News tagged with dioxide emissions

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 ...

dateJun 13, 2014 in Environment
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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 ...

dateJun 06, 2014 in Environment
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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 ...

dateJun 02, 2014 in Environment
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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.

dateJun 02, 2014 in Environment
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Iris for safer air travel

Aviation accidents sometimes highlight how much we still rely on old-fashioned radio contact by pilots and vulnerable tracking systems. But satellites are set to change sky safety, thanks to international ...

dateMay 09, 2014 in Engineering
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Where economy meets ecology

Think of a city as a complex organism powered by human activities and consumption. John E. Fernández, an associate professor in the Department of Architecture, wants to understand how the urban metabolism ...

dateMay 06, 2014 in Environment
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Green clouds on the horizon for computing

Small businesses could save up to 62% of energy costs by switching to a cloud computing system for their invoicing, according to research published in the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management. ...

dateApr 29, 2014 in Business
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