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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nations and developing economies has led at least one country to back out of the talks altogether, saying it´s an outdated response to global warming.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...

Reports Warn Europe Is Nearing Irreversible Threat From Catastrophic Climate Change
2012-11-23 10:45:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly released report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) is warning that Europe is on the verge of catastrophic climate change if it does not act on commitments made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That report joins another from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) stating that the cuts needed to curb global warming has widened as there is now one-fifth more carbon in the atmosphere than there was in 2000....

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...

Carbon Emissions Tracked To Individual Buildings
2012-10-10 13:50:14

[ Watch the Video: Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions ] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google may have provided a street level view of America, but researchers from Arizona State University are looking at what many of us don´t see at street level; namely the carbon dioxide emissions from individual buildings. The climate scientists have created Hestia (named for the Greek goddess of hearth and home) a software based on three-dimensional maps that will...

2012-09-04 14:36:02

Ship engine exhaust emissions make up more than a quarter of nitrogen oxide emissions generated in the Australian region according to a recently-published study by CSIRO and the Australian Maritime College in Launceston. Nitrogen oxide is a non-greenhouse gas, unlike similarly named nitrous oxide. The remainder comes from road and air transport, energy generation, and industrial processes. Global studies indicate that shipping emissions of nitrogen oxide and sulphur contribute to the...


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