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  • Vermont Court: States Can Control Greenhouse Emissions from Cars

    BURLINGTON, Vermont, September 12, 2007 (ENS) - A federal court in Vermont today sided with the states that have adopted new clean car standards enacted by California in a decision that paves the way for new limits on greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles. These standards are expected to reduce global warming emissions from cars some 30 percent when fully implemented in 2016. ...

  • Simulating Agricultural Climate Change Scenarios using Controlled Growth Chambers

    Extreme weather, believed to result from climate change and increased atmospheric CO2 levels, is a concern for many. And beyond extreme events, global warming is also expected to impact agriculture.1,2   Although it is expected that climate change will significantly affect agriculture and cause decreases in crop yields, the full effects of climate change ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • Greenhouse gases reach record levels

    The main greenhouse gases have reached their highest levels recorded since pre-industrial times, according to the World Meteorological Organization's 2009 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. The report also highlights concerns that global warming may lead to even greater emissions of methane from Arctic areas. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Combatting diseases in the greenhouse before they become visible

    A camera that maps photosynthesis, a DNA test that can measure the slightest traces of pathogens, or a precision spray system that only affects the plant and not the surrounding air… The Gezonde Kas (‘healthy greenhouse’) project has, over the last four years, allowed for the development of a sophisticated system of monitoring and disease control. It is now ready for practical ...

  • High-tech greenhouse research facility for Australian horticulture

    Supported by Wageningen UR Greenhouse horticulture, a new high-tech greenhouse research facility will be built on the campus of University of Western Sydney, 50 km West of Sydney, Australia. Greenhouse horticultural industry is fast developing in Australia. Several new large vegetable production sites have started their operation during the last years, some of them with Dutch technology. ...

  • Cattle contribute to greenhouse gas production in soil

    As harmless as cattle may seem, they are regarded as a threat to the climate. Through their digestion they produce the green house gas methane, which they expel continuously. Scientists from the Institute of Soil Ecology of the GSF – National Research Centre for Environment and Health in Neuherberg, Germany and Czech colleagues at the Budwies Academy of Sciences have shown that cattle can boost ...

  • 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

  • Simulating the effect of climate change on agriculture

    Increased atmospheric CO2 levels and climate change are believed to contribute to extreme weather conditions, which is a major concern for many. And beyond extreme events, global warming is also predicted to affect agriculture.1,2 ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • North American countries target “super” greenhouse gases

    Last night, the United States, Canada, and Mexico submitted a proposal to strengthen climate protection under the Montreal Protocol. The proposal targets the production and use of HFCs, a group of 'super' greenhouse gases. If accepted by the other Montreal Protocol Parties, the proposal would deliver climate mitigation equivalent to preventing over 100 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions. This is 10 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Leading Corporations Cutting Greenhouse Gases says EPA

    EPA is today commending more than 150 businesses for working to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and advance the nation's climate change strategy at the agency's Climate Leaders conference in Boulder, Colo. Currently the largest corporate greenhouse gas goal-setting program in the United States, Climate Leaders has partners located in all 50 states representing ten percent of U.S. ...

  • EPA Petitioned to Limit Greenhouse Gases From Ships

    LOS ANGELES, California, October 5, 2007 (ENS) - Citing the 'threat of global climate disruption,' California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined three national environmental organizations in petitioning the United States Environmental Protection Agency to adopt strict greenhouse gas regulations for ocean-going vessels. The petition asks the EPA to make specific ...

  • Production and imports of fluorinated greenhouse gases fall in the EU

    Production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) decreased by 5% within the EU in 2011, compared with 2010, when measured in absolute, metric tonnes, according to a recent report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Imports and sales of these powerful greenhouse gases (GHGs) also fell, by 6% and 12% respectively, ...

  • Pacific island strategy targets fastest growing greenhouse gases

    They are the nations with the most to lose in the continuing battle to stem the onslaught of global warming. That is why they are seeking action now. With prospects for a comprehensive climate treaty now delayed until 2020, the Federated States of Micronesia is calling on the 197 Parties to theMontreal Protocolto strengthen climate protection under that treaty by phasing down the production and ...


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  • Colorado forest fires and the climate connection

    While many Americans set up camp to watch fireworks on July 4th, those in the Western U.S. were not as lucky. Firefighters didn’t get a holiday reprieve as they battled ongoing forest fires in Colorado. Plus, at least 40 cities in the state as well as many in neighboring states cancelled their fireworks shows due to the high risk of sparking new fires. Disappointed fireworks fans were the ...

  • A new climate for the forest products industry

    The forest products sector holds an enormous stake in the coming economy defined by resource constraints, climate change policies, and shifting consumer values. What was once a simple business of turning trees into lumber and paper is now uniquely positioned—or exposed to—political and economic forces that are reshaping regulatory and market landscapes. Less than five percent of the world’s ...

  • US EPA chills progress towards regulating greenhouse gases

    The Bush administration has asked for public comment on a long list of options for controlling greenhouse gas emissions under existing federal law, but emphasized that it has no intention of pursuing any of them. The announcement confirms that the Bush administration will not move to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and will pass this concern on to the next president and to Congress. The ...

  • Management of rice paddy fields affects greenhouse gas emissions

    How rice paddy fields are managed significantly influences the release of greenhouse gases (GHGs), a recent study concludes. Permanently flooded soils release more methane than soils that are flooded and then dried between production periods, for example. In general, the researchers recommend growing other crops in dried soil between production cycles, as well as limiting nitrogen fertilisers, to ...

  • Greenhouse gas calculator connects farming practices with carbon credits

    Greenhouse gas markets, where invisible gases are traded, must seem like black boxes to most people. Farmers can make money on these markets, such as the Chicago Climate Exchange, by installing methane capture technologies in animal-based systems, no-till farming, establishing grasslands, and planting trees. Farmers, students, extension educators, offset aggregators, and other stakeholders need ...

  • Mars, Incorporated Joins BICEP and Signs Climate Declaration to Promote Climate-Focused Policies

     BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy) today announced that Mars, Incorporated has joined Ceres’ BICEP coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies. In addition, Mars has signed BICEP's Climate Declaration, which calls upon federal policymakers to seize the American ...

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