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Source: UN News Centre
Fast and relatively short-term action to curb soot and smog could improve human health, generate higher crop yields, reduce climate change and slow the melting of the Arctic, according to a United Nations-backed study released...
June 10, 2011 Natural Gas Could Make It Easier To Reach Carbon Emissions Goals, If It Doesn't Kill Us FirstSource: Fast Company
Is it possible for the U.S. to cut carbon emissions significantly enough to at least give us a chance at avoiding the worst of climate change? It may be--if we wean ourselves off coal and increase natural gas use, according to a...
June 2, 2011 Where's the carbon? NASA maps itSource: OC Register
Half of it is held in the forests of Latin America. Brazil alone has nearly as much as all of sub-Saharan Africa. For the first time, NASA scientists have mapped precisely how much carbon is locked in the world's tropical forests...
April 29, 2011 China carbon emissions could peak by 2025-2030-U.S. studySource: Reuters Africa
BEIJING - China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, could peak in emissions by 2030 or earlier, says a study from U.S. researchers who foresee Chinese demand for appliances, buildings and much industry reaching...
April 29, 2011 New data reveals government's carbon footprintSource: Federal Times
The federal government's total carbon footprint is 123.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide a year, according to new government data. That includes emissions generated directly by federal buildings and vehicles as well as...
April 28, 2011 New Government Report Predicts Coal Will Remain Dominant Electricity Fuel Long into the FutureSource: Business Wire
Coal is likely to remain the dominant source of American electricity for decades to come, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration. EIA’s American Energy Outlook 2011 predicts...
April 1, 2011 Coal, Jobs and America’s Energy FutureSource: NY Times
No one should be surprised to learn that in trying to woo a reluctant community, developers in just about every industry tend to exaggerate — or perhaps optimistically overestimate — the number of jobs they expect to create by...
March 30, 2011 Report: China leads in low-carbon energySource: UPI
China is the world's leading investor in low-carbon energy technology, a global study by a U.S. environmental polling organization has shown. The study, published by the U.S. Pew Environment Group, showed that the Chinese...
Source: Daily Tech
NASA and international university researchers claim that humans have thrown off the balance between the Earth's rotation, surface air temperatures and movements in its molten core through our contribution of greenhouse gases.
March 10, 2011 Evidence is strong that humans are causing climate change, Michigan scientists say in urging EPA limits on carbon emissionsSource: M Live
Michigan's scientific community is speaking out against an attempt to keep the federal government from reducing the amount of carbon dioxide emitted from power plants and oil refineries. More than 150 university-based scientists...
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