Greenhouse gases http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/44070/all en If we used shale gas in Lithuania, maybe there would less instances of such abnormal spring - presidential advisor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/if-we-used-shale-gas-lithuania-maybe-there-would-less-instances-such-ab <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> President Dalia Grybauskaite's chief adviser on economic and social policy issues Nerijus Udrenas says that if we explored shale gas in Lithuania and started to use it, maybe we would have less such instances of abnormal spring as it is now.</p><P>"Some scientists claim that such disorderly and abnormal climate is due to increased carbon dioxide levels which are growing all over the world. The use of gas allows us to reduce carbon dioxide emissions because it is less polluting