News tagged with emission levels

Low carbon, moderate income and long life

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study shows that countries with high incomes and high carbon emissions do not achieve higher life expectancies than those with moderate incomes and lower carbon emissions.

Jan 23, 2012
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Greenhouse gases soar; no signs warming is slowed

(AP) -- Heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are building up so high, so fast, that some scientists now think the world can no longer limit global warming to the level world leaders have agreed upon as safe.

Nov 21, 2011
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New device exposes explosive vapors

Decades after the bullets have stopped flying, wars can leave behind a lingering danger: landmines that maim civilians and render land unusable for agriculture. Minefields are a humanitarian disaster throughout the world, ...

Aug 15, 2011
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Sea levels set to rise by up to a metre: report

Sea levels are set to rise by up to a metre within a century due to global warming, a new Australian report said Monday as it warned this could make "once-a-century" coastal flooding much more common.

May 23, 2011
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Study warns of mercury in Arctic

Global mercury emissions could grow by 25 percent by 2020 if no action is taken to control them, posing a threat to polar bears, whales and seals and the Arctic communities who hunt those animals for food, ...

May 05, 2011
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