Tag: greenhouse gas


In the past month, the city of Minneapolis and its two investor-owned utilities adopted the nation’s first clean energy partnership, with a wide range of goals including meeting the city’s ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. How did it happen Read more…


I came to Environmental Defense Fund from the management consulting world, and was fortunate to bring a couple of lessons with me. A simple one is that successful companies keep a finger on the pulse of the returns and risks Read more…


Large amounts of ozone — around 50% more than predicted by the world’s state-of-the-art climate models — are being destroyed in the lower atmosphere over the tropical Atlantic Ocean. A team of scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Science Read more…


Aging and diseased trees emit significant amounts of methane into the atmosphere, a phenomenon that may be contributing to global climate change, a new study says. In samples collected from a forest in northeastern Connecticut, researchers at the Yale School Read more…


Peat, the accumulated turf made up of decayed vegetation, forms in many parts of the world in places like bogs, moors, and swamp forests. Due to its high carbon content, it can be harvested and burned as fuel. There are Read more…


The European Union says crude oil extracted from Alberta’s tar sands should be ranked as a dirtier fuel source than oil tapped from conventional oil wells, a move that could effectively ban the import of the controversial oil. The European Read more…


A series of pole-to-pole research flights conducted by U.S. researchers have provided the most comprehensive picture of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere and confirmed some of climate scientists’ more dire concerns about human-cause…


Measuring the emission of greenhouse gases from croplands should take into account the crops themselves. That’s the conclusion of a study in the Sept.-Oct. issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality, which examined the impact of farm practices such as Read more…


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) publishes its first-ever comprehensive review of low-carbon energy sources and potential, a 900-page “Bible” on renewable energy. Word snuck out last week that the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)


It’s called the Greenerator (thanks to my Twitter pal SolarKnowledge for pointing out this one), and it’s the sort of renewable energy device that offers apartment dwellers a way of generating sustainable energy without the attached real estate.


Seven years after opening, North America’s only national market trading all six greenhouse gases will close its doors at the end of this year. The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), a voluntary but legally binding system where


Being a jet-setter is one of the fastest ways to rack up a hefty carbon-footprint, but these airports are helping travelers lighten the load.


Amidst hype over California Prop 23, New Mexico adopts comprehensive greenhouse gas emissions regulations


Gosh, it irks me to have our leaders take advantage on our ignorance – but I guess that what they do for a living. Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the EPA, said recently that the agency will “issue guidance soon Read more…

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