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`The great urban transformation`: Nobel Laureates call on cities to tackle sustainability challenge

by The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  (Apr. 25, 2015)

Cities around the globe need to re-invent themselves if they want to be a safe home for generations to come. Nobel Laureates call upon cities to tackle the dual challenge of population growth and climate change and seize the opportunity to lead the transition to sustainability. National and internationally agreed greenhouse-gas reduction targets ...

Major changes are in store for electricity industry

by Climate News Network  (Apr. 26, 2015)

Inventors are in a race to find the best way of storing electricity to make the most of renewables and cut the use of fossil fuels. Currently, when more power than needed by consumers is produced by sources such as wind turbines or solar panels, some of the electricity is wasted. But that is changing. Governments have realised that one of their ...

EPA Publishes 20th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 15, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 20th Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks today, showing a two percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions in 2013 from 2012 levels, but a nine percent drop in emissions since 2005. Total U.S. greenhouse emissions were 6,673 ...

Burying the climate change problem: greenhouse gas carbon dioxide

by Inderscience Publishers  (Apr. 13, 2015)

Burying the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, a byproduct of burning fossil fuels, has been mooted as one geoengineering approach to ameliorating climate change. To be effective, trapping the gas in geological deposits would be the for the very long term, thousands of years. Now, a team in Brazil, writing in the International Journal of Global ...

Cap and Trade System to Limit Greenhouse Gas Pollution in Ontario

by GLOBE Foundation  (Apr. 13, 2015)

“To fight climate change — one of the greatest challenges mankind has faced — Ontario is putting a limit on the main sources of greenhouse gas pollution through a cap and trade system to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the health of our children and grandchildren.” With this terse statement Ontario ...

SRA Commits to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 35% by 2020

by SRA Information Technology  (Mar. 20, 2015)

SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, today announced the company has established a goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by fiscal year 2020 relative to a fiscal year 2007 baseline. SRA’s 2007 Scope 1 and 2 GHG goal baseline is 6,267.9 metric ...

Shell, BP and Evraz top the list of UK-listed greenhouse gas emitting companies

by Carbon Market Data  (Apr. 24, 2015)

London (23 April 2015) - Carbon Market Data, a company providing carbon market research and IT services, has launched a new product, the GHG Reporting UK-Listed Company Database, which supplies information on the carbon footprint of UK-listed companies. Based on Carbon Market Data's research, Shell, BP and Evraz top the list of greenhouse gas ...

Statement from U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz on Mexico`s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

by US Department of Energy  (Mar. 27, 2015)

“We warmly welcome the announcement by the Government of Mexico on new greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. The commitment Mexico has made today sends a strong signal of Mexico’s determination to do its share in helping the world reduce emissions globally; it stands as an example for countries around the world to follow as they ...

EPA Report: Automakers Surpassing Light-Duty Greenhouse Gas Standards

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 26, 2015)

For the second consecutive model year, the automotive industry outperformed the national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards by a wide margin. Overall industry compliance in model year 2013 was 12 grams/mile – or 1.4 miles per gallon – better than required by the 2013 standard. These were among the top findings released today in ...

United Nations Reports Its 2013 Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Feb. 26, 2015)

In 2013, the United Nations emitted about 1.7 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent - the same as 155,109 homes in the United States - according to the organization's annual publication dedicated to reporting its own impact on climate change. The sixth edition of Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN, released today, details the emissions from 64 United ...

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