EPA: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Environmental Economics

These changes are linked to the climbing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, caused by human activities such as burning fossil fuels for energy. By taking action to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas pollution that warms our planet, we can reduce the risks we will face from future climate change. EPA, From the EPA climate change webpage : We are already experiencing the effects of climate change.

Germany Shutting Off Nuclear Power But Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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"Obama to reveal plan for cutting greenhouse-gas emissions"

Environmental Economics

It feels like Christmas Eve (but without baby Jesus): Obama administration will unveil the finalized version of its unprecedented regulations clamping down on carbon dioxide emissions on Monday. The plans will require every state to reduce emissions from existing coal-burning power plants. Regulations will require power plants to cut emissions by 32% by 2030, in contrast to 2005 levels.

WATCH: Hamburgers Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Eccorazzi

The Center for Investigative Reporting reveals worldwide livestock contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and hidden environmental costs. Read More The post WATCH: Hamburgers Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Pollution appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Environment News Top News

Israeli Researchers Make Oil from Greenhouse Gas

Green Prophet

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers in Israel have invented a process to make a green feed alternative for crude oil out of two of the most common substances on Earth – water and carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. . Moti Herskowitz (above), Miron Landau, Dr. Roxana Vidruk and their team have developed a green feed that can be converted using well-established technologies into liquid fuel and delivered using existing infrastructure to gas stations.

Grim Greenhouse Gas Milestone Dims Hope for Less Climate Change

Green Prophet

Monitoring stations all over the arctic are reading greenhouse gas concentrations of 400 parts per million – a grim new milestone that dims hope of reversing runaway climate change. One of the most well-known climate scientists and environmental activists, Bill McKibben named his organization 350.org after the percentage of greenhouse gas concentrations that is considered safe for life on earth to continue.

Follow-up to "California’s First Greenhouse Gas Auction"

Environmental Economics

Kate Cell in the comments : Union of Concerned Scientist has a climate economist in California, Jasmin Ansar. She recently posted on this subject - [link] I expect she'll have some interesting news today when the auction results are released. Next day: Jasmin sent these headlines from the auction results yesterday: Price $10.09. All of 2013 allowances sold, about 14% of 2015 allowances sold. The floor price was $10.

EU Energy Targets Will 'Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions'

Green (Living) Review

However, scientific studies increasingly prove that big bioenergy projects produce more greenhouse gases even than traditional fossil fuels. New renewable energy plan undercuts itself by boosting dangerous wood-burning industries The European Commission has announced its new blueprint to phase out coal and energy inefficiencies, while supporting clean energy — but a coalition of civil society groups warns that the revised EU Renewable Energy Directive is fatally flawed. And guess why?

Using 'Biochar' to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Green (Living) Review

In addition to these benefits, researchers are now saying that biochar has potential to mitigate climate change as it can help sequester carbon and thus cut our greenhouse gas emissions. Results of the study show that by applying biochar before planting energy crops, soil greenhouse-gas emissions can be cut by around a third. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) ''Biochar'' is the term used for charcoal when it is being employed as a soil amendment.

"The Nuts and Bolts of California’s First Greenhouse Gas Auction"

Environmental Economics

EDF : Following today’s California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) board meeting , the next major milestone in California’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is on November 14 th , when California will hold the first auction of carbon allowances for the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) cap-and-trade program.

EPA greenhouse gas emission limits on new power plants may not be cost minimizing

Environmental Economics

s proposal remain confidential, experts predict that it will include separate standards for carbon dioxide emissions from plants fired by natural gas and by coal. Plants using comparatively clean gas would be permitted to emit perhaps 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour, a ceiling within easy reach using modern technologies. To see this imagine if the last unit of abatement for a new coal plant is higher, say $80, than for a new natural gas plant, which is $50.

This wavy Expo pavilion will eat greenhouse gas in 2015

Green Prophet

” Built into the walls is a material that absorbs carbon dioxide, an exciting new technique that could help to mitigate, in small measures, some of the greenhouse gases released into our atmosphere that are responsible for global warming and subsequent climate change. Remember how exciting it was when we first saw pictures of Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates. Masdar is the futuristic terra-cotta curvy buildings designed by Foster & Partners ?

Save energy, stress and greenhouse gas by backing up

Green Prophet

Time is money, money is energy, energy is greenhouse gases that could be better saved relaxing on a beach somewhere. You know you should have done it. The DropBox folder is there, the extra hard drive is on the shelf. Hey, your partner even set up a wifi link to help you back up your files from any room in the house, without cords. But you have fallen into the trap of laziness. You are human, like me. You do not back up because it is a pain in the a**.

High polluting Victoria, Australia, hell-bent on increasing greenhouse gas pollution

Green Blog

The State of Victoria, Australia, is the worst polluting state in Australia which in turn is one of the worst countries in the world for annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution. backs and subsidizes expansion of dirty gas and dirty coal burning for power, 6. now scraps a “20% off greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by 2020″ target, and.

