Mini greenhouse grows endless possibilities

Inhabitant

Have you ever wanted your own greenhouse? Maybe you've thought about growing an exotic plant like a delicate bonsai or a breathtaking orchid

Cows have been potty-trained to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

New Scientist

Sixteen young cows learned quickly how to urinate in a latrine, allowing their urine to be processed without producing greenhouse gases emissions

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California drought driving up greenhouse gas emissions: study

Environmental News Bits

Drought in California, coupled with population growth, is accelerating the need for energy-intensive water projects — driving up greenhouse gas emissions and thwarting the pace of statewide decarbonization efforts, a new study has found. Read the full story at The Hill.

Massive greenhouse wins award for sustainable design

Inhabitant

The Global Flora Conservatory at Wellesley College already holds several design awards, including the 2021 Architizer A+ Awards Jury Winner for Architecture + New Technology. After several years of planning and construction, it is nearly complete

Just 25 mega-cities produce 52% of the world’s urban greenhouse gas emissions

Frontier Sin

New research published by the open access publisher Frontiers inventories greenhouse gas emissions of 167 globally distributed cities. The study shows that just 25 mega-cities produce 52% of the greenhouse gas emissions from the studied cities.

New tool aims to give greater oversight to greenhouse gas emissions

Environmental News Bits

New Zealanders will soon be able track how much greenhouse gas the country is emitting in almost real time. Read the full story at RNZ. Read more → Climate change Data science Information tools

Submarine Permafrost Has Been Overlooked as a Major Source of Greenhouse Gases, Scientists Warn

Yale E360

Scientists have found that permafrost buried beneath the Arctic Ocean holds 60 billion tons of methane and 560 billion tons of organic carbon — making it a major source of greenhouse gases not currently included in climate projections that could have a significant impact on climate change in the longer-term. Read more on E360 ?.

DMAA designs Residential Greenhouse in Germany

Inhabitant

A new urban district is rising from the dust of the former Kellogg's site on the Überseeinsel in Bremen, Germany

20 meat and dairy firms emit more greenhouse gas than Germany, Britain or France

Environmental News Bits

Twenty livestock companies are responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than either Germany, Britain or France – and are receiving billions of dollars in financial backing to do so, according to a new report by environmental campaigners. Read the full story in The Guardian.

EPA finalizes rule cutting use of potent greenhouse gas used in refrigeration

Environmental News Bits

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday is finalizing a rule aimed at significantly cutting the use of a type of greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons that are used in refrigeration. Read the full story at The Hill. Hydrofluorocarbons, also known as HFCs, can have up to 14,800 times the climate impact of carbon dioxide. The new EPA… Read more → Food and beverage manufacturing Laboratories Regulation

Study Finds Waste-to-Energy Plays Large Role in Reduction of Greenhouse Gases

Environmental Leader

Waste-to-energy facilities offer significant environmental protection, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and play an important complementary role in recycling efforts, according to a new City College of New York report that reviewed the most up-to-date scientific studies of the industry.

20 livestock firms emit more greenhouse gas than Britain, France or Germany

Inhabitant

of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide? What produces 14.5% The animal agriculture sector. According to a new report by animal campaigners, 20 livestock companies contribute more emissions than Britain, France or Germany. And governments subsidize them to do so

Soaring Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Shrinking the Stratosphere, Study Shows

Yale E360

The rapid growth of CO2 emissions in recent decades is heating and expanding the lower atmosphere, leading to its intrusion into the stratosphere, according to a new study. Read more on E360

Electric delivery vehicles: When, where, how they’re charged has big impact on greenhouse gas emissions

Environmental News Bits

The transportation sector is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, and a lot of attention has been devoted to electric passenger vehicles and their potential to help reduce those emissions. Read the full story from the University of Michigan.

Study: Just 25 cities account for majority of global urban greenhouse gas emissions

Environmental News Bits

Just 25 cities comprise more than half of greenhouse gas emissions from a sample of 167 urban centers, according to research published Monday in the journal Frontiers in Sustainable Cities. Read the full story in The Hill. Read more → Climate change Publications Sustainable communities

Standing dead trees in ‘ghost forests’ contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, study finds

Environmental News Bits

While standing dead trees in ghost forests did not release as much greenhouse gas emissions as the soils, they did increase GHG emissions of the overall ecosystem by about 25 percent, a new study has found. Read the full story from North Carolina State University. Read more → Climate change Publications

Ekodome's Geodesic Dome Kits turn into popup shelters or greenhouses

Inhabitant

If you enjoyed building forts as a kid, you’re going to love the modular design of the Ekodome Geodesic Dome Kits

P.E.I. farmers test out ways to reduce greenhouse gases and store carbon

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from the CBC. Mark and Sally Bernard of Barnyard Organics in Freetown, P.E.I., are part of the new P.E.I. Agriculture Climate Solutions Program, funded by the provincial and federal governments. Read more → Agriculture Canada

EPA Can’t Let “Off-Cycle” Credits Become an Off-Ramp For Automakers

Union of Concerned Scientists

Transportation CAFE standards clean car standards clean cars EPA fuel economy vehicle greenhouse gas standardsWhen the Biden administration proposes new fuel economy and emissions rules, it's critical it sets standards that result in real-world emissions reductions.

House Environmental Committee Meets Sept. 2 On Resolution To Kill RGGI Greenhouse Gas Reduction Regulations

PA Environment Daily

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee has scheduled a meeting for September 2 to consider a concurrent resolution to kill the final regulations establishing a Carbon Pollution Reduction Program covering power plants consistent with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Renewable Energy Efforts Highlighted in Draft Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Louisiana

The Energy Law Blog

Governor Edwards’ Climate Initiatives Task Force, charged with making recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions originating in Louisiana, recently took another step towards that goal.

