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  • Transitioning away from fossil fuels

    12/28/2023 2:19:03 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 48 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, December 24, 2023 | B. K. Singh
    OPINION The USA, Canada, Australia, Norway and the UK which had the moral responsibility to rapidly phase out oil and gas production are responsible for planned expansion from new oil and gas fields for next decade and half. How can these countries advise India to cut on coal consumption? Our greenhouse gas emission is nearly 3 Giga tonnes of CO2 equivalent annually. We are distant third behind the two top emitters China with 14 Giga tonnes and the US with 8 Giga tonnes Among the important outcomes, COP 28 text proposes to triple renewable energy capacity and double the global...
  • Scientists link greenhouse gas emissions to polar bear population declines

    08/31/2023 12:45:14 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/31/2023 | SHARON UDASIN
    Planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions pose a direct threat to the survival of polar bears — by limiting their access to the sea ice that serves as their hunting grounds, a new study has found. During ice-free summer months, the bears must fast, which in worst-case scenarios mean adults could die and, before then, lose the ability to successfully raise cubs, according to the study, published Thursday in the journal Science. The first-of-its-kind research quantifies the amount of ice-free days caused by specific amounts of emissions, as well as associated polar bear survival rates and declining trends in some subpopulations.
  • Time to ditch the burgers? Eating meat creates FOUR times more greenhouse gases than being vegan, study finds (only 7.51 years left)

    07/21/2023 6:01:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 75 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/21/23 | Jonathan Chadwick
    The summer holidays are nearly here which would normally mean there's never been a better time to fire up the barbeque and line it with beef burgers. But a new study shows you might want to swap them for meat-free alternatives if you want to do your bit to save the planet. University of Oxford experts say eating just 100g of meat per day – less than a single burger – creates four times more greenhouse gases compared with a vegan diet. The researchers now want to see prompt policy action from government and organisations to trigger 'dietary shifts away...
  • Former BLM Director From Wyoming Disgusted With John Kerry Comments on Ukraine War

    07/15/2023 8:15:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | July 11, 2023 | Jimmy Orr
    William Perry Pendley, a Cheyenne native who served as BLM director under President Trump, said John Kerry showed an "unbelievable level of disconnect" in saying his concern with the war in Ukraine is its CO2 emissions, not terrible loss of life. William Perry Pendley said he couldn’t believe what he was hearing when U.S. Climate envoy John Kerry said his concern with the war in Ukraine was how it was contributing to climate change. The Cheyenne native, who served as acting Bureau of Land Management (BLM) director under President Trump and deputy secretary of the Interior under Ronald Reagan, said...
  • Is this the END of suitcases? Airline RENTS clothes to passengers so they don't need to pack luggage - which cuts greenhouse gas emissions (only 7.59 years left)

    07/06/2023 4:06:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/06/23 | Elena Salvoni
    Lugging around a heavy suitcase on holiday could become a thing of the past if an airline's clothes rental experiment proves a good fit for customers. The service, dubbed 'Any Wear, Anywhere', allows passengers to rent a bundle of clothing ahead of their flight, which is then delivered straight to their hotel or AirBnb on arrival. Japan Airlines launched the scheme yesterday in the hope that it will mean customers can leave bulky bags behind and make a 'sustainable choice'. Travellers can tailor their clothing style depending on whether they are on a business or leisure trip, choosing between smart,...
  • Irish Farmers Raise Alarm Over Government's Proposal To Kill Off 200,000 Cows

    06/07/2023 7:48:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/07/2023 | Ryan Morgan
    The Irish government is facing a backlash after reports broke of a proposal to kill off as many as 200,000 cows over the next three years in an effort to meet the country’s emissions reduction goals.Cows chilling in a fieldLast week, the Irish Independent reported on a government document describing plans for a potential cull of up to 65,000 dairy cows per year for the next three years. The paper reportedly obtained the documents from Ireland’s Department of Agriculture through a freedom of information request. In all, killing off 200,000 cows would wipe out about 10 percent of Ireland’s dairy...
  • The Feds Have No Data On How Regulations Reduce Emissions: Audit Finds

