Greenhouse Gas News

  • When sea levels rise, damage costs rise even faster

    Damages from extreme events like floods are even more relevant than the mean sea level itself when it comes to the costs of climate impacts for coastal regions. However, while it is now rather well understood how sea-levels will rise in the future, only small progress has been made estimating how the implied damage for cities at the coasts will increase during the next decades. A team of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

    A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement reached by the agency's environmental panel requires new aircraft designs meet the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Companies Blind to Climate Risks – New Report

    Following the historic international deal agreed at the UN climate conference, COP21, and the news from Davos that climate change is the world’s most impactful risk, leading companies such as Dell, Unilever and Walmart are establishing the extent to which impending climate regulation will impact their business. However, half their key suppliers fail to respond to requests for ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • MIT releases institutional greenhouse gas inventory

    Original story at MIT News The MIT Office of Sustainability has published the results of the first comprehensive campus greenhouse gas inventory, giving the MIT community the opportunity to understand, study, and improve decision-making on the ...

  • Rising Sea Levels – The New Reality

    Water may be flowing from the Greenland icecap and into the sea more quickly than anybody expected. It doesn’t mean that global warming has got conspicuously worse: rather, researchers have had to revise their understanding of the intricate physiology of the northern hemisphere’s biggest icecap. Climate calculations Since ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Ontario’s Waste Management Industry

    There is a strong complementarity between the aspirations of the waste management industry and Ontario’s goals for climate change mitigation, a circular economy and sustainable economic development according to a new report published by the Ontario Waste Management Association. As the Province of Ontario prepares to implement a “cap-and-trade” policy for greenhouse gas (GHG) ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Nearly 200 nations pledge to slow Global Warming

    Nearly 200 nations adopted the first global pact to fight climate change on Saturday, calling on the world to collectively cut and then eliminate greenhouse gas pollution but imposing no sanctions on countries that don't. The "Paris agreement" aims to keep global temperatures from rising another degree Celsius (1.8 Fahrenheit) between now and 2100, a key demand of poor countries ravaged by rising ...


    By Associated Press

  • Greenhouse gas emissions associated with long-distance travel

    Long-distance travelling accounts for a significant number of miles travelled per person, but estimates of its greenhouse gas emissions are lacking. Using data from Belgium and the Netherlands, this study estimates that longdistance journeys account for 40–50% of total mileage and 50% of greenhouse gas emissions of all people transport in Western Europe. Advances in transportation ...

  • Towards a Global Carbon Market

    SWITCH, the Alliance for a Green Economy in Quebec, a working group made up of environmentalists and business people, is recommending that the governments of Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and California enter into agreements with China, Mexico and the European Union to ensure increased harmonization of the operating rules of their existing or future carbon markets. SWITCH believes that these markets ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Global Weather Report – Extreme weather warning

    New research warns that longer, hotter and more frequent heatwaves than those that killed 55,000 Russians in 2010, or 72,000 in France, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK in 2003, will hit Europe in the next two decades. But, over the same period, Europe could also begin to get colder as a consequence of a drop in solar activity, and a century-long ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Commitments Made to Reduce Black Carbon, Methane and Hydrofluorocarbons

    Governments and industry leaders in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) today committed to further essential advances in reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) that have a global warming potential many times that of the main greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. The SLCP Focus Day brought together some 30 Ministers and CEOs highlighting the importance and urgency of acting on ...

  • Significant Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Across UN - New Report

    The United Nations emitted over 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in 2014 - the same as the annual CO2 emissions from 191,019 US homes or from consuming 4,868,772 barrels of oil, according to the organization's annual reporting of its greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, efforts to reduce emissions continued across the UN with 18 UN system ...

  • `Whole System` Approach Needed to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Experts Say at Climate Meeting

    Decoupling economic growth from escalating resource use should be an integral part of climate policy, according to a group of the world's most renowned natural resources scientists. As nations gathered at COP21 in Paris for their first day of deliberations to determine a new, global climate regime, the IRP said a "whole system perspective" was crucial when considering climate ...

  • Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions

    Some 150 world leaders including President Barack Obama are joining U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday in kicking off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks near Paris, with organizers hoping the unprecedented high-level appearances will turbocharge the chances of reaching an ambitious deal to cut emissions that are warming the planet. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Québec adopts most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target in Canada

    The government of Québec has announced a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of 37.5% below 1990 levels by 2030, the most ambitious reduction target in Canada. Québec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, David Heurtel, announced the government’s decision just a few days away from the Paris Climate Conference where a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Utility plans to mask awful odor from uncontrolled gas leak

    A utility trying to stop a monthlong leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighborhood said it planned to use a mist to mask the sickening stench as work continues - possibly for three more months - to plug the well. SoCalGas officials told county supervisors Tuesday that the substance is safe and would neutralize ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Funds Project to Reduce Harmful Refrigerants at Food Companies in Newark; $158,000 Grant to Rutgers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $158,000 to Rutgers University to provide training and technical assistance to food production, processing, storage and distribution companies in the Newark, New Jersey area to reduce their releases of greenhouse gases. “With cold storage capacity at Port Newark expected to double over the next ten years, this program has the potential to ...

  • Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time

    One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery. If batteries can get better, cheaper and store more power safely, then electric cars and solar- or wind- powered homes become more viable - even on cloudy days or when the wind isn't blowing. These types of technological solutions will be one of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • More warming will bring a more polluted future

    The future is slightly obscured. The outlook is less than clear. For once, such phrases are not metaphorical. A world of global warming could mean a growing haze of solid and liquid aerosols – tiny specks of salt, fine dust, sulphates, black carbon and other particles in the atmosphere, according to new research. Robert Allen, an earth scientist at the University of California, Riverside ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Refrigerants contribute more to the greenhouse effect than expected

    Something has to be done against refrigerants in refrigerators and airconditioners. The Dutch national institue for public health and environment reported that if nothing is done the HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) will contribute more and more to the greenhouse effect. The institute researched the refrigerants. ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

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