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A team of researchers with the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, in the U.S. has found that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that occur during the lifecycle of shale gas when used as an energy source is roughly equal to that which occurs during the life cycle of conventional natural gas. ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
New University of Alaska Fairbanks research indicates that arctic thermokarst lakes stabilize climate change by storing more greenhouse gases than they emit into the atmosphere.   Countering a widely-held view that thawing permafrost accelerates atmospheric warming, a study published this wee...
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Posted by on in Food
For the first time, a field test has demonstrated that elevated levels of carbon dioxide inhibit plants' assimilation of nitrate into proteins, indicating that the nutritional quality of food crops is at risk as climate change intensifies.   Findings from this wheat field-test study...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Africa’s Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has lost its much greenness over the past decade, a new analysis of satellite data shows. The study demonstrates that a persistent drought in the Congo region since 2000 has affected the greenness of an increasing amoun...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
We’ve all heard about rising sea levels and the possibility of more frequent, stronger storms. But oyster death? The Post’s Darryl Fears on Monday highlighted one of the many consequences of carbon dioxide emissions that scientists are only just beginning to detect — and most Americans have probably...
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Posted by on in Buy Local
Which is better for the environment and the economy — a tomato grown nearby or one from the supermarket? Local food, hip among urbanites and touted at the White House, is stirring more debate as new research suggests its benefits have been oversold. “I like the food,” says Joseph Conklin, a custom...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Ben Geman A federal appeals court has upheld Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) greenhouse gas regulations, a victory for the Obama administration that’s also sure to inflame election-year political battles over the White House green agenda. Environmentalists heralded the three-judge panel’s...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By: Matt Grocoff IS NATURE SAFE FROM OUR HOMES? Homes exist to shelter us from storms, protect us from the elements, and keep us safe from nature. But, is nature safe from our homes? Henry Pollack, author of “A World Without Ice” and who with his colleagues on the International Panel on Climate C...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Introduction to 10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth Going green is easier than you think. There are little things you can do every day to help reduce greenhouse gases and make a less harmful impact on the environment. Taking care of the Earth is not just a responsibility -- it's a privilege...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Contrary to conventional belief, as the climate warms and growing seasons lengthen subalpine forests are likely to soak up less carbon dioxide, according to a new University of Colorado at Boulder study. As a result, more of the greenhouse gas will be left to concentrate in the atmosphere. "Our fi...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
The US EPA is the source of most air quality impact assessment models used in the US for regulatory purposes, such as predicting the potential impacts from proposed stationary sources of air pollutants and mobile sources such as motor vehicles. Since motor vehicle emissions vary with regulatory chan...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A MAJOR group of developing nations, including China and most African nations, have walked out of working groups, triggering a major stalemate between developed and developing countries at the Copenhagen climate change negotiations. LUCY KNIGHT IN COPENHAGEN The stalemate comes as more than 120 wo...
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'Get to work', urges climate head By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News, Copenhagen The president of the UN climate summit has urged delegates to "get to work" after protests from developing nations forced a suspension of several hours. Talks resumed late on Monday after the presi...
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By H. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press Writer Wed Nov 25 WASHINGTON – Putting his prestige on the line, President Barack Obama will personally commit the U.S. to a goal of substantially cutting greenhouse gases at next month's Copenhagen climate summit. He wil...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Climate change is essentially irreversible, according to a sobering new scientific study. As carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise, the world will experience more and more long-term environmental disruption. The damage will persist even when, and if, emissions are brought under control, says st...
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