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  • Helping countries reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

    With the consequences of climate change for the world's food production systems becoming increasingly clear, more needs to be done to capitalize on agriculture's potential to mitigate global warming, says a new FAO guidance document published today. Agriculture is directly responsible for over 10 percent of all human-caused ...

  • EPA finds greenhouse gases (GHGs) harmful

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) makes emissions reporting mandatory A major cause of climate change is the harm that is done to the Earth by man-made chemicals. Whilst chemicals, such as those used to produce day by day items, operate equipment and generally make life easier, are necessary, they present a threat to the environment. EPA Place Limits on GHGsGovernments around the world ...


    By Verisae

  • US heavy industry reduces greenhouse emissions by 1.4%

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) this week released its 'Climate VISION Progress Report 2007', which reports on the actions taken by energy-intensive industries to improve greenhouse gas emissions intensity of their operations from 2002 to 2006.  The report indicates that the power and energy-intensive industrial sectors improved their combined emissions intensity by 9.4 ...

  • Industrialized Countries` Greenhouse Gases Hit Record High

    The total greenhouse gas emissions of 40 industrialized nations rose to an all-time high in 2005, continuing the upward trend of the year before, according to data submitted to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The increases came from the continued economic growth in highly industrialized countries as well as the revived economic growth in former ...

  • UK energy statistics - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Down 1.9% in 2013

    Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices publications are published today 27 March 2014 by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The publications cover new data for the fourth quarter of 2013 and thus provisional annual data for 2013. This press release focuses on the 2013 annual data. Energy Trends covers statistics on energy production and consumption, in total and by fuel, and provides ...

  • EPA Recognizes Oil and Gas Industry Partners for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 24, 2007) EPA yesterday presented awards to some members of the oil and gas industry for their voluntary efforts to reduce methane under EPA's Natural Gas STAR Program. The Natural Gas Star Program is a flexible, voluntary partnership between EPA and the oil and natural gas industry. Under the program, EPA works with companies that produce, process, transmit, and ...

  • Carbon Sciences to Provide Breakthrough Solution to the Growing Problem of Greenhouse Gases

    Carbon Sciences Inc. (CABN) (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make gasoline and other fuels from natural gas and carbon dioxide, today announced its solution to the growing problem of greenhouse gases. The company's proprietary gas-to-liquids (GTL) process consumes two of the most dangerous gases -- CO2 and methane -- while producing transportation fuels. Byron Elton, ...


    By Carbon Sciences, Inc.

  • Arcadia Receives $4.5 Million Grant from USAID to Develop Salt-Tolerant Rice and Gather Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Nitrogen Efficient Crops

    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, today announced that it has been awarded a 5-year, $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop salt-tolerant rice and measure greenhouse gas emissions from ...


    By Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.

  • The European climate and energy package for 2030: is it adequate?

    On Wednesday 22 January, the European Commission published a new climate target for 2030: a reduction in greenhouse gases of 40%, relative to 1990 levels. This target is to be achieved domestically, which means without possible reductions elsewhere in the world financed by the EU. According to a PBL study, if the EU was to contribute in accordance with its economic strength to limiting global ...

  • Not just the oil sands - we are all to blame for GHG emissons

    Alberta's oil sands should not be singled out as the source of Canada's poor record on greenhouse gas emissions. This is one conclusion of a new Conference Board publication, Getting the Balance Right: The Oil Sands, Exporting and Sustainability. The report gathers all the pertinent facts related to the oil sands and its environmental impacts, assesses those facts and draws on dialogue with ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • `Set of decisions` on forestry, tech expected at Cancun

    Countries expect a "set of decisions" on forestry, technology, adaptation and financing at the upcoming international climate meeting in Cancun next week, which will "lay the roadmap" for a future legally binding agreement on climate change in 2011, India's environment minister Jairam Ramesh predicts. Ramesh and other senior officials at his ministry talked about a "logjam" in the current stage ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • USDA, DOE announce up to US$25m in funding for biomass research and development initiative

    The US Departments of Energy (DOE) and Agriculture (USDA) today announced up to $25 million in funding for research and development of technologies and processes to produce biofuels, bioenergy, and high-value biobased products, subject to annual appropriations. “These projects will be among many Obama Administration investments that will help strengthen our economy and address the climate ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EPA Settles with Hydrofarm, Inc. for Selling Unregistered Pesticides

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement with Hydrofarm, Inc. for selling two unregistered pesticides in violation of federal pesticide law. As part of the settlement, the Petaluma, Calif.-based Hydrofarm, Inc., one of the nation’s largest distributors of agricultural and hydroponic supplies, has agreed to pay $316,000 in fines and has stopped selling both ...

  • Insect farming aims to end food insecurity in Laos

    What is the best way to raise and cook crickets, mealworms, palm weevils and weaver ants? A research and demonstration site in Laos aims to find out, as part of a push to provide food security in the country. Laotian farmers will be taught how to rear and process the insects, in the hope of turning a food source that is largely foraged into one that is farmed instead. Food insecurity is ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Three key sectors driving growth of B.C.`s green economy and jobs

    Companies in three key sectors of British Columbia's green economy have been successfully creating thousands of 'green' jobs by developing and selling innovative solutions, sustainable products, and clean technologies to domestic and global customers. That is one of the main findings from an extensive research study conducted by GLOBE Advisors over the last six months. The study, funded in part ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • German manual on progress in environmental protection

    How exactly is the state of the environment in Germany? The answers to this question are provided in the new manual with environmental indicators (Umweltdaten Deutschland – Umweltindikatoren) published by the Federal Environment Agency. Whether it is energy productivity, land use or ...


    By Federal Environment Ministry

  • Working towards a greener postal sector

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) have agreed to work together to slash the CO2 emissions caused by members of the postal sector. Under the agreement signed in Berne last week by Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP, and Edouard Dayan, Director General of the UPU, UNEP will help the UPU calculate the volumes of greenhouse gases generated by ...

  • New Campaign Chops Down Growing Trend of Burning American Forests for Energy

    Southern forests are being burned for electricity, and a new campaign announced today aims to put an end to it. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Dogwood Alliance have launched “Our Forests Aren’t Fuel” to raise awareness of an alarming and rapidly-growing practice of logging forests and burning the trees as fuel to generate electricity At the forefront of burning ...

  • 12 Innovations to combat drought, improve food security, and stabilize food prices

    Soaring temperatures and low precipitation could not occur at a worse time for many farmers in the United States. Intensifying drought conditions are affecting corn and soybean crops throughout the Midwest, raising grain prices as well as concerns about future food prices. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that 88 percent of this year’s corn crop and 77 percent of the soybean crop are now ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Climate change and agriculture: food and farming in a changing climate

    Climate change is already affecting the Earth’s temperature, precipitation, and hydrological cycles, with detrimental impacts on U.S. and global agricultural systems. The interaction of these dynamic factors can lead to a decrease in plant productivity, increasing the price for many important agricultural crops. On Wednesday, June 16, 2010, between 10:30-11:30am, in Room 328A of the Senate ...

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