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Sir David King to receive prestigious Melchett Award

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Apr. 28, 2016)

The Energy Institute (EI) has named Sir David King FRS HonFEI, Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change as the 2016 recipient of its prestigious Melchett Award. This honour is made to individuals for outstanding work, whether in research, administration, construction or other professional activity, involving the scientific ...

UAE vows to make UN climate deal work

by GreenEmirates  (Apr. 26, 2016)

The UAE has vowed to make the Paris Climate Agreement, signed by more than 170 countries at the United Nations, work. The Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, signed the pact on behalf of the UAE on Friday and later said the Paris Agreement, which was reached last December, sent a “united message". He said: ...

Management of rice paddy fields affects greenhouse gas emissions

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Apr. 22, 2016)

How rice paddy fields are managed significantly influences the release of greenhouse gases (GHGs), a recent study concludes. Permanently flooded soils release more methane than soils that are flooded and then dried between production periods, for example. In general, the researchers recommend growing other crops in dried soil between production ...

DOE Announces Upcoming International Energy Agency Webinar On Climate Impacts Of Bioenergy

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Apr. 22, 2016)

On April 21, 2016, DOE and IEA Bioenergy (IEA) presented a webinar, Bioenergy - Is It Good for the Climate?, which discussed the climate benefits of bioenergy and the impact of bioenergy on atmospheric CO2 levels. The webinar featured Annett Cowie, principal Research Scientist in New ...

US-Canada pact eases Arctic fears

by Climate News Network  (Apr. 20, 2016)

A joint pledge by the US and Canada to reduce methane emissions for oil and gas activities in the Arctic and limit fossil fuel extraction is putting pressure on Russia to follow suit. The pledge was in response to increasing concern across the world at the intention of the eight nations with territorial claims in the Arctic to exploit its ...

Climate deniers get a reality check

by Climate News Network  (Apr. 19, 2016)

In what should, in a rational world, have been an entirely unnecessary research project, US scientists have once again explored familiar ground and arrived at a familiar conclusion: 97% of climate scientists agree that climate change is happening − and that it is caused by humans. Since the governments of 195 nations have de facto already ...

EPA Publishes 21st Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 15, 2016)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 21st annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (GHG Inventory), today, which presents a national-level overview of ...

Countries Make Further Progress towards Curbing Potent Greenhouse Gases under the Montreal Protocol

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Apr. 11, 2016)

Only two weeks ahead of the signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the 197 parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer have taken steps towards amending the Protocol to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which will help curb global warming. HFCs are used in air conditioning, refrigeration, foams and ...

Rainfall patterns cloud climate changes

by Climate News Network  (Apr. 7, 2016)

The 20th century was neither much drier nor wetter for half the globe than many of its predecessors, European scientists say. On the contrary, they say several centuries in the last 1,200 years experienced much more variable rain and drought than the 1900s. Their findings, which are published with several caveats and which have not so far been ...

Reducing food waste could help mitigate climate change

by GLOBE Foundation  (Apr. 7, 2016)

About a tenth of overall global greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste by mid-century, a new study shows. A team from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research for the first time provides comprehensive food loss projections for countries around the world while also calculating the associated ...

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