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Urban Trees Provide Economic Boon
2013-05-08 13:51:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether it´s Manhattan´s Central Park or the Emerald Necklace in Boston, Frederick Law Olmstead understood the value that forested areas bring to a city. However, the“¯father of American“¯landscape architecture was probably unaware of the billions of dollars these forests contribute in the form of carbon storage and sequestration. According to a new study in the journal Environmental Pollution, urban...

2013-05-08 12:21:12

HALIFAX, May 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced that the Government of Canada is adopting strict environmental standards to reduce air emissions from ships navigating in Canadian waters. These changes further align Canada's air emission standards with the United States. ...

Faster Energy Creation From New Natural Gas Conversion Method
2013-05-08 05:46:52

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new mechanism to convert natural gas to energy up to 70 times faster than current methods has been identified by chemical engineering researchers. This new mechanism also effectively captures the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2). “This could make power generation from natural gas both cleaner and more efficient,” says Fanxing Li, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at North Carolina State...

2013-05-03 12:21:06

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA-led modeling study provides new evidence that global warming may increase the risk for extreme rainfall and drought. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The study shows for the first time how rising carbon dioxide concentrations could affect the entire range of rainfall types on Earth. Analysis of computer simulations from 14 climate models indicates wet regions of the world, such as the equatorial Pacific...

2013-05-02 16:21:48

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Investigation Agency -- Japan has announced new legislation to phase-down the "super" greenhouse gases hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), joining the European Union and Australia in regulating and phasing down HFCs domestically. The revision of the European F-Gas Regulation to implement a systemic phase-down of HFCs is in full-swing in the EU and Australia implemented a carbon tax on HFCs last year. The United States is the only major...

2013-04-24 12:24:05

LONDON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again living up to its status as the 'world's most effective environmental treaty,' the Montreal Protocol has struck a deal with China to phase-out hydrofluorocarbon (HCFC) production and so prevent eight billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions. With funding of up to US$385m from the Montreal Protocol's Multilateral Fund, China will eliminate its production of HCFCs, ozone-depleting substances that are also potent...

2013-04-22 23:02:00

Going green in this city isn't a platitude---it's an attitude that gets translated into action! Palo Alto CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Earth Day is the perfect time for the City of Palo Alto to highlight the substantial progress our community has made in achieving its Climate Protection Plan goals. Examples include: *Estimated 2012 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) for the Palo Alto community as a whole were 28 percent lower than 1990 emission levels. (Well ahead of the state goal of reducing...

2013-04-18 20:20:08

Taxpayers to foot $300,000 bill for unnecessary study SEATTLE, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Even as proposals for new Northwest bulk export facilities proceed through the rigorous environmental review mandated by law, opponents continue to mount an aggressive effort to block these projects. In particular, recent efforts to fan concern about alleged health impacts from an increase in railway traffic defy logic and misrepresent the facts, potentially leading to misunderstandings that...

2013-04-16 16:22:07

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services (SCS) has earned accreditation from the Costa Rican government as a carbon footprint verification body under its ambitious new climate policy, which aims to make Costa Rica the first carbon neutral country. SCS will verify the measurement of private and public sector entities' carbon footprints to help the government evaluate policies for emissions reduction. (Logo:...

Cutting Lesser Known Pollutants Could Also Curb Climate Change
2013-04-15 13:04:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While much of the debate surrounding climate change has centered on the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, a new study in Nature Climate Change found that reducing the emissions of other greenhouse gases could have a profound influence on one of the major knock-on effects of climate change: sea level rise. As glaciers around the Earth´s polar regions melt due to higher temperatures, they are expected to contribute substantial...


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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