Carbon Dioxide: A colorless, odorless gas that can be formed by the body and is necessary for the respiration cycle of plants and animals.Chlorine Compounds: Inorganic compounds that contain chlorine as an integral part of the molecule.Chaetomium: A genus of ascomycetous fungi of the family Chaetomiaceae, order SORDARIALES. Many members are cellulolytic and some mycotoxic. They occur naturally on paper and cotton fabric.Decontamination: The removal of contaminating material, such as radioactive materials, biological materials, or CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, from a person or object.Oxides: Binary compounds of oxygen containing the anion O(2-). The anion combines with metals to form alkaline oxides and non-metals to form acidic oxides.Carbon: A nonmetallic element with atomic symbol C, atomic number 6, and atomic weight [12.0096; 12.0116]. It may occur as several different allotropes including DIAMOND; CHARCOAL; and GRAPHITE; and as SOOT from incompletely burned fuel.Gases: The vapor state of matter; nonelastic fluids in which the molecules are in free movement and their mean positions far apart. Gases tend to expand indefinitely, to diffuse and mix readily with other gases, to have definite relations of volume, temperature, and pressure, and to condense or liquefy at low temperatures or under sufficient pressure. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Nitrogen Dioxide: Nitrogen oxide (NO2). A highly poisonous gas. Exposure produces inflammation of lungs that may only cause slight pain or pass unnoticed, but resulting edema several days later may cause death. (From Merck, 11th ed) It is a major atmospheric pollutant that is able to absorb UV light that does not reach the earth's surface.Carbon Monoxide: Carbon monoxide (CO). A poisonous colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. It combines with hemoglobin to form carboxyhemoglobin, which has no oxygen carrying capacity. The resultant oxygen deprivation causes headache, dizziness, decreased pulse and respiratory rates, unconsciousness, and death. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)Partial Pressure: The pressure that would be exerted by one component of a mixture of gases if it were present alone in a container. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Sulfur Dioxide: A highly toxic, colorless, nonflammable gas. It is used as a pharmaceutical aid and antioxidant. It is also an environmental air pollutant.Capnography: Continuous recording of the carbon dioxide content of expired air.Insufflation: The act of blowing a powder, vapor, or gas into any body cavity for experimental, diagnostic, or therapeutic purposes.Pulmonary Gas Exchange: The exchange of OXYGEN and CARBON DIOXIDE between alveolar air and pulmonary capillary blood that occurs across the BLOOD-AIR BARRIER.Nanotubes, Carbon: Nanometer-sized tubes composed mainly of CARBON. Such nanotubes are used as probes for high-resolution structural and chemical imaging of biomolecules with ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY.Blood Gas Analysis: Measurement of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.Oxygen: An element with atomic symbol O, atomic number 8, and atomic weight [15.99903; 15.99977]. It is the most abundant element on earth and essential for respiration.Atmosphere: The gaseous envelope surrounding a planet or similar body. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Respiration: The act of breathing with the LUNGS, consisting of INHALATION, or the taking into the lungs of the ambient air, and of EXHALATION, or the expelling of the modified air which contains more CARBON DIOXIDE than the air taken in (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed.). This does not include tissue respiration (= OXYGEN CONSUMPTION) or cell respiration (= CELL RESPIRATION).Hypercapnia: A clinical manifestation of abnormal increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in arterial blood.Carbon Isotopes: Stable carbon atoms that have the same atomic number as the element carbon, but differ in atomic weight. C-13 is a stable carbon isotope.Blood Gas Monitoring, Transcutaneous: The noninvasive measurement or determination of the partial pressure (tension) of oxygen and/or carbon dioxide locally in the capillaries of a tissue by the application to the skin of a special set of electrodes. These electrodes contain photoelectric sensors capable of picking up the specific wavelengths of radiation emitted by oxygenated versus reduced hemoglobin.Chromatography, Supercritical Fluid: A CHROMATOGRAPHY method using supercritical fluid, usually carbon dioxide under very high pressure (around 73 atmospheres or 1070 psi at room temperature) as the mobile phase. Other solvents are sometimes added as modifiers. This is used both for analytical (SFC) and extraction (SFE) purposes.Lasers, Gas: Lasers in which a gas lasing medium is stimulated to emit light by an electric current or high-frequency oscillator.Carbon Sequestration: Any of several processes for the permanent or long-term artificial or natural capture or removal and storage of carbon dioxide and other forms of carbon, through biological, chemical or physical processes, in a manner that prevents it from being released into the atmosphere.Tidal Volume: The volume of air inspired or expired during each normal, quiet respiratory cycle. Common abbreviations are TV or V with subscript T.Pneumoperitoneum, Artificial: Deliberate introduction of air into the peritoneal cavity.Chromatography, Gas: Fractionation of a vaporized sample as a consequence of partition between a mobile gaseous phase and a stationary phase held in a column. Two types are gas-solid chromatography, where the fixed phase is a solid, and gas-liquid, in which the stationary phase is a nonvolatile liquid supported on an inert solid matrix.Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Toxic asphyxiation due to the displacement of oxygen from oxyhemoglobin by carbon monoxide.Dry Ice: A solid form of carbon dioxide used as a refrigerant.Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry: A microanalytical technique combining mass spectrometry and gas chromatography for the qualitative as well as quantitative determinations of compounds.Acidosis, Respiratory: Respiratory retention of carbon dioxide. It may be chronic or acute.Carbon Footprint: A measure of the total greenhouse gas emissions produced by an individual, organization, event, or product. It is measured in units of equivalent kilograms of CARBON DIOXIDE generated in a given time frame.Oxygen Consumption: The rate at which oxygen is used by a tissue; microliters of oxygen STPD used per milligram of tissue per hour; the rate at which oxygen enters the blood from alveolar gas, equal in the steady state to the consumption of oxygen by tissue metabolism throughout the body. (Stedman, 25th ed, p346)Bicarbonates: Inorganic salts that contain the -HCO3 radical. They are an important factor in determining the pH of the blood and the concentration of bicarbonate ions is regulated by the kidney. Levels in the blood are an index of the alkali reserve or buffering capacity.Air: The mixture of gases present in the earth's atmosphere consisting of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.Methane: The simplest saturated hydrocarbon. It is a colorless, flammable gas, slightly soluble in water. It is one of the chief constituents of natural gas and is formed in the decomposition of organic matter. