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  • Climate models may be overestimating the cooling effect of wildfire aerosols

    Original story at MIT News Whether intentionally set to consume agricultural waste or naturally ignited in forests or peatlands, open-burning fires impact the global climate system in two ways which, to some extent, cancel each other out. On one hand, they generate a significant fraction of ...

  • Cement develops an appetite for C02

    Three new studies illuminate the sheer complexity of the aspect of climate science known as the carbon cycle − how carbon dioxide gets into the atmosphere and out again. Sometimes, human agency is at work, but nature takes care of it anyway – as one of the studies reveals in the case of cement, the world’s most widely-used building material. Zhu Liu, postdoctoral scholar at ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Modelling marine exhaust emissions in the Baltic Sea

    A new tool used to investigate exhaust emissions of marine vessels has been developed and applied to shipping in the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is a busy maritime region with 3500-5000 ships operating in the area every month. Emissions from shipping contribute significantly to atmospheric pollution, leading to health and environmental problems. In May 2006, the Baltic Sea was the first area ...

  • EPA releases new mobile source emissions model

    WASHINGTON - An updated version of the Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) model – MOVES2010 – is now available for use to estimate air pollution from cars, trucks, and other on-road mobile sources. The model can also calculate the emissions reduction benefits from a range of mobile source control strategies, such as inspection and maintenance programs and local fuel standards. EPA will ...

  • New model for estimating ship emissions to guide policy

    EU-supported research has established a new model to calculate air pollution emissions from ships. Its calculations could create a database that lists emissions per ship type and size as well as by country. Emissions from ships have increased alongside the growth in international trade. Without the intervention of legislation, EU maritime emissions of both nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide ...

  • Emissions trading is effective and affordable

    A summary of economic modelling shows emissions trading is an effective approach to reducing New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions in the long term, Climate Change Minister David Parker says.  The report summarises general equilibrium modelling undertaken by Infometrics for the government’s Emissions Trading Group and the Climate Change Leadership Forum since October 2007.  “As we ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • India says no to emission reduction

    India's minister for environment and forests Jairam Ramesh has ruled out the country's agreeing to specific targets for reducing carbon emissions. 'There is simply no case for the pressure that we [India] — who have among the lowest emissions per capita — face to reduce emissions,' Ramesh told visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday (19 July). 'And as if this pressure was not ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Warming Homes, Regulating Emissions

    At the urging of state regulatory bodies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expanding its wood burning appliance emissions regulation. A new ASTM International standard will enable manufacturers of masonry heaters and their components to better verify the emissions performance of their products. The new standard is  ...


    By ASTM International

  • Calculating emissions from shipping

    Shipping is a significant source of atmospheric pollutants, which contribute to climate change and have negative effects on human health and the environment. A new study has applied detailed methods to estimate global fuel consumption from international shipping, including for the first time, an estimation of emissions from the global fleet while in port. Developing appropriate policies to ...

  • Getting the carbon out of emissions

    Original story at MIT News Many researchers around the world are seeking ways to “scrub” carbon dioxide (CO2) from the emissions of fossil-fuel power plants as a way of curbing the gas that is considered most responsible for global climate change. But most ...

  • Are emissions fueling Australian droughts?

    American scientists have just confirmed that parts of Australia are being slowly parched because of greenhouse gas emissions – which means that the long-term decline in rainfall over south and south-west Australia is a consequence of fossil fuel burning and depletion of the ozone layer by human activity. Such a finding is significant for two reasons. One remains contentious: it is one thing ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions

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    By The Energy Group

  • Volvo Launches `Emissions Equality` Campaign

    The car manufacture Volvo has launched an "Emissions Equality" campaign to encourage policy makers and the general public to consider toxic emissions from vehicles as well as CO2. Environmental Protection UK is supporting the campaign. The campaign is following a three point action plan: Promotion materials and Facebook/ iPhone applications to plug the campaign. The application, which will ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • European consortium to combat methane emissions

    The Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is leading a European consortium to develop and test new methane measurement instruments for shale gas extraction, municipal waste water treatment plants and gas distribution. The consortium includes Cuadrilla Resources, Veolia Environnement and National Grid. Climate-KIC, Europe's largest public-private innovation ...

  • CO2 emissions: cleaner vans by 2020

    The CO2 emission limit for new light commercial vehicles sold in the EU is to be reduced from 203 g/km today to 147 g/km by 2020, under draft legislation approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday. The text, already informally agreed with EU ministers, also calls for the introduction of more reliable CO2 emission testing methods. "We achieved a result after some difficult ...


    By European Commission

  • Reducing CO2 emissions from cars

    The EU Environment Council that met last week in Luxemburg discussed, in a public session, a draft regulation aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from new passenger cars. The planned legislation is part of the Union's strategy to combat climate change. At present, passenger cars account for about 12 % of carbon emissions in the European Union. All member states agree on the objective of reducing ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Stricter low emission zone in Berlin

    Berlin has established an Low Emission Zone (Environmental Zone) for the City centre on January 1st 2008. Its purpose is to reduce harmful pollutants in the air that are caused by road traffic. From January 1st 2010 on, only cars with green stickers will be allowed to enter the zone. More information on Berlin’s Environmental Zone: ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Impact of transport emissions on the lower atmosphere

    Traffic emissions cause a number of damaging chemical changes in the atmosphere. A recent study has estimated the impact of road, aircraft and ship emissions on the atmosphere's chemical make-up in terms of ozone and the hydroxyl radical OH. Traffic emissions form a large part of EU air pollution and are the subject of climate change policy1. Ozone pollution in the troposphere adversely affects ...

  • Wildfires Spew Carbon Emissions Into the Atmosphere

    BOULDER, Colorado, November 1, 2007 (ENS) - Severe wildfires can contribute as much as vehicles to carbon emissions in some U.S. states, although the amount is highly variable, according to a study based on satellite data. New research published in the journal 'Carbon Balance and Management' quantifies these emissions and suggests fires will complicate emissions monitoring and modelling efforts. ...

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