greenhouse gases

Why Using Gas as a “Bridge Fuel” is Worse Than Burning Coal

Why Using Gas as a “Bridge Fuel” is Worse Than Burning Coal

In his 2014 State of the Union Address President Obama stated of coal seam gas: "if extracted safely, it's the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate

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Beautiful ‘A Glacier Adrift’ Hand Soaps Call Attention to Climate Change

Beautiful ‘A Glacier Adrift’ Hand Soaps Call Attention to Climate Change

Designer William Lee and Young Stellar Object have created A Glacier Adrift, a set of hand-crafted soaps that call attention to the dire threat of climate change. Inspired by the massive bodies of melting

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New Feed Supplement Reduces Burping Cows’ Methane Production by 60 Percent

New Feed Supplement Reduces Burping Cows’ Methane Production by 60 Percent

Dutch company DSM has made a breakthrough in reducing the amount of methane released by burping cows. And, no, it's not etiquette lessons. We know that gassy livestock are a major source of greenhouse gas

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Study Shows Christmas Trees Suck Up Super Potent Greenhouse Gas

Study Shows Christmas Trees Suck Up Super Potent Greenhouse Gas

Christmas tree photo from Shutterstock Researchers at Lund University and Stockholm University in Sweden discovered that spruces, pines, and firs are exceptionally adept at absorbing

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Study Shows Just 90 Companies Caused Nearly Two Thirds of Man-Made Climate Change

Study Shows Just 90 Companies Caused Nearly Two Thirds of Man-Made Climate Change

Photo of global warming via Shutterstock New research by the Climate Accountability Institute has revealed that just 90 companies are to blame for the majority of the climate change crisis.

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Ancient Antarctic Ice Could Reveal Clues to Earth’s Climate 1.5 Million Years Ago

Ancient Antarctic Ice Could Reveal Clues to Earth’s Climate 1.5 Million Years Ago

 Image © Shutterstock Swiss scientists from the University of Bern are hoping that a 3 km long cross-section of Antarctic ice could reveal new information about climate change throughout the

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Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to EPA’s Regulation of Power Plant Emissions

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to EPA’s Regulation of Power Plant Emissions

Photo via Shutterstock The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge that could threaten the Obama administration's progress towards limiting emissions from some of the nation's largest

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Skyonic to Transform Carbon Emissions into Baking Soda at Texas Facility

Skyonic to Transform Carbon Emissions into Baking Soda at Texas Facility

Photo via Shutterstock Texas-based company Skyonic hopes to make carbon capture profitable by turning pollutants into a common baking ingredient. The first of Skyonic's Skymine facilities is currently

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Obama Administration Cracks Down on Power Plant Emissions

Obama Administration Cracks Down on Power Plant Emissions

The Obama administration made climate change history this morning by enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation's power companies. Refusing to bow to pressure from the coal industry, the

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INFOGRAPHIC: Whose Carbon Is America Burning?

INFOGRAPHIC: Whose Carbon Is America Burning?

In 2007, US carbon emissions peaked at roughly 6,029 Mt. We know a lot a how these emissions are generated, and why they have declined since then. But few of us realize where they come from. The flag

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TransCanada’s “Shameless Ploy” to Fool Americans that the Keystone XL Pipeline is a Bunch of Solar Panels

TransCanada’s “Shameless Ploy” to Fool Americans that the Keystone XL Pipeline is a Bunch of Solar Panels

Were we wrong to peg the Keystone XL Pipeline as a ticking carbon bomb? That's what TransCanada seems to want us to think. In a puzzling Facebook ad released last week, the energy company responsible for

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Ford Becomes the First Automaker to Join a Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program in India

Ford Becomes the First Automaker to Join a Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program in India

In an effort to stabilize carbon dioxide emissions, Ford has announced that it is the first automaker to join a voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program in India. Ford already voluntarily reports

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Amazing Infographic Shows Where the World’s Greenhouse Gases Come From

Amazing Infographic Shows Where the World’s Greenhouse Gases Come From

It's hard to keep track of all the greenhouse gases that are steadily collecting in the atmosphere - from auto emissions and coal plants to methane emissions from cattle and landfills. Fortunately, Ecofys

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Global Carbon Emissions Set to Hit Alarming 400 Parts Per Million Milestone

Global Carbon Emissions Set to Hit Alarming 400 Parts Per Million Milestone

Photo via Shutterstock For the first time in up to five million years, the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is about to reach 400 parts per million (ppm). Former NASA scientist James

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Project Nomad: Mobile Skyscrapers Could Terraform Mars for Human Colonization

Project Nomad: Mobile Skyscrapers Could Terraform Mars for Human Colonization

Project Nomad, which has been entered into the Evolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition, was the brainchild of Antonio Ares Sainz, Joaquin Rodriguez Nuñez and Konstantino Tousidonis Rial of Spain. It is their

