New misguided interpretations of the greenhouse effect from William Kininmonth

Real Climate

Another clue is William Kininmonth’s ‘rethink’ on the greenhouse effect for The Global Warming Policy Foundation. When looking at the effect of changes in greenhouse gases, one must look at how their forcing corresponds to the energy balance at the top of the atmosphere.

Glossary of Greenhouse Gas Terms

Greenbuilding Law

volume mixing ratio), together with a number of trace gases, such as argon (0.93% volume mixing ratio), helium, radiatively active greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (0.035% volume mixing ratio), and ozone. Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Any gas that absorbs infrared radiation in the atmosphere.

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EPA seeks public input on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

Environmental News Bits

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 amended the Clean Air Act to create the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, a new program which will deploy $27 billion in competitive grants to mobilize financing for clean energy and climate projects that reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions, especially in disadvantaged communities. The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund includes: U.S. … Continue reading EPA seeks public input on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.

Cascades Is Cutting Greenhouse Gases And Using Less Energy

Environment + Energy Leader

The post Cascades Is Cutting Greenhouse Gases And Using Less Energy appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Cascades Inc. closely evaluates its operations and processes, all with an eye on ensuring it meets its climate and recycling targets.

Cascades Is Cutting Greenhouse Gases And Using Less Energy

Environment + Energy Leader

The post Cascades Is Cutting Greenhouse Gases And Using Less Energy appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Cascades Inc. closely evaluates its operations and processes, all with an eye on ensuring it meets its climate and recycling targets.

Reducing Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenbuilding Law

As governments enact mandatory greenhouse gas emission laws and as businesses voluntarily make “net zero” pledges, we are increasingly working with organizations, first to understand and calculate their GHG emissions, then to implement strategies for efficacious yet frictionless reductions.

Reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

Environmental News Bits

Researchers have significantly improved the performance of numerical predictions for agricultural nitrous oxide emissions that could significantly reduce greenhouse gases from agriculture. Read the full story from the University of Minnesota. Agriculture Climate Publications

The Social Cost of Greenhouse Gas Emissions is About to Get Much More Expensive

Law and Environment

In its regulatory impact analysis for the supplemental proposal, EPA included a sensitivity analysis detailing a revised methodology and new estimates for social cost of greenhouse gases (SC-GHGs), including carbon, methane, and nitrous oxide.

Fermentation turns greenhouse gases into useful chemicals

Physics World

Unfortunately, they are manufactured from fossil resources using highly energy-intensive techniques that release hazardous waste and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Amazon to have database on greenhouse gases

Environmental News Bits

A free-access platform with a wide diversity of data on greenhouse gas emissions in the Amazon is being built by the Research Center for Greenhouse Gas Innovation (RCGI), at the University of São Paulo (USP). The platform will combine variables that control the carbon cycle, in addition to … Continue reading Amazon to have database on greenhouse gases. Read the full story from Agência Brasil.

Canada launches Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System

Manning Law

Under most emissions trading systems, regulated industries, which fail to meet their greenhouse gas emission target must make up the shortfall either with a punitive payment or by purchasing emissions trading credits. On June 7, 2022, the Government of Canada launched Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System , under the federal Output-Based [Carbon] Pricing System (OBPS).

Liebherr reveals results of greenhouse gas study

Environmental News Bits

Consulting firm Frontier Economics, on behalf of equipment manufacturer Liebherr Group, has shared the results of a life cycle assessment analysis related to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of construction machines equipped with various drive technologies. The study was conducted to determine how much carbon dioxide (CO2) … Continue reading Liebherr reveals results of greenhouse gas study. Read the full story at Construction & Demolition Recycling.

