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Spectroscopy Could Improve Greenhouse Gas Detection
2013-05-16 11:21:43

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Detecting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could soon become far easier with the help of an innovative technique developed by a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where scientists have overcome an issue preventing the effective use of lasers to rapidly scan samples. The team, which recently published its findings in the journal Nature Photonics, says the technique also could work for other jobs that...

Warming In China Four Times Greater Than Previously Thought
2013-05-15 15:31:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to new research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), average temperatures in central China are 10 to 14 degrees Fahrenheit hotter today than they were during the last Ice Age 20,000 years ago. The authors of the study predict that these findings, which are two to four times greater than previous models have shown, could help researchers build up more precise models of previous climate change patterns...

2013-05-14 23:30:18

Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels reported to have reached 400 ppm at Mauna Loa Observatory sent climate change activists like James Hansen, Al Gore, 350.org and Scientific American into a frenzy but Friends of Science say solar and ocean cycles are the main drivers of climate change, not CO2. With no global warming in 16 years despite a rise in CO2, the role of declining water vapor in upper atmosphere partially negates the ℠heat-trapping´ effect of CO2. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB)...

2013-05-13 13:02:53

Study uses data on 50,000 common plants and animals to predict worldwide range losses without urgent action to limit emissions Climate change could dramatically reduce the geographic ranges of thousands of common plant and animal species during this century, according to research using data made freely available online through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). Research published today in the journal Nature Climate Change looked at nearly 50,000 globally widespread and...

Biodiversity Threatened By Global Warming
2013-05-13 05:17:53

[ Watch the Video: What is Biodiversity? ] | [ Watch the Video: What is Global Warming? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If global temperatures increase by more than two degrees Celsius, it could have a dramatic impact on the biodiversity of both plants and animals, according to new research published in the latest edition of the journal Nature Climate Change. In fact, according to BBC News Environment Correspondent Matt McGrath, the authors assert that...

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...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.