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Dams the latest culprit in global warming


August 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 8 (IANS) Researchers have documented the role dams play in global warming and the surges of greenhouse gases as water levels go up and down.Bridget Deemer, doctoral student ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Humanity’s influence on climate began 8,000yrs ago, say researchers


March 26th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 26 (ANI): Scientists have come up with new evidence in support of the theory that human agriculture was changing the climate 8,000 years ago.They have found new evidence to back ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Freshwater methane emission changes greenhouse gas equation


January 7th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Greenhouse gas uptake by continents is less than previously thought because of methane emissions from freshwater areas, to newly released data by an international team of scientists.John Downing ... Read more...

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Bizarre feed supplement could cut greenhouse emissions by gassy cows


September 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): An unusual feed supplement could soon put an end to cow belches, a major source of greenhouse gases.A Penn State dairy scientist conducted a series of laboratory experiments ... Read more...

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New organic charcoal-like substance could offset global warming


August 11th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): Biochar, a charcoal-like substance made from plants and other organic materials, could offset as much as 12 percent of world's greenhouse emissions."Biochar offers one of the few ways ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early hunters may have caused climate change


May 30th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): If you believe human activities in the last century or so are responsible for climate change you may have to think again - a new research says early ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Plants can effectively tackle global warming


April 30th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Plants remain an effective way of tackling global warming, despite emitting small amounts of methane, an important greenhouse gas, says a new study. Research led by the University ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Trees can act as giant methane chimneys


February 17th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that trees can act like chimneys, moving methane gas produced by soil microbes up through roots, stems and leaves before releasing it into ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Australians try to stop sheep burping to reduce methane emissions


November 30th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 30 (ANI): Reports indicate that Australian scientists are trying to breed a sheep that belches less, as they look for ways to reduce harmful methane emissions from the country's flocks. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Aerosols can make methane more potent than previously thought


October 30th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 30 (ANI): A new study has led climate modelers to determine that an aerosol-laden sky could make methane a more potent greenhouse gas than previously thought.According to a report in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People may have to go vegetarian to save Earth


October 27th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 27 (ANI): Lord Stern of Brentford, a senior authority on climate change, has said that people may have to go vegetarian to save the planet.According to a report in the ... Read more...

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Seaweed can help reduce cow greenhouse gas


September 12th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 12 (ANI): Feeding seaweed to cattle can help reduce cow farts, the source of much of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, according to a North Queensland nutritionist.Upto 20pct of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

IFC to help Maldives with waste-management


August 31st, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IBNS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IBNS) International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will work with the government of Maldives to modernize the country’s solid-waste-management system to improve public health, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Plants under stress emit more methane, worsen global warming


August 18th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 18 (IANS) Methane emission by plants in dry or drought prone areas could aggravate global warming more than previously suspected, says a new study. A University of Calgary (U-C) study ... Read more...

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Stressed crops emit more methane emissions than previously thought


August 18th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Calgary (U of C) in Canada have found that methane emission by stressed crops could be a bigger problem in global warming than ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fish oils can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cows


March 30th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): In a new study, researchers from University College Dublin have achieved a reduction in the amount of methane released by cattle, by including 2 percent fish oil in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soil bacteria, not plants responsible for methane emissions


January 15th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 15 (IANS) Experiments have shown that soil bacteria, not plants, were responsible for large-scale methane emissions. A comprehensive probe, sparked by a 2006 report in Nature that said plants ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Globe warming methane bubbling up from undersea reserves


December 21st, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A recent expedition by a Russian team has determined that the East Siberian Sea is bubbling with methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, which is being released from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Methane levels surge again after decade of stability


October 30th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) The quantity of methane in the air surged last year, ending a decade of stability in levels of potent greenhouse gas, according to MIT team.Methane levels have more ... Read more...

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Methane on the rise after decade long stability


October 30th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Data from a worldwide NASA-funded measurement network has shown that the greenhouse gas methane is on the rise again, after a decade long period of stability. Methane ... Read more...

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Flooding might cut down wetlands emission by half


September 24th, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Floods that send water gushing through swamps and marshes near rivers and coastal areas might cut in half greenhouse emissions from these wetlands.The Ohio State University (OSU) study ... Read more...

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Bolstering kangaroo population can cut greenhouse gases


August 11th, 2008 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) Bolstering kangaroo numbers to 175 million by 2020 would lower greenhouse gas emissions by 16 megatonnes, or three percent of Australia's total emissions. Kangaroos emit only a third ... Read more...

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Chinas thickening smogs reduces methane emissions


August 8th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 8 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the fallout from Chinese industrial pollution could actually be reducing the countrys contribution to climate change from at least one greenhouse ... Read more...

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‘Eating locally produced food will cut carbon footprint’


July 4th, 2008 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Eating only locally produced and seasonal fruit and vegetables could dramatically reduce your carbon footprint, according to a team of Australian researchers. The researchers have adopted a back-to-basics ... Read more...

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Methane breakthrough could reduce the amount of gas farm animals produce


June 3rd, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists in New Zealand have made a breakthrough in methane research that could reduce the amount of gas farm animals produce.Methane produced by farm animals accounts for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earths crust might hold a lethal carbon reserve


May 22nd, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Scientists have determined that the Earths crust might hold a lethal cache of carbon, which could ultimately determine the fate of our planets atmosphere.Carbon is locked away ... Read more...

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Chinese power plant uses harmful methane gas for producing electricity


February 3rd, 2008 - 7:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): In a unique initiative, China has started the world's largest cow-dung methane power plant in the Inner Mongolia region, thus using the greenhouse gas methane for generating electricity ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Adjustments in agricultural sector might mitigate its negative impact on climate change


January 21st, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new report has suggested that the negative impact of agriculture on climate change can be mitigated by some adjustments in the sector in future.According to a report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Thermokarst lakes a major source of prehistoric methane


November 14th, 2007 - 2:53 am ICT by admin
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