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Causes Of California Drought Linked To Human-caused Climate Change
2014-09-30 03:58:39

National Science Foundation The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought currently afflicting California are "very likely" linked to human-caused climate change, Stanford scientists say. In a new study, a team led by Stanford climate scientist Noah Diffenbaugh used a novel combination of computer simulations and statistical techniques to show that a persistent region of high atmospheric pressure hovering over the Pacific Ocean that diverted storms away from...

2014-09-30 08:22:14

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) selected Aiman Abdrabou as the 2014 International Energy Manager of the Year. Abdrabou is Global Manager--Energy & Greenhouse Gas (GHG) for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20050204/GTLOGO The International Energy Manager of the Year Award is recognition for an individual who has excelled in promoting the practices and principles of energy...

2014-09-29 08:24:48

PLYMOUTH, Minn., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) has been recognized today by the environmental non-profit, CDP, as a leader among Standard & Poor's 500 Index (S&P 500) companies for its actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change. CDP announced the achievement in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014, which presents new analysis linking S&P 500 industry leaders with financial outperformance. This is...

2014-09-26 23:05:45

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Responds to Obama UN Speech on Climate Change. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 “One issue will define the contours of this century more than any other – and that is the urgent and growing threat of changing climate.” Barak Obama UN Speech, September 24, 2014 The number one “urgent and growing threat” to human health, civilization, and life on Earth, according to water advocate and radio show host Sharon Kleyne, is not...

2014-09-24 20:20:23

Achieves a top disclosure score among aerospace and defense peers FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for a third consecutive year for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and business risks associated with environmental impact. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Northrop Grumman was recognized in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report...

megacities project nasa
2014-09-24 06:56:31

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By the end of the year, NASA plans to have a network of 15 monitoring stations around the Los Angeles basin that will use commercially available high-precision greenhouse gas analyzers to continually sample the local air as part of its Megacities Carbon Project, the US-based agency revealed on Tuesday. The LA network will encompass the portions of the South Coast Air Basin that produce the most intense greenhouse gas emissions in...

2014-09-23 12:24:47

Initiative to Reduce Food Spoilage, Increase Efficiency, and Reduce HFC Emissions NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of major companies that comprise the supply chain necessary to move cold food products from field to market around the world today announce the organization of the Global Food Cold Chain Council. This initiative seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emission in the processing, transportation, storage and retail display of cold food and to...

2014-09-23 12:24:44

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world's 7th largest company by revenue, is leading Chinese corporations' commitment to fighting climate change at the UN Climate Summit today in New York, United States. The Summit will serve as a public platform for leaders at the highest level including UN Member States, as well as finance, business, civil society and local leaders from public and private sectors....

2014-09-23 12:24:33

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, the leading coalition of US companies producing and using hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs), today presented the four-point action plan of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to reduce global HFC greenhouse gas emissions. The presentation was made as part of the CCAC High Level Assembly meeting as well as at the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit in New York City. The presentations...

2014-09-23 12:24:25

Impact of Climate Efforts by All Cities Would Be Equivalent of Cutting World's Annual Coal Use by More Than Half NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) Chair and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes today announced new research that shows that if all cities took on aggressive new efforts to reduce building, transportation and waste energy use, they could...


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
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.