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Cutting Lesser Known Pollutants Could Also Curb Climate Change
2013-04-15 13:04:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While much of the debate surrounding climate change has centered on the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, a new study in Nature Climate Change found that reducing the emissions of other greenhouse gases could have a profound influence on one of the major knock-on effects of climate change: sea level rise. As glaciers around the Earth´s polar regions melt due to higher temperatures, they are expected to contribute substantial...

Expect Bumpier Flights As Climate Change Progresses
2013-04-09 09:42:59

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online ““¦ And as a reminder, the captain recommends that you keep your seatbelt fastened while seated throughout the flight.” The above was once regarded as overly cautious advice. However, new research from the University of Reading indicates that keeping your seatbelt fastened may become a strict and necessary requirement for those crossing the Atlantic in the coming decades. Their analysis of climate change...

Rice Team Develops More Efficient Method To Capture Carbon Dioxide
2013-03-29 17:59:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Using a steam byproduct from coal-fired power plants, researchers from Rice University have developed an experimental way to optimize carbon dioxide emissions. If the scientists are able to refine their methods, it could make current CO2 capturing technology more efficient and reduce power plant costs. "This is just the first step in our effort to better engineer a process for capturing CO2 from flue gas at power plants," said...

SMOS Helping To Sift Through Wetlands
2013-03-22 21:07:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The European Space Agency's SMOS satellite is showing its worth in observing the wetlands, offering a better understanding of Earth's carbon cycle. SMOS is a multifaceted satellite capable of mapping soil moisture and ocean salinity, and its novel microwave sensor is able to capture images of brightness temperature to obtain this information. The satellite has been used to map freezing soil, monitor thin Arctic sea ice,...

2013-03-21 23:02:36

Carbon taxes in Europe have forced families into a 'heat or eat' crisis, white collar crime in the carbon trades and sky-rocketing energy prices that devastate small business. Carbon taxes do nothing for the environment while removing billions of dollars from the productive stream of value-added enterprises like manufacturing, innovation and hi-tech; why would Canada want to destabilize the only working economy in the Western World. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) March 21, 2013 In an...


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
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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