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Scientists Suggest Water Vapor Will Intensify Future Climate Change Projections
2014-07-30 03:07:27

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science A new study from scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and colleagues confirms rising levels of water vapor in the upper troposphere – a key amplifier of global warming – will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades. The new study is the first to show that increased water vapor concentrations in the atmosphere are a direct result of human...

2014-07-24 23:04:24

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Global Coal Bed Methane Market: Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast 2010 - 2018" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/coal-bed-methane-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Coal Bed Methane Market – Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis, and Forecast, 2010 – 2018, the report by Transparency Market Research provides...

Pause In Global Warming Reflects Natural Fluctuation
2014-07-24 03:38:04

McGill University Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature, according to research by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy. In a paper published this month in Geophysical Research Letters, Lovejoy concludes that a natural cooling fluctuation during this period largely masked the warming effects of a continued increase in man-made...

2014-07-23 12:26:26

Planting trees as part of its green initiative, ReviMedia looks to offset its GHG emissions NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lead generation powerhouse ReviMedia announced today a new corporate responsibility program to offset its greenhouse gas emissions by planting 3,500 trees in the deforested region of Veraguas, Panama. Over the last 2 years, ReviMedia's team has planted over 5,000 trees in an effort to reduce its impact on the environment as a business, and to raise...

cows impact climate
2014-07-23 04:49:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For many people, nothing beats eating a good burger or steak, but two recently-published studies caution that those carnivorous culinary habits could have a significant impact on the environment and contribute to climate change. In the first study, researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science and the University of Siena in Italy reported in the journal Climatic Change that greenhouse gas emissions of livestock are on the...

2014-07-22 12:21:11

Airline offers customized emissions reporting program and carbon offset options for large-scale corporate shippers CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced the launch of CarbonChoice(SM), a new business tool for corporate cargo customers to easily track and offset the emissions associated with their air freight accounts. Cargo customers with large-scale, regular shipments on United can receive customized emissions reports with simple options to offset...

2014-07-19 23:01:25

Global Carbon Capture and Sequestration Market 2014-2018 report says one of the key drivers is the rising concerns about the environment and the looming threat of global warming. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology is expected to emerge as a clean technology to reduce GHG emissions. The integration of CCS with IGCC will reduce costs and make CCS technology more economically viable. IGCC plants equipped with CCS technology are...

Arctic Lakes Soak Up More Greenhouse Gases Than They Emit: Study
2014-07-18 03:19:15

University of Alaska Fairbanks New University of Alaska Fairbanks research indicates that arctic thermokarst lakes stabilize climate change by storing more greenhouse gases than they emit into the atmosphere. Countering a widely-held view that thawing permafrost accelerates atmospheric warming, a study published this week in the scientific journal Nature suggests arctic thermokarst lakes are 'net climate coolers' when observed over longer, millennial, time scales. "Until now, we've...

2014-07-14 00:20:11

PARIS, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy (the Alliance), addressing an audience of international delegates, cited "dramatic progress" in the development of low-global warming potential (GWP) solutions for technologies that have relied on fluorocarbon compounds for valued societal products, and cited the Montreal Protocol as the proper venue for dealing with the policy challenges. "The Montreal Protocol has succeeded because of its...

2014-07-11 12:21:58

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a landmark rule making yesterday, which will pave the way for the elimination of a tier of the most climate-damaging greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the United States. This historic climate proposal will prevent over 40 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO(2)e) emissions by 2020 through banning the use of certain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are super GHGs used in commercial...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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