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  • A new global map of ammonia emissions

    For the first time, a global map of atmospheric ammonia emissions has been produced using satellite measurements. This opens up new ways to survey air quality and monitor the Earth's atmospheric chemistry from space. Modern agricultural practices, especially intensive farming methods and widespread fertiliser use, are mainly responsible for ammonia emissions, which have more than doubled since ...

  • Mapping greenhouse gas emissions at street level

    Arizona State University researchers have developed a new software system capable of estimating greenhouse gas emissions across entire urban landscapes, all the way down to roads and individual buildings. Until now, scientists quantified carbon dioxide CO2 emissions at a much broader level. Dubbed Hestia after the Greek goddess of the hearth and home, researchers presented the new system in an ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mapping carbon pricing initiatives

    The World Bank has released a report, titled 'Mapping Carbon Pricing Initiatives: Developments and Prospects,' which provides an overview of current and prospective carbon pricing initiatives at the international, regional, national and sub-national levels. The report recommends flexibility in carbon pricing, alignment with national priorities, a staged approach for the introduction of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mapping the climate change challenge

    Plans and policies to achieve the goal set at the Paris Climate Summit in 2015 have yet to be fully developed and implemented. There is an important role for science to feed political discussions by communicating the costs and benefits of climate policies. One way to do so is through mapping that systematically explores the consequences of different choices. Two articles recently published in ...

  • Noise Mapping and Planning For Non-Acousticians

    New software is available for those who may not have in-depth knowledge of acoustics but want accurate results of a noise calculation in the smallest amount of time, with the maximum amount of professionalism. SoundPLAN-essential was conceived with this in mind. SoundPLAN-essential is a compact version of SoundPLAN, known for its power, fast data processing and graphics. It is said ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Mapping the way to cleaner vans by 2020

    To reduce the CO2 emissions of new light commercial vehicles sold in the EU to 147g/km by 2020, from 203g today, innovation should be encouraged by giving "super-credit" weightings to each maker's cleaner vehicles. Longer-term CO2 reduction targets should also be set, and environmental performance testing methods should be made more realistic, said the Environment Committee on Tuesday. The top ...


    By European Parliament

  • Mapping the Road to a Climate Catastrophe Solution

    What if the Chief Technology Officers of leading global technology companies turned their attention to solving climate change? That’s exactly what they did at the FiReGlobal conference in Seattle several weeks ago, which I attended to hear several of these technologists address “the most critical problem facing the planet – the climate catastrophe.” It was clear that these ...


    By 3BL Media

  • New map of global energy flow

    Researchers have developed a new energy map that traces the flow of global energy from the fuel sources to the final services provided. The study provides new insight into the potential of energy efficiency measures by focusing on technologies rather than economic sectors. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA)1, improving energy efficiency remains the largest and least costly ...

  • Carbon Market Data launches a mapping tool for the European emissions trading scheme (EU ETS)

    Carbon Market Data is pleased to announce the launch of a new mapping tool for the European emissions trading scheme (EU ETS). This new mapping tool will enable users: * to navigate geographically through all countries, regions and administrative areas of Europe * to identify the power plants and factories located in specific areas * to view the distribution of carbon emissions and ...


    By Carbon Market Data

  • Report maps future of alternative fuel vehicles

    Original story at MIT News Cars that run on alternative fuels like biofuels and liquefied natural gas can cost less, cut emissions, and reduce dependence on foreign fuels, according to a report by the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). ...

  • Flying Eurofighter noise mapped by Brüel & Kjær

    Airbus Defence and Space and Brüel & Kjær have successfully completed noise measurements on the Eurofighter jet, to calculate its on-ground noise exposure under different thrust and flight configurations.   The noise measurements were made by repeatedly flying the jet over a Brüel & Kjær data acquisition system collecting data from a 29m diameter array of ...

  • Kraft foods maps its total environmental footprint

    Kraft Foods today shared results of a pioneering survey that measured its impact on climate change, land and water use.  The multi-year footprinting project - in partnership with Quantis Inc. (www.quantis-intl.com) and reviewed and analyzed by World Wildlife Fund and notable academics at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment - goes far beyond ...

  • Putting GHG capacity building on the needs map

    This blog is not strong on subtlety. Whether you’re a committed reader or a casual “skimmer,” you have likely gleaned that we use this forum to highlight our vision for greenhouse gas measurement and management. Central to this vision, and at the heart of the Institute’s mission, is the critical need to build the capacity to measure, report, and verify GHG emissions. If ...

  • Leading-edge workshops : Mapping for a sustainable future

    Training4GIS™, the training and consultancy division of GeoInformation® Group, is hosting a series of workshops designed to serve local authorities, the business community and those with an interest in creating a sustainable environment.Mapping for a Sustainable Future is a comprehensive set of one day, practical workshops focused on how mapping can successfully be applied within sustainable ...


    By The GeoInformation Group

  • Geologists map rocks to soak CO2 from air

    To slow global warming, scientists are exploring ways to pull carbon dioxide from the air and safely lock it away. Trees already do this naturally through photosynthesis; now, in a new report, geologists have mapped large rock formations in the United States that can also absorb CO2, which they say might be artificially harnessed to do the task at a vastly increased pace. The report, by ...

  • High emissions, low ambitions

    The new Climate Change Performance Index published at Doha's climate talk show another record breaking increase in global CO2 emissions In a time of heavily increasing greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel investments, the light at the end of the tunnel cannot yet be seen. The eighth annual Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI), which was published at the Doha climate talks yesterday ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • COP17 climate talks: Mapping the way towards a legal framework by 2015

    A new way forward has been agreed upon in Durban, South Africa, after two weeks of climate change negotiations. The European Union welcomed the agreement from the COP17 climate conference as a breakthrough in the fight against climate change. What was agreed The delegates agreed a roadmap towards a new legal framework by 2015. The 'Durban Platform ...

  • Nagoya 2010: carbon mapping to curb climate change and boost biodiversity

    Mapping where a country's carbon stocks overlap with areas that are rich in wildlife and important for local peoples' livelihoods is underway in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The aim is to support international efforts to conserve forests in order to combat climate change. But in a way that delivers other benefits including conservation of economically-important ecosystems linked with water, ...

  • Climate map shows impacts if we fail to limit dangerous climate change

    A new map illustrating the global consequences of failing to keep climate change to under 2 degrees Celsius has been launched by the UK Government. With just 45 days to go before international climate change talks begin in Copenhagen, British ministers are pressing for the most ambitious deal possible in order to avoid these dangerous impacts. The map – launched at the Science Museum by Foreign ...


  • IEA to release Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map on 10 June in London

    Governments have decided collectively that the world needs to limit the average global temperature increase to no more than 2 oC and international negotiations are engaged to that end. Yet any resulting agreement will not emerge before 2015 and new legal obligations will not begin before 2020. Meanwhile, despite many countries taking new actions, the world is drifting further and further from the ...


    By International Energy Agency

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