News tagged with global carbon emissions

Flowing toward cleaner rivers

What does a river researcher look like? The question may conjure images of people leaning over the sides of boats to gather water samples or standing in swirling currents with large nets to catch debris, chest-high waders ...

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Why are global CO2 emissions on the rise again?

Illinois atmospheric scientist Atul Jain was among the many scientists worldwide who contributed data to the Global Carbon Budget 2017, released Nov. 13. Jain talked about this year's findings with News Bureau physical sciences ...

dateNov 22, 2017 in Environment
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Counting the carbon cost of forest destruction

The world is losing its trees, but at what cost? Better estimates of deforestation and degradation could shed light on the amount of CO2 emitted, refine climate models and help developing countries better manage their forests.

dateNov 16, 2017 in Environment
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Video: Pricing carbon emissions

If we want to alter the trajectory of global climate change, a single powerful tool can generate action to reduce greenhouse gases: price incentives.

dateNov 15, 2017 in Environment
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