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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...

2014-07-09 20:20:19

Completes Inaugural Water Questionnaire OMAHA, Neb., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its sixth annual public disclosure to CDP, Union Pacific submitted climate change data, discussing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For the first time, the company also outlined efforts to responsibly manage water in the CDP's water questionnaire. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110304/LA59497LOGO Illustrating the role environmental sustainability plays in Union Pacific's business planning...

History Of Volcanic Forcing Identified In Antarctic Ice Cores
2014-07-07 09:31:23

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists from Reno, Nevada’s Desert Research Institute (DRI), led by Michael Sigl and Joe McConnell, has reconstructed historic volcanic sulfate emissions from the Southern Hemisphere. It is considered to be the most accurate and defined reconstruction to date, and was published in a manuscript in the online addition of Nature Climate Change. Included in the study and submitting ice core samples and measurements, were...

2014-07-03 08:21:30

ALBANY, New York, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coal Bed Methane Market - Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis, and Forecast, 2010 - 2018, the report by Transparency Market Research provides valuable insights about the growth opportunities and future prospects about the global coal bed methane (CBM) market during the defined forecast of the report, 2013-2018. According to the report, the global coal bed methane industry had a market value worth nearly USD...

2014-07-02 15:19:30

Princeton University Research to curb global warming caused by rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, usually involves three areas: Developing alternative energy sources, capturing and storing greenhouse gases, and repurposing excess greenhouse gases. Drawing on two of these approaches, researchers in the laboratory of Andrew Bocarsly, a Princeton professor of chemistry, collaborated with start-up company Liquid Light Inc. of Monmouth Junction, N.J. to...

Invasive Plants Can Accelerate The Greenhouse Effect
2014-07-02 03:04:01

Clemson University Clemson University scientists are shedding new light on how invasion by exotic plant species affects the ability of soil to store greenhouse gases. The research could have far-reaching implications for how we manage agricultural land and native ecosystems. In a paper published in the scientific journal New Phytologist, plant ecologist Nishanth Tharayil and graduate student Mioko Tamura show that invasive plants can accelerate the greenhouse effect by releasing carbon...

2014-06-30 15:08:17

University of Bristol The impact of the greenhouse gas CO2 on the Earth's temperature is well established by climate models and temperature records over the past 100 years, as well as coupled records of carbon dioxide concentration and temperature throughout Earth history. However, past temperature records have suggested that warming is largely confined to mid-to-high latitudes, especially the poles, whereas tropical temperatures appear to be relatively stable: the tropical thermostat...

2014-06-17 20:21:12

ALBANY, N.Y., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through a new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, University at Albany atmospheric scientist Aiguo Dai is studying more than a century of climate simulations in order to differentiate natural from man-induced forces affecting global drought and precipitation. The study's results will help interpret recent extreme climate events, such as recent years' droughts and heat waves in the Southwest U.S., and could reveal critical...


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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