Tag: "emissions" at biology news
UK small firms pay lip service to green issues
...sign or construction: 'They're not aware of carbon emissions
and the amount that's given off Clients are interested in speed and economy and the way that the market is at the moment.' One of the restaurant owners admitted that environmental regulations were a 'stumbling bloc because "people won't come to your...
Next best thing: wood chip bedding for cattle
...o straw bedding, without increasing greenhouse gas emissions
during the manure handling process. Comp...questions need to be answered about greenhouse gas emissions
that contribute to climate change, say researchers in AAFC's Environmental Health Program. The scien...
Climate change Qs & As
... Warming is associated with absorbing black carbon emissions
such as soot, while non-absorbing aerosols are tied to cooling, which scientists call "negative forcing." "In the long term, greenhouse gas effects are not going to be masked by aerosols," Penner said, debunking a popular myth related to climate chan...
Trapping carbon in soil key for protecting global food security, dealing with climate change
...carbon sequestration can offset global fossil-fuel emissions
by 5 to 15 percent each year. "The potential of ca...8 percent decrease in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions
by 2012. But until we find replacements for fossil fuels, it may be difficult at best to meet those ...
First ever standards linking climate change, biodiversity and poverty seek global peer review
...projects and abbreviated LULUCF, reduce or prevent emissions
(e.g., conservation of threatened ecosystems), seq...l level. Current policies to reduce global warming emissions
do not do enough to encourage land use projects with biodiversity and social benefits," said Tia Nel...
Increasing ozone over the Atlantic ocean
... Angeles basin in the 1940s, an area where traffic emissions
of nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) efficiently promot...n this continent have contributed substantially to emissions
of nitrogen oxides, thus catalyzing ozone formation. The implication is that increasing energy use w...
Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research helps implement global climate change initiative
...) from the atmosphere or the prevention of CO2 net emissions
from the terrestrial ecosystems into the atmosphere." Soils and vegetation are good examples of carbon storage sinks. Geologic sinks include oil and gas reservoirs, unmineable coal seams, and deep saline aquifers. These structures have stored oil, na...
K-State soil carbon sequestration research playing role in climate change efforts
... various aspects of soil carbon and greenhouse gas emissions
accounting, measurement and monitoring and verification systems. The two groups also will co-sponsor a symposium at the U.S.-Canadian Soil Science Societies Meetings in November in Seattle, Wash....
NCAR aircraft, ground instruments to track carbon dioxide uptake
...International pressure is mounting to limit carbon emissions
because of their role in global climate change. Be...om trees during the fires equaled an entire year's emissions
from statewide transportation activities. As the research plane samples air aloft, a dense network o...
Study reveals poor Houston air quality
...scale ozone hole which is caused by nitrogen oxide emissions
from the refineries and petrochemical plants and power plants. Nitrogen oxides eat up ozone at night. "It all means a significant health risk is possible for people in this area unless something is done." Some studies have previously shown Houston ...
Conservation International & SC Johnson invest in Ecuador's rainforest to offset climate impacts
... in recognizing the value of offsetting the carbon emissions
for its annual reports," said Peter Seligmann, cha... to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions
by 32,000 tons per year in Southeast Wisconsin to the acres of rainforest we are helping save in Ecu...
East Asian governments urged to harness market forces to improve environment, save money
...mand-and-control approach regulating effluent and emissions
standards but typically lack effective institutions for implementation, monitoring, and compliance. "Generally speaking, a rigid command-and-control approach leads to high compliance costs and widespread under-compliance," according to East Asian E...
Glowing microspheres improve fluorescence measurements
Laboratories that measure emissions
from fluorescent particles in a wide range of applications from clinical chemistry to biodefense research to pharmaceutical development now can have more confidence in their results thanks to new theory, standards and methods developed by the Nationa...
Researchers probe link between nanotechnology and health
...ne particles, including automotive and power plant emissions
and dust from the World Trade Center disaster. What's different about nanotechnology is that these particles are man-made into a well-defined size, down to a billionth of a meter, and appear to seep all the way into the mitochondria, or energy source...
St. Jude shows how disorderliness in some proteins lets them interact with a diversity of molecules
... resonance spectrometry, which combines radio wave emissions
and a powerful magnetic field to determine the structure of proteins suspended in solutions, the team determined the shape of p27 when it was unbound. In order to study the interaction between p27 and Cdk2-cyclin A, researchers in the St. Jude Hartwe...
UN study shows environmental consequences from ongoing boom in personal computer sales
...ighboring communities due to chemical exposure and emissions
from production stages such as microchip fabricati...concern is the environmental and health impacts of emissions
of hazardous substances from discarded computer equipment. While the microchip industry has fewer ac...
Power plants, other industry could offer contracts to farmers in helping reduce carbon emissions
...e the limits. The major sources of greenhouse gas emissions
in the United States are power plants (36 percent)... at lower economy-wide impacts." Internationally, emissions
limits are beginning to be imposed. Canada, for example, is planning for implementation of greenhous...
Faster carbon turnover in basal food-chain levels in aquatic than terrestrial ecosystems
...perature is largely due to a rise of anthropogenic emissions
of greenhouse gases, of which CO 2 is one of the most important. To understand the capacity of ecosystems to sequester excesses of atmospheric CO 2 and improve our ability to predict future climate change scenarios, we must first improve our knowl...
Duke open-air experiment results could deflate hopes that forests can alleviate global warming
... of how higher CO2 outputs produced by fossil fuel emissions
and other human activities could change a Southeas...n one-third of the carbon dioxide from fossil fuel emissions
in the year 2050, which is what our experiment simulates," he predicted....
Goal of ocean 'iron fertilization' said still unproved
...arbon dioxide, for example, could cancel out those emissions
by paying for more trees to be planted. Such an inventory system requires a way of defining and monitoring how much carbon is likely to be stored in a growing forest and for how long, Barber said. He questioned whether that concept could be applied ...
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