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2013-05-09 23:47:26

Canada´s Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver is in Europe to argue that the European Union´s Fuel Quality Directive unfairly stigmatizes Alberta Oil Sands products. Friends of Science point to the climate change hypocrisy in the EU when one compares their terms for ℠carbon neutral´ wood pellets shipped from Canada or the carbon footprint of EU beer consumption vis a vis oil sands´ emissions. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 “Despite a...

Urban Trees Provide Economic Boon
2013-05-08 13:51:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether it´s Manhattan´s Central Park or the Emerald Necklace in Boston, Frederick Law Olmstead understood the value that forested areas bring to a city. However, the“¯father of American“¯landscape architecture was probably unaware of the billions of dollars these forests contribute in the form of carbon storage and sequestration. According to a new study in the journal Environmental Pollution, urban...

Faster Energy Creation From New Natural Gas Conversion Method
2013-05-08 05:46:52

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new mechanism to convert natural gas to energy up to 70 times faster than current methods has been identified by chemical engineering researchers. This new mechanism also effectively captures the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2). “This could make power generation from natural gas both cleaner and more efficient,” says Fanxing Li, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at North Carolina State...

2013-04-22 23:02:00

Going green in this city isn't a platitude---it's an attitude that gets translated into action! Palo Alto CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Earth Day is the perfect time for the City of Palo Alto to highlight the substantial progress our community has made in achieving its Climate Protection Plan goals. Examples include: *Estimated 2012 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) for the Palo Alto community as a whole were 28 percent lower than 1990 emission levels. (Well ahead of the state goal of reducing...


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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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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