Greenhouse Management News

  • New Mexico works to fight climate change in fisheries

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $171,897 to the New Mexico Environment Department to restore, protect and enhance water quality for Jaramillo Creek in North-central New Mexico. The project is a river restoration endeavor which will reduce temperature and sediment, allowing the river to be used as a coldwater fishery. Climate change is an integral part of ecosystems and ...

  • Conservation and agriculture must work together

    Conservationists and agriculturalists must harness new, integrated approaches to achieve biodiversity and agricultural goals, argues Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN Environment Programme. Agricultural development is ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Can biochar help suppress greenhouse gases?

    Nitrous oxide is a potent greenhouse gas and a precursor to compounds that contribute to the destruction of the ozone. Intensively managed, grazed pastures are responsible for an increase in nitrous oxide emissions from grazing animals’ excrement. Biochar is potentially a mitigation option for reducing the world’s elevated carbon dioxide emissions, since the embodied carbon can be ...

  • La Plata County, CO receives $500k to reduce greenhouse gases, protect health and support local businesses

    Armed with half a million dollar grant from EPA, La Plata County (Colo.) will reduce over 5,800 metric tons of greenhouse gases a year through a comprehensive community climate program. La Plata County’s Climate Wise Community Program aims to reduce about 340,000 vehicle miles travelled and to change local practices in food production, land management, residential and commercial energy use ...

  • First senior care communities earn EPA’s energy star

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing 30 Sunrise Senior Living communities as the first senior care facilities to earn EPA’s Energy Star for superior energy performance. The communities have upgraded to more efficient lighting and improved operations of heating and hot water systems to improve their energy efficiency and save money while contributing to cleaner air ...

  • Can biochar help suppress greenhouse gases?

    Nitrous oxide is a potent greenhouse gas and a precursor to compounds that contribute to the destruction of the ozone. Intensively managed, grazed pastures are responsible for an increase in nitrous oxide emissions from grazing animals’ excrement. Biochar is potentially a mitigation option for reducing the world’s elevated carbon dioxide emissions, since the embodied carbon can be ...

  • New analysis of energy and environmental performance of biofuels

    New research identifies important influences on the energy and environmental performance of biofuels made from agricultural crops. Type of land use change, type of biofuel crop and the by-products from the conversion process all influence performance. The benefits of introducing biofuels in the transport sector or as feedstock in the chemical industry are widely debated. Research has produced ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Seawater greenhouse plan for Jordan

    Seawater greenhouses, solar power plants and other new green technologies will be brought together in Jordan in an attempt to turn its desert into a producer of crops, fresh water and electricity. The governments of Jordan and Norway signed an agreement last month (11 January) to build a 20-hectare demonstration centre near Aqaba on the Red Sea. They will work with the Aqaba Special Economic Zone ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • OriginOil Announces Successful First Phase of Commercial Pilot Program

    Pilot Partner MBD Energy Praises OriginOil Team on Expertise and System Operation LOS ANGELES - OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, today announced the successful completion of the first phase of its commercial pilot program, earning high praise for quality and ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • Is your firm “indifferent” or “active” about greenhouse gases?

    Executive Summary This study compares corporate responses to climate change by firms in the UK and Pakistan. Companies in developing and developed countries face some common barriers in responding to climate change (e.g. lack of financial resources). But, they have distinct strategies due to differences in acceptance of and support for those initiatives by government and other ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA awards $7.8 million in grants to combat greenhouse gases

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that 20 U.S. communities, including two Indian Tribes, will receive $7.8 million in grants for projects that will reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs). The funds will help Climate Showcase Communities increase energy efficiency, saving consumers money and reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions. “These communities see the overwhelming ...

  • EPA: greenhouse gases threaten public health and the environment

    After a thorough examination of the scientific evidence and careful consideration of public comments, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that greenhouse gases (GHGs) threaten the public health and welfare of the American people. EPA also finds that GHG emissions from on-road vehicles contribute to that threat. GHGs are the primary driver of climate change, which can ...

  • Carus invests in reducing greenhouse gases

    Carus Corporation has installed an innovative water treatment system in their plant as a result of an initiative to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The new reverse osmosis (RO) system has been operational for 10 months, and there have been substantial reductions in energy and chemicals used, as well as a reduction in CO2 emissions. Carus uses a state-of-the-art boiler in the ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • EPA raises the bar for energy star televisions

    EPA has revised the qualifications for televisions to achieve the Energy Star label, requiring TVs to be 40 percent more energy efficient than conventional models. These requirements will help consumers save even more energy and money and fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions while allowing them to continue to enjoy the features, performance and quality they expect. ...

  • EPA helps supermarkets save money, reduce greenhouse gases

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has quadrupled the number of participants in its voluntary program designed to reduce the use of ozone-depleting refrigerants in the nation’s grocery stores. Launched in November 2007, the GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership has shown how EPA works with supermarkets to achieve environmental goals that also help the bottom line. Supermarket ...

  • GE Energy’s gas engines powering first North American cogeneration plant for commercial greenhouses

    Canadian government and business leaders today gathered near Lake Erie in southern Ontario for the grand opening of North America’s first GE-designed greenhouse cogeneration plant installed to generate more reliable onsite power and heat for commercial greenhouses and help the country reduce its emissions from energy production. Great Northern Hydroponics, a division of Detroit-based Soave ...


    By General Electric

  • Australian greenhouse reporting act amended to aid flexibility

    The Minister for Climate Change, Senator Penny Wong, and the Minister Assisting the Minister for Climate Change, Greg Combet, has released an amendment to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 that increases flexibility and lowers costs for businesses that are required to report their greenhouse gas emissions and energy information. Industry stakeholders have highlighted that ...


    By Australian Government

  • Greenhouse gases should be cut 80% by 2050, Climate Committee

    Eighteen months after it began work, Parliament's Temporary Committee on Climate Change called for an 80% cut in greenhouse gases by 2050, binding interim targets to improve energy efficiency 20% by 2020 and incentives to encourage everyone to do their bit. Meeting Tuesday to adopt the final report, the 60-member committee said, 'climate change is both more rapid and more serious in terms of its ...


    By European Parliament

  • MIT analysis shows how cap-and-trade plans can cut greenhouse emissions

    Researchers at MIT's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research have produced a report concerning key design issues of proposed 'cap-and-trade' programs that are under consideration in the United States as a way of curbing greenhouse gas emissions. The first contribution of the three-part study found that, based on an examination of the European Union's system and of similar U.S. ...

  • Greenhouse complex super sizes its CHP system

    A greenhouse complex in the Netherlands is dramatically cutting both its greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs after installation of a powerful new 2MW combined heat and power (CHP) system by cogeneration specialist ENER-G (www.energ.co.uk)Venlo-based Growery Leurs is using the top-end CHP system, which operates at 96.4% total efficiency, to provide heat combined with carbon ...


    By ENER-G

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