Greenhouse Gas Emissions

August 24, 2016--The water-energy nexus is not what you expect (Green Biz)

Saving water saves energy, but there are more reasons to save water. Earlier this summer, researchers at UC Davis confirmed what a lot of us already know — that saving water saves energy.

July 29, 2015--White House opens Business Act on climate pledge (Environmental News Service)

Thirteen of America’s largest companies Monday pledged to invest a total of more than $140 billion to slash their greenhouse gas emissions, increase their use of renewable energy and shrink their carbon footprints.


March 9, 2015--Global warming 'set to speed up to rates not seen for 1,000 years' (Guardian)

People need to brace themselves for accelerating climate change that could alter the way we live even over short time scales, scientists have warned. New evidence suggests the rate at which temperatures are rising in the northern hemisphere could be 0.25C per decade by 2020 - a level not seen for at least 1,000 years. The analysis, based on a combination of data from more than two doz


February 4, 2015--Farming now worse for climate than deforestation (Climate Central)

Efforts such as these to slow deforestation have delivered some of humanity’s few gains in its otherwise lackadaisical battle so far against global warming.


October 30, 2014--Hydropower may be huge source of methane emissions (Climate Central)

Imagine nearly 6,000 dairy cows doing what cows do, belching and being flatulent for a full year. That’s how much methane was emitted from one Ohio reservoir in 2012. Reservoirs and hydropower are often thought of as climate friendly because they don’t burn fossil fuels to produce electricity.


June 30, 2014--Movement of carbon in large U.S. rivers affected by reservoirs, finds study (Water World)

A new study conducted by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists, and published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, has found that a combination of climate and human activities (diversion and reservoirs) controls the movement of carbon in two large western river basins, the Colorado and the Missouri Rivers.


May 23, 2014--Dust bowl days: Will we cut carbon pollution fast enough to prevent permanent droughts? (Climate Progress)

Large parts of the Southwest are drier than they were during the 1930s Dust Bowl. And the latest science says unrestricted carbon pollution will make this a near-permanent situation post-2050 in a growing portion of this country and around the world — for a thousand years or more! Earlier this month, the U.S.


May 1, 2013--Earth's greenhouse gas levels approach 400-ppm milestone (Los Angeles Times)

The ratio of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere is flirting with 400 parts per million, a level last seen about 2.5 million to 5 million years ago, according to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The Institution this week launched a daily Keeling curve update, showing the saw-toothed upward diagonal of rising carbon dioxide levels since the late 1950s.


April 21, 2013--Earth's current warmth not seen in the last 1,400 years or more, says study (Science Daily)

Fueled by industrial greenhouse gas emissions, Earth's climate warmed more between 1971 and 2000 than during any other three-decade interval in the last 1,400 years, according to new regional temperature reconstructions covering all seven continents.


July 6, 2010--The nature of business: The energy cost of water (Summit Daily)

Water conservation is a face with two sides: one is the obvious side of saving a resource crucial for sustaining life; the second — which is often neglected but emerging as a national priority — is the link to energy consumption and conservation.


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