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2014-08-08 08:20:46

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) has reported its carbon performance and strategic efforts in the past year to lower the railroad's greenhouse gas emissions, driving improved operating efficiencies and customer service. The company's seventh annual public disclosure to CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, describes investments in technologies and network improvements reducing the railroad's carbon footprint while expanding freight...

Researchers Find Cooling Effect In Warming Arctic lakes
2014-08-07 03:47:42

University of Minnesota Scientists have known for a while that warming global temperatures are causing Arctic lakes to release methane, a potent greenhouse gas that leads to even more warming. In a new study published in the journal Nature, a team of researchers including U of M researcher Jacques Finlay, found that Siberian lakes have actually pulled more greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere than they have released into it since the last Ice Age, causing an overall slight cooling...

2014-08-06 16:25:18

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of researchers has uncovered key attributes of so-called "brown carbon," atmospheric particles that play an important role in warming the atmosphere but are poorly understood. The team, led by Carnegie Mellon University with scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Montana, said these findings, published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience, could help improve global climate predictions....

2014-07-31 12:24:12

PORT-DANIEL - GASCONS, QC, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - McInnis Cement announced that the financial structure of its new generation cement plant under construction in the Gaspé region has been completed. National Bank of Canada, as sole bookrunner of the bank syndicate, has confirmed the availability of a $360M loan for the project. This amount is in addition to the $500M in equity from private and public investors including the joint venture formed by the groupe Beaudier and La Caisse de...

2014-07-30 12:21:21

-- Company's 2013 "Committed to More" Sustainability Report Highlights Energy, Efficiency and Humanitarian Achievements -- More Commitment to Transparency by Becoming One of First U.S. Companies to Adopt New Comprehensive Level of Sustainability Reporting -- More Reductions as absolute carbon emissions decrease 1.5% -- More Lower-Emission Vehicles Hitting the Road as fleet logged 55 million miles and avoided the use of 5.8 million gallons of...

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...


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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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