Xerox Takes Hacksaw to Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Waste Streams

Environment + Energy Leader

Moreover, it expanded its goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions to include Scope 3, which covers its supply chain. The post Xerox Takes Hacksaw to Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Waste Streams appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Polestar Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions Per Car by 6%

Environment + Energy Leader

Polestar reduced greenhouse gas-emissions per car sold by 6% through its focus on increased efficiency and use of renewable energy in 2021. The post Polestar Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions Per Car by 6% appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Health sector causes 10% of greenhouse gas emissions, report finds

Environmental News Bits

healthcare system is responsible for an estimated 10% of national greenhouse gas emissions, which cause extreme weather events and contribute to worse health outcomes, according to a new report from the House Ways and Means Committee. The healthcare system is now experiencing the damaging effects of climate-related … Continue reading Health sector causes 10% of greenhouse gas emissions, report finds. Read the full story at Health Care Dive. The U.S.

US Cotton Trust Protocol Reports 21% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Environment + Energy Leader

The post US Cotton Trust Protocol Reports 21% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

‘Smart’ greenhouses could slash electricity costs

Environmental News Bits

A new, internet-connected lighting system for greenhouses could sharply reduce a farmer’s electrical bill, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers. Read the full story from the University of Georgia. Read more → Agriculture Energy efficiency Publications

Lowe’s Cuts Greenhouse Gases by 42% Using Renewables, Energy Efficiency

Environment + Energy Leader

In 2021, Lowe's cut its scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gases by 42% over the last five years beating its goal of cutting those emissions by 40% by 2025. The post Lowe’s Cuts Greenhouse Gases by 42% Using Renewables, Energy Efficiency appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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

A Quick Science Refresher on Greenhouse Gas

Greenbuilding Law

With the federal government and state of Maryland each having announced within days of each other, the mandated disclosure of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, we have received, maybe not surprising, many calls in the last two weeks inquiring “what are GHGs?”

Nucor Boasts Superior Greenhouse Gas Reductions for Steel Operations

Environment + Energy Leader

Nucro's greenhouse gas emissions from steel mills are 25%-%33 of the global average, and it has committed to an additional 35% combined reduction in steel mill scopes 1 scope 2 greenhouse gas intensity by 2030 using the 2015 baseline.

Journey to the U.S. Supreme Court – Regulating Power Plant Greenhouse Gas Emissions

E2 Law Blog

EPA ) addressing the scope of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing fossil-fuel powered power plaints.

NASA cancels plans for costly greenhouse gas monitoring satellite

Environmental News Bits

NASA is canceling a planned satellite that was going to intensely monitor greenhouse gases over the Americas because it got too costly and complicated. Read the full story from PBS. But the space agency said it will still be watching human-caused carbon pollution but in different ways. Climate

Central Virginia Achieves 28% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions in One Year

Environment + Energy Leader

Sixteen Central Virginia-based businesses have achieved a 28% collective reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. . The post Central Virginia Achieves 28% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions in One Year appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Greenhouse gas emissions are warming up nights faster than days

New Scientist

C, and simulations show that the bulk of this warming is due to greenhouse gas emissionsSince 1951, the gap between night and day temperatures has closed by 0.41°C,

Amazing greenhouse set near garden influenced by Silk Road

Inhabitant

Heatherwick Studio recently unveiled a new project, a kinetic greenhouse set on the edge of the National Trust’s Woolbeding Gardens. It is also part of a historic estate in West Sussex

Study: Organic Dairy Farming Can Store Carbon and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Environment + Energy Leader

A new study in the August issue of the “Journal of Cleaner Production” reveals that it is possible for farms to sequester carbon and reduce their overall greenhouse gas emissions.

Record Methane Spike Boosts Heat Trapped by Greenhouse Gases

Scientific American

NOAA’s Annual Greenhouse Gas Index finds that greenhouse gases trapped nearly 50 percent more heat last year than they did in 1990. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

NOAA Annual Greenhouse Gas Index, 2021

Environmental Law Reporter

NOAA Annual Greenhouse Gas Index, 2021. Rachel Jean-Baptiste. Fri, 07/01/2022 - 05:52. Volume. Issue.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Information for Decision Making: A Framework Going Forward

Environmental News Bits

Climate change, driven by increases in human-produced greenhouse gases and particles (collectively referred to as GHGs), is the most serious environmental issue facing society. The need to reduce GHGs has become urgent as heat waves, heavy rain events, and other impacts of climate change have become more … Continue reading Greenhouse Gas Emissions Information for Decision Making: A Framework Going Forward. Download the document and visit the interactive webpage.

