Latest Greenhouse gas Stories
Scientific evidence does not support the assumption that extreme weather events like Typhoon Haiyan is caused by global warming or climate change, according to this new report by IPCC expert reviewer
The US Environmental Protection Agency could be underestimating American methane emission levels by as much as 50 percent, according to new research appearing in this week’s early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
New model calculations by ETH researcher Thomas Frölicher show that global warming may continue after a stoppage of CO 2 emissions.
A new report from the UN's Environment Program said that emissions of nitrous oxide could almost double by 2050 if preventative steps aren’t taken.
Farmers may be able to help reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) by incorporating copper into crop fertilization processes – according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
Scientists released their annual Global Carbon Budget report on Tuesday, which found that carbon dioxide emissions will reach a record high of 40 billion tons in 2013.
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...
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...
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.