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Growth in China's CO2 Emissions Double Previous Estimates

Article: Growth in China's CO2 Emissions Double Previous Estimates

SAN DIEGO, California, March 11, 2008 (ENS) – The growth in China’s emissions of the primary greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, CO2, is far greater than previous estimates, making the goal of stabilizing atmospheric greenhouse gases much more difficult, finds a new analysis by economists at the University of California. The authors of the study, Maximillian…

China and Australia to Install Clean Coal Plant in Beijing

Article: China and Australia to Install Clean Coal Plant in Beijing

BEIJING, China, March 8, 2008 (ENS) – Two coal producing nations – Australia and China – signed a formal agreement for research and testing of clean coal technology Thursday in Beijing. The agreement, between the Australian government research organization CSIRO and China’s Thermal Power Research Institute, TPRI, will see TPRI install, commission and operate a…

Forest Protection Is Climate Protection, GLOBE Forum Told

Article: Forest Protection Is Climate Protection, GLOBE Forum Told

BRASILIA, Brazil, February 24, 2008 (ENS) – To combat global warming, the rich countries must create a fund to conserve the Amazon rainforest, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told 100 parliamentarians from around the world Thursday in Brasilia. At the meeting, senior executives of 20 of the world’s largest forestry companies announced that…

Dozens of New Satellites Planned to Monitor Climate

Article: Dozens of New Satellites Planned to Monitor Climate

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 21, 2008 (ENS) – An international strategy for deployment of dozens of new satellites to help scientists better understand global warming got a boost Wednesday as the world’s space and meteorological agencies gave their support to the World Meteorological Organization proposal at a high-level space conference. Approval came at the end of…

Need Fuels Algae to Biodiesel Revival

Article: Need Fuels Algae to Biodiesel Revival

BOZEMAN, Montana, January 20, 2008 (ENS) – The same slippery brown algae that covers streamside rocks, making footing hazardous for anglers, contains oil that can be turned into diesel fuel, says a Montana State University microbiologist. Keith Cooksey is one of many U.S. scientists who studied the feasibility of turning algal oil into biodiesel in…

San Francisco Mayor Issues Roadmap to a Greener City

Article: San Francisco Mayor Issues Roadmap to a Greener City

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Tuesday released SForward, the roadmap to achieve his environmental goal of a 20 percent decrease in emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide below 1990 levels by 2010. The plan also aims to achieve carbon neutrality for city government by 2020. SForward…

Million Tons of CO2 Will Be Injected Under Illinois

Article: Million Tons of CO2 Will Be Injected Under Illinois

WASHINGTON, DC, December 20, 2007 (ENS) – Millions of tons of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide will be injected deep underground for storage expected to last for thousands of years in a series of projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy in all regions of the country. Generated by burning fossil fuels, if allowed…

Bacteria Keep Undersea Methane Out of the Atmosphere

Article: Bacteria Keep Undersea Methane Out of the Atmosphere

SANTA BARBARA, California, December 20, 2007 (ENS) – Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is emitted in great quantities as bubbles from seeps on the ocean floor near Santa Barbara. About half of these bubbles dissolve into the ocean, but until now scientists have not known what happens to this dissolved gas. Today, researchers at the…

First U.S. Climate Emissions Control Bill Heads to Senate Floor

Article: First U.S. Climate Emissions Control Bill Heads to Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, DC, December 6, 2007 (ENS) – A Senate committee approved a landmark global warming bill Wednesday night, calling on the nation to cut greenhouse gas emissions some 70 percent by 2050. Although the measure faces an uphill battle in the full Senate, proponents say the vote signals a growing consensus within Congress and among…

Turning Organic Trash Into Power

Article: Turning Organic Trash Into Power

Everyone in America seems to be obsessed with the search for the next source of energy. Here in the Green Blog we have talked about Simgae Algae Power, multiple types of biodiesel fuel, solar panels and many other energy solutions. In this article we will explore a new source of energy production. Scientists have known…