Tag: Greenhouse gas emissions

Dutch Inventor Tests Cow Toilets That May Help Cut Emissions

The Dutch are teaching their old cows new tricks: using the 'cow toilet.' By reducing animal waste, inventor Henk Hanskamp hopes to reduce ammonia in the atmosphere for the benefit of both human health and the environment.

Earth/Environment April 1, 2019

California Hits 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Goals In 2016 Way Ahead Of Schedule

California law mandates that the state's greenhouse gas emissions return to 1990 levels by 2020. The California Air Resources Board revealed emission have dropped to 429.4 million metric tons in 2016 from 431 million metric tons in 1990.

Earth/Environment July 12, 2018

Carbon Footprint Caused By Global Tourism Is Harmful For The Environment, 4 Times Higher Than Previous Estimates

Global tourism may be good for obtaining life experiences but a study found it to be hurting the planet. It turns out that global tourism produces a large carbon footprint which can hurt smaller countries.

Earth/Environment May 7, 2018

Carbon Dioxide In Atmosphere Is Highest In 800,000 Years: Here Are The Top Sources Of Emission

The concentration of planet-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is highest in the last 800,000 years. Here are the primary sources of greenhouse gas emissions, according to EPA.

Earth/Environment May 5, 2018

Most Severe Global Warming Predictions Likely The Most Accurate

The most severe global warming predictions are more likely to be accurate than current predictions. Here's how researchers came to this conclusion.

Earth/Environment December 10, 2017

Global Warming By 2 Degrees Likely To Happen By 2100, And There’s Barely Anything We Can Do To Stop It

There's a 90 percent chance that temperatures will rise from 2 degrees to 4.9 degrees Celsius by 2100, a new study noted. Know what its findings say about the greenhouse gas emissions targets of the Paris climate change agreement.

Earth/Environment August 1, 2017

Nearly Half A Million US Doctors Could Not Be Wrong: Climate Change Harms Health

Nearly half a million U.S. doctors could not be wrong, as they warned that climate change causes more harm to public health. According to the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, climate change is making Americans sicker.

Public Health March 16, 2017

Researchers Turning To Transforming Carbon Dioxide Into Rocks To Reduce Global Carbon Emissions

Greenhouse gases play a big role in global warming so researchers have been exploring ways how to minimize them. In a study, a team from Iceland details how carbon dioxide can be turned into rocks as one potential solution.

Earth/Environment November 21, 2016

Climate Change Milestone: What Humans Should Do With Record-Breaking Greenhouse Gas Levels

The Annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin published by the World Meteorological Organization suggested a global increase of the carbon emissions that will last for generations. The observations attribute this situation partially to the El Niño phenomenon, which is lasting longer than it is supposed to.

Earth/Environment October 24, 2016

New Source Of Greenhouse Gas: How Do Water Reservoirs Accelerate Global Warming?

Hydroelectricity is considered as an invaluable source of clean and renewable energy, but a new study suggests it may not be so clean after all. Researchers discovered that hydropower can actually accelerate global warming.

Earth/Environment October 3, 2016

North American Forests May Not Be The Remedy For Climate Change As Expected: Study

A new study suggests that forests in North America may not produce the same level of climate change mitigation as initially thought. The researchers weren't able to see any evidence of a greening effect that other scientists had hoped for.

Earth/Environment July 21, 2016

World's Space Agencies Agree To Use Satellites To Monitor Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Space agencies in the world have agreed to share their satellite findings to help monitor greenhouse gas emissions. Through this, there will be richer data that experts can compare and get information from.

Space June 6, 2016

Treating Cows With Antibiotics May Double Livestock Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new study by the University of Colorado Boulder has found that using antibiotics on cattle can significantly increase the amount of methane produced by their dung. The drug has been shown to impact the microbiota in the animals' gut.

Earth/Environment May 25, 2016

175 Countries Sign Paris Climate Change Treaty: How This Historic Pact Among Nations Will Help Save The Planet

World leaders from 175 countries came together on Friday at the UN headquarters to sign the climate change agreement made during the Paris summit in December. The accord is considered to be a major breakthrough in efforts to reduce greenhouse gases around the world.

Earth/Environment April 23, 2016

Reducing Food Waste May Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 14 Percent

Up to 14 percent of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture could be avoided if food were more efficiently used and distributed, stated a new report. Agriculture is deemed a major climate change driver, with one-tenth of its emissions attributed to food waste alone by 2050.

Earth/Environment April 9, 2016

US, China Commit To Sign Paris Climate Deal On Earth Day

The United States and China will sign the Paris climate agreement on April 22, with a view of bringing the accord into force this year. In a joint presidential statement, the two countries reiterated their commitments to lower greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change under the landmark deal.

Earth/Environment April 1, 2016

Researchers Develop Sustainable Concrete From Carbon Dioxide

UCLA researchers have developed sustainable concrete made from captured carbon dioxide. They pursued the project in the hopes of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the world.

Earth/Environment March 24, 2016

Charging Electric Vehicles At Night Leads To Higher Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Electric vehicles help reduce dependence on fossil fuels by doing away with using gas to operate. However, researchers have found that late-night charging also has negative implications on the environment.

Earth/Environment February 24, 2016

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Linked To Beef, Dairy Industry Key To Meeting Climate Targets

A new study has found that cutting down beef consumption may reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The authors were able to highlight the role of food and agriculture in achieving climate targets in Europe.