Greenhouse gas levels have hit yet another record – here's why

New Scientist

Carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide reached record-high concentrations in the atmosphere in 2021, including the largest recorded increase in methane

A mobile greenhouse to grow your garden's possibilities

Inhabitant

Many people dream of having their own greenhouse, but let's face it, it can be impractical. The Bramber mobile greenhouse makes these greenhouse dreams easier to achieve. This mobile greenhouse does everything larger greenhouses do but backward and on wheels Bramber can be moved around as needed to get more or less sun and taken with you when you switch residences.

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

Methane Hunters: What Explains the Surge in the Potent Greenhouse Gas?

Inside Climate News

Levels of the gas are growing at a record rate and natural sources like wetlands are the cause, but scientists don’t know how to curb it. By Leslie Hook and Chris Campbell, The Financial Times Every year, 6,000 flasks arrive at a laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.

Study: Organic dairy farming can store carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Environmental News Bits

A new study in the August issue of the “Journal of Cleaner Production” reveals that it is possible for farms to sequester carbon and reduce their overall greenhouse gas emissions. A University of Wisconsin Madison research group unveiled a dairy lifecycle assessment conducted on Organic Valley farms that shows small … Continue reading Study: Organic dairy farming can store carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Read the full story at Environment + Energy Leader.

Nearly all marine species face extinction if greenhouse emissions don’t drop: study

Environmental News Bits

Maintaining the status quo for greenhouse gas emissions could risk the extinction of up to 90 percent of marine species, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. Researchers, led by ecologist Daniel Boyce of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Nova Scotia, looked at some 25,000 species, … Continue reading Nearly all marine species face extinction if greenhouse emissions don’t drop: study. Read the full story at The Hill.

Greenhouse produces food and energy for a circular economy

Inhabitant

The Solar Greenhouse is a prototype of a space used to harvest food and energy, allowing for self-sufficiency for individuals in both urban and rural regions. The project was designed and assembled by a team of students and researchers in the Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities (MAEBB) masters program at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC

Clorox Aims Trims Greenhouse Gases By 32% and Energy Use by 17% From 2011 Baseline

Environment + Energy Leader

The post Clorox Aims Trims Greenhouse Gases By 32% and Energy Use by 17% From 2011 Baseline appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Clorox's key priorities include using 100% renewable energy to power its operations and reaching net-zero targets by 2050 from a 2011 baseline.

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Engineers study biochar to fertilize crops, manage manure odors, reduce greenhouse gases

Environmental News Bits

But efforts to study, develop and market the black powder as a fertilizer weren’t adding … Continue reading Engineers study biochar to fertilize crops, manage manure odors, reduce greenhouse gases.

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.

Greenhouse gas emissions closely correlated with income: study

Environmental News Bits

Richer countries and people are contributing a disproportionate amount to greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report released by the World Inequality Lab (WIL) research organization on Tuesday. Read the full story at The Hill. According to the WIL’s report, the top 1 percent of carbon emitting countries account for 17 percent of emissions, while the bottom 50… Read more → Climate change Climate justice Publications

3M Has Cut its Greenhouse Gases by 71% Over Two Decades. How?

Environment + Energy Leader

The post 3M Has Cut its Greenhouse Gases by 71% Over Two Decades. 3M is committing to becoming carbon neutral across its global operations by 2050. It expects to be halfway there by 2030 and 80% of the way there by 2040.

Nitrogen tracking tech may help cut greenhouse gas emissions

Inhabitant

Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center are working on a solution that may cut agricultural-based greenhouse gases significantly. The team is working on a nitrogen tracking technology that may help cut greenhouse emissions equivalent to the CO2 produced by 10 million cars annually