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  • Methane From Dams: Greenhouse Gas to Power Source

    SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil (ENS) - Scientists from Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, INPE, have published a new study showing that large dams contribute to global warming by releasing the greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere. The authors propose capturing the methane and using it to generate electricity. Dr. Ivan Lima and his colleagues used a theoretical ...

  • Agriculture and Livestock Remain Major Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    New Worldwatch Institute study examines the agricultural sector’s impact on global greenhouse gas emissions Washington, D.C.—Global greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector totaled 4.69 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in 2010 (the most recent year for which data are available), an increase of 13 percent over 1990 ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • EPA proposes to add sources to greenhouse gas reporting system

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to include additional emissions sources in its first-ever national mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting system. The data from these sectors will provide a better understanding of where GHGs are coming from and will help EPA and businesses develop effective policies and programs to reduce emissions. “Gathering this information is the ...

  • 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.

  • How Grazinglands influence greenhouse gas

    Grazinglands represent one of the largest land resources in the world, yet their role as net sinks or sources of greenhouse gases is essentially unknown. Previous research has emphasized the role of grazing management on the sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide as soil organic carbon. However, there is a lack of information regarding how grazing management impacts the flux of two potent ...

  • Scientists take on greenhouse gas challenge

    Swiss scientists have found a way to turn the potent greenhouse gas methane into the fuel methanol – with help from water and a simple catalyst. Meanwhile, US researchers have tested a way to convert methane into biofuels, specialised chemicals or even cattle feed with  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Taking Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, according to a new study published today by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science. ...


    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

  • Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation commits $8.4 million to manage greenhouse gas emissions from biological sources

    The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation will invest $8.4 million over the next three years in projects aimed at discovering, developing and deploying solutions for biological greenhouse gas emissions in the province. Biological emissions include those from industries vital to the health and economic well-being of Albertans such as crop and livestock ...


  • EPA’s new source performance standards: a positive step toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions

    On June 25, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released the 2012 Annual Energy Outlook (2012 AEO) – the same day the public comment period closed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed New Source Performance Standards ...

  • EPA issues greenhouse gas reporting requirements for four emissions sources/agency also to consider data confidentiality (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing requirements under its national mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting program for underground coal mines, industrial wastewater treatment systems, industrial waste landfills and magnesium production facilities. The data from these sectors will provide a better understanding of GHG emissions and will help EPA and businesses develop ...

  • Summary of Proposed Rule Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units

    What has EPA proposed? EPA has proposed a New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) regulation under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act that will cover carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new sources in the category defined as new “Electric utility generating units (EGUs)”. What units are covered by the proposed rule? EGUs ...

  • US asks for comments on planned greenhouse gas law

    The public will have an opportunity to comment before the US Environmental Protection Agency takes any action to regulate the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change, EPA chief Stephen Johnson told members of Congress in a letter last Thursday. Johnson said he will solicit public input through an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as the agency considers the specific effects of climate ...

  • 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.

  • Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Reach New Record

    The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2011, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Between 1990 and 2011 there was a 30% increase in radiative forcing – the warming effect on our climate – because of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping long-lived gases. Since the start of the industrial era in 1750, about 375 billion tonnes ...

  • EPA tightens rules for greenhouse gas emissions at landfills

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has tightened standards for the nation's landfills to reduce emissions of methane and other harmful air pollutants. EPA estimates the new rules announced Friday as part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan will reduce methane from decomposing household waste by about 480,000 tons a year by 2025. Landfills rank as the third-largest human-related source ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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. ...

  • Eating insects `could cut greenhouse gas emissions`

    Dining on crickets, locusts, or even cockroaches, instead of cattle or pigs, could ease both food insecurity and climate change, according to researchers. Insects caught in the wild are already eaten widely in the developing world. Now a study says that farming them on a large scale for food would damage the environment far less than equivalent livestock production. Scientists compared emissions, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bioenergy helps cut greenhouse-gas emissions

    Branches, stalks, and manure are waste no longer; bioenergy is part of the solution to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. A study released by the Green Power Institute, the Renewable Energy Program of the Pacific Institute in Oakland, California, reports that converting forest residues, agricultural and urban biomass waste, and gases from manure and landfills into energy helps reduce our ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the United States

    A new WRI analysis of potential greenhouse gas emissions reductions by federal and state governments suggests a range of potential outcomes is possible. On the federal level, whether reductions are achieved at the lower end or upper end of the range shown in Figure 1 depends on the extent to which the Obama Administration and subsequent administrations use existing regulatory authority to go ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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