News tagged with greenhouse gases

Looking beyond the Kyoto Protocol

Ten years ago, on 16 February 2005, the Kyoto Protocol came into force. The aim of this international agreement was to reduce the annual emissions of greenhouse gases. Targets and expectations were high, ...

Feb 18, 2015
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Climate summit hosts press India on emissions

The French hosts of a UN climate summit later this year insisted Thursday that combatting global warming would not undermine efforts to fight poverty as they lobbied for India's support in cutting emissions.

Feb 05, 2015
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Mountaintop sensor finds high methane over LA

A study using two years of observations from a novel mountaintop instrument finds that Los Angeles' annual emissions of methane, an important greenhouse gas, are 18 to 61 percent higher than widely used estimates.

Jan 15, 2015
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Reconstructing the African humid period

During the end of the last ice age, there were dramatic changes in rainfall across a vast swath of Africa. As the world's large ice sheets receded in northern and southern latitudes, rainfall in much of Africa ...

Dec 05, 2014
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Greenhouse gases linked to African rainfall

Scientists may have solved a long-standing enigma known as the African Humid Period - an intense increase in cumulative rainfall in parts of Africa that began after a long dry spell following the end of the ...

Dec 04, 2014
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Climate change impacts heat up UN talks in Lima

With 2014 on track to become the warmest year on record and time running short, more than 190 nations began talks on a new worldwide deal to limit greenhouse gas emissions and keep global warming from causing ...

Dec 02, 2014
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