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'Apollo Program' for hydrogen energy needed, Stanford researcher says

...hydrogen. While the production of carbondioxide, a greenhouse gas, is undesirable, the process produces about 55percent less carbon dioxide than does internal combustion, Jacobson said.Other pollutants result as well, such as oxides of nitrogen and carbonmonoxide, but these are still far lower than emissions fr...

Parked cars get dangerously hot, even on cool days, Stanford study finds

...ther it's sunny out." Much like the sun can warm a greenhouse in winter, it can also warm a parked car on cool days. In both cases, the sun heats up a mass of air trapped under glass. "Cars get hot, we know this intuitively," Null said. "But this study tells us that cars get hot very fast."McLaren, Quinn and Nu...

Polar explorer delivers rare snow-depth data to ESA for CryoSat validation

...bal warming. With steadily increasing emissions of greenhouse gasses we are dangerously interfering with a delicate system. And that's the technocratic way of putting it. To me it is not a system it is nature. And that is something we should not mess about with. So yes, I am worried. How important a role do y...

ERS altimeter survey shows growth of Greenland Ice Sheet interior

...dies of the Greenland Ice Sheet mass balance under greenhouse global warming have shown that temperature increases up to about 3C lead to positive mass balance changes at high elevations due to snow accumulation and negative at low elevations due to snow melt exceeding accumulation. Such models agree with t...

Growing health effects of global warming outlined on regional scale

...e least able to cope and least responsible for the greenhouse gases that cause global warming are most affected,...ica has some of the lowest per capita emissions of greenhouse gases. Yet, regions of the continent are gravely at risk for warming-related disease. "Many of the m...

ESA participating in UN's Montreal summit working for a better atmosphere

...otocol commits its signatories to reduce levels of greenhouse gases chief among them carbon dioxide believed t... countries in general are required to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 5% compared to reference year 1990 between 2008 and 2012, with the European Union c...

As Montreal Conference considers deforestation issues, ESA presents space solution

...f forests release massive amounts of heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the air, chief among them carbon dioxid...fort to moderate climate change by setting caps on greenhouse gas emissions of industrialised nations based on 1990 levels. The Protocol was only ever considered ...

First steps taken towards made-in-Canada approach

...utting in place a made-in-Canada plan for reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) and ensuring clean air, water, land and energy for Canadians. As part of developing the made-in-Canada approach, 15 programs that have completed their work or which require a different approach are being wound down. "We will develop sol...

New engineering center to transform sensor technology

... attack and scientists understand the evolution of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Core partner institutions with Princeton are the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Rice University, Johns Hopkins University, Texas A&M University and the City College of New York. Funding for the center, which is ex...

Ozone recovering, but unlikely to stabilize at pre-1980 levels, says study

... said. "Instead, we think it will be factors like greenhouse gases, N2O and methane." The Nature study, which shows ozone levels have stabilized or increased slightly in the past 10 years, used data from satellites and ground stations to compare changes in the ozone layer to past depletion levels. The resear...

How to cut energy waste in China, India, Brazil said crucial to forestalling climate change

With world energy prices and climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions ballooning in tandem with a surge in...y 2030) will more than double their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, resulting in major impacts on global energy markets and climate. However, experts e...

Lessening the impact of climate change on health

...the combustion of fossil fuels and accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Climate change is likely ... take the lead in reducing carbon dioxide andother greenhouse gas emissions. Increasing the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar, wave, and wind power w...

Washington, DC getting a summertime air quality exam

...ecasting, as well as tracking one of the strongest greenhouse gases involved in climate change: water vapor, whi... vapor responds to that. Water vapor is a stronger greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide and could have a major impact on future climate." Water vapor measurements...

Arctic summer ice anomaly shocks scientists

...in 2005, changes widely viewed as a consequence of greenhouse warming. Satellite observations in the past couple of years have also shown that the extent of perennial ice is rapidly declining, but this strange condition in late August marks the first time the perennial ice pack appears to exhibit thinner and ...

First greenhouse gas animations produced using Envisat SCIAMACHY data

...wing the global distribution of the most important greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane that contribute...ean Union leaders endorsing binding targets to cut greenhouse gases by at least 20 percent from 1990 levels by 2020. Further illustrating the urgency to combat gl...

Latest IPCC report highlights need for integrated climate/human behavior models

...ontributed the least to the atmospheric buildup of greenhouse gases, but also those that have the least ability to adapt to them. "One way or another, we will adapt to a changing climate," says Noone. "Adaptation always involves trade-offs. The question is what level of justice and equity we want to build into...

UN engages banks to light up rural India; Solar loans, energy access transform life for poor

...ly 0.1% of lighting energy services. In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, a single wick burns about 80 litres of kerosene, producing more than 250 kg of carbon dioxide per year. Kerosene emits several other harmful gases while burning, and due to its low efficiency contains large amount of unburned hydroc...

Mailman School of Public Health researchers analyze air quality and weather changes by 2050

... the need for diligence over policies that control greenhouse gas emissions and that improve regional air quality," said Dr. Kinney. "In addition to their effects on long-term climate change and health, such policies can lead to even short-term local benefits to air quality and thereby, human health."...

Reduced greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid dangerous increases in heat stress

...the end of the 21st century if the current rate of greenhouse gas emissions continues. The study found France wo...e extremes. The study also showed a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions could reduce the intensification of dangerously hot days projected in the scenario by ...

Plants uptake antibiotics

...November 2006. Plant uptake was evaluated in a greenhouse study involving three food crops: corn, lettuce, and potato. Plants were grown on soil modified with liquid hog manure containing Sulfamethazine, a commonly used veterinary antibiotic. This antibiotic was taken up by all three crops. Concentration...

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