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  • Burying the climate change problem: greenhouse gas carbon dioxide

    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 Warming has reviewed the risk assessments for this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Questions and Answers on the proposal for a directive on the geological storage of carbon dioxide

    1) What is carbon capture and storage? Carbon capture and storage is a suite of technological processes which involve capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the gases discarded by industry and transporting and injecting it into geological formations. The major application for carbon capture and storage (CCS) is to reduce CO2 emissions from power generation from fossil fuels, principally ...

  • Carbon Dioxide Capture, Storage May Help Ease Global Warming

    MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, September 29, 2005 (ENS) - Capturing and storing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by power plants and factories before it enters the atmosphere could play a major role in minimizing climate change, finds a new assessment report finalized here Monday by member scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The first summary of the ...

  • SST Develop Cost Effective Solution to Carbon Dioxide Danger

    As building design increasingly embraces low energy solutions so the concern over internal air quality increases. Monitoring the levels of carbon dioxide found in homes and businesses has become increasingly important and in response to the increased demand from local authorities, architects and builders for accurate, reliable, maintenance free carbon dioxide detectors SST Sensing has developed ...


    By SST Sensing Ltd

  • Gas leaks fuel climate change

    A leading authority on the effects of methane in the atmosphere has called for a new drive to cut gas leaks from pipelines and wells. Euan Nisbet, professor of Earth sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London, says that ever more sensitive detection equipment using global satellite positioning systems has made it ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Carbon dioxide detection in industrial plants: Measuring range 0 – 5,00 % or 0 – 2,00 %

    For martians – provided they are existing – carbon dioxide atmosphere might be their natural habitat. We earthlings can only tolerate low concentrations of this gas. It is true that we are using the special properties of CO2 for many purposes, but in concentrations above 5000 ppm it can be hazardous to our health. Therefore it must be monitored. In areas that are rarely accessed such ...

  • Fewer gas leaks found in cities with new pipes

    Cities such as Indianapolis that regularly replace old natural gas lines have significantly fewer leaks than older urban areas where they don't, like Boston and New York City's Staten Island, according to a new study by Google and an environmental group. Using a gas-sniffing device attached to Google's city-mapping cars and new statistical calculations that determine rough leak rates, the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Leaked ‘Iluc’ studies make it hard for EU not to act

    Commission studies that have been leaked to the Reuters news agency show that the indirect land-use change caused by biofuels production is significant and feedstock-specific, and that biodiesel is likely to be worse for the climate than fossil fuels. The Commission is currently evaluating indirect land-use change (Iluc), and has postponed a proposal on how to cope with this issue to ...

  • Call for more investment in carbon capture and storage

    More investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) is urgently needed according to Herbert Huppert, director of the Institute of Theoretical Geophysics at the University of Cambridge, UK. He told environmentalresearchweb "While there are several projects in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia, there are no projects in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Leaked Draft of UN Climate Report Admits then Evades Role of Solar Cycles in Climate Change says Friends of Science

    The climate science critical review organization, Friends of Science, is pleased that expert IPCC reviewer Alec Rawls has ...


  • GLOBE 2008 session update: carbon capture and storage

    The clear message from expert panelists speaking at the Carbon Capture and Storage session of GLOBE 2008 was that carbon capture and storage is proven, safe and Canada’s best option for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but the technology will not become commercially viable without government assistance. The largest barrier to the wide spread commercial use of carbon capture and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Shrinking New York City`s carbon footprint

    St. Mary's Recreation Center in the Bronx was the first indoor recreation facility to open in New York City in 1951. Now the aging building is about to receive energy-saving retrofits to fix outdated heating and cooling systems, insufficient ventilation, and windows and doors that leak heat in the winter and cooled air in the summer. The New York City Parks Department facility is just one of the ...

  • Field test to advance geological carbon storage while enhancing domestic

    A Department of Energy sponsored project in Hopkins County, Kentucky has begun injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) into a mature oil field to assess the region's CO2 storage capacity and feasibility for enhanced oil recovery. The project is part of DOE's Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (RCSP) program and is being conducted by The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC). The ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • WRI summary of S. 699: department of energy carbon capture and sequestration program amendments act of 2011

    S.699 authorizes the Department of Energy to conduct a program to demonstrate commercial application of integrated geologic storage projects, and provides a framework for selection criteria for these demonstrations. Importantly, the bill addresses the long term-stewardship challenges associated with demonstration, including site closure requirements and liability protection. Overview of ...

  • AwwaRF announces fast-track study on potential effects of underground carbon sequestration on groundwater resources

    The Awwa Research Foundation (AwwaRF), the nation’s leading drinking water research organization, announced a new study to investigate the potential effect of underground carbon sequestration on groundwater resources. Currently undergoing examination as a method for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, carbon sequestration entails separating carbon dioxide (CO2) from other emissions and injecting ...


  • New Report Details Ways Expanded Natural Gas Use Can Cut Carbon Emissions

    Increased natural gas use can help reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in the near to medium term, but deeper long-term reductions will require broader deployment of other low-carbon energy sources as well, according to a new report released today by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). The report, "Leveraging Natural Gas to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions," examines the climate ...

  • Even soil feels the heat

    Twenty years of field studies reveal that as the Earth has gotten warmer, plants and microbes in the soil have given off more carbon dioxide. So-called soil respiration has increased about one-tenth of 1 percent per year since 1989, according to an analysis of past studies in this week's issue of Nature. The scientists also calculated the total amount of carbon dioxide flowing from soils, which ...

  • Major industries link with green groups in search of quick fix for global warming

    In response to a relentless stream of bad news about global warming, a cluster of major industries has formed a loose partnership with big environmental groups, prestigious universities, philanthropic foundations, and the U.S. federal government - all promoting a technical quick-fix for global warming called carbon sequestration. Carbon sequestration is a plan to capture and bury as much as 10 ...

  • US settles with Costco to cut ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas refrigerant emissions nationwide

    Costco Wholesale Corporation, the nation’s second largest retailer, has agreed to cut its emissions of ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas chemicals from refrigeration equipment at more than half of its stores nationwide. In the settlement announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DOJ), Costco will pay $335,000 in penalties for federal Clean ...

  • GHG emissions from shale greater than conventional gas, coal or oil

    Over a 20-year time period, the greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of shale gas is greater than that of coal, oil or conventional gas, according to a recent study. Methane emissions make up most of this footprint. This suggests that substituting conventional fossil fuels with shale gas may not have the desired effect to mitigate climate warming in the short-term. Global reserves of natural gas ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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