Latest Project Vulcan Stories

2009-02-20 08:20:00

Scientists revealed an interactive Google Earth map Thursday displaying carbon dioxide emissions released from fossil fuels across the United States.The high-resolution map, available online at the website purdue.edu/eas/carbon/vulcan/GEarth, illustrates carbon dioxide emissions in tons over both residential and commercial regions by state, county or per capita.Nicknamed "Vulcan" after the Roman god of beneficial and hindering fire, the project, took three years to finish and calculates...

2008-04-08 08:20:00

A new, high- resolution, interactive map of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels has found that the emissions aren't all where we thought. "For example, we've been attributing too many emissions to the northeastern United States, and it's looking like the southeastern U.S. is a much larger source than we had estimated previously," says Kevin Gurney, an assistant professor of earth and atmospheric science at Purdue University and leader of the project.The maps and system, called...

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