    04/22/2023 9:08:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/22/2023 | Marnie Cashcart
    The federal government does not know the extent that regulations are reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, despite committing $200 billion towards the issue.Jerry DeMarco, commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, holds a press conference in Ottawa on April 20, 2023. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)An April 20 report released by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Jerry DeMarco, indicates that Environment and Climate Change Canada does not attribute emission results to specific regulations.The federal department does not measure, or report on, the contributions of each regulation toward meeting the set target for 2030. An audit by the commissioner...
  • Faulty Credits Tarnish Billion-Dollar Carbon Offset Seller (It was a scam, who knew)

    03/26/2023 6:14:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/24/2023 | Ben Elgin, Alastair Marsh and Max de Haldevang
    But the claims underpinning South Pole’s success have been losing ground like the ice underfoot that day two summers ago. The company’s biggest moneymaker is a mega-project in Zimbabwe called Kariba, which South Pole claimed has prevented the annihilation of a forest nearly the size of Puerto Rico. That’s South Pole’s business model: help finance projects that can credibly counteract rising levels of greenhouse gas, such as by stopping deforestation, and then sell the resulting credit to corporate clients who want to compensate for their own planet-warming pollution. Yet according to several outside experts and South Pole’s own analysis, the...
  • Biden signs climate treaty aimed at limiting greenhouse gases used in refrigeration

    10/28/2022 9:09:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/2022 | RACHEL FRAZIN
    President Biden on Thursday signed a treaty that aims to limit the use of potent planet-warming gases that are used in refrigeration. The treaty, known as the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, aims to phase down the use of gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Unlike many other climate actions, this ones was relatively bipartisan, passing the Senate 69-27. It also had support from many industry players. While HFCs have been a major climate challenge, the U.S. was already on its way to limiting them — with or without the treaty. In 2020, Congress passed and then-President Trump signed a bipartisan...
  • How U.S. regulators allow ethanol plants to pollute more than oil refineries

    09/14/2022 8:58:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Reuters, Daily Mail ^ | 8 September 2022 | Leah Douglas
    In 2007, the U.S. Congress mandated the blending of biofuels such as corn-based ethanol into gasoline. One of the top goals: reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But today, the nation´s ethanol plants produce more than double the climate-damaging pollution, per gallon of fuel production capacity, than the nation´s oil refineries, according to a Reuters analysis of federal data. The average ethanol plant chuffed out 1,187 metric tons of carbon emissions per million gallons of fuel capacity in 2020, the latest year data is available. The average oil refinery, by contrast, produced 533 metric tons of carbon. The ethanol plants´ high emissions...
  • Greenhouse gas concentrations hit record last year, UN says

    10/25/2021 10:21:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/2021 | Monique Beals
    Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a record high last year despite temporary declines during the pandemic. Greenhouse gas concentrations grew at a faster pace than the annual average from 2011 through 2020, according to the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Greenhouse Gas Bulletin published Monday. Specifically, levels of carbon dioxide, the most important greenhouse gas, surged to 149 percent of the pre-industrial level or the levels before 1750, when humans “started disrupting Earth’s natural equilibrium.”
  • While Democrats Try To ‘Kill Coal’ In US, Asia Heads In The Opposite Direction

    09/21/2021 9:43:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 09/21/2021 | Tyler Durden
    Congressional Democrats and the Biden administration are working towards an ambitious goal of eliminating coal-fired electricity and 'decarbonize' the US electric grid by 2035.To meet such an aggressive deadline, House Democrats unveiled a $150 billion 'clean electricity' program to incentivize utility companies to phase out fossil fuels for clean energy. The Clean Electricity Performance Program, or CEPP, would reward utility that boost their percentage of electricity supplied to the grid from green sources - such as solar, wind and hydro, between 2023 and 2030. Exhaust rises from the East Bend Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant owned and operated by...
  • Pennsylvania to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

    07/20/2021 11:10:22 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 17 replies
    27 ^ | 7/20/2021 | 27
    On Monday, Governor Tom Wolf posted on his Facebook page the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The RGGI is a cooperative effort to cap and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector. Other states include Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia.
  • The Amazon Rainforest Now Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than It Absorbs (only 9.82 years left)

