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  • Wastewater treatment recycles greenhouse gases

    A laboratory model for dewatering waste-activated sludge (WAS) in two stages - flotation (using recycled greenhouse gases) followed by filtration (using a simple compression cell for dewatering WAS) - has been successfully introduced. Development of full-scale wastewater treatment which also reduces greenhouse gases could follow. Published in the Journal of Water and Climate Change, experiments ...


  • At Montreal Protocol Meetings in Vienna: Countries to Continue Efforts to Control Greenhouse Gases Emissions under the Montreal Protocol

    Who: High-level participants from the 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol What: Meetings under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer The 197 parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer will meet in Vienna, Austria, from 15 to 23 July 2016 to continue working to an amendment to the ...

  • 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

  • International shipping should cut air pollutants and greenhouse gases together

    Emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases from the shipping sector have increased substantially in the last two decades, contributing to both climate change and air pollution problems, according to a report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The shipping sector needs an integrated monitoring, reporting and verification system for emissions in European waters to systematically ...

  • 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

  • US introduces new mandatory measurement and reporting of greenhouse gases

    Tough new EPA rules mean vehicle and engine manufacturers will be required to measure and report CH4 and N2O emissions from model year 2011. In April 2009 the US EPA proposed a new mandatory greenhouse gas reporting program. Although the sheer volume of CO2 in the atmosphere means that it is by far the biggest contributor to the greenhouse effect, there are other gases that also have a measurable ...


    By Signal Group Ltd

  • British Columbia to Trim Greenhouse Gases, Go Carbon Neutral

    VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada (ENS) - The Liberal government of British Columbia is turning green. In an overarching strategy revealed Tuesday, the government pledged to combat global warming by cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions from industry, government buildings, cars and homes. In the speech from the throne that introduces each new legislative session, the ...

  • EPA formally announces phase-in of clean air act permitting for greenhouse gases

    Under a final decision issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) no stationary sources will be required to get Clean Air Act permits that cover greenhouse gases (GHGs) before January 2011. EPA has pledged to take sensible steps to address the billions of tons of greenhouse gas pollution that threaten Americans’ health and welfare, and is providing time for large industrial ...

  • Geoengineering: may provide help but not the cure to counteract effects of greenhouse gases

    Scientists say large-scale engineering projects designed to counteract the effects of greenhouse gases should not be considered as an alternative to strategies which directly reduce carbon emissions. As complementary schemes, however, they may be of some benefit. Large-scale geoengineering schemes for mitigating climate change have attracted increasing publicity in recent years. But in order to ...

  • EPA Approves Delaware Plan to Improve Water Quality, Cut Greenhouse Gases

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a $54 million plan submitted by Delaware for clean water projects, including efforts that will improve local water quality by eliminating failing septic systems, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy improvements at wastewater treatment plants. The Intended Use Plan approved by EPA includes $6.8 million from EPA’s FY 2014 ...

  • New EPA rule on greenhouse gases references 42 ASTM standards

    ASTM International is a primary standards contributor to a recent rule approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on greenhouse gas reporting by large sources and suppliers in the U.S. The final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule was enacted in response to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008 (H.R. 2764; Public Law 110-161). Under the rule, manufacturers of vehicles and ...


    By ASTM International

  • New greenhouse emissions reporting system starts in Australia

    From  July 1st, businesses emitting large amounts of greenhouse gases are required to monitor and measure the emissions ahead of reporting them to the Government by October next year. Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, said the requirements were part of Australia’s new National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System. “The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting ...


    By Australian Government

  • Brazil greenhouse gas emissions lowest in 20 years

    Emission levels of greenhouse gases in Latin America's biggest country fell last year to their lowest in two decades, a Brazilian network of environmental groups said in a report released Thursday. The Observatorio do Clima, or Climate Observatory, network is comprised of more than 30 non-governmental organizations focused on climate change. ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Households take the heat for greenhouse gas emissions

    Households were either directly or indirectly responsible for almost half of Canada’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2004 according to a report released this week by Statistics Canada.  Overall emissions related to households increased 13% from about 285 900 kilotonnes in 1990 to 321 700 kilotonnes in 2004. Household emissions from motor fuel use and residential fuel use (direct ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • UK releases 2008 Greenhouse Gas Emissions statistics

    DECC has published provisional 2008 estimates of UK greenhouse gas emissions. Energy & Climate Change Minister, Joan Ruddock said: “Once again emissions in the UK are down.  It’s clear that our policies will achieve more than what’s required under Kyoto, but we have much more to do at home to maintain our leadership globally. “Our Climate Change Act is a world first, it will bind this ...

  • EPA releases U.S. greenhouse gas emissions report

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory. The final report shows overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2 percent from the previous year. The trend is attributed to an increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors, due to increasing energy demand associated with an expanding economy, and increased demand for ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Statistical release: 2011 UK greenhouse gas emissions

    DECC today publishes provisional 2011 estimates of UK greenhouse gas emissions, together with final estimates of 2010 UK greenhouse gas emissions by fuel type and end-user. 2011 headline results In 2011, UK emissions of the basket of six greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol were provisionally estimated to be 549.3 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent. This was 7.0 per cent ...

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