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Global Carbon Emissions Set Record High In 2012
2012-12-03 13:50:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Global carbon dioxide emissions are projected to increase by 2.6 percent for 2012, setting a record high of around 39 billion tons, according to a new report from an international team of researchers. The report, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, comes from the Global Carbon Project–a group of scientists and policymakers from around the world dedicated to promoting a coordinated research on the Earth´s...

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2012-12-03 10:39:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As a second week of climate talks begin at the Doha Summit in Qatar, the nearly 200 countries gathered there are no closer to a climate deal than when the last summit ended in Durban, South Africa in 2011. In fact, a rift that is continuing between wealthy nations and developing economies has led at least one country to back out of the talks altogether, saying it´s an outdated response to global warming. While New...

Drained Wetlands Are A Major Source Of Greenhouse Gas
2012-11-24 07:08:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Greenhouse gas emissions originating from drained wetlands are roughly equal to that given off by industrial factories, a team of Swedish researchers claim in a new study. Experts from the University of Gothenburg and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) were commissioned by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency to analyze and compile a report about the amount of greenhouse gases given off by forests and...

2012-11-21 08:21:08

EVEN YEHUDA, Israel, November 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Sphere Corp. (OTCBB: BLSP) (the "Company" or "Blue Sphere"), a company in the Cleantech and Waste to Energy sectors as a project integrator, is pleased to announce that each of its two waste to energy projects - a 5.2 MW plant in North Carolina and a 3.2 MW plant in Rhode Island - has signed a letter of intent with an international compost manufacturing and marketing company at prices of up to $20 per ton of compost....

2012-11-21 08:20:59

XI'AN, China, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Recycling Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: CREG; "CREG" or "the Company"), a leading industrial waste-to-energy solution provider in China, today announced that its subsidiary, Erdos TCH Energy Saving Co., Ltd., has recently completed the registration of a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project entitled, "Inner Mongolia Erdos Metallurgy Co., Ltd. Electric Furnaces Waste Energy Utilization for Power Generation Project (Phase One)". The CDM...

Greenhouse Gasses Hit Record High
2012-11-20 12:15:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Greenhouse gas levels, which are capable of driving global warming over the coming decades, reached new highs in 2011, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a United Nations agency. The volume of carbon dioxide grew by two parts per million (ppm) to reach 390.9 ppm, about 40 percent above the pre-industrial level, the survey said. The survey added that the levels of two other greenhouse gases,...

2012-11-19 12:17:21

The structure and processes of United Nations climate negotiations are "antiquated", unfair and obstruct attempts to reach agreements, according to research published today. The findings come ahead of the 18th UN Climate Change Summit, which starts in Doha on November 26. The study, led by Dr Heike Schroeder from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, argues that the consensus-based decision making used by the United Nations Framework...

2012-11-09 16:22:54

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Environmental Investigation Agency: As the Montreal Protocol celebrates its 25(th) anniversary this week in Geneva, Switzerland, it stands as proof that coordinated global action can solve complex international environmental issues. By successfully phasing out the use of 98% of the chemicals that destroy the ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol put the ozone layer on the road to recovery and earned the...

China’s Per Person Carbon Footprint Growing Rapidly
2012-07-20 09:49:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China´s per capita carbon emissions are now on par with those of Europe as the country´s carbon footprint skyrocketed in 2011, rising by 9 percent, or the equivalent of an extra 6.5 tons of gas for each resident, according to data released on Wednesday. China has long been a powerhouse when it comes to carbon emissions, becoming the largest emitter of CO2 in 2006. However, the per capita emissions have always remained...

2012-06-04 06:20:32

OTTAWA, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) and the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, today announced the release of Canada's Action Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aviation. The announcement was made at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum as part of Environment Week. "This Plan is good for the economy and good for the environment. It brings together the joint efforts of the aviation industry to increase...