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  • Record Greenhouse Gas Levels Impact Atmosphere and Oceans

    The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide. This is according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, which injected even greater urgency into the need for concerted international action ...

  • Record greenhouse gas levels: see for yourself

    For the first time, greenhouse gas data are accessed easily on a new CSIRO website. The site shows the levels of greenhouse gases measured in the Southern Hemisphere atmosphere for the past 35 years. Observed greenhouse gas concentrations – as measured by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology at Cape Grim, Tasmania – can be easily explored by members of the public. ...

  • 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

  • Greenhouse gas emissions tracking

    With initiatives such as the Kyoto Protocol and the Western Climate Initiative, tracking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has become a necessity for many organizations. To help our customers address this business need, Intelex developed a Greenhouse Gas Emission Tracking Module in 2008.Like all of Intelex’s systems and modules, the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Tracking Module is designed to be both ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • MIT’s solar plant is delivering on its promises

    Original story at MIT News More than 600 acres of solar panels have been successfully installed and connected on land in North Carolina and are delivering their power into the nation’s grid, thanks to a power purchase agreement (PPA) with MIT and two other Boston-based organizations. The installation will ...

  • New greenhouse gas standards released

    The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol has launched two new standards that will help businesses better understand and manage the climate impacts beyond their own operations and improve efficiency across the value chain. A global collaboration led by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Institute (WRI), the GHG Protocol standard is one of the most ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Council turns greenhouse gas into energy

    An innovative renewable energy project will create enough green electricity to power 700 homes, while cutting annual carbon emissions by the equivalent of around 20,000 tonnes. The project, at Locharmoss Waste Disposal site near Dumfries, Scotland, takes away the local authority’s burden of controlling and disposing of methane, a greenhouse gas which is 21 times more damaging to the environment ...


    By ENER-G

  • Greenhouse gas emissions gap widening

    Action on climate change needs to be scaled-up and accelerated without delay if the world is to have a running chance of keeping a global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius this century. The Emissions Gap Report, coordinated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Climate Foundation, and released days before the convening of the Climate Change Conference of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, New IRENA Study Finds

    Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released this week (3/20) by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition, launched on the occasion of the Berlin Energy ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New Jersey to Require Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts

    TRENTON, New Jersey, July 6, 2007 (ENS) - Governor Jon Corzine is expected to sign the Global Warming Response Act today, making New Jersey the third state in the nation to set limits on greenhouse gas emissions. California passed such a law last September, and Hawaii's global warming law took effect July 1. The New Jersey legislation requires a mandatory reduction of the state's greenhouse gas ...

  • New Jersey to Require Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts

    TRENTON, New Jersey, July 6, 2007 (ENS) - Governor Jon Corzine is expected to sign the Global Warming Response Act today, making New Jersey the third state in the nation to set limits on greenhouse gas emissions. California passed such a law last September, and Hawaii's global warming law took effect July 1. The New Jersey legislation requires a mandatory reduction of the state's greenhouse gas ...

  • US greenhouse gas emissions fall by 1.1%

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has released the national greenhouse gas inventory, which finds that overall emissions during 2006 decreased by 1.1 percent from the previous year. The report, Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2006, is the latest in an annual set of reports that the United States submits to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on ...

  • Irish EPA projections of greenhouse gas emissions to 2020

    The EPA has released projections of Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions to 2020, as mandated under the National Climate Change Strategy. These projections update those published in the National Climate Change Strategy in April 2007 and give a picture of Ireland’s ability to meet international targets with respect to greenhouse gas emissions, if current policies and programmes are implemented. ...

  • Semiconductor and aluminium industries underestimate greenhouse gas emissions

    Emissions of the greenhouse gases (GHGs) tetrafluoromethane (TFM) and hexafluoroethane (HFE) reported by industry accounted for only around half actual levels measured in the atmosphere between 2002 and 2010, new research reveals. The semiconductor and aluminium production industries, the two main sources of these gases, have reported success in their voluntary efforts to control these emissions. ...

  • EPA publishes national U.S. greenhouse gas inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the 16th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory. The final report shows overall emissions during 2009 decreased by 6.1 percent from the previous year. This downward trend was attributed to a decrease in fuel and electricity consumption across all U.S. economic sectors. Total emissions of the six main greenhouse gases in 2009 were equivalent ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New greenhouse gas identified, say MIT scientists

    A gas used for fumigation has the potential to contribute significantly to future greenhouse warming, but because its production has not yet reached high levels there is still time to nip this potential contributor in the bud, according to an international team of researchers. Scientists at MIT, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego and other institutions are reporting the results ...

  • Keeping track of municipal greenhouse gas emissions

    Keeping track of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is just as important for local governments as for national governments, according to a new study. Researchers are studying how cities benefit from GHG inventories, such as improvements in air quality, while also contributing to larger national strategies for climate change mitigation. Burning fossil fuels not only produces GHGs, but also local and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UNDP and Fortis announce greenhouse-gas reduction projects

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Dutch-Belgian finance group Fortis have announced the first project agreements of the new MDG Carbon Facility, a joint effort to support greenhouse-gas-reducing development projects through the carbon-trading mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol. The projects, located in Uzbekistan, Macedonia, Yemen and Rwanda, aspire to use financing from carbon ...

  • World ports tackle greenhouse gas emissions

    Ports authorities from around the world gathered in Rotterdam recently to adopt a plan to cut CO2 emissions from the activities of some 100,000 large ships sailing global waters. Alongside scientists, lawmakers and businessmen, officials from more than 50 ports in 35 countries started a three-day meeting at the home of Europe's largest harbour. They are looking at regulatory and ...

  • Intelex releases greenhouse gas emissions tracking software

    Intelex announces the release of its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting System, expertly designed to enable mid-size and enterprise organizations to improve their environmental performance through effective carbon footprint tracking and reporting.With this new sustainability solution, users can collect, track, and report their current carbon footprint as well as their progress toward ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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