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2010-05-19 08:48:08

Study examines grasslands and grazing management impacts on global warming Grazinglands represent one of the largest land resources in the world, yet their role as net sinks or sources of greenhouse gases is essentially unknown. Previous research has emphasized the role of grazing management on the sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide as soil organic carbon. However, there is a lack of information regarding how grazing management impacts the flux of two potent GHGs, nitrous oxide and...

2010-05-12 12:00:00

MONTREAL and VICTORIA, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CN has pioneered a modal shift protocol that will create new carbon offset project opportunities for British Columbia's transportation sector, CN President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau announced today. Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT), a Crown corporation and leading provider of offsets in British Columbia (B.C.), has agreed to recognize the protocol for modal shift offset projects in B.C. The modal shift protocol allows companies...

2010-05-10 09:46:00

Driven by Energy Efficiency Improvements, Industrial is the Only U.S. Sector Whose GHG Emissions Are Falling; More Progress Ahead WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Materials Manufacturing Alliance (AMMA), a group of energy-intensive, trade-exposed industries (EITEs) that includes The Aluminum Association, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), and Portland Cement...

2010-05-04 08:31:59

Let a bunch of fluorine atoms get together in the molecules of a chemical compound, and they're like a heavy metal band at a chamber music festival. They tend to dominate the proceedings and not always for the better. That's particularly true where the global warming potential of the chemicals is concerned, says a new study by NASA and Purdue University researchers. The study offers at least a partial recipe that industrial chemists could use in developing alternatives with less global...

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2010-05-04 07:27:48

Trees and other plants help keep the planet cool, but rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are turning down this global air conditioner. According to a new study by researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science, in some regions more than a quarter of the warming from increased carbon dioxide is due to its direct impact on vegetation. This warming is in addition to carbon dioxide's better-known effect as a heat-trapping greenhouse gas. For scientists trying to predict global...

2010-04-22 12:13:00

VANCOUVER, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: CFQ) ("CFS" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has signed a Verified Emission Reduction ("VER") Call Option Purchase Agreement with Carbonzero, to purchase all of the future VER's from its previously announced Ontario, Canada Reforestation Project ("the Project"). The Call Option, Verified Emission Reduction Purchase Agreement ("VERPA"), grants Carbonzero the right to purchase all of...

2010-04-22 10:04:00

NORWALK, Conn., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In recognition of Earth Day, and as part of its ongoing commitment to the environment, Diageo (NYSE: DEO), the world's leading spirits, wine, and beer company, today announced environmental initiatives at two of its North American facilities. Diageo's bottling and packaging plant in Relay, Maryland has kicked off a series of major projects that, when completed, will reduce carbon emissions by a total of over 670 tons per year. At the...

2010-04-15 09:48:00

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Sabatier Reactor System, developed by Hamilton Sundstrand's Space, Land & Sea business to provide water production services for the International Space Station, was delivered to the station during the current STS-131 mission, which launched on April 5. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The Sabatier Reactor System combines hydrogen -- which is a waste product of Hamilton Sundstrand's...

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2010-04-08 15:20:00

A new study found that cattle grazed on the grasslands of China actually helps reduce the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide. Environmentalists have been urging people for years to stop eating meat because the of methane produced by cattle. According to the Telegrpah, the researchers said this does not mean that producing livestock to eat is good for the environment in all countries.  However, it can be better for global warming to let animals graze on grassland in certain circumstances....

2010-03-31 13:01:38

An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist participated in a project to fine-tune computer models that can indicate when forest "carbon sinks" become net carbon generators instead. The results will help pinpoint the effectiveness of trees in offsetting carbon releases that contribute to higher atmospheric temperatures and global climate change. ARS plant physiologist Erik Hamerlynck teamed up with Rutgers University biologist Karina Schafer and U.S. Forest Service colleagues Kenneth...


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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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