly coal) still proving dominant in energy production. A new study from scientists at Princeton and UC Irvine says that continuing investment in these kinds of power plants makes our targets for controlling climate change questionable. The researchers, whose findings appear in the journal...

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2014-08-26 23:02:52

Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official records. A new study led by NCAR estimates that more than 40 percent of the world’s garbage is burned in such fires, with emissions that can substantially affect human health and climate. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official records. A new study led by the...

methane seep
2014-08-26 05:01:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Geologists from Mississippi State University, Brown University, the US Geological Survey (USGS) and Maryland-based Earth Resources Technology, Inc. have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor of the northern part of the US Atlantic margin, various media outlets reported on Sunday. Previously, only three of these vents (which are also known as seeps) had been identified, but according to Terrence McCoy of...

2014-08-18 23:02:27

The recipients were recognized for their contributions to environmental education and science. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Three students who participated in the Army Educational Outreach Program’s eCYBERMISSION competition were recognized at a White House ceremony last week, which honored young innovators in environmental sciences and protection. Their team advisor and another eCYBERMISSION team advisor were also recognized at the event. The students, Daniel Burgess, Joey...

2014-08-14 23:03:20

The Europe Carbon capture & sequestration Market report defines and segments the Carbon capture & sequestration market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-carbon-capture-sequestration-1790927418.html (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 The Europe Carbon capture & sequestration Market report defines and segments the Carbon capture & sequestration market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. The Carbon capture &...

2014-08-12 23:07:26

The American Lung Association is hosting a visit to Denver by Jonathon Buonocore Sc.D a research at Harvard School of Public Health to discuss the first of its kind study that compares business as usual conditions with three alternatives for the EPA's new carbon standard. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released draft carbon pollution standards that will help confront climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants in the U.S. Denver, CO...

2014-08-08 08:21:59

DUBLIN, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Coal-fired Power Generation Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The increase in carbon emissions from coal-based power plants has prompted governments to shift their focus to clean coal technologies such as supercritical and ultra-supercritical technologies, CCS, and IGCC to reduce carbon emissions. Supercritical and...


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Earth's Atmosphere
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Earth's Atmosphere -- Earth's atmosphere consists of nitrogen (78.1%) and oxygen (20.9%), with small amounts of argon (0.9%), carbon dioxide (variable, but around 0.035%), water vapor, and other gases. The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation and reducing temperature extremes between day and night. 75% of the atmosphere exists within 11km of the planetary surface. Temperature and the Atmospheric Layers The temperature of the Earth's atmosphere...

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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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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