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2013-12-03 12:20:38

Company Achieves Net Zero Carbon Emissions for Radar Tires Brand Throughout Worldwide Operations TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Omni United, an emerging global leader in the design, sales and manufacturing of tires, has been certified as a Carbon Neutral company for its flagship brand, Radar Tires, accomplishing a goal set over two years ago. This achievement is the result of a comprehensive twelve-month effort to measure the company's Radar Tires brands'...

Methane Emissions In North America Surpass Previous Estimates
2013-11-26 05:16:45

[ Watch the Video: Methane Emission Estimates Are Lower Than They Should Be ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could be underestimating American methane emission levels by as much as 50 percent, according to new research appearing in this week’s early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Carnegie Institution researchers, along with colleagues from the Lawrence Berkeley...

2013-11-25 15:01:31

New model calculations by ETH researcher Thomas Frölicher show that global warming may continue after a stoppage of CO 2 emissions. We cannot rule out the possibility that climate change is even greater than previously thought, says the scientist. Many scientists believe that global warming will come to an end if, some day, human succeeds in stopping the release of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. It would, indeed, be hotter on Earth than before industrialization, but...

Nitrous Oxide Atmosphere Double 2050
2013-11-22 13:35:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While atmospheric nitrous oxide can currently only be found in trace amounts, a new report from United Nations' Environment Program said that emissions of the greenhouse gas could almost double by 2050 if preventative steps aren’t taken. Nitrous oxide is the third most potent greenhouse gas, after carbon dioxide and methane. It is emitted into the atmosphere through human activities such as farming, the burning of fossil fuels, waste...

2013-11-21 08:23:06

Solution Providers Vie for CAD$35 Million Prize for Identifying Innovative Carbon Uses, and Combating Global Warming CLEVELAND, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, NineSigma, Inc., the leading innovation partner to organizations worldwide, announced that the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation has shortlisted 55 projects for the first round of funding from its international CAD$35 million Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses. The CCEMC is using NineSigma's...

2013-11-20 12:21:49

Railroad achieves its best-ever carbon disclosure score NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) has achieved its best-ever score in reports that grade large U.S. and global companies on how well they measure and manage their carbon footprint. In CDP's 2013 S&P 500 and Global 500 climate change reports, Norfolk Southern scored a 90 for its carbon disclosure, on a scale of 0-100. That is a 2 percent improvement over its 2012 score of 88 and is the...

2013-11-19 12:12:15

Farmers may be able to help reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) by incorporating copper into crop fertilization processes – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Global agricultural emissions of the gas have increased by 20 per cent in the last century as a result of widespread use of nitrogen-based synthetic fertilizers. But new research into the processes of nutrient cycling published today reveals how farmers could mitigate the effects...

carbon emissions hit 40B tons in 2013
2013-11-19 10:22:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia (UEA) released their annual Global Carbon Budget report on Tuesday, which found that the continued burning of fossils fuels will drive carbon dioxide emissions to a record high of 40 billion tons in 2013. Based on several recent studies and global computer models, the report’s projected fossil fuel emissions rise of 2.1 percent would put...

2013-11-12 23:19:41

GoVeho.com, the nation’s first and only social networking site for ridesharing, is looking for eco-friendly donors that will aid their mission to provide commuters an easy, on-demand carpooling option that can reduce deadly carbon emissions by an estimated six tons per average rider, per year. Toms River, New Jersey (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 There is a new way to get around town. An unconventional and growing trend in transportation: social networking for ridesharing. GoVeho.com, the...

Global Warming Linked To Changes In Precipitation Around The World
2013-11-12 05:18:34

[ Watch the Video: Changes In Global Precipitation From Greenhouse Gases ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to Eliza Doolittle from "My Fair Lady," the rain in Spain lies mainly on the plain. However, according to a new study from the scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the location and intensity of rain is changing around the globe, not only in Spain. The study, published in the online edition of the Proceedings of 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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