    03/28/2021 2:14:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Smithsonianmag ^ | 3/26/21 | Alex Fox
    The Amazon rainforest may now emit more greenhouse gases than the famously lush ecosystem absorbs, according to new research. Long considered to be a bulwark against climate change because of its capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, a new study suggests rising temperatures, increasing drought and rampant deforestation have likely overwhelmed the Amazon’s ability to absorb more greenhouse gases than it emits, reports Craig Welch for National Geographic. The sobering findings appear in a new study published earlier this month in the journal Frontiers in Forests and Global Change that calculates, for the first time, the net emissions of greenhouse gases...
  • Antarctica Greenhouse Produces Cucumbers, Tomatoes and More in Mars-Like Test

    09/24/2018 7:13:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies ^ | September 24, 2018 07:00am ET | Elizabeth Howell,
    An Antarctic greenhouse known as EDEN ISS not only survived the polar night but emerged from it with a harvest for local researchers, thus providing hope that future Mars colonists could also enjoy fresh food during their time on the Red Planet, German Aerospace Center (DLR) officials said in a statement. Regularly withstanding temperatures below minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 40 degrees Celsius), the greenhouse provided herbs, lettuce and other vegetables to 10 people who were riding out the winter in the remote station, called the Alfred Wegener Institute's Neumayer Station III. It's the first time the greenhouse operated through...
  • After Decrying Fake News, Journalists Are Still Binging On Fake News

    01/23/2017 1:50:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/23/17 | Sean Davis
    If you thought the results of the 2016 election would cause members of the news media to do a bit of soul-searching about the tenor of their coverage, you were wrong. If you thought they might want to understand why their hysterical attempts to take down Donald Trump were all for naught, you were mistaken. And if you thought they were interested in understanding why media trust numbers just hit record lows, you were delusional.After spending weeks post-election complaining about the rise of so-called fake news and attributing Hillary Clinton’s loss to its proliferation, a large number of members of...
  • Can you grow veggies on a submarine? The Navy wants to find out.

    07/05/2016 11:34:58 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 54 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 05, 2016 | Ben Rosen
    When a Navy submarine first deploys to sea, it is stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables. A week in, the lettuce in the salad bar turns translucent, the tomatoes become mushier, and thawed fruit is common. Eventually, canned sauces and beans and dehydrated potatoes replace all fresh produce. If research the US military has started is successful, a submarine crew’s diet won’t be bland much longer. The military has begun a $100,000 project to grow plants hydroponically – in a nutrient solution instead of soil – at the Army’s Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center near Boston. Although the...
  • Judges Standing Upside-Down

    09/03/2015 4:59:05 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | SEPT. 3, 2015 | Linda Greenhouse
    Something funny is happening on the way to the courthouse — and I don’t mean county clerks refusing to issue licenses for same-sex marriages. For decades, judicial conservatism has been defined at least in part as strict observance of the elements that make a case justiciable in federal court: a live controversy and a plaintiff with a concrete problem — as opposed to a general grievance — that can be fixed by a favorable ruling. I first learned about the doctrine of standing back when progressive law professors wrung their hands over how flagrantly justices like William H. Rehnquist were...
  • Mystery solved: Why large dinosaurs avoided the tropics for millions of years

    06/20/2015 1:31:56 PM PDT · by ETL · 66 replies ^ | June 17, 2015 | Walt Bonner
    New research has revealed why it took more than 30 million years for large Triassic dinosaurs to populate the tropics after they first appeared on Earth, ending a mystery that has kept researchers baffled for decades. Using new geological evidence culled from Ghost Ranch, N.M., researchers from the University of Southampton in the U.K. have found that an extremely unpredictable hot and arid climate due to elevated carbon dioxide levels (four to six times of what they are today) kept large herbivorous dinos at bay until after 200 million years ago.
  • Secretary of State John Kerry Explains the Greenhouse Effect

    09/24/2014 6:00:32 PM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 13 replies
    Global ^ | Sept 16, 2014 | Myron Ebell
    SOS Kerry :“This is simple. Kids at the earliest age can understand this. Try and picture a very thin layer of gases – a quarter-inch, half an inch, somewhere in that vicinity – that’s how thick it is. It’s in our atmosphere. It’s way up there at the edge of the atmosphere. And for millions of years – literally millions of years – we know that layer has acted like a thermal blanket for the planet – trapping the sun’s heat and warming the surface of the Earth to the ideal, life-sustaining temperature. “But in modern times, as human beings...