Turkey Avoiding Greenhouse Gas-Reduction Despite Rapid Increases in Emissions, New Report Finds

Green Prophet

Greenhouse gas emissions from Turkey don’t just pose an abstract, future threat to the country — the same gases that contribute to climate change periodically envelop Istanbul in smog. Turkey’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have increased by a whopping 98 percent in the last two decades, from 187 million tons of CO2 equivalent in 1990 to 370 million in 2009. Climate greenhouse gas emissions

The See-Saw Effect of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Eco Friendly Daily

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that most greenhouse gas emissions have increased. Natural Gas Development. However, the stage is being set for natural gas to play more of a detrimental role despite the fact that is a relatively cleaner form of energy. According to the International Energy Agency, world demand for natural gas has the potential to rise more than 50 percent by 2035. percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions from China.

Refrigerants May Hinder Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Eco Friendly Daily

Due to the warnings of some scientists that greenhouse gas emissions need to be reduced sooner rather than later, HFC consumption is of great concern. According to the study, the use of HFCs could actually cancel out some of the greenhouse gas reductions underway, including clean energy. Refrigerants, also known as F-gases, are used in refrigerators and air conditioning. They are used in homes, buildings, cars, trucks and even trains.

"The Cost of Slashing Greenhouse Gas Emissions"

Environmental Economics

greenhouse gas emissions by 80% from 2005 levels by 2050 might cost more than $5 trillion over three decades, according to a new analysis. That estimate includes savings from not having to buy as much gas and coal (sunshine and wind are free), or replace existing fossil fuel power stations. Adam Creighton: President Barack Obama’s pledge to slash U.S.

Amazon Droughts Contributing To Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Eco Friendly Daily

Lead author of the study, Simon Lewis from the University of Leeds, stated: “If events like this happen more often, the Amazon rainforest would reach a point where it shifts from being a valuable carbon sink slowing climate change to a major source of greenhouse gases that could speed it up. […] You could quite rapidly move to a much drier Amazon with less forest there.”. In 2005, the Amazon rainforest had a massive drought, a drought scientists referred to as a once-in-a-century drought.

Reducing the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of the Internet and Telecommunications

Celsias

Amid growing concern over the surprisingly large amount of greenhouse gas produced by the Internet and other telecommunications activities, researchers are reporting new models of emissions and energy consumption that could help reduce their carbon footprint.

Don't forget your macroeconomics when analyzing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions

Environmental Economics

greenhouse gas emissions spiked in 2018 ): U.S. From the WaPo ( U.S. carbon dioxide emissions rose an estimated 3.4?percent percent in 2018, according to new research — a jarring increase that comes as scientists say the world needs to be aggressively cutting its emissions to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change.

As Climate Talks Open in Cancún, World Leaders Must Seek Steep Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Green (Living) Review

It’s time for the United States to heed the warning from scientists who say global greenhouse gas pollution must peak within the next five years — and decline steeply after that — if the world is to have a chance of avoiding catastrophic climate change.” CANCÚN, Mexico - World leaders begin meeting today in Cancún, Mexico, to address the global climate crisis against an ominous, but still hopeful, backdrop. This year will likely be the hottest on record.

This Simple Lifestyle Shift Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by as Much as 70 %.

Elephant Journal

As I look for more ways to reduce my family’s impact on the earth, there’s one thing that keeps coming up over and over again in my research. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only animals carbon emissions environment food future green meat

Climate Racism, Climate Injustice & Copenhagen Greenhouse Gas Reduction Proposals

Green Blog

The bottom line in the Copenhagen Climate Summit should be (a) equal per capita greenhouse gas emissions for everyone and (b) an additional but equitable penalty for First World countries for their disproportionately huge historical contribution to atmospheric carbon pollution. Annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution” in units of “tonnes CO2-equivalent per person per year” (2005-2008 data) is 0.9

Helping Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions of the Internet and Telecommunications

Celsias

Amid growing concern over the surprisingly large amount of greenhouse gas produced by the Internet and other telecommunications activities, researchers are reporting new models of emissions and energy consumption that could help reduce their carbon footprint.

4 US States Have Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions Below 1990 Levels

Green Living Ideas

All four states have put in place Renewable Energy Standards requiring utilities to buy more clean energy, and [.] [ 4 US States Have Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions Below 1990 Levels from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Carbon/ GHG Reduction Connecticut 27% by 2020 Delaware 18% by 2019 lower greenhouse gas emissions Massachusetts 15% by 2020 New York 25% by 2013 Renewable Energy Standards states

China Slashes Coal Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the Second Year in a Row

Mother Jones

China is continuing to drag itself off coal—the dirty energy source that has made it the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter. percent in 2015, marking the second year in a row that the country has slashed coal use and greenhouse gas emissions. China is widely expected to meet or surpass its goal of "peaking" emissions (the point at which the country begins to permanently reduce its greenhouse gas emissions) by 2030.

A Common Termite Killer Is the New Greenhouse Gas on the Block

Eco Friendly Daily

A chemical commonly thought to be a scourge for termites and other pests from buildings could turn out to be a worse one for us as a potent greenhouse gas according to a new study. The gas, sulfuryl fluoride , became the de rigueur fumigant after methyl bromide was banned by the 1987 Montreal Protocol because of its because of its ozone-destroying chemistry. So now it’s recognized as a potent greenhouse gas.”.