Webinar: Closing the loop for the climate: Harnessing the circular economy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Environmental News Bits

Sept 28, 2021, 9 am CDTRegister here. In order to limit global warming to below 1.5°C, C, global emissions need to reach net-zero by the mid-century, as outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its 2018 report. Achieving this goal will require unprecedented action to tackle emissions from the production, consumption and disposal… Read more → Circular economy Climate change Events Green business

Missing Reductions: The Unintended Consequences of Extra Regulatory Credits for the Auto Industry

Union of Concerned Scientists

Transportation CAFE standards clean car standards clean cars EPA fuel economy vehicle greenhouse gas standardsAutomobile regulations are being exploited by automakers and delaying climate action; EPA can't be so forgiving in its next rulemaking.

The Biden Administration’s Clean Car Proposal Shows How to Turn the Industry Around—But it Takes a Wrong Turn

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate Change Transportation CAFE standards clean car standards clean cars EPA fuel economy vehicle greenhouse gas standardsThis isn’t about lofty aspirations—it’s about addressing climate change in a way consistent with the science of what is needed.

Clean Cars Minnesota: A win for public health, innovation, and the environment

Union of Concerned Scientists

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We Need More Electric Vehicles, but Extending Regulatory Incentives for EVs Is a Bad Idea

Union of Concerned Scientists

Transportation CAFE standards clean car standards clean cars EPA fuel economy vehicle greenhouse gas standards zevStrong standards are the best way to accelerate toward an electric future and we need exactly what President Biden called for: “Setting strong, clear targets where we need to go.

Louisiana Climate Initiatives Interim Report Highlights Goals for Developing Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Energy Law Blog

Governor Edwards’ Climate Initiatives Task Force published the Louisiana Climate Initiatives Interim Report earlier this month, which outlines the process by which the Task Force plans to develop climate actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Louisiana. In February 2020, Governor Edwards committed to forming a Climate Initiatives Task Force for the purpose of developing recommendations to address greenhouse gas emissions.

National Fuel Gas Announces Target Of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 25% By 2030

PA Environment Daily

On September 9, National Fuel Gas Company announced the release of its 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report , providing a comprehensive review of environmental, social, and governance performance metrics.

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Online conference: Defining the Delta: Supply Chain Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies

Environmental News Bits

Jul 22, 2021Keynote: $25 (free for SPLC members); Concurrent workshops: $50 ($25 for SPLC members)More information and to register The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) is convening global sustainability and procurement leaders to discuss the challenge of curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in extended supply chains.

Food production generates more than a third of manmade greenhouse gas emissions – a new framework tells us how much comes from crops, countries and regions

Environmental News Bits

by Xiaoming Xu and Atul Jain (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Producing enough food for a growing world population is an urgent global challenge. And it’s complicated by the fact that climate change is warming the Earth and making farming harder in many places.

Government of Canada introduces bill to legislate net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Manning Law

Yesterday, the Canadian Government introduced legislation, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act , to achieve Canada’s goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Prince Edward Island has also pledged to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. The Act will do the following: Legally bind the Government to a process to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

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DCNR: Since 2015 Green Energy, Sustainability Initiatives Will Save $30 Million, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 5,110 Tons A Year

PA Environment Daily

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The SCC’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act Decision: A win for climate change protection, but what’s next?

Siskinds

On March 25, 2021 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision References re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act , 2021 SCC 11.[1] If the SCC had found the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act ( GGPPA ) ultra vires , an additional stumbling block would have been raised on the already difficult road towards reducing climate change. Summary of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act Decision.

Latest PA Greenhouse Gas Inventory Shows Increase In Emissions For 2nd Consecutive Year; Decrease In Electricity Generation, Transportation Sectors

PA Environment Daily

DEP’s Climate Change Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet August 24 to review the latest Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory for Pennsylvania and hear an overview of DEP’s Energy Office Clean Energy Program Plan.

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CONSOL Energy Sets Goals Of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 50% By 2026, Achieve Net Zero Emissions By 2040; Coal Mining Produces More GHG Emissions Than Natural Gas Production In PA

PA Environment Daily

In addition, the Company announced its long-term efforts to achieve net zero direct operating greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 or sooner if feasible. CONSOL’s scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions totaled 8.164 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2019.

A Nobel pursuit

Real Climate

As you will recall, Hansen had declared in 1988 that “the greenhouse effect is here!”, Manabe, "Role of greenhouse gas in climate change**", Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography , vol. Klaus Hasselmann and Suki Manabe.

The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Real Climate

Climate impacts Climate modelling Climate Science Communicating Climate Featured Story Greenhouse gases In the News Instrumental Record IPCC Paleoclimate Sea level rise

Batteries Not Included: Challenges and Opportunities for Electric Vehicles and Decarbonisation in the United Kingdom

E2 Law Blog

Never has there been such global consensus on the requirement to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There is rarely a single day without media reports of the current climate consequences being experienced due to global warming.

The definitive CO2/CH4 comparison post

Real Climate

So this is an attempt to put all of that in context and provide a hopefully comprehensive guide to how, when, and why to properly compare the two greenhouse gases. kg-to-kg : On a mass basis, methane is 70 times more effective as a greenhouse gas.

PPL On Track To Achieve 70% Reduction In Greenhouse Gases By 2035, 80% Reduction By 2040 On The Way To Net-Zero Carbon Emissions By 2050

PA Environment Daily

The company has made substantial progress in reducing emissions from generation and other areas of its operations and is on track to achieve a 70 percent reduction from 2010 levels in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by 2035 and an 80 percent reduction by 2040.