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2011-07-14 12:11:37

By Craig Osenberg, University of Florida Plants are good for the planet because, among other things, they help offset the effects of global climate change. It turns out, however, that other members of the terrestrial ecosystem, soil microbes, may exacerbate the problem, offsetting some of the beneficial effects of plants. In a new study published in the July 14 edition of the journal Nature, researchers conclude that more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes soil to release the potent...

2011-07-06 12:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it will invest $33 million in its Baton Rouge, La., manufacturing facility - one of the leading suppliers of refrigerants in the U.S. - to produce a low-global-warming material used in insulation and aerosols. This investment will provide the Baton Rouge facility with the ability to produce Honeywell's new low-global-warming-potential (GWP) blowing agent and propellant (technical name:...

2011-06-28 10:03:00

RACINE, Wis., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson announced today that it achieved its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal set through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program. The company achieved a 27.4 percent absolute reduction, exceeding its goal to reduce total GHG emissions by eight percent from 2005. This marks the second time that SC Johnson has surpassed its GHG reduction goal. "SC Johnson is committed to lightening our impact on the world, and...

2011-06-09 00:00:31

Brown Trucking Company announced today that it has become a Certified Carrier of the GREENWAY MILES program to provide customers with greater visibility and sustainability within their supply chain through a certified calculation of their per-mile carbon output and the option to offset that carbon. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 "GREENWAY MILES members and their shippers now have the ability to know exactly what their carbon footprint is and the cost of offsetting each mile," explained...

2011-06-08 15:30:00

The Nature Conservancy of Canada Launches North America's Largest Forest Carbon Credit Project To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/nature-conservancy/ncc-darkwoods-carbon VANCOUVER, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), Canada's leading private land conservation organization, announces the largest forest carbon project to date in North America. Developed through a rigorous procedure involving numerous advisors, and...

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2011-06-08 07:21:03

The present rate of greenhouse carbon dioxide emissions through fossil fuel burning is higher than that associated with an ancient episode of severe global warming, according to new research. The findings are published online this week by the journal Nature Geoscience. Around 55.9 million years ago, the Earth experienced a period of intense global warming known as the Palaeocene"“Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), which lasted for around 170,000 years. During its main phase, average annual...

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2011-06-06 13:16:20

Scientists have discovered a new biomarker for methane production in the feces of cows Scientists could have a revolutionary new way of measuring how much of the potent greenhouse gas methane is produced by cows and other ruminants, thanks to a surprising discovery in their poo. Researchers from the University of Bristol and the Teagasc Animal and Grassland Research Centre in Ireland, have found a link between methane production and levels of a compound called archaeol in the feces of several...

2011-05-12 08:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has tripled production capacity for its low-global-warming-potential (GWP) product HFO-1234ze to meet the growing need for the material, which is used in multiple foam and aerosol applications. The production expansion was made at Honeywell's small-scale HFO-1234ze manufacturing facility at its Buffalo Research Lab in Buffalo, N.Y. It was achieved through equipment upgrades and overall...

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2011-04-27 08:57:53

By Steve Koppes, University of Chicago Geochemist Albert Colman follows trail from Kamchatka microbes into the history of Earth's atmosphere. Exotic bacteria that do not rely on oxygen may have played an important role in determining the composition of Earth's early atmosphere, according to a theory that UChicago researcher Albert Colman is testing in the scalding hot springs of a volcanic crater in Siberia. He has found that bacteria at the site produce as well as consume carbon monoxide, a...

2011-04-21 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has discovered the total amount of atmosphere on Mars changes dramatically as the tilt of the planet's axis varies. This process can affect the stability of liquid water if it exists on the Martian surface and increase the frequency and severity of Martian dust storms. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Researchers using MRO's ground-penetrating radar identified a...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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