Greenhouse Gas News

  • 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.

  • Greenhouse gas concentrations hit yet another record

    The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached yet another new record high in 2014, continuing a relentless rise which is fuelling climate change and will make the planet more dangerous and inhospitable for future generations. The World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin says that between 1990 and ...

  • UN report raises ceiling for greenhouse gas pollution

    The U.N.'s environmental authority has quietly raised its assessment of the level at which global greenhouse gas emissions must peak to avoid dangerous climate change, as governments seek a new accord to fight global warming. In its first four annual emissions reports in 2010-2013, the United Nations Environment Program said emissions must not exceed 44 billion tons in 2020 for the world to limit ...


    By Associated Press

  • Cenovus recognized for leadership in reporting of GHG emissions

    Cenovus Energy Inc.has been named to the 2015 Canada 200 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index. This is the sixth consecutive year the company has been included in the index, which is published by CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project). “We’re honoured to be recognized once again for transparency in the reporting of our CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions,” ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Refrigerants contribute even more to the greenhouse effect

    Something has to be done against refrigerants in refrigerators and airconditioners. The Dutch national Institute for public health and environment reported that if nothing is done the HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) will contribute more and more to the greenhouse effect. The insitute researched the refrigerants. HFCs are being used as a replacement for other substances, namely CFCs and HCFCs. Those ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • New coal mine methane centre in Poland will save lives and tackle climate change

    Coal production, transportation, storage and use account for roughly 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions. To reduce these emissions, which heavily contribute to global warming, one of the more effective near-term options at the production stage is the capture and use of methane from coal mines. In order to collect and disseminate best practices in sustainable methane management in coal mines, ...

  • Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the U.S. Delegation for the Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol

    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will promote U.S. climate and environmental goals by leading the U.S. delegation to the Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, which will take place November 1-5 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Administrator McCarthy will also meet with key counterparts while in Dubai. The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is a global agreement ...

  • Meeting climate goals will require stronger policies to cut emissions

    Advanced and emerging economies have made progress in addressing climate change, yet most are on a trajectory that would see them fall short of their mitigation goals. Governments need to significantly accelerate their efforts and strengthen their climate change policies, according to a new OECD analysis of climate change mitigation in 44 countries and the EU. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Abrupt climate change can occur below 2°C warming

    Climate change could arrive with startling speed. New research has identified at least 37 “tipping points” that would serve as evidence that climate change has happened – and happened abruptly in one particular region. And 18 of them could happen even before the world warms by an average of 2°C, the proposed “safe limit” for global ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Oil and gas CEOs jointly declare action on climate change

    The chief executive officers of 10 of the world’s largest oil and gas companies – which together provide almost a fifth of all oil and gas production and supply nearly 10% of the world’s energy – today declared their collective support for an effective climate change agreement to be reached at next month’s 21st session of the United Nations (UN) Conference of Parties ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA Proposes New Rules to Reduce Potent Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joined private and public sector leaders for a second annual White House roundtable discussion about the progress made and new steps taken to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. Administrator McCarthy announced several new actions the agency will take to help support a smooth ...

  • Impacts of global warming will impoverish oceans – New Report

    Ocean ecosystems and fisheries could be at risk of collapse under the combined assault of global warming and increasingly acid seas. This bleak image of impoverished and increasingly hostile oceans emerges not from any one new study of human impact on the 70 per cent of the ...


    By Climate News Network

  • EU climate boss says emissions cuts not enough

    Europe's climate chief has acknowledged for the first time that climate pledges made by national governments ahead of a major U.N. conference fall short of meeting the international goal of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). In an interview Monday with The Associated Press, Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said the EU's projections show the current ...


    By Associated Press

  • Continuing Smog and Global Warming Opinions

    Last week the EPA published new regulations that look to lower the current ozone standard.  There has been a lot of comment, both for and against.  We found this post that takes an honest view of the past successes of the Clean ...

  • EPA Recognizes Cobb County, Ga. Water System as a WaterSense® 2015 Partner of the Year for Making a Difference Every Day

    The Cobb County, Ga. Water System in Georgia was among those recognized today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2015 WaterSense Partner of the Year. The Partner of the Year awards program the commitment of WaterSense partners for creating, rebating, communicating and educating consumers about WaterSense-labeled products, homes and programs. A total of 17 winners and more than ...

  • IPCC elects Hoesung Lee of Republic of Korea as Chair

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) elected Hoesung Lee of the Republic of Korea as its new Chair on Tuesday. Hoesung Lee was elected by 78 votes to 56 in a run-off with Jean-Pascal van Ypersele. A total of six candidates had been nominated for the position. “I am honoured and grateful that the Panel has elected me as the IPCC’s new Chair,” said Hoesung Lee. ...

  • The warmer the higher: sea-level rise from Filchner-Ronne ice in Antarctica

    The more ice is melted of the Antarctic Filchner-Ronne shelf, the more ice flows into the ocean and the more the region contributes to global sea-level rise. While this might seem obvious, it is no matter of course for the huge ice masses of Antarctica: parts of the ice continent are characterized by instabilities that, once triggered, can lead to persistent ice discharge into the ocean even ...

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