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Global carbon emissions up 50 percent


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have gone up by 49 percent over the last two decades to reach a staggering 10 billion tonnes ... Read more...

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Forests remove 2.4 bn tonnes of carbon from air


August 11th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) Forests worldwide absorb as much as 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon per year from the air, equivalent to a third of the annual fossil fuel emissions.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

66pc permafrost to melt by 2200, speed up global warming in coming years


February 17th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has warned that global warming could cause up to two-thirds of the Earth's permafrost to disappear by 2200, releasing carbon equal to half the emissions ... Read more...

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Two thirds of permafrost likely to melt by 2200


February 17th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Two-thirds of permafrost is likely to melt by 2200, thanks to global warming which will loft vast quantities of carbon into the air. "The carbon resides in permanently ... Read more...

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Global CO2 emissions may reach ‘record levels in 2010′


November 22nd, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): A new study from the University of Exeter (UK) has said that global CO2 emissions may reach record levels in 2010.The authors found that global CO2 emissions from ... Read more...

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Global CO2 emissions on the rise again in 2010


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Global carbon dioxide emissions, the main contributor to global warming, show no sign of abating and may reach record levels in 2010, according to a study.The study, led ... Read more...

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Farmlands hacked out of tropical forests, finds study


September 6th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) More than half a million square miles of new farmland - an area as big as Alaska - was created in the developing world between 1980 and 2000. More ... Read more...

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Most new farmland comes from cutting tropical forest


September 4th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that more than 80 percent of the farmlands created in the tropics between 1980 and 2000 came into existence after cutting forests.As a ... Read more...

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The good, bad and the ugly about carbon sequestration


June 28th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): Carbon sequestration is fast gaining popularity as a way to counter global warming. However, its effectiveness and consequences are not yet fully understood. Now, a Niels Bohr Institute ... Read more...

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How Earth can be preserved?


May 1st, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): An Indian-origin American scientist and his team believe the "only practical way to preserve" the Earth is to urgently do away with coal and unconventional fossil fuel emissions.Writing ... Read more...

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Number of trees that release CO2 into atmosphere grossly overestimated


January 28th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): A recent study at Oregon State University, US, indicates that some past approaches to calculating the impacts of forest fires have grossly overestimated the number of live trees ... Read more...

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US forests can soak up 50 year-equivalent of CO2 emissions


December 13th, 2009 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Forests and soils in the US could soak up additional quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) and mitigate climate change, says a new estimate. The 48 US states can potentially ... Read more...

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CO2 from food crops’ displacement maybe twice as much as those from lands for biofuels


October 23rd, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 23 (ANI): A study examining the impact of a global biofuels program on greenhouse gas emissions during the 21st century has found that carbon loss stemming from the displacement of ... Read more...

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India, US talks on atomic fuel re-processing begins


July 25th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Vienna, July 25 (ANI): The first round of talks between India and the United States regarding re-processing of used US atomic fuel on Indian soil has begin here.Top diplomats from both sides ... Read more...

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Humans are disrupting the nitrogen cycle, say scientists


June 5th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that humans are disrupting the nitrogen cycle by altering the amount of nitrogen that is stored in the biosphere.The chief culprit ... Read more...

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Agriculture could become big part of solution to global warming


June 4th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A new report released by the Worldwatch Institute has said that agriculture could become a big part of the solution to global warming.According to a report in Environmental ... Read more...

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Sun-powered device converts CO2 into fuel


February 19th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed a device that houses an array of nanotubes, that is able to convert a mixture of carbon dioxide and water vapour ... Read more...

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Controlling man made emissions may delay start of next ice age


February 11th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A new research from the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen has determined that by controlling emissions of fossil fuels, we may be able to greatly ... Read more...

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Low oxygen areas in oceans threatening survival of fish


January 26th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Unchecked global warming is causing dead zones or low-oxygen areas in oceans, threatening the very survival of fish, crabs and clams, according to a Danish study. In shallow ... Read more...

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Globe warming CO2 can be measured in wines bouquet


November 27th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): Scientists have found that the amount of fossil-fuel-derived carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air over the vineyard can be measured in the wines alcohol.According to a report ... Read more...

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Human generated CO2 emissions register a four-fold increase since 2000


October 3rd, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): The latest figures on the global carbon budget have indicated that emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from human activities have been growing about four times faster since ... Read more...

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India blamed for eight percent of carbon emissions growth


August 23rd, 2008 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Carbon emissions into the atmosphere from fossil fuel combustion worldwide in 2007 was 22 percent higher than in 2000, says the Worldwatch Institute. India accounted for eight ... Read more...

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Tropical forest sustainability can help humans reduce their contribution to climate change


June 15th, 2008 - 11:08 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A new study has determined that improved management of the world's tropical forests has major implications for humanity's ability to reduce its contribution to climate change.The study ... Read more...

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China to be main player in doubling of gas emissions by 2030


May 1st, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, May 1 (ANI): A new study has determined that China would play a major role in doubling of global greenhouse emissions by 2030.According to a report in news.com.au, they study ... Read more...

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Carbon emissions may be immaterial to global warming in future


April 28th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 28 (ANI): While climate change and carbon emissions are considered to be strongly associated, a new study report suggests that this relationship will perhaps no longer persist in the ... Read more...

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Greenhouse gases increased sharply in 2007


April 26th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Global levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, the primary driver of climate change, increased by 0.6 percent or 19 billion tonnes last year. Additionally methane rose by 27 million ... Read more...

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Researchers propose way to incorporate deforestation into climate change treaty


April 23rd, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Purdue University researchers have proposed a new option for incorporating deforestation into the international climate change treaty.The approach, titled Preservation Pathway, would provide carbon credits for developing ... Read more...

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Agricultural soil erosion not contributing to global warming


November 14th, 2007 - 2:58 am ICT by admin
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