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2011-06-20 07:40:00

Afforestation, or the replacing of farmlands or unused open areas with forests is being encouraged under the UN's Kyoto Protocol climate-change treaty under the theory that forests are will soak up carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air through photosynthesis, AFP is reporting. Environmental researchers, in a new probe, said that even massive conversion of land to forestry would have only a slender benefit at best against the increase of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. The primary reason is...

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2011-06-06 05:50:00

A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that emissions from fossil fuels, despite 20 years of effort, are going up instead of down, hitting record highs as climate negotiators gather to debate a new global warming accord, reports the Associated Press (AP). It is one of several pieces of bad news facing delegates from about 180 countries heading to Bonn, Germany, for two weeks of talks beginning Monday. Another strike against curbing emissions is the tsunami-triggered...

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2011-05-31 07:25:00

Even as governments around the world have pushed to limit global warming, record levels of carbon dioxide filled the atmosphere in 2010, according to new figures released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Monday. "Energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2010 were the highest in history," the IEA said in a statement on its website. The record global emissions were driven mainly by booming economies that still rely on coal for their energy needs, it added. CO2 emissions...

2011-05-10 15:09:14

Accurately calculating the amount of carbon dioxide emitted in the process of producing and bringing products to our doorsteps is nearly impossible, but still a worthwhile effort, two Carnegie researchers claim in a commentary published online this week by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The Global Ecology department's Ken Caldeira and Steven Davis commend the work of industrial ecologist Glen Peters and colleagues, published in the same journal late last month, and use that...

2011-04-26 06:00:00

AMSTERDAM, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DURABILIT BV, a leading supplier of refurbished network hardware has developed a methodology which enables companies to get a clear insight into how much CO2 emissions are reduced when deploying used hardware rather than new. The DURABILIT Greener Network Calculator, was developed in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Ir. Krikke, Supply Chain Management at the Open University, the Netherlands. Mathieu Sueters, managing director of DURABILIT:...

2011-04-21 00:00:28

Craig Scott Goldsmith, author of "Uninhabitable: A Case for Caution," says, "It is time for America to step up or step aside." (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 In preparation for Earth Day 2011, Craig Scott Goldsmith, author of "Uninhabitable: A Case for Caution," has sent an open letter to humanity and its leaders cautioning the detrimental effects of releasing Co2 into the atmosphere. Goldsmith says humans are accelerating Co2 emissions through overpopulation, the use of automobiles and by...

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2011-04-18 11:44:37

Scientists said Monday that a better monitoring network for greenhouse gases is needed to warn of significant changes and to help countries keep their emission levels honest. "What we're hoping to do is see if the warming is feeding the warming, particularly in the Arctic," said Euan Nisbet, a specialist in methane emissions at the University of London. "Our monitoring network is very, very limited. We feel more observation is needed." Scientists said in published papers that such a...

2011-04-13 08:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill will be a financial and exclusive marketing partner for the tradable emission credits generated by San Francisco-based EOS Climate, a company which uses market-based incentives to prevent emissions of harmful greenhouse gases (GHGs) associated with older refrigerators and cooling systems. These systems typically contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals which are extremely harmful to the ozone layer, and have been phased out of...

2011-02-02 12:19:00

GENEVA, February 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - EUR150 Million Fund to Promote Climate-Friendly Economic Growth - Mercuria as Anchor Investor Mercuria will participate as anchor investor in a new Carbon Credit fund launched today by the International Finance Corporation. This new fund, of value up to EUR150 million, will be an instrument to purchase carbon credits to help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, extend carbon markets, and increase access to finance for projects...

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2011-01-26 12:13:23

Researchers examined data from 100 cities in 33 nations for clues about which were the biggest polluters and why, according to a report in the peer-reviewed journal Environment and Urbanization. Cities like New York, London and Shanghai send less pollution into the atmosphere per capita than places like Denver and Rotterdam, AFP reported. Cities across the world are blamed for around 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. However, urban dwellers who use public transport rather...


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