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‘Time running out’ as CO2 levels hit new high in Northern Hermisphere: UN

Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the UN's weather agency said Monday, highlighting the urgency of curbing manmade, climate-altering greenhouse gases. In April, for the first time, the mean monthly CO2 concentration……

Cornstalk biofuels can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline: research

Biofuels created from corn crop residues — such as stalks, leaves, cobs, etc — can generate higher levels of greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The production of these biofuels —……

European nations squabbling over new 2030 targets to reduce greenhouse gases

European nations stand sharply divided over setting new 2030 targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming, EU sources said Friday. European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso called in commissioners to try to agree figures ahead of talks on January 22 but there was no progress, one source…

Leading climate change scientist bashes ‘irrational’ skeptics

Climate change sceptics who claim the dangers of global warming are small and far-off are “unscientific” and “irrational”, and should not dissuade governments from tackling rapidly rising greenhouse gas emissions, the author of the world’s landmark review of economics and climate change said. Lord Nicolas Stern told the Guardian: “It…

Brachiaria ‘super grass’ could vastly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, say scientists

Brachiaria grasses inhibit the release of nitrous oxide, which has a more powerful warming effect than carbon dioxide or methane Scientists will call for a major push this week to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture through the use of a modified tropical grass. Brachiaria grasses have…

’50 dirtiest’ U.S. power plants emit more greenhouse gases than South Korea

The study by Environment America paints a bulls-eye on the nation’s biggest coal-fired power plants, suggesting that reining in a relatively small share of America’s 6,000 electric generating facilities could have a significant impact on greenhouse gas emissions.;  …

Each degree of global warming might ultimately raise global sea levels by more than 2 meters

Greenhouse gases emitted today will cause sea level to rise for centuries to…  …

Federal appeals court rejects Texas, Wyoming challenge to EPA curbing greenhouse gases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a legal challenge by Texas and Wyoming to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to implement greenhouse gas regulations. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, split 2-1, said that the states…

CO2 Is A Greenhouse Gas, Not A Sin You Commit In Your Heart

This is an amazing story, for those who missed it, one that I’m adding to my growing list of evidence for my theory that a lot of politicians—especially politicians—got where they are because their status as privileged white men prevented so many people from noticing they’re dumb as rocks. A…

Climate scientists predict future with lower average rainfall

Climate scientists said Wednesday they found evidence to back predictions for a future with lower average rainfall, even though Earth’s past warming episodes had led to more precipitation, not less. Writing in the journal Nature, researchers said they had found proof that global warming caused by Man’s greenhouse-gas emissions has…

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