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2014-02-14 16:22:33

Measure Could Provide Global Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from HFCs ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy (Alliance) has offered its support for the negotiation of an amendment to the Montreal Protocol which would curtail the global growth of greenhouse gas emissions from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Their statement of support was delivered at the US Stakeholder Meeting on 2014 HFC Activities under the...

2014-02-14 12:21:48

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for announcing its intent to ban the use of a certain set of super greenhouse gases, hydroflurocarbons (HFCs), and open the market to a number of important climate friendly alternatives. These actions will send a strong signal to the international community that the U.S. is serious about tackling climate change as it pushes for an...

US Emissions Of Methane Are Considerably Higher Than Official Estimates
2014-02-14 09:20:13

Mark Golden - Stanford University The first thorough comparison of evidence for natural gas system leaks confirms that organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have underestimated US methane emissions generally, as well as those from the natural gas industry specifically. Natural gas consists predominantly of methane. Even small leaks from the natural gas system are important because methane is a potent greenhouse gas – about 30 times more potent than carbon...

2014-02-13 08:23:46

TSX-V: CST Outstanding Shares: 79,687,836 QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CO(2) Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: CST), an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, today announced that Jonathan A. Carley, CO(2) Solutions' Vice-President of Business Development, will Chair the 2014 Carbon Dioxide Utilization Congress: Exploring the Landscape of Industrial Applications of CO(2), on February 19, 2014 in San Diego, California. Mr. Carley will also make a...

2014-02-07 23:02:58

Commercial Movers is pleased to announce that they have completed modifications of their fleet of modern trucks with bio-diesel engines and low-resistance tires to offer the nation’s first “truly green” commercial moving services. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Commercial Movers, the first “Truly Green” commercial moving services provider in the United States is pleased to announce that they have completed the bio-diesel upgrades on the engines of all of their...

2014-02-05 08:23:59

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Working with Minnesota-based Great River Energy, Brattle Group economists developed a regional market-based approach to implement EPA's forthcoming rule under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power generating sources ("Existing Source Rule"). The approach uses existing energy market infrastructure to achieve emission reduction targets while ensuring reliability and minimizing cost impacts....

Can Nature Selectively Buffer Human-caused Global Warming?
2014-02-03 09:57:45

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Can naturally occurring processes selectively buffer the full brunt of global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities? Yes, find researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Johns Hopkins University in the US and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. As the globe warms, ocean temperatures rise, leading to increased water vapor escaping into the atmosphere. Water vapor is the most important greenhouse gas, and...

2014-02-03 08:20:59

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report concludes that HFO-1234yf has a global warming potential that is less than 1 MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a scientific body established by the United Nations, has confirmed that Honeywell's new low-global-warming automobile refrigerant, HFO-1234yf, has a global warming potential (GWP) that is less than 1, below that...

U Delaware Team Turns Greenhouse Gases Into Useful Chemicals
2014-01-31 12:25:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Delaware researchers have found a way to convert greenhouse gases into useful chemicals. Researchers developed a selective catalyst that is able to electrochemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide with 92 percent efficiency. “Converting carbon dioxide to useful chemicals in a selective and efficient way remains a major challenge in renewable and sustainable energy research,” Feng Jiao, assistant...

2014-01-29 12:22:37

The February Issue of Food Nutrition & Science Reviews a Study on Climate Change due to Meat Production; Also How to Define Sustainable Food; and more. SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenhouse gas emissions from meat production are significant and need to be reduced, according to a recent report published in the January 2014 issue of Nature Climate Change, a scientific journal and featured in the February issue of Food Nutrition & Science. The report...


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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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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