Global Carbon Trading System Has ‘Essentially Collapsed’ - The world's only global system of carbon trading, designed to give poor countries access to new green technologies, has "essentially collapsed", jeopardizing future flows of finance to the developing world.
Ozone Treaty Accidentally Slowed Global Warming: Study - The Montreal Protocol, a treaty enacted in 1987 to protect the Earth’s thinning ozone layer, has had the unintended benefit of helping to slow the rate of global warming since the mid-1990s, according to a new study published Sunday.
Investors: Can Oil Companies Thrive in Warming World? Will ExxonMobil, Peabody Energy and the world’s 43 other largest fossil fuel companies be able to thrive in a business climate heavily affected by global warming?
March of Global Warming: Month 4th Warmest on Record - Though cool temperatures prevailed across the eastern U.S. and Canada through March, the month was the fourth warmest March on record globally, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday. It was the 38th March in a row with warmer-than-average temperatures.
Fossil Fuels to Dominate World Energy Use Through 2040 - Global energy consumption will grow by 56 percent by 2040 with fossil fuels remaining dominant energy sources. Along with that growth will come increased carbon dioxide emissions and a continued reliance on coal, oil, and natural gas for transportation and electricity generation, according to a new report published Thursday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
EIA: Biggest Energy Producers Are Also Biggest Users - Dense, urban states — especially New York — and sprawling, energy-producing states stand out in newly-updated state energy analyses the U.S. Energy Information Administration released in late December. The report shows how the states stack up for renewable and fossil fuel energy consumption and production — critical elements in determining a state’s climate footprint.
Arctic Methane Emissions ‘Certain to Trigger Warming’ - As climate change melts Arctic permafrost and releases large amounts of methane into the atmosphere, it is creating a feedback loop that is "certain to trigger additional warming," according to the lead scientist of a new study investigating Arctic methane emissions.
Three EU Countries Hit 2020 Renewable Benchmarks Early - Newly released data shows that three European Union member countries have already met their renewable energy goals for 2020. A number of other members are also well on their way to meeting their benchmarks, though some countries, most notably the U.K., are a long ways away.
Scientists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and semiconducting nanowires that take water, sunlight and carbon dioxide and turn them into the building blocks of biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs and even biofuel.
Glaciers cracking in the presence of carbon dioxide
Ice. Researchers have shown that the material strength and fracture toughness of ice are decreased significantly under increasing concentrations of CO2 molecules, making ice caps and glaciers more vulnerable to cracking and splitting into pieces.
‘Supertrees’ Super Useful in Singapore - Trees clean the air. They take in carbon dioxide, a climate-inducing greenhouse gas. They provide shade and thus keep forested areas cooler. They purify water. Giant man-made “supertrees” in Singapore will now provide electricity. The 18 fake trees, some nearly 165 feet tall, which were opened to visitors on June 29, make up a project from Singapore’s National Parks Board called Gardens by the Bay,
The new energy efficiency rule on walk-in coolers and freezers is expected to result in carbon dioxide emissions reductions of 62 million metric tons through 2030. https://geneva.usmission.gov/2014/05/14/new-energy-efficiency-standards-aim-to-reduce-carbon-pollution/
This diagram shows the major parts of a system for capturing carbon dioxide and storing it underground. Numbers on the diagram correspond with the steps listed on the page. - Are there any cons to doing this??