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Respiratory Dead Space: That part of the RESPIRATORY TRACT or the air within the respiratory tract that does not exchange OXYGEN and CARBON DIOXIDE with pulmonary capillary blood.Hydrogen-Ion Concentration: The normality of a solution with respect to HYDROGEN ions; H+. It is related to acidity measurements in most cases by pH = log 1/2[1/(H+)], where (H+) is the hydrogen ion concentration in gram equivalents per liter of solution. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Thorium Dioxide: Thorium oxide (ThO2). A radiographic contrast agent that was used in the early 1930s through about 1954. High rates of mortality have been linked to its use and it has been shown to cause liver cancer.Ecological Systems, Closed: Systems that provide for the maintenance of life in an isolated living chamber through reutilization of the material available, in particular, by means of a cycle wherein exhaled carbon dioxide, urine, and other waste matter are converted chemically or by photosynthesis into oxygen, water, and food. (NASA Thesaurus, 1988)Greenhouse Effect: The effect of GLOBAL WARMING and the resulting increase in world temperatures. The predicted health effects of such long-term climatic change include increased incidence of respiratory, water-borne, and vector-borne diseases.Embolism, Air: Blocking of a blood vessel by air bubbles that enter the circulatory system, usually after TRAUMA; surgical procedures, or changes in atmospheric pressure.Carbon Tetrachloride: A solvent for oils, fats, lacquers, varnishes, rubber waxes, and resins, and a starting material in the manufacturing of organic compounds. Poisoning by inhalation, ingestion or skin absorption is possible and may be fatal. (Merck Index, 11th ed)Photosynthesis: The synthesis by organisms of organic chemical compounds, especially carbohydrates, from carbon dioxide using energy obtained from light rather than from the oxidation of chemical compounds. Photosynthesis comprises two separate processes: the light reactions and the dark reactions. In higher plants; GREEN ALGAE; and CYANOBACTERIA; NADPH and ATP formed by the light reactions drive the dark reactions which result in the fixation of carbon dioxide. (from Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2001)Nitrogen: An element with the atomic symbol N, atomic number 7, and atomic weight [14.00643; 14.00728]. Nitrogen exists as a diatomic gas and makes up about 78% of the earth's atmosphere by volume. It is a constituent of proteins and nucleic acids and found in all living cells.Biomass: Total mass of all the organisms of a given type and/or in a given area. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990) It includes the yield of vegetative mass produced from any given crop.Carbonic Anhydrases: A family of zinc-containing enzymes that catalyze the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide. They play an important role in the transport of CARBON DIOXIDE from the tissues to the LUNG. EC 184.108.40.206.Helium: Helium. A noble gas with the atomic symbol He, atomic number 2, and atomic weight 4.003. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is not combustible and does not support combustion. It was first detected in the sun and is now obtained from natural gas. Medically it is used as a diluent for other gases, being especially useful with oxygen in the treatment of certain cases of respiratory obstruction, and as a vehicle for general anesthetics. (Dorland, 27th ed)Pulmonary Ventilation: The total volume of gas inspired or expired per unit of time, usually measured in liters per minute.Hyperventilation: A pulmonary ventilation rate faster than is metabolically necessary for the exchange of gases. It is the result of an increased frequency of breathing, an increased tidal volume, or a combination of both. It causes an excess intake of oxygen and the blowing off of carbon dioxide.Noble Gases: Elements that constitute group 18 (formerly the zero group) of the periodic table. They are gases that generally do not react chemically.Air Pollutants: Any substance in the air which could, if present in high enough concentration, harm humans, animals, vegetation or material. Substances include GASES; PARTICULATE MATTER; and volatile ORGANIC CHEMICALS.Hypocapnia: Clinical manifestation consisting of a deficiency of carbon dioxide in arterial blood.Hypoventilation: A reduction in the amount of air entering the pulmonary alveoli.Anesthesia, Inhalation: Anesthesia caused by the breathing of anesthetic gases or vapors or by insufflating anesthetic gases or vapors into the respiratory tract.Nitrous Oxide: Nitrogen oxide (N2O). A colorless, odorless gas that is used as an anesthetic and analgesic. High concentrations cause a narcotic effect and may replace oxygen, causing death by asphyxia. It is also used as a food aerosol in the preparation of whipping cream.Carbonates: Salts or ions of the theoretical carbonic acid, containing the radical CO2(3-). Carbonates are readily decomposed by acids. The carbonates of the alkali metals are water-soluble; all others are insoluble. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Acetates: Derivatives of ACETIC ACID. Included under this heading are a broad variety of acid forms, salts, esters, and amides that contain the carboxymethane structure.
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Carbon dioxide is the GHG emitted in the largest quantities. The 2.9 billion metric tons of CO2 reported for 2014 represent ... The table below lists the primary sectors emitting each GHG.. Table 6: Largest Sources of GHG Emissions. Greenhouse Gas. Source ... Reported direct emissions totaled 3.20 billion metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), about half of total U.S. ... Reporting by suppliers helps account for the greenhouse gas emissions by the numerous low-emitting sources that are not ...
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Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii in recent years has left the ocean there saltier and has diminished its ability to soak up carbon ... A black hole circling a wormhole would emit weird gravitational waves By Emily Conover. July 27, 2020. ... Saltier Water: Climate change can slow oceans absorption of carbon dioxide gas. ...
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Biomass fermentation and distillation processes also would emit carbon dioxide. The total emissions of carbon dioxide ... with carbon dioxide the most abundant. The boilers would be the main source of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, methane, ... The projected greenhouse gas emissions from the biorefinery would be 0.046 percent of the total U.S. carbon dioxide equivalent ... greenhouse gas emissions in 2008 was 7,775 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents, with 6,409 million tons of the total ...
