News tagged with greenhouse gases

Fuel economy up 23 percent since 2007

Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. was 24.8 mpg in November, up 0.1 mpg from the revised October figure, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

Dec 06, 2013
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Limiting global warming is not enough

So far, international climate targets have been restricted to limiting the increase in temperature. But if we are to stop the rising sea levels, ocean acidification and the loss of production from agriculture, CO2 emissions ...

Jul 04, 2013
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The case for climate models

In the absence of time-travelling climatologists, models are unrivalled tools for understanding future climate, even when news ones predict wider uncertainties, write Sophie Lewis and Sarah Perkins.

Jul 24, 2013
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Software zeros in on carbon pollution

Local researchers are developing an online tool that would allow farmers to monitor their greenhouse gas emissions and virtually test ways to reduce carbon pollution.

Jul 26, 2013
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Report: Use of coal to generate power rises

Power plants in the United States are burning coal more often to generate electricity, reversing the growing use of natural gas and threatening to increase domestic emissions of greenhouse gases after a period of decline, ...

Jul 12, 2013
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How global warming works, in 35 words, or 52 seconds

Earth transforms sunlight's visible light energy into infrared light energy, which leaves Earth slowly because it is absorbed by greenhouse gases. When people produce greenhouse gases, energy leaves Earth even more slowly ...

Jan 06, 2014
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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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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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