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Increased resource efficiency could help cut global greenhouse gas emissions by 74%, says new study

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (May 15, 2016)

More efficient use of natural resources, together with ambitious global action on climate change, could achieve big cuts in greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time adding to economic growth. The International Resource Panel, composed of eminent scientists and experts in natural resource management, and hosted by the United Nations ...

Trane Introduces New Range of Sintesis™ Air-Cooled Chillers for Significant Reduction of Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Trane  (May 6, 2016)

Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, now offers building owners additional choices for meeting their energy efficiency, comfort and process cooling needs with the introduction of Sintesis™ eXcellent in Europe. Trane eXcellent is a new model range within the Sintesis family ...

Climate-Driven Water Scarcity Could Hurt Economic Growth

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 3, 2016)

Water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could cost some regions up to 6 percent of their GDP, spur migration, and spark conflict, according to a new World Bank report released today. High and Dry: Climate Change, Water and the Economy, says the combined effects of growing populations, rising incomes, and expanding cities will see demand ...

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 ...

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