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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 ...

  • Reducing emission of organic solvents

    Reducing emission of organic solvents (Volatile Organic Compounds) into the atmosphere is of an increasing strategic importance for many companies. Especially for companies which do not know, technically or financially, how to reduce their organic solvent emissions, Pure Air Solutions developed an innovative abatement technology. The Vocus, as Pure Air Solutions named this technolgy, can ...


    By Pure air solutions bv

  • Non-fat, decaf, no foam, carbon neutral coffee please!

    Offsetters and Salt Spring Coffee Company, today announced Canada"s first carbon neutral coffee, the 400 gram bag of French Roast Nicaragua. Salt Spring Coffee decided to offset this coffee"s carbon footprint from the farm to the consumer point of purchase otherwise known as "cradle to gate", as a result of the findings of a lifecycle analysis completed by Offsetters. The study determined that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Accounting for Carbon Capture and Storage

    A new report recently released by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) provides the first-ever comprehensive framework for calculating carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reductions from carbon capture and storage (CCS). The framework equips policymakers and project developers with common methodologies for quantifying the emission impacts of CCS projects. CCS involves a suite of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Westport to enter carbon market

    Westport Innovations Inc. has announced a program to monetize the carbon emission reductions associated with Cummins Westport (CWI) and Westport HD natural gas engines. The program will be a joint initiative with that in collaboration with Grütter Consulting. The Westport Carbon Project (WCP) is in the process of being registered with the internationally acclaimed Voluntary Carbon Market Standard ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Regulating Carbon Emissions in Canada

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has issued a report analyzing three policy proposals currently in play to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, and recommends alternatives to what is being contemplated by governments and the oil and gas industry. Notes the Institute, the provinces, Canada and the oil and gas industry are under pressure to ramp up ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carbon Dioxide Concentration Surges

    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 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Partnership of NorthEast Government, private and non-profit organizations honors groups for reducing air pollution

    The Northeast Diesel Collaborative – a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state agencies, and private and non-profit groups – recently recognized six organizations for their exemplary work to reduce toxic diesel emissions. Honors were given to agencies and organizations from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Maine, and Puerto Rico as ...

  • Two Maine Organizations Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

    Two winners in Maine were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to protect or improve the region’s environment in ...

  • Massachusetts Organizations and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

    Eleven winners in Massachusetts were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to protect or improve the region’s ...

  • EPA honors 19 organizations for leadership in clean energy

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the 11th annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 19 EPA Green Power Partners across the country. Winning partners range from iconic commercial buildings and Fortune 500 companies to local governments and higher education institutions. Through the use of clean, renewable energy sources, partners are increasing our country’s ...

  • LRQA carbon emissions expert speaking at Carbon Forum Americas

    Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) will take a leading role at the upcoming Carbon Forum Americas, February 26-27, 2008, in San Francisco, California.  Dr. Anne-Marie Warris, LRQA Technical Director of Climate Change, will speak on the Voluntary Carbon Market, exploring the roles of the new Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) and ISO 14064 in helping organizations and project developers ...

  • Dell Computers to Go Carbon Neutral

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 26, 2007 (ENS) - Dell today became the first major computer manufacturer to commit to neutralizing the carbon impact of its worldwide operations. 'Never before in the history of business have we seen such a critical need to build a worldwide community dedicated to improving the environment,' said Michael Dell, the company's chairman and CEO, during a ...

  • Forest carbon work on-the-ground in Indonesia

    The choice of Bali as the location for the 2007 U.N. climate conference, currently underway, is significant because Indonesia is home to the world’s third largest remaining intact tropical forest (following only Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo). This makes it crucial in the fight against global warming. At this year's conference, there has been much focus on offsetting carbon ...

  • Carbon nation celebration at millennium park

    Event to feature live performances, comedians, green carpet event, appearance by the star of Shrek the Musical, family-friendly activities and Chicago premiere of Carbon Nation Chicago Climate Action Plan Team, Broadway in Chicago, 'Carbon Nation' producers and staff and others will join together on August 10, 2010 from 7-10 pm CT, at Millennium Park to celebrate the power of every-day climate ...

  • Leading banks establish the carbon principles

    Three of the world’s leading financial institutions today announced the formation of The Carbon Principles, climate change guidelines for advisors and lenders to power companies in the United States. The Principles were developed in partnership by Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley, and in consultation with leading power companies American Electric Power, CMS Energy, DTE Energy, NRG ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Frost & Sullivan: Australia Commits to Reducing Carbon Emission with Carbon Tax Implementation

    Australia has made a move toward its commitment to reducing carbon emission with the implementation of carbon tax from July 2012 onward. Now, companies with high emissions – over 25,000 tonnes annually – are liable to pay the carbon tax. While this poses strong challenges for industrial companies, it will drive demand for energy-efficiency solutions and renewable energy power ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • What is the dollar value of carbon offsetting?

    An Imperial College University Study shows that for every 1 tonne of CO2 emission removed from the atmosphere through a carbon offset program- a further value of US$664 dollars is delivered in economic, social and environmental benefits for local communities around the world. Offsetting one tonne of carbon dioxide brings an additional $664 in benefits to the communities where carbon reduction ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ISOS To Raise The Bar For Non-Financial Disclosure, As Carbon Disclosure Project Silver Consultancy Partner

     ISOS Group, LLC is pleased to announce its recent status as a Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Silver Consultancy Partner in the U.S. As the world's largest voluntary greenhouse gas emissions reporting organization, CDP works on behalf of 655 institutional investors representing US78 trillion in assets to assess risk across a ...


    By Carbon Disclosure Project

  • UN agency urges measures to slash non-carbon dioxide greenhouse gas pollutants

    The head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has pushed for moves to cut emissions of a range of greenhouse gases and pollutants along with carbon dioxide to more effectively combat climate change, improve human health and reduce damage to crops. Scientists estimate that non-CO2 pollutants, such as black carbon, methane, low-lying ozone and nitrogen compounds, make up some 50 per ...


    By United Nations

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