Obama signs executive order to cut government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent, increase use of renewable energy

Green Blog

The new plan is expected to result in a reduction of 21 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions – which is equal to taking 4.2 Already, federal agencies have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent since the President took office, and increased the share of electricity consumed from renewable sources from 3 percent to 9 percent in 2013.”

How Urbanization Affects the Environment

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Consumerism Go Green Green Energy/Transportation Natural Resources Nature Policy Sustainability Greenhouse Gas Emissions Health Urbanization Water From: Gotcha Wildlife.

The True Cost of Meat

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Activism Consumerism Education Food Go Green Health Natural Resources Sustainability Carbon Footprint Farms Green Greenhouse Gas Emissions Tips From: Pounds to Pocket .

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US and China Agree to Launch Formal Negotiations to Reduce Super Greenhouse Gas Under Montreal Protocol

Celsias

Building on the earlier agreement between President Xi Jinping and President Obama at their summit in Sunnyland in June, the US and China agreed today to open formal negotiations on the details of an amendment to phase down the super greenhouse gasses HFCs under the Montreal Protocol. HFCs are the fastest growing greenhouse gas in the US, China, India, and many other countries.

Sorry Greta, World to produce 120% more fossil fuels by 2030 – drastically at odds with warming limit

Green Prophet

Desalination used in dry countries like Saudi Arabia is a major cause of greenhouse gases. . Greenhouse gas production from coal and oil are on the increase. The Production Gap Report – produced by leading research organizations and the UN – is the first assessment of the gap between Paris Agreement goals and countries’ planned production of coal, oil and gas. Energy desalination greenhouse gas Saudi Arabia

The Arctic melts at an unprecedented pace while greenhouse gas emissions, temperatures and sea levels all hit record highs

Green Blog

A new climate report released by the NOAA shows new global temperature records, how both greenhouse gas emissions and sea levels are rising, and that the Arctic is melting at an unprecedented pace. According to the new report, 2012 saw record levels of greenhouse gas emissions with a global average of carbon dioxide, methane and other warming gasses reaching 392.7

Breaking: Kids earn Right to sue Government, Frackers & Fossil Fuel Industry.

Elephant Journal

A group of youths in Oregon just won the right to hold the government and the fossil fuels industry responsible for greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution.

Trillians to be made from carbon credits – Microsoft, Goldman Sachs show how

Green Prophet

Sustainable carbon credits carbon sequestering greenhouse gas MicrosoftThunderbird School of Global Management released a new report today projecting that the world can realize at least $1 trillion – $3 trillion dollars in market opportunities and $3 trillion – $5 trillion dollars in broader economic, social and environmental benefits per year by 2030.

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Soulful Sustenance for Meat-Free Monday. {Recipes}

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Food Green Health & Wellness animal production banana and peanut butter overnight oats climate change fossil fuel consumption global warming green bean casserole greenhouse gas emissions meal plan Meat Free Monday Meat Free Mondays Paris agreement recipes Soulful Sustenance soup veg and lentil soupThere are three steps to prepping this, but all of them are easy and quick enough.

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This Easy Habit will Improve the Well-being of Humanity.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Food Green Health & Wellness climate change global livestock industry greenhouse gas emissions meal plans meat and dairy consumption Meat Free Monday New Habits new year recipes vegan vegetarianIt may seem like a joke, but left unchecked cow farts and belching could be the death of all of us.

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Maximizing Land Use Strategies is Vital to Climate Action

Conservancy Talk

We all hope December’s climate change negotiations in Paris will be a tipping point in the long-standing global effort to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Solving a quarter of the carbon pollution problem If we get smart land use strategies right, natural systems could mitigate approximately 25 percent of total annual anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions each year — while also delivering a multitude of co-benefits for economies, communities and biodiversity.

Cow Farts could End Us All.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Funny Green cow farts factory farming global warming greenhouse gas emissions India methane gasIf you thought your after-Thai food farts were the deadliest, think again.

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Can Online Casino Websites be Truly Green?

Green Prophet

Sure, there are certain industries that have been the main drivers climate change – 20 firms have contributed to almost one-third of greenhouse gas emissions according to a special report in the Guardian – but there is an increasing realisation that all industries must reflect on and ultimately make changes in the coming years. Act Climate Change greenhouse gas emissionsPeople, including celebrities like to gamble.

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Dandelions Need Love too.

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Green Health & Wellness conservation dandelion greens dandelions Earth eco-consciousness grass greenhouse gas ground cover lawns noxious weeds salad save the planet soil errosion tea water watershed weedsWhy are we obsessed with having grass lawns?

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The Sooner Serious Efforts to Reduce Climate Change Greenhouse Gas Emissions proceed , the lower the risks posed by climate change

Celsias

These words are from the recently released report form the national Academy of Sciences, the national Academy of Engineering , the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. In their words : migration of species and disease vectors, and. movement of human populations. In the judgment of this report’s authoring. committee, the environmental, economic, and. humanitarian risks posed by climate change. indicate a pressing need for substantial action to.