Carbon dioxide makes up 84 percent of greenhouse gases. And coal power plants emit the highest levels of carbon dioxide, at 40 ... Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the U.S.. Environmentalists welcomed the call to rein in emissions from existing power ... For these reasons, limits on carbon emissions for existing and new coal-fired power plants have been a key target of the ... President Obamas Climate Action Plan aims 1) to reduce carbon emissions; 2) to prepare the U.S. for the impacts of climate ...
Burn natural gas and it warms your house. But let it leak, from fracked wells or the melting Arctic, and it warms the whole ... And it emits only half as much carbon dioxide. The greenhouse gas inventory compiled by the U.S. Environmental Protection ... Good Gas, Bad Gas. Burn natural gas and it warms your house. But let it leak, from fracked wells or the melting Arctic, and it ... Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Carbon dioxide is the main one, because the atmosphere holds 200 times as much of it. But a ...
... atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide hit a new record high. Announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ... Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas; it is transparent to visible light, but opaque to far infrared. So sunlight passes through ... The ground then warms up and emits infrared light. However, that light cannot get out; it is absorbed by the CO2. This retains ... The daily average levels of carbon dioxide hit 400 ppm for the first time in human history on May 9, 2013.. Photo by NOAA. ...
Then we calculated the amount of greenhouse gases emitted. Burning a gallon of diesel fuel emits about 10 kg of carbon dioxide ... And while battery manufacturing is improving, making batteries still generates carbon dioxide. ... the equivalent of 415 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, comes from medium- and heavy-duty trucks, the kinds of vehicles ... which has a low-carbon grid, and Missouri, which is in a carbon-intensive region. ...
... where industry is charged a fixed price for each tonne of carbon dioxide emitted. ... China, which emits one-quarter of the worlds greenhouse gases, is about to embark on a massive and ambitious experiment in ... China emits one-quarter of the worlds greenhouse gases. It is easily the worlds largest consumer of coal. In 2011 it released ... Under cap-and-trade, a permit is created for each tonne of greenhouse gas that can be emitted. Companies are issued or buy ...
... every kilowatt-hour generated by coal produces more than 2 pounds of carbon dioxide. (By contrast, natural gas emits about 1.2 ... Heat or expansion reverses the earlier reaction, breaking up the MEA carbamate into carbon dioxide and MEA. Carbon dioxide and ... The gas mixture combines with the amine solution. The carbon dioxide (a weak acid) latches onto the amine (a weak base), ... Injecting carbon dioxide changes the equation. Flowing into the pores of the rock, the gas mixes with the remaining crude oil, ...
... and toxic gas, which is predominantly produced by incomplete combustion of carbon-containing materials. Incomplete combustion ... Consequently, more carbon monoxide, in preference to carbon dioxide, is emitted. Some examples of this are the following: ... Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and toxic gas, which is predominantly produced by incomplete combustion of ... Exposure to carbon monoxide impedes the bloods ability to carry oxygen to body tissues and vital organs. When carbon monoxide ...
... emitted 1.2 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases between 2001 and 2017 - more than the entire country of Portugal. ... Meanwhile, China is the largest emitter of carbon dioxide, the main gas responsible for climate change, followed by the US. ... The Pentagon emits a staggering level of greenhouse gases, study finds By Lia Eustachewich ... "In 2017, for example, the Pentagons greenhouse gas emissions were greater than the greenhouse gas emissions of entire ...
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- Calculating your carbon footprint requires taking lots of different factors into account. (wikihow.com)
- You may not be able to get an exact figure to represent your carbon footprint, but you can get a close estimate. (wikihow.com)
- If you live alone, then your carbon footprint will likely be higher than someone who lives in a house or apartment with other people. (wikihow.com)
- If you live alone, then add 14 points to your carbon footprint. (wikihow.com)
- The types of food that you eat can also have an effect on your carbon footprint. (wikihow.com)
- You will have a higher carbon footprint if you eat meat from domesticated animals regularly, and you will have a lower carbon footprint if you eat no meat or animal products at all. (wikihow.com)
- Your water consumption from appliances is also important to consider as you calculate your carbon footprint. (wikihow.com)
- The amount of new items that you buy for your household can also affect your carbon footprint. (wikihow.com)
- The more trash cans you fill each week, the larger your carbon footprint will be. (wikihow.com)
- The primary greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere are water vapor , carbon dioxide , methane , nitrous oxide and ozone . (wikipedia.org)
- Some examples include Carbon dioxide, Methane, and Nitrous oxide. (wikipedia.org)
- The flames confirm that the bubbles are methane, the main component of natural gas. (nationalgeographic.com)
- By venting methane into the atmosphere, the lakes are amplifying the global warming that created them: Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. (nationalgeographic.com)
- There are other greenhouse gases as well, like water vapor and methane, but those have a steady effect on the Earth, relatively unchanging over time. (slate.com)
- Methane is emitted during the production and transport of coal, natural gas, and oil. (epa.gov)
- Natural wetlands usually emit methane and sequester carbon dioxide. (innovations-report.com)
- Wetlands are unique ecosystems, which - under natural conditions - are the single largest natural source of the greenhouse gas methane (CH4) but at the same time an important sink for the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2). (innovations-report.com)
- Despite methane being 28 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide (in a 100 year time span), the conversion of natural wetlands into agricultural or forested ecosystems and its associated decrease in methane emissions still leads to an overall warming effect. (innovations-report.com)
- She discovered that fungi, which decompose dead organic matter, also emit methane. (mpg.de)
- They absorb methane and oxidize it to water and carbon dioxide. (mpg.de)
- This work is a solid foundation for follow up studies by interdisciplinary research teams to provide the explanation as to why fungi emit methane to their environment. (mpg.de)
- While some scientists are beginning to focus on rising atmospheric levels of nitrogen trifluoride, methane and soot, the production of CO2 remains a topic of concern for many people -- CO2 accounts for 77 percent of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. (howstuffworks.com)
- The primary greenhouse gases - carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), water vapour, nitrous oxide and ozone - comprise around 1% of the air. (skepticalscience.com)
- Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases The earth's climate is predicted to change because human activities are altering the chemical composition of the atmosphere through the buildup of greenhouse gases -- primarily carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. (bartleby.com)
- Fossil fuels burned to run cars and trucks, heat homes and businesses, and power factories are responsible for about 98% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, 24% of methane emissions, and 18% of nitrous oxide emissions. (bartleby.com)
- According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), some of the major greenhouse gases are methane, carbon dioxide, water vapor and nitrous oxide. (bartleby.com)
- Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases The concentration of the atmosphere's main greenhouse gases specifically, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and water vapor, have increased significantly during the industrial age. (bartleby.com)
- The agriculture sector emits nitrous oxide (N 2 O) and methane (CH 4 ). (citizensinformation.ie)
- That methane that gets temporarily liquified through LNG "manufacturing" will still be the same product it always was: a gas that is rapidly contributing to climate change. (straight.com)
- Pound for pound, that methane will remain 25 times greater in its effects on global warming than carbon dioxide, over a 100-year period. (straight.com)
- In addition, cattle burps and their manure emit methane, another potent greenhouse gas. (earthjustice.org)
- For example, the amount of methane in the atmosphere is affected by pollutants that change methane's chemistry, and it doesn't reflect the effects of methane on other greenhouse gases," said Shindell, "so it's not directly related to emissions, which are what we set policies for. (nasa.gov)
- Once GHGs like methane and the molecules that create ozone are released into the air, these gases mix and react together, which transforms their compositions. (nasa.gov)
- The new interpretations reveal methane emissions may account for a whopping third of the climate warming from well-mixed greenhouse gases between the 1750s and today. (nasa.gov)
- The IPCC report states that methane increases in our atmosphere account for only about one sixth of the total effect of well-mixed greenhouse gases on warming. (nasa.gov)
- A major component of air pollution is near-surface-level or tropospheric ozone, which is not directly emitted, but is instead formed chemically from methane other hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides. (nasa.gov)
- Just think of how natural gas, basically methane, combines with oxygen as it burns to yield carbon dioxide and water. (scienceblogs.com)
- The Fourth Assessment Report of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released in 2007, states that human activities have contributed to climate change through increases in the emissions of four principal greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and halocarbons (a group of gases containing bromine, chlorine, and fluorine). (bulatlat.com)
- Methane is emitted from landfills, as well as from natural gas distribution and a few activities related to agriculture. (bulatlat.com)
- Not only that, they have bacteria in their stomachs that create methane gas, an even worse greenhouse gas. (treehugger.com)
- Green house has an effect on the process wherein greenhouse gasses such as water vapor and co2 and methane and others. (ipl.org)
- The air board's most recent plan , issued in 2017, for example, calls for tightening California's low-carbon fuel standard, expanding programs to reduce methane emissions from dairy farms, expanding urban tree-planting, and lowering the amount of carbon that industry can release under the cap-and-trade program. (mercurynews.com)
- The facilities also say tree scraps, if not burned, would decay and emit methane, another greenhouse gas. (environmentalleader.com)
- In the atmosphere, the carbon-containing gases carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and methane (CH 4 ), along with water vapor, are the major greenhouse gases (GHGs). (springer.com)
- Some gases, such as methane and nitrous oxide, rise from the Earth's surface largely as a result of biological processes in plants and animals. (scholastic.com)
- According to the United Nations, methane has 26 times more Global Warming Potential than carbon dioxide. (humanevents.com)
- Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and toxic gas, which is predominantly produced by incomplete combustion of carbon-containing materials. (cdc.gov)
- Exposure to carbon monoxide impedes the blood's ability to carry oxygen to body tissues and vital organs. (cdc.gov)
- When carbon monoxide is inhaled, it combines with hemoglobin (an iron-protein component of red blood cells), producing carboxyhemoglobin (COHb), which greatly diminishes hemoglobin's oxygen-carrying capacity. (cdc.gov)
- Hemoglobin's binding affinity for carbon monoxide is 300 times greater than its affinity for oxygen. (cdc.gov)
- As a result, small amounts of carbon monoxide can dramatically reduce hemoglobin's ability to transport oxygen. (cdc.gov)
- Hypoxia (severe oxygen deficiency) due to acute carbon monoxide poisoning may result in reversible neurological effects, or it may result in long-term (and possibly delayed) irreversible neurological (brain damage) or cardiological (heart damage) effects. (cdc.gov)
- Carbon monoxide exposure can be dangerous during pregnancy for both the mother and the developing fetus. (cdc.gov)
- Please contact CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) if you have any questions regarding carbon monoxide exposure during pregnancy. (cdc.gov)
- Presents a standard to prevent the adverse effects of exposure to Carbon Monoxide over a working lifetime. (cdc.gov)
- U of T Engineering researchers Min Liu (left), Yuanjie Pang and their team designed a way to efficiently reduce climate-warming carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, a useful chemical building block for fuels such as methanol, ethanol and diesel. (azocleantech.com)
- The climate-warming CO 2 is converted by the catalyst into carbon-monoxide (CO), which is a helpful component in building carbon-based chemical fuels like diesel, ethanol, and methanol. (azocleantech.com)
- Carbon monoxide by itself can be poisonous which is the inefficient burning of fuel during combustion. (abovetopsecret.com)
- As a bonus, they also detected carbon monoxide. (slate.com)
- The increased emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxide have increased ozone in the troposphere, the atmosphere's first layer, leading to increase in temperatures in a number of areas. (bulatlat.com)
- Primary pollutants are substances directly emitted from a process, such as ash from a volcanic eruption, the carbon monoxide gas from a motor vehicle exhaust or sulfur dioxide released from factories. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
- Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, non-irritating but very poisonous gas. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
- Vehicular exhaust is a major source of carbon monoxide. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
- The common air pollutants are ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide (e.g. (osu.edu)