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The Carbon Emissions Globe Provides a 3D Visualization of the World’s Increasing Emissions

The Carbon Emissions Globe Provides a 3D Visualization of the World’s Increasing Emissions

Sometimes it is difficult not to get bogged down in numbers when talking about carbon emissions; it is hard to imagine the nearly 6-million tons that the United States spews into the atmosphere every

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New Study Reveals That Earthworms Accelerate Global Warming

New Study Reveals That Earthworms Accelerate Global Warming

Photo via Shutterstock In 2011, we published a story that non-native earthworms were a threat to the US as they were releasing more carbon into the atmosphere. Now a new Dutch/US study has revealed

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Haiti’s Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais Will be the World’s Largest Solar-Powered Hospital

Haiti’s Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais Will be the World’s Largest Solar-Powered Hospital

Haiti's electricity supply is intermittent, which spells big trouble for a hospital that needs round-the-clock power to keep machines running and medicines cool. “It’s not great if you’re a surgeon

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Excess Heat From Big Cities Found to Raise Temperatures Over 1,000 Miles Away

Excess Heat From Big Cities Found to Raise Temperatures Over 1,000 Miles Away

Photo via Shutterstock A new study has found that the waste heat generated by cities could affect temperatures over a thousand miles away. The heat produced through transportation, heating and cooling

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14 New ‘Carbon Bomb’ Fossil Fuel Projects Threaten to Increase Global Emissions by 20 Percent

14 New ‘Carbon Bomb’ Fossil Fuel Projects Threaten to Increase Global Emissions by 20 Percent

Photo via Shutterstock Just as scientists are warning us that we are reaching the point of no return when it comes to stopping climate change, Greenpeace has released a report showing that multiple

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Cotton Grown in Africa is Easier on the Earth Than Conventional Plantations

Cotton Grown in Africa is Easier on the Earth Than Conventional Plantations

The cotton industry consumes a pile of water and emits significant greenhouse gases, but new research reveals that growing cotton in Africa exacts a smaller ecological price. Cotton Made in Africa

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4 Ideas to Keep Christmas Trees From Going to Waste!

4 Ideas to Keep Christmas Trees From Going to Waste!

Used Christmas Trees, Shutterstock Did you know that the Christmas time tradition of adorning an evergreen tree with ornaments dates back to Latvia in 1510 when the first decorated tree was recorded?

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Dangerous Coal Use Surges Despite Despite Global Warming

Dangerous Coal Use Surges Despite Despite Global Warming

On the heels of the recent COP 18 climate conference in Qatar, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has reported that global coal use is on the rise. Without controls to make one of the most polluting

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Kyoto Protocol Extended to 2020 at Doha Climate Change Conference

Kyoto Protocol Extended to 2020 at Doha Climate Change Conference

At the very last minute, 200 nations agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol to 2020 while a successor to the legally binding agreement on curbing greenhouse gas emissions is re-worded by 2015. While many

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COP18 Climate Change Conference in Doha Ends in Colossal Failure

COP18 Climate Change Conference in Doha Ends in Colossal Failure

The 18th Conference of the Parties or COP18 ends today in colossal failure. Not only have the negotiations failed to produce any meaningful emissions cuts, but 'Hot Air' permits that allow countries like

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The Hestia Project Maps the Carbon Emissions of US Cities Down to Street Level

The Hestia Project Maps the Carbon Emissions of US Cities Down to Street Level

A team of researchers from Arizona State University have developed a new software system that is capable of estimating greenhouse gas emissions across entire urban landscapes, all the way down to street

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New Study: Feds Underestimate Social Cost of Carbon Pollution by as Much as 12 Times

New Study: Feds Underestimate Social Cost of Carbon Pollution by as Much as 12 Times

Industrial Emissions photo from Shutterstock A new study just published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences calculates that the U.S. government is using a faulty model for estimating

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Explosive Reservoir of Methane Under Antarctic Could be Unleashed if Ice Melts

Explosive Reservoir of Methane Under Antarctic Could be Unleashed if Ice Melts

A new study from the University of California has revealed that a vast reservoir of methane underneath the Antarctic ice sheet could be unleashed into the atmosphere if the ice melts. The report, which

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‘Green Cremation’ Company Resomation Ltd Comes To Minnesota

‘Green Cremation’ Company Resomation Ltd Comes To Minnesota

Last year, we did an article on Resomation Ltd, a Scottish company that aims to combat the environmental impact of cremation by dissolving bodies in a commercial “alkaline hydrolysis” unit, called The

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UCLA Study Shows Los Angeles Could Heat Up 4 to 5 Degrees by Mid-Century

UCLA Study Shows Los Angeles Could Heat Up 4 to 5 Degrees by Mid-Century

A new UCLA study demonstrates that climate change could cause temperatures throughout the Los Angeles region to rise by 4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit by mid-century. These results could mean a tripling of

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