Earth/Environment February 23, 2016

Morocco Launches World's Largest Solar Plant To Supply Renewable Energy To More Than 1 Million People

Morocco has switched on the first phase of its ambitious solar power plant, which is the world's biggest the time it is completed by 2018. It will provide electricity to 1.1 million and will export renewable energy to Europe and other parts of the world.

Energy February 6, 2016

Healthier Food Choices Is Not Healthy For Mother Earth: New Study Puts Spotlight On Energy Use

American researchers found lettuce has a higher greenhouse gas emission footprint per calorie compared to bacon. Researchers found eating a healthier diet made up of fruits, vegetables, seafood and dairy increases energy use, water consumption and gas emissions.

Earth/Environment December 17, 2015

Melting Ice Caps, Rising Sea Level Slow Down Earth's Spin

Harvard University researchers has found that the Earth's rotation on its axis has slowed during the past 100 years as a result of climate change. The melting of glaciers in the planet's poles has caused the weight of bodies of water to shift and, in turn, force the Earth to slightly wobble on its axis as well.

Earth/Environment December 12, 2015

Canadian Satellite That Monitors Greenhouse Gas Emissions On Earth Ready For Launch

A Canadian satellite named CLAIRE, is set to be launched in April 2016. This satellite aims to fly against climate change by monitoring and measuring greenhouse gas emissions from industrial companies from all over the world.

Earth/Environment November 28, 2015

Greenhouse Gases In Atmosphere Reach All-Time Record High

A United Nations weather agency says CO2 reached record levels in 2014. Sustained greenhouse gas levels above 400 ppm could create long-term disruptions of our planet's climate, experts warn.

Earth/Environment November 10, 2015

New Climate Study Forecasts Intolerable Heat For Middle East: How This Could Affect Hajj Later In The Century

People who will take part in the Islamic pilgrimage known as the Hajj in the coming years may face continually increasing temperatures because of global warming, according to a new climate study. Experts warn that even those living in well-ventilated areas around the Persian Gulf could still suffer from intolerable heat.

Earth/Environment October 27, 2015

51 Countries Release Climate Action Plans But Global Warming Forecasts Remain Grim

Fifty-one countries joined the ranks against climate change. To date, over 140 nations have filed their plans to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in hopes to reach an international consensus in December at the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris.

Earth/Environment October 6, 2015

American Landfills See Twice As Much Trash Than Previously Thought

There’s nothing average about the amount of trash the average American produces every day, which is actually twice more than previous estimates report, says a study.

Earth/Environment September 23, 2015

UN-Backed Carbon Credit Scheme Actually Increased Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Study Finds

Companies in Russia and Ukraine allegedly created excess greenhouse gas they could then destroy for carbon credits. Researchers say the activity amounts to 'damaging the climate for profit.'

Earth/Environment August 26, 2015

Methane In Earth's Atmosphere Higher Than Previous Estimates: Study

The levels of methane gas emissions on a national scale may be inaccurate all along as a new report has found that the measuring device being used may be reporting chronic underestimates. With this, methane levels in the Earth's atmosphere may be higher than previous estimates.

Earth/Environment August 6, 2015

New GMO Rice Can Lower Greenhouse Gas Emission For Food Production

Researchers from China, Sweden and the United States have discovered a new way to produce high-starch rice with virtually no methane emissions by introducing a single gene of barley to a common strain of rice.

July 29, 2015

United Airlines Will Start Powering Planes With Fuel Made From Animal Poop

United Airlines is committed to cutting back greenhouse gasses, and sometimes, that means flying planes with fuel made from animal feces.

FUTURE TECH June 30, 2015

Study Says Majority Of Everest Glaciers May Disappear By 2100

A new study conducted by the European Geosciences Union predicts that the volume of glaciers in the Everest region will decrease by around 70 and 99 percent in the year 2100 because of the continued increase in world temperatures.

Earth/Environment May 28, 2015

Ordinary Clay Effective Carbon Capture, Say Experts

Ordinary clay is a cheap alternative for capturing carbon dioxide, according to a recent study. Compared to other materials, clay is nontoxic, easily produced and environment-friendly.

Geek April 11, 2015

Europe Promises To Cut Emissions by 40% Within 15 years

EU member-nations have agreed on a target, formally sending in their pledge ahead of climate talks in Paris and urging others to do the same.

Earth/Environment March 8, 2015

Methane Leaking from Siberian Permafrost: Dangerous Addition to Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Permafrost layer keeping methane from leaking into the atmosphere from ocean off Siberia is thin and weak, researchers say. Thawing with global warming could release a flood of the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, they say.

Earth/Environment December 27, 2014

Green business and industry will duke it out to meet EU climate goals

The greenhouse gas emission goal set by the European Union leaves almost no one happy. A target of 40 percent reduction by 2030 is sparking debate on all sides.

Energy October 26, 2014

EU strikes ambitious 'deal' to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030

European Union leaders agreed at a summit in Brussels to reduce greenhouse gas emission by 40 percent come 2030. The pact also targets for an increase in EU's use of cleaner and more efficient energy.

Earth/Environment October 25, 2014

Natural gas isn’t key to greener future, says study

Energy from inexpensive and abundant natural gas instead of coal and oil isn't the answer to slowing climate change, researchers say. "If things are cheap, people will consume more," they say, and greenhouse gas emissions will stay the same.

Energy October 15, 2014

Natural gas usage won't cut carbon emissions, study argues

Greenhouse gas emissions will not be slowed by the use of natural gas, a new study from the University of California, Irvine, reveals.

Energy September 26, 2014

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