Glossary of Greenhouse Gas Terms

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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.

Canada launches Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System

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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).

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Reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

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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

Fermentation turns greenhouse gases into useful chemicals

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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

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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.

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

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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.

A Quick Science Refresher on Greenhouse Gas

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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?”

Record Methane Spike Boosts Heat Trapped by Greenhouse Gases

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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.

Nestlé Has Cut Greenhouse Gases by 4 Million Tons Since 2018. How?

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The post Nestlé Has Cut Greenhouse Gases by 4 Million Tons Since 2018. Nestlé is well along the path to ensuring that 800 sites in 187 countries are totally green by 2025.

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Mini greenhouse grows endless possibilities

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

‘Smart’ greenhouses could slash electricity costs

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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

A mobile greenhouse to grow your garden's possibilities

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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.

Nestlé Has Cut Greenhouse Gases by 4 Million Tons Since 2018. How?

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The post Nestlé Has Cut Greenhouse Gases by 4 Million Tons Since 2018. Nestlé is well along the path to ensuring that 800 sites in 187 countries are totally green by 2025.

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Greenhouse produces food and energy for a circular economy

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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

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

Available/Emerging Technologies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Combustion Turbine Electric Generating Units

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This white paper summarizes readily available information on control techniques and measureswith the potential to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from stationary combustionturbines permitted to operate as electric utility generating units (EGUs). Download the document.

Nitrogen tracking tech may help cut greenhouse gas emissions

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

Massive greenhouse wins award for sustainable design

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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

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

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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.

Using social media to turn people on to physics, vacuum supplier sets science-based targets for greenhouse gas reductions

Physics World

She explains why the company has set science-based targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions that are in line with the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change – and how the firm is meeting those goals.

Greenhouse gas emissions closely correlated with income: study

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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

Greenhouse gas emission impact from peatland fires underestimated by 200%-300%, shows new study

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Deforestation fires in Brazil and Indonesia accounted for 3% and 7%, respectively, of the planet’s total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in 2019 and 2020, finds a new study in Frontiers in Climate. By Suzanna Burgelman, Frontiers science writer. Image: PARALAXIS/Shutterstock.

California drought driving up greenhouse gas emissions: study

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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.

DMAA designs Residential Greenhouse in Germany

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

If your hospital suddenly feels more like an Apple store or greenhouse, biophilic design is why

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In architecture, biophilia is seen as a … Continue reading If your hospital suddenly feels more like an Apple store or greenhouse, biophilic design is why. Read the full story at Fast Company. Among a certain subset of designers, there’s a growing feeling that the more natural a space is, the better. So-called biophilic design, or design that integrates nature and natural processes, is making its way into the world of architecture and urban development.

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

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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 ?.

New tool aims to give greater oversight to greenhouse gas emissions

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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

These machines scrub greenhouse gases from the air – an inventor of direct air capture technology shows how it works

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by Klaus Lackner, Arizona State University Two centuries of burning fossil fuels has put more carbon dioxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere than nature can remove.

New York Climate Action Council Approves Draft Scoping Plan to Achieve the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

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The post New York Climate Action Council Approves Draft Scoping Plan to Achieve the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions first appeared on Law and the Environment.

New webinar Series for federal contractors on managing greenhouse gas emissions in federal procurement

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A new series of webinars for federal contractors on managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is now available on YouTube. The webinars were developed by EPA and the General Services Administration (GSA) to help federal contractors aid the federal government in meeting its goal of net-zero emissions from procurement by measuring and publicly disclosing their GHGs,… Read more → Events Federal government Green purchasing

Record levels of greenhouse gas methane are a ‘fire alarm moment’

New Scientist

The rate at which methane concentrations are rising is concerning researchers, with 2020 marking the biggest annual jump since 1983.

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

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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

Maryland Resets it Trajectory with Greenhouse Gas Reduction Law

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With legislation that became law last week, without the Governor’s signature, Maryland has enacted the most rigorous state law in the country reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and otherwise addressing ESG stewardship including climate change.

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

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

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

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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

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

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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.

EPA Finalizes Improved Car Rules, But More Needed to Put Auto Industry on Sustainable Trajectory

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Transportation auto industry Build Back Better Act clean car standards clean cars EPA fuel economy vehicle greenhouse gas standards

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

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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

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

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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

Soaring Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Shrinking the Stratosphere, Study Shows

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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

SEC plans to force public companies to disclose greenhouse gas emissions

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Read the full story in the Washington Post. From Coca-Cola to Tesla, companies report emissions in widely different ways. A new federal rule is expected to standardize climate disclosures, putting the U.S. on closer footing with other countries. Read more → Climate change Corporate sustainability Regulation