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2013-05-31 23:03:46

Waterloo, Ont. tech company Athena Software becomes a Gold pledging partner with non-profit environmental group Sustainable Waterloo Region, with a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas production by 60 per cent over 10 years. Waterloo, ON (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Athena Software is going for gold by becoming even more green. The Waterloo, Ont. software company and creators of the Penelope case management software application have agreed to become a Gold pledging partner in the Regional Carbon...

2013-05-30 23:26:03

Calasi, a sustainability engagement platform, compares the fuel usage and greenhouse gas emissions of air travel on major booking sites. Today the company announced that its eco travel app is immediately available on Expedia, Orbitz, CheapTickets, as well as on Ebookers and Voyages-Sncf in Europe. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Color labels are seamlessly overlaid on travel sites to identify, navigate and choose flights with a better fuel economy. Using a series of data inputs that...

Century Old Data Helps Study Climate Change
2013-05-28 15:27:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ocean data collected over 135 years ago by the crew of the HMS Challenger oceanographic expedition has helped confirm global warming. Researchers from NASA and the University of Tasmania used the data to provide further confirmation that humans have played a part in today's changing global climate. The team combined the ship's measurements of ocean temperatures with modern observations from the international Argo array of ocean...

Researchers Suprised By Arctic Resiliency In Carbon Storage
2013-05-17 08:15:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Certain assumptions were made by UC Santa Barbara doctoral student Seeta Sistla and her adviser, environmental studies professor Josh Schimel, when they traveled north recently to study the effects of long-term warming on the carbon storage of the Arctic. "We expected that because of the long-term warming, we would have lost carbon stored in the soil to the atmosphere," said Schimel. He explained that the gradual warming would...


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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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
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