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The Most Potent Unknown Greenhouse Gas Revealed

Article: The Most Potent Unknown Greenhouse Gas Revealed

SAN DIEGO, California, October 24, 2008 (ENS) – A gas used in manufacture of flat panel televisions, computer displays, microcircuits, and thin-film solar panels is 17,000 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and it is far more prevalent in the atmosphere than previously estimated. The powerful greenhouse gas nitrogen trifluoride, NF3, is…

UC-San Diego Will Generate 10 Percent of Its Own Power

Article: UC-San Diego Will Generate 10 Percent of Its Own Power

SAN DIEGO, California, July 16, 2008 (ENS) – The University of California-San Diego calls itself “one of the nation’s greenest college campuses,” and to enhance that status, the university has begun to install the components of a multi-faceted sustainable energy program. The university will soon be generating 7.4 megawatts of green energy, providing 10 to…

Robot Aircraft to Study Southern California Smog

Article: Robot Aircraft to Study Southern California Smog

SAN DIEGO, California, May 7, 2008 (ENS) – Using advanced unmanned aircraft, research scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego are assessing Southern California’s potential for climate change and better understand the sources of air pollution. The aircraft typically fly in formations of three, measuring a range of properties such as the…

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…