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2014-01-16 23:28:26

According to recent reports in the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, the BBC spent thousands of pounds attempting to thwart a Freedom of Information request regarding an eco-conference BBC executives attended, leading Friends of Science to ask whether the BBC is fairly reporting climate change and energy events. Friends of Science point to similar disturbing discrepancies in Canadian reporting by CBC and Alberta Venture magazine, predicting the end of coal-fired power plants, while not...

Thousands Of Natural Gas Leaks Under The Streets Of DC
2014-01-16 13:23:20

[ Watch the Video: More Than Hot Air - Explosive Find Under Washington DC ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, there are nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks under the streets of Washington, DC. Scientists from Duke University and Boston University say that they have discovered more than 5,893 leaks from aging natural gas pipelines under DC. The team also said that dozens of these leaks...

2014-01-13 12:24:47

LONDON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Technology Breakthroughs in Gas Sequestration (Technical Insights)Driven by Opportunities in Enhanced Oil RecoveryThe research service focuses on technology breakthroughs in gas sequestration with the aim to enlighten corporate players and other stakeholders with on-going research activities and trends. The Gas Sequestration business has gained focus and momentum in recent years mainly...

US Power Plant Emissions Down
2014-01-10 09:13:07

University of Colorado at Boulder Power plants that use natural gas and a new technology to squeeze more energy from the fuel release far less of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than coal-fired power plants do, according to a new analysis accepted for publication Jan. 8 in Earth's Future, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. The so-called "combined cycle" natural gas power plants also release significantly less nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide, which can worsen air quality....

Global Warming Not Primary Cause Of Svalbard-Area Methane Release
2014-01-03 07:47:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Natural processes, not global warming, are primarily to blame for the dissolution of the fragile, ice-like solid fuel substances known as methane hydrates, according to new research published online Thursday in the journal Science. Methane hydrates, which are composed of water and methane, are only stable in high pressure and low temperature conditions, the study authors explained. In some areas, such as in the North Atlantic off...

Solar Activity Little Effect On Climate
2013-12-23 10:45:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From the Medieval Climate Anomaly to the Little Ice Age, average temperatures on Earth have varied significantly over the past thousand years. And according to a new study in Nature Geoscience that variation has little to do the amount of activity from the Sun. The Medieval Climate Anomaly, which lasted from approximately 950 to 1250, was a warming period in certain regions. The Little Ice Age, which lasted from about 1450 to 1850, is...

2013-12-18 23:22:42

Direct Measurements, not estimation, are used to quantify carbon sequestration of forest carbon benefiting landowners, local economies and ecosystems, reports PEM Inc. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 A new approach to carbon trading described in a recently issued patent entitled “Systems of Systems for Monitoring Greenhouse Gas Fluxes” seeks to change the economic and ecological determinants of deforestation. The enigma of deforestation, a global source of CO2 to the...

Livestock Efficiency Global Study
2013-12-17 12:45:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The impact that livestock have on the environment varies depending on the animal, the type of food it provides, the kind of feed it consumes and where it lives, according to a new study on livestock ecosystems. The most detailed livestock analysis to date shows the variables at play when considering how cows, chickens and pigs impact climate change. The study is considered the most detailed livestock analysis to date, showing vast...

Energy Use From Hand Washing In Hot Water
2013-12-14 04:02:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online You may have been told that using hot water to wash your hands is more effective at killing bacteria than cold water, but a new study from researchers at Vanderbilt University has found that using hot water may actually be a waste of energy. Vanderbilt researcher Amanda Carrico told National Geographic reporter Brian Clark Howard that her team’s study looked at "a case where people act in ways that they think are in their best...


Latest Greenhouse gas Reference Libraries

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
omphalos
  • 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.
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