News tagged with dioxide emissions

US justices rap agency, but uphold warming rules

The U.S. Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration's only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also ...

Jun 23, 2014
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No quick fix for those melting glaciers

Even after researching the effects of climate change on ecosystems for 15 years, I had to put down my morning coffee and take a deep breath at the news earlier this spring that much of the West Antarctic ...

Jun 13, 2014
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More CO2 also means less nutritious food

Rice, maize, soybeans and wheat are the main source of nutrients for over 2 billion people living in poor countries. But with climate change and the rising amount of CO2 in the air we breathe, their already low nutrient value ...

Jun 06, 2014
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Clean power from waste heat

Siemens has developed a technology to use waste heat, which previously had gone unused, to generate electricity. The solution employs silicone oils, which have a lower enthalpy of vaporization than water, ...

Jun 05, 2014
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Obama carbon rule: Surprise winners, losers

Companies that generate electric power with anything other than coal—and companies that produce cleaner fuels or efficiency technologies—are likely to benefit from the Obama Administration's new proposed ...

Jun 02, 2014
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US to seek 30-percent emissions cut

The US government will propose a rule Monday requiring power plants to cut by 30 percent carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 based on 2005 levels, US media reported Sunday.

Jun 02, 2014
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Climate warnings ignored with US elections looming

The U.S. Congress, ignoring dire new warnings about climate change, continues to shy away from legislation that might mitigate the effects of global warming, leaving President Barack Obama with limited tools to reduce greenhouse ...

May 15, 2014
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