tropical greenhouse News

  • Tropical countries struggle to engage with REDD+

    Most tropical developing countries are struggling to monitor and report their greenhouse gas emissions from forest loss, and will need international support to implement the UN REDD+ scheme, according to a study. The ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Drowned tropical forests add to climate change

    Big dams built in the tropics to produce hydroelectricity have long been highly controversial − and data gathered in Laos by a French team studying methane emissions confirms that dams can add to global warming, not reduce it. In many rocky regions low on vegetation and population, such as in Iceland and other northern mountainous regions, the production of electricity from hydropower ...


    By Climate News Network

  • New NASA Map Reveals Patterns of Tropical Forest Carbon Storage

    A NASA-led research team has used a variety of NASA satellite data to create the most precise map ever produced depicting the amount and location of carbon stored in Earth's tropical forests. The data are expected to provide a baseline for ongoing carbon monitoring and research and serve as a useful resource ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • Annual Investment of US $30 Billion in Tropical Forest Conservation Can Support Green and Sustainable Economic Growth

    An investment of US $30 billion per year - under seven per cent of the US $480 billion paid in annual global fossil fuel subsidies - in the REDD+ forest conservation initiative can accelerate the global transition to green and sustainable growth and ensure the long-term wellbeing of tens of millions in developing countries, a new report released today said. Building Natural Capital: How REDD+ Can ...

  • 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 ...

  • Greenhouse Gases, Not El Nino, Fueled U.S. Heat in 2006

    BOULDER, Colorado, August 28, 2007 (ENS) - Greenhouse gases probably accounted for more than half of the widespread heatwave felt across the continental United States in 2006, according to a new study that will be published September 5 in 'Geophysical Research Letters,' a publication of the American Geophysical Union. Led by meteorologist Martin Hoerling at the National Oceanic ...

  • Greenhouse Gases Reach Record Levels / WMO Highlights Concerns about Global Warming and Methane

    NEW YORK - 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. According to the Bulletin, total radiative forcing of all ...

  • More ambition needed if greenhouse gases are to peak in time, says new UNEP report

    Pledges Post Copenhagen Unlikely to Keep Temperatures Below 2 Degrees Celsius by Mid Century. UNEP Year Book Also Launched Today Outlines Growing Governance Challenge from Climate to Chemicals Countries will have to be far more ambitious in cutting greenhouse gas emissions if the world is to effectively curb a rise in global temperature at 2 degrees C or less. This is the conclusion of a new ...

  • Insight Management Corp.'s Subsidiary Simpson Brothers Greenhouse Implements New Routes

    Insight Management Corp. (PINKSHEETS: ISIM), a provider of sustainable solutions including solar and wind energy systems and eco-friendly prefabricated homes, reports that its wholly owned subsidiary, Simpson Brothers Greenhouse LLC, is increasing sales and expanding market share within the thriving niche industry it serves. Simpson Brothers Greenhouse is one of Michigan's largest wholesale ...


  • Forests finally emerging as climate issue

    The representatives of more than 100 countries attending December's U.N. climate conference in Bali, Indonesia, finally focused on the important role tropical forests play in global warming.  Forest clearcut in Indonesia Developed countries have pledged almost $300 million to help forest-rich developing countries prepare for their new roles and responsibilities in the post Kyoto international ...

  • Research sheds new light on methane emissions from the northern beef herd

    New CSIRO research indicates that the amount of methane emitted from cattle fed on tropical grasses in northern Australia is up to 30 per cent less than figures currently used to calculate the northern cattle industry’s contribution to Australia’s greenhouse gas accounts. Speaking at today’s Lansdown Field Day near Townsville, Queensland, CSIRO research leader Dr Ed ...

  • Rifts emerge over why Arabian cyclones are strengthening

    People living in countries around the Arabian Sea have been exposed to tropical cyclones that have been growing in strength since 1997, and hitting the area earlier than usual — but scientists are still debating what is driving these changes. A study published in Nature last month (20 September) ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EC endorses Poznań declaration on reducing emissions from deforestation

    At the UN climate change conference in Poznań, Poland, European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas endorsed a joint ministerial declaration launched today by like-minded countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation. The statement commits a number of developed and key tropical developing countries to take early action to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest ...

  • Forests can soak up a third of carbon emissions

    Looking after the world’s tropical forests would be worthwhile in its own right, for the sake of their human and animal inhabitants and their wider effects on the natural world. But researchers say it would also have a significant bonus. Properly cared for, the forests could cancel out between a quarter and a third of the planet’s carbon emissions. They argue that it is not just ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Getting to the bottom of Africa`s carbon figures

    In the Republic of the Congo, and most of Central Africa, the carbon cycle has until now remained an under-researched topic. It is not at all clear how much CO2 or other greenhouse gases the area releases into the atmosphere, or how much is absorbed. With the EU research project CarboAfrica, European and African teams have come together to deepen their understanding of the current state of the ...

  • European Commission biofuels proposal threatens wetlands and climate goals

    The European Commission announced yesterday that it will not consider indirect land use change (ILUC) in sustainability requirements for biofuels. Wetlands International is deeply disappointed. This proposal undermines the objective of EU biofuels policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While the additional decision to limit the use of food crops as fuel is welcome, the omission of ILUC ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Break out the sun screen - permanently hotter summers forecast

    The tropics and much of the Northern Hemisphere are likely to experience an irreversible rise in summer temperatures within the next 20 to 60 years if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations continue to increase, according to a new climate study by Stanford University scientists. The results will be published later this month in the journal ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • No Climate Benefit Gained by Planting Temperate Forests

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, (ENS) - Planting forests in temperate regions such as the United States and Europe may not yield any benefit for the global climate, and may instead contribute to warming, according to a new study set for presentation Saturday at the American Geophysical Society annual meeting in San Francisco. By contrast, trees planted in tropical rainforests ...

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