Greenhouse Climate News

  • Generating Business Value from GHG Management

    Companies around the world are responding to government, investor, and customer pressures by implementing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) management plans.  A key challenge in the implementation of these plans is identifying a strong business case in order to justify the costs entailed, and to ensure that the approach can be sustained financially in the long run. As I will discuss in detail during the ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • UK commitment to international science on greenhouse gasses

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is the largest contributor of scientific expertise and systems within the UK committee of the Integrated Carbon Observation System European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ICOS ERIC) - a long-term research infrastructure supporting science on greenhouse gases (GHG). Professor Richard Sanders from the NOC, commented “It is really exciting that the ...

  • 2015 Climate Finance by MDBs at US$25 Billion

    In 2015, six multilateral development banks (MDBs) jointly committed more than US$25 billion in climate finance. According to the '2015 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks' Climate Finance,' in addition, a total of US$55.7 billion were committed in co-finance, raising the total to US$80.8 billion. The sum committed in 2015 by the six MDBs represents an 11% drop compared to climate ...

  • NREL Assesses Strategies Needed for Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Reduction

    The White House wants to cut U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 percent by 2050, but the goal raises questions about one of the greatest sources of those pollutants, light-duty vehicles (LDVs). The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has taken a close look at what specific combination of measures national experts have determined is needed to slash LDV emissions ...

  • Record CO2 levels signal sizzling summers

    With a little help from that natural cyclic phenomenon El Niño and a lot of help from humans, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere will exceed 400 parts per million (ppm) not just for the rest of the year, but probably for a lifetime. And as carbon ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 10% more light in a new greenhouse concept: the Winterlight Greenhouse

    The Winterlight Greenhouse is a new greenhouse concept which gains 10% more light in winter and is currently under construction at Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in Bleiswijk. The Winterlight Greenhouse has a new type of screen system: Ludvig Svensson high transmittance screen and specially developed diffusing glass. Together with optimization of the construction, more than 10% light gain ...

  • USD 10-million facility for studying climate change effects on plant growth opens at IRRI

    On a hot, breezy afternoon on 21 January 2016, an international gathering of agricultural scientists and development officials dedicated the Lloyd T. Evans Plant Growth Facility (PGF) on the campus of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). The opening of the USD 10 million state-of-the-art facility manifests IRRI’s commitment to better understand the effects of climate change on ...

  • Cities move to support new restrictions on greenhouse gases

    The nation's largest cities are stepping up in defense of President Barack Obama's plan to slow climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions - in many cases taking the opposite legal position from their state governments. The U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities on Tuesday filed motions in support of the Clean Power Plan with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. ...


    By Associated Press

  • More U.S. states wade into legal fight on greenhouse gases

    A legal battle is brewing in Washington over President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, setting states economically dependent on fossil fuels against those already suffering from longer droughts, stronger storms and higher seas. A coalition of 18 states filed motions Wednesday seeking to defend the Clean Power Plan, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fertilize the ocean, cool the planet?

    Original story at MIT News Like the leaves of New England maples, phytoplankton, the microalgae at the base of most oceanic food webs, photosynthesize when exposed to sunlight. In the process, they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, converting it to carbohydrates and oxygen. Many phytoplankton species also release dimethyl ...

  • Turn down the heat – turn up your life line

    Changes in the home that increase energy efficiency, such as improved insulation and ventilation control, have the potential to reduce indoor air pollution. A new study assessed the health impact of interventions in the UK arising from changes to indoor concentrations of fine particulate matter and found that such changes could improve health and increase life expectancy for men ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Nearly 400 Northwest Buildings Compete in EPA’s “Battle of the Buildings”

    Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched the 2015 Energy Star Battle of the Buildings and nearly 400 competitors in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska have joined in to reduce their energy and water use. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which calls for businesses to cut waste and become 20 percent more energy efficient by 2020, the competition targets ...

  • Dallas-area School Districts Compete in EPA’s Sixth Annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the 2015 Energy Star Battle of the Buildings. In North Texas, the Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Mansfield and Frisco Independent School Districts are among 125 teams and 6,500 buildings nationwide competing head-to-head to reduce their energy and water use. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which calls for businesses ...

  • New Mexico, Arkansas Kroger Stores Compete in EPA’s Sixth Annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the 2015 Energy Star Battle of the Buildings. Kroger supermarkets and warehouses across New Mexico and Arkansas are among the groups fielding 6,500 buildings nationwide in head-to-head competition to reduce their energy and water use. Company stores in Texas and Louisiana will also participate. In support of President Obama’s Climate ...

  • 124 New England Buildings Compete in EPA’s Sixth Annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the 2015 ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings. Nationwide, more than 6,500 buildings of all types and sizes, and 125 teams nationwide are competing head to head to reduce their energy and water use. In the six New England states, 124 buildings have joined the competition. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which ...

  • Save the date: III International Symposium on Organic Greenhouse Horticulture

    Ege University, Faculty of Agriculture and the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), represented by the Commissions for Organic Horticulture, Protected Cultivation and Horticultural Engineering, Working Group Organic Greenhouse Horticulture and the COST Action FA1105 Biogreenhouse have the honor to invite all engaged in research, producers, teaching, extension, and public ...

  • Quantum leap taken in measuring greenhouse effect

    British scientists have devised a new way to observe the greenhouse world, enabling researchers to measure with exquisite accuracy how atmospheric carbon dioxide builds up, migrates, evolves and absorbs radiation. The technique will allow more accurate predictions about how much the Earth is likely to warm over the next few ...


    By Climate News Network

  • CHP Greenhouses Make Growing Even Greener

    Bearing little resemblance to a typical farm, modern large greenhouses are, in reality, complex, high-tech factories that produce food and other crops. A natural gas Cat® or MWM™ generator set produces electrical power for the greenhouse needs, and any excess electricity can be sold to the utility company and fed back to the grid. The extra heat from the engine is collected to ...


    By Caterpillar

  • U.S. Can Meet or Exceed Its 2025 Climate Targets

    The United States can meet or even exceed its proposed commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent by 2025 (below 2005 levels) using existing federal laws and state actions, according to new analysis by World Resources Institute (WRI). The new study, Delivering on the U.S. Climate ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Monthly Global CO2 Average Concentration Passes Symbolic Threshold

    The monthly global average concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere exceeded 400 parts per million in March 2015 for the first time on record, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This threshold is of symbolic and scientific significance and reinforces evidence that the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities are responsible for the ...

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