- One of the most dangerous of these is carbon monoxide. (wisegeek.com)
- Nitrous oxide is a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change and stratospheric ozone destruction. (redorbit.com)
- It happens via a microbial process called denitrification, which converts nitrogen to nitrous oxide and an inert gas called dinitrogen. (redorbit.com)
- Much of this nitrogen is transported into river and stream networks," he says, "where it may be converted to nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, via the activity of microbes. (redorbit.com)
- Beaulieu and colleagues, say the global warming potential of nitrous oxide is 300-fold greater than carbon dioxide. (redorbit.com)
- While more than 99 percent of denitrified nitrogen in streams is converted to the inert gas dinitrogen rather than nitrous oxide, river networks are still leading sources of global nitrous oxide emissions, according to the new results. (redorbit.com)
- Nitrous oxide is emitted during agricultural and industrial activities, combustion of fossil fuels and solid waste, as well as during treatment of wastewater. (epa.gov)
- The excess nitrogen fertilizer that pollutes waters also converts to nitrous oxide , a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide. (earthjustice.org)
- Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas and ozone depleting substance. (warwick.ac.uk)
- In their paper 'Rhodium(I) Pincer Complexes of Nitrous Oxide' published in the journal Angewandte Chemie , researchers from the University of Warwick's Department of Chemistry have reported well-defined compounds of nitrous oxide that provide valuable insights into how this gas interacts with one of the most widely employed transition metals in organic synthesis. (warwick.ac.uk)
- Nitrous oxide is commonly known as laughing gas, but it's environmental impact is certainly nothing to laugh about and often overlooked altogether. (warwick.ac.uk)
- Argonne National Laboratory is leading the way in greenhouse gas reductions, particularly with the recapture and recycling of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). (anl.gov)
- Hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, sulfur hexafluoride, and nitrogen trifluoride are synthetic, powerful greenhouse gases that are emitted from a variety of industrial processes. (epa.gov)
- For one thing, exhaust gases from power plants are contaminated with sulfur and other pollutants that could interfere with the operation of a fuel cell. (technologyreview.com)
- We love to blame the "thems," but since "Daddy" George Bush's Clean Air Act gave power and manufacturing plants an economic incentive to emit less sulfur dioxide, industry has reduced CO2 emissions by 23 percent relative to gross domestic product. (styleweekly.com)
- The burning of fossil fuels and biomass has increased the amount of aerosols with sulfur and organic compounds, as well as black carbon (or soot). (bulatlat.com)
- Before flue gas desulfurization was installed, the emissions from this power plant in New Mexico contained excessive amounts of sulfur dioxide . (newworldencyclopedia.org)
- While technologies exist that can remove sulfur dioxide and other gases, equipment that can remove carbon dioxide from power plant emissions is still in the early stages of development, and not a financially viable option at this point. (wisegeek.com)
- The U.S. Department of Defense is the largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels in the world, new research shows, creating more planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions than industrialized countries such as Portugal or Sweden . (cnbc.com)
- They are emitted from fossil fuel burning. (wikipedia.org)
- This technology has major significance for climate change, since about one third of carbon dioxide emissions caused by humans come from fossil fuels in energy production. (innovations-report.com)
- The electrochemical reactions that occur inside fuel cells to generate electricity could provide a cheap way to selectively remove carbon dioxide from the exhaust gases of fossil-fuel power plants. (technologyreview.com)
- Scientists generally believe that the combustion of fossil fuels and other human activities are the primary reason for the increased concentration of carbon dioxide. (bartleby.com)
- In the meantime, fossil fuels emit carbon dioxide when they are burned. (elearners.com)
- Another easy way to decrease climate change is to buy fewer products that are made with burning fossil fuels and oil and gas. (ipl.org)
- You clearly have to put a price on carbon so there is a level playing field and the cost of renewable energy is actually less than fossil-fuel generated electricity,' says Ted Roosevelt, a managing director at global bank Barclays. (scientificamerican.com)
- CO 2 in particular is a very long-lived greenhouse gas, whose atmospheric concentration has been rising at unprecedented rates due to continued intensive fossil fuel use, land use change, and cement production. (springer.com)
- The process involves burning fossil fuel with oxygen instead of air to generate electricity without emitting any carbon dioxide (CO2). (forbes.com)
- Included in a group of technologies known as carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), zero-emission fossil fuel plants have been a dream never realized in practice, as it always seems to cost a lot , adding between 5¢ and 10¢ per kWh. (forbes.com)
- Until recently, most studies would just take fossil-fuel emissions and land-use emissions from simple models, plug them in and not consider how managed lands such as recovering forests take up carbon," she said. (princeton.edu)
- The findings showed that if the Pentagon was listed as a country, its emissions would make it the world's 55th largest contributor of greenhouse gases. (cnbc.com)
- China is the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide, the main gas responsible for climate change, followed by America. (cnbc.com)
- Indeed, the DOD (Department of Defense) is the world's largest institutional user of petroleum and correspondingly, the single largest producer of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the world,' Crawford said. (cnbc.com)
- China, which emits one-quarter of the world's greenhouse gases, is about to embark on a massive and ambitious experiment in emissions trading. (theage.com.au)
- China emits one-quarter of the world's greenhouse gases. (theage.com.au)
- China already emits one-quarter of the world's greenhouse gases, more than any other country. (wired.com)
- Over the next 50 years the whole world's carbon cycle is going to be altered," Jones predicts. (risingtidenorthamerica.org)
- We emit almost half of the world's automotive carbon dioxide. (styleweekly.com)
- As these sources are the mainstays of the world's energy supply, reducing carbon pollution has been a painfully slow and rancorous affair, marked by bickering over who should shoulder the burden for energy efficiency and the switch to cleaner sources. (yahoo.com)
- Carbon permits under the European Union's emissions-trading system, the world's biggest cap-and-trade program, were at 23.70 euros a ton ($26.14) on Friday, 20% higher than a year ago. (financialpost.com)
- Riskier "geo-engineering" solutions could be a backstop, such as dimming the world's sunshine, dumping iron into the oceans to soak up carbon, or trying to create clouds. (reuters.com)
- Combustion gas consists mostly of carbon dioxide and water vapour. (innovations-report.com)
- Carbon dioxide is a colourless gas formed during the combustion of any material containing carbon and an important green house gas. (oecd.org)
- All energy production using combustion emits carbon dioxide. (oecd.org)
- Nitrogen oxides (NO x ) especially nitrogen dioxide are emitted from high temperature combustion. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
- Carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), a greenhouse gas emitted from combustion. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
- At their Texas demonstration plant, the natural gas is burned with a mixture of hot CO2 and oxygen, known as oxy-combustion. (forbes.com)
- An exhaust gas is any gas that is emitted, typically through a combustion process of some type. (wisegeek.com)
- A greenhouse gas (sometimes abbreviated GHG ) is a gas that absorbs and emits radiant energy within the thermal infrared range. (wikipedia.org)
- CO 2 absorbs and emits light at very specific wavelengths in the infrared. (slate.com)
- To be specific: a molecule of carbon dioxide, water vapor or some other greenhouse gas absorbs a bit of energy from the radiation. (realclimate.org)
- Carbon dioxide both absorbs and emits infrared radiation. (nasa.gov)
- Though each exhalation still contains about four times as much oxygen as carbon dioxide. (theatlantic.com)
- gas bubbles containing CO 2 trapped in ancient ice can be measured, and the age can be determined very accurately (by counting the seasonal ice layers, or measuring the isotope levels of oxygen ). (slate.com)
- Like onshore plants, phytoplankton take in carbon dioxide and emit oxygen during photosynthesis. (ehow.com)
- A molecule consisting of one carbon atom and two oxygen atoms (CO2). (amnh.org)
- The remaining fluid stream is reheated in the recuperator and makes its way back to the combustor, where the hot, high-pressure CO2 helps the combustor achieve a final inlet temperature of about 1,150°C as it combusts with fresh natural gas and oxygen, the high temperature raising the efficiency significantly. (forbes.com)
- One place molecular oxygen does appear outside of Earth is in the wisps of gas streaming off comets. (caltech.edu)
- In Giapis's reactor, carbon dioxide is converted into molecular oxygen. (caltech.edu)
- On May 9, 2013, atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide hit a new record high. (slate.com)
- The daily average levels of carbon dioxide hit 400 ppm for the first time in human history on May 9, 2013. (slate.com)
- The atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide for the past year-daily averages (black dots), weekly (red lines), and monthly (blue lines). (slate.com)
- Sure, lots of things have a stronger absorption profile than CO2, CH4 is one, but if it even has a hundred thousandth of the emission levels of carbon dioxide, I'd be pretty surprised. (slashdot.org)
- In the troposphere, increased levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse g ases block outgoing radiation, increasing the surface temperature. (nasa.gov)
- Electricity production generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions. (wikipedia.org)
- According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), electricity produced by existing power plants accounts for a third of US greenhouse gas emissions. (huffingtonpost.com)
- The U.S. electricity sector has been rapidly transitioning to generating power with fewer greenhouse gas emissions . (weforum.org)
- Different delivery vehicles can run on diesel, natural gas, electricity or gasoline, each with various energy and emissions characteristics. (weforum.org)
- Burning a gallon of diesel fuel emits about 10 kg of carbon dioxide, but emissions from electricity vary by region, depending on how it's generated. (weforum.org)
- The US is a partial exception: Coal's share of American electricity fell from 49 percent in 2007 to 39 percent in 2013, largely because fracking has cut the price of natural gas, a competing fuel. (wired.com)
- The goal would then be to use only carbon-free sources to generate electricity by 2045. (csmonitor.com)
- Technology already exists that could capture carbon dioxide from exhaust gases, but it's not being used at a large scale because it's expensive, and because it uses steam that would otherwise be used to generate electricity, cutting a plant's power production and revenue by about a third. (technologyreview.com)
- Vora says one advantage of the fuel cell approach is that while other carbon-capture technologies decrease the amount of electricity-and revenue-that a power plant generates, the use of fuel cells actually increases power production. (technologyreview.com)
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is granting an exemption under its controversial greenhouse-gas requirements that will provide a three-year reprieve for biomass facilities that burn wood chips and other biomass products to generate electricity. (environmentalleader.com)
- This is often true of water vapor, which takes the form of steam and is used to turn an exhaust gas turbine , which is then used to create electricity. (wisegeek.com)
- Gas-driven cars continue to emit carbon dioxide and other pollutants. (treehugger.com)
- The emissions from the operation would add to the pollutant load on a predominantly Black community already burdened by a Superfund site, several chemical companies, plus paper and lumber mills that legally emit tons of hazardous and toxic pollutants. (ncpolicywatch.com)
- Gases such as carbon dioxide , which contribute to global warming, have recently been labeled as pollutants by climate scientists, while they also recognize that carbon dioxide is essential for plant life through photosynthesis . (newworldencyclopedia.org)
- Secondary pollutants are not emitted directly. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
- Note that some pollutants may be both primary and secondary: that is, they are both emitted directly and formed from other primary pollutants. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
- Particulate matter formed from gaseous primary pollutants and compounds in photochemical smog, such as nitrogen dioxide. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
- Though many exhaust gases are harmless, there are a few that have the potential to be very harmful, and are considered major pollutants. (wisegeek.com)
- The plant will release over 9,000 tons of pollutants and 5.3 million tons of carbon dioxide into the environment every year under the approved permits. (sourcewatch.org)
- These greenhouse gases, combined with other US emissions, will help guarantee the nightmare scenarios that the military predicts and that many climate scientists say are possible. (nypost.com)
- So rather than admit they were wrong, the governments, and their tame climate scientists, now cheat and lie outrageously to maintain the fiction that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant. (freerepublic.com)
- In a paper published this week in the journal Nature, scientists report the results of a study of Oldoinyo Lengai s volcanic gas emissions, sampled by the team during a carbonatite lava eruption. (webwire.com)
- These scientists have found that, based on new studies of the chemistry of gas emissions at Oldoinyo Lengai, a very small amount of melting of Earth s mantle, akin to that beneath mid-ocean ridges, can produce carbonatites. (webwire.com)
- The scientists conclude that the upper mantle below the continents and the oceans is a uniform and well-mixed reservoir in which the compositions and abundances of carbon dioxide and other gases like nitrogen, argon and helium are essentially the same. (webwire.com)
- OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun's rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet. (reuters.com)
- The Pentagon, which oversees the U.S. military, released around 1.2 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases between 2001 and 2017, according to research by Brown University. (cnbc.com)
- In findings released Wednesday , researchers from Brown University said the Pentagon, which oversees the Department of Defense, emitted 1.2 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases between 2001 and 2017. (nypost.com)
- Reported direct emissions totaled 3.20 billion metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (CO 2 e), about half of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. (epa.gov)
- The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that in 2017, the United States emitted 5.1 billion metric tons of energy-related carbon dioxide , while the global emissions of energy-related carbon dioxide totaled 32.5 billion metric tons. (usgs.gov)
- The U.S. emits more than 5 billion metric tons of CO2 annually, the lion's share coming from electric power generation, transportation and industrial sources. (dailypress.com)
- Emit more than 5,000 tons per year of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e). (mass.gov)
- But transportation is still largely powered by fuels made from oil and is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. About one-quarter of transportation emissions, the equivalent of 415 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, comes from medium- and heavy-duty trucks , the kinds of vehicles that deliver freight to warehouses, businesses and consumers' homes. (weforum.org)
- GHG emissions are often measured in carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) equivalent. (epa.gov)
- To convert emissions of a gas into CO 2 equivalent, its emissions are multiplied by the gas's Global Warming Potential (GWP) . (epa.gov)
- The carbon dioxide released as a result of the heatwave was equivalent to the amount of carbon stored over the previous four years of normal growth, reports a team led by Philippe Ciais of the Laboratory for Climate Sciences and the Environment in Gif-sur-Yvette, France. (risingtidenorthamerica.org)
- Active carbon would include simple polysaccharides and glucose equivalent reduced sugars, amino acids and proteins, soluble and extractable carbon, and microbial biomass carbon, etc. (osu.edu)
- We found it was 48.55 tonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) per million dollars. (ecowatch.com)
- Stopping the problem will take drastic cuts in human-driven emissions of carbon dioxide. (risingtidenorthamerica.org)
- Because of its laws encouraging electric vehicles, renewable energy and other clean technologies, emissions of carbon dioxide peaked in California in 2004 and fell 14% by 2017, the most recent year that complete data is available. (mercurynews.com)
- In 2017, the study estimated the Pentagon had released about 59 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. (cnbc.com)
- On average, 10 13 to 10 14 grams (10-100 million metric tons) of carbon move through the slow carbon cycle every year. (nasa.gov)
- To meet the target, California will have to nearly double its current rate of emissions reductions - from about 7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide a year over the past decade to 13 million metric tons a year - in the decade ahead. (mercurynews.com)
- Researchers based at Princeton University found that land ecosystems have kept the planet cooler by absorbing billions of tons of carbon, especially during the past 60 years. (princeton.edu)
- Atmospheric carbon dioxide comes from two primary sources-natural and human activities. (usgs.gov)
- Carbon sequestration is the process of capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide. (usgs.gov)
- Atmospheric carbon dioxide: Levels at all time high for past several million years. (slate.com)
- The Keeling Curve, measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide since 1958. (slate.com)
- In 2017, for example, the Pentagon's greenhouse gas emissions were greater than the greenhouse gas emissions of entire industrialized countries as Sweden or Denmark," the study found. (nypost.com)
- In 2017, former Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law requiring California to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. (mercurynews.com)
- In 2017, LSU researchers received a $1.4 million grant from the National Energy Technology Laboratory, or NETL, a part of the U.S. Department of Energy, to study the feasibility of industrial carbon capture and storage, or CCS, along the Louisiana Chemical Corridor. (lsu.edu)
- Climeworks reckons it now costs about $600 to extract a tonne of carbon dioxide from the air and the plant's full capacity due by the end of 2017 is only 900 tonnes a year. (reuters.com)
- The climate footprint of these ecosystems depends on the balance of these two important greenhouse gases. (innovations-report.com)
- We're B Corp and Green Business certified, holding ourselves accountable to sustainable principles by reducing our carbon footprint, becoming a zero waste facility, and donating 1 percent of our sales. (slideshare.net)
- The increase in demand might be due in part to consumers becoming more aware of their carbon footprint, as natural trees often grow locally and in the new year are turned into mulch and used again. (timescolonist.com)
- Every time you log on versus hopping in the car, you reduce your carbon footprint. (itravelnet.com)
- You are reducing your carbon footprint and making a difference. (itravelnet.com)
- Our study was the first to assess the carbon footprint of the pharma sector. (ecowatch.com)
- In 2013, the USGS released the first-ever comprehensive, nation-wide assessment of geologic carbon sequestration , which estimates a mean storage potential of 3,000 metric gigatons of carbon dioxide. (usgs.gov)
- Yellow numbers are natural fluxes, and red are human contributions in gigatons of carbon per year. (nasa.gov)
- The device measures the amount of carbon dioxide in dry air, and expresses the result as number of molecules per million, usually called parts per million. (slate.com)
- The energy needed to turn crude oil into diesel fuel can add another 20 percent or more of greenhouse gases to the amount generated when the fuel is burned. (weforum.org)
- Then we calculated the amount of greenhouse gases emitted. (weforum.org)
- He said measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions in China's 12th Five Year Plan had started to make inroads towards its non-binding international pledge to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide it emits per unit of GDP by 40 to 45 per cent by 2020. (theage.com.au)
- Concentration, or abundance , is the amount of a particular gas in the air. (epa.gov)
- Team member Sam Root explained: "You need a cascade control system that measures the carbon dioxide and manipulates the amount of scrubbing solution accordingly. (naturalnews.com)
- Herr Koch reported that when he cut the amount of gas in the tube by one-third, the amount of radiation that got through scarcely changed. (realclimate.org)
- That's in contrast to China as a country's failure thus far to cut carbon intensity-the amount of pollution emitted as industry works-as promised in its 12th Five Year Plan, which ends next year. (scientificamerican.com)
- Even though more than 60 countries, cities, states and provinces have some form of a price on carbon-and many companies have an internal one, including ExxonMobil -the amount of CO2 being dumped into the sky continues to grow. (scientificamerican.com)
- So every country made a promise back then to reduce greenhouse gases a certain amount. (npr.org)
- Those "carbon savings" amount to a current average global temperature that is cooler by one-third of a degree Celsius (or a half-degree Fahrenheit), which would have been a sizeable jump, the researchers report. (princeton.edu)
- The darker the color means the greater amount of carbon an area generated or absorbed. (princeton.edu)
- Permian Basin producers burned off between 3 and 4 percent of their natural gas, higher than the state average, in 2014 and 2015, according to a report being released Tuesday by the Environmental Defense Fund. (mysanantonio.com)
- An oil boom is in full swing in the Permian Basin in West Texas along with one of its expected but more unwelcome sidekicks - natural gas flaring, according to a new report. (mysanantonio.com)
- The campus has used natural gas for heat since the 1960s. (wikipedia.org)
- The new "neighborhood district energy system" will use high-efficiency natural gas boilers. (wikipedia.org)
- They will be used to reduce natural gas consumption on campus. (wikipedia.org)
- Natural Gas Trans. (epa.gov)
- Natural Gas Local Distribution Co. (epa.gov)
- Liquefied Natural Gas Imp. (epa.gov)
- Burn natural gas and it warms your house. (nationalgeographic.com)
- In the past decade the technology called hydraulic fracturing, "fracking" for short, has enabled drillers in the United States to extract natural gas from deeply buried shales they couldn't tap before. (nationalgeographic.com)
- Utilities rely on natural gas plants to meet demand when renewables fall short, particularly in the early evening when the sun sets and people turn on their air conditioners as they get home from work. (csmonitor.com)
- Natural gas emits about half as much of the greenhouse gas. (scientificamerican.com)
- Those emissions, attributable to carbon dioxide that must be removed from natural gas before transporting or converting it to LNG, will simply not count in the government's criteria for taxpayer-funded subsidies to the big oil companies. (straight.com)
- Apparently, they believe that the process of condensing natural gas by cooling it to liquid form at -162 o Celsius is tantamount to making it something besides the thing that it always was. (straight.com)
- However, they still emit twice as much heat-trapping carbon dioxide as plants running on natural gas. (deseretnews.com)
- Uniper has the capacity to generate 10 gigawatts of power from natural gas in Germany. (financialpost.com)
- The report, authored by Mark Zoback of Stanford University, Saya Kitasei of the Worldwatch Institute, and Bradford Copithorne of Environmental Defense Fund, is the second in a series of briefing papers from Worldwatch's Natural Gas and Sustainable Energy Initiative, which examines critical environmental and policy issues surrounding natural gas. (environmental-expert.com)
- Information from the research has provided an advanced approach for targeting geologic "traps" where oil and natural gas may have collected. (lsu.edu)
- The Allam Cycle of Net Power's new zero-emission natural gas plant. (forbes.com)
- That dwarfed annual emissions by Portugal and Sweden, according to the Global Carbon Atlas . (cnbc.com)
- The whole idea that carbon dioxide is the main cause of the recent global warming is based on a guess that was proved false by empirical evidence during the 1990s. (freerepublic.com)
- There is no actual evidence that carbon dioxide emissions are causing global warming. (skepticalscience.com)
- Although uncertainty exists about exactly how earth''s climate responds to these gases, global temperatures are rising. (bartleby.com)
- In 1997, the United States emitted about one-fifth of total global greenhouse gases. (bartleby.com)
- Many people know that global warming is an issue in today's world because news media and politicians always talk about global warming and the greenhouse gasses. (bartleby.com)
- With all the talk of global warming and increasing greenhouse gases, many corporations and individuals are attempting to integrate cleaner power sources into their way of life. (bartleby.com)
- Many of the greenhouse gases in the troposphere are naturally produced, which is why the Earth is able to stay at a constant average global temperature. (bartleby.com)
- Kigali (AFP) - In a major step toward curbing global warming, the world community agreed on Saturday to phase out a category of dangerous greenhouse gases widely used in refrigerators and air conditioners. (yahoo.com)
- If you welcome global warming, you will be thrilled by this deal that will make it effectively impossible for the province to properly price LNG-specific carbon emissions. (straight.com)
- The Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) , which became law in 2008, required the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to promulgate mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting regulations. (mass.gov)
- Shipping was estimated to have emitted 1046 million tonnes of CO 2 in 2007, which corresponded to 3.3% of the global emissions during 2007. (imo.org)
- The World Bank used its financial weight to convince 74 countries, 23 states, provinces or cities and more than 1,000 businesses, including oil giant Shell, plus investors to join in a call for such a global price on carbon at the United Nation's Climate Summit on September 23. (scientificamerican.com)
- If buried underground, vast amounts of greenhouse gases extracted from the air would help reduce global temperatures, a radical step beyond cuts in emissions that are the main focus of the Paris Agreement. (reuters.com)
- Jan Wurzbacher, director and founder of Climeworks, says the company has planet-altering ambitions by cutting costs to about $100 a tonne and capturing one percent of global man-made carbon emissions a year by 2025. (reuters.com)
- Other companies involved in direct air capture include Carbon Engineering in Canada, Global Thermostat in the United States and Skytree in the Netherlands, a spinoff of the European Space Agency originally set up to find ways to filter out carbon dioxide breathed out by astronauts in spacecrafts. (reuters.com)
- And as for carbon taxes, it would have virtually no effect on the global climate. (charlotteobserver.com)
- More than 200 companies represent the global pharmaceutical market, yet only 25 consistently reported their direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions in the past five years. (ecowatch.com)
- And there is a risk that President Donald Trump might withdraw the United States - responsible for 15 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions - from the agreement. (space.com)