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U.S. EPA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Permit for Carbon Sequestration Injection Well in Decatur, Illinois

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 16, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comment on a proposed permit that would allow Archer Daniels Midland to inject carbon dioxide deep underground at a facility in Decatur, Illinois. This process – known as “carbon sequestration” – is a means of storing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that ...

19th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 15, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 19th annual report of overall U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions today, showing a 3.4 percent decrease in 2012 from 2011. The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, which is ...

Cost of fighting warming `modest,` says UN panel

by Associated Press  (Apr. 13, 2014)

The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday. Such gases, mainly CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels, rose on average by 2.2 percent a year in 2000-2010, ...

IPCC Presents Assessment on Measures to Mitigate Climate Change

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Apr. 13, 2014)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the group of the world's leading climate change scientists established by the UN General Assembly and working under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization, has just released in Berlin, after 6 years of intensive work reviewing ...

Nation’s Authoritative Land Cover Map new and improved

by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)  (Apr. 9, 2014)

Just released, the latest edition of the nation’s most comprehensive look at land-surface conditions from coast to coast shows the extent of land cover types from forests to urban areas. The National Land Cover Database (NLCD 2011) is made available to the public by the U.S. Geological Survey and ...

How will the climate be impacted by future changes to the Arctic`s sea ice and snow cover?

by SMHI International Consulting Services  (Apr. 9, 2014)

Extreme weather events such as cold snaps in the winter and heat waves in the summer have been linked to the reduction of sea ice and warming in the Arctic. The proportion of the observed extreme events that is due to the reduction of sea ice in the Arctic is still an unanswered question. The GREENICE research project plans to find out more about ...

Climate change – this could be the situation in Europe in 30 years time

by SMHI International Consulting Services  (Apr. 7, 2014)

According to climate calculations, Europe will experience substantial warming, even if the global temperature increase is only two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels (known as the two degree target). A global temperature rise of two degrees could be a reality in just 30 years. Some model simulations show that this may occur before 2030, ...

UN climate panel chair calls for `enlightenment`

by Associated Press  (Apr. 7, 2014)

The head of the United Nations scientific panel on climate change urged diplomats and scientists to show "enlightenment" Monday, as they began a weeklong meeting aimed at spelling out in plain terms what options the world has if it wants to prevent catastrophic global warming. Delegates at the closed-doors meeting in Berlin need to tackle a number ...

Coast Guard report on Shell Debacle underscores danger of Arctic drilling

by Natural Resources Defense Council  (Apr. 4, 2014)

The U.S. Coast Guard’s long-awaited report on the 2012 grounding of Shell Oil’s Kulluk drill rig near Kodiak Island, Alaska underscores the serious threats posed by drilling in the Arctic Ocean, the Natural Resources Defense Council said. The 152-page report said Shell’s reckless and failed attempt to tow its Arctic Ocean drill ...

EU-US Energy Council – Joint Press Statement

by Europa Press Room  (Apr. 2, 2014)

1. The fifth EU-US Energy Council met today in Brussels, chaired by EU High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton, EU Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger, US Secretary of State John Kerry, and US Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman. Minister Ioannis Maniatis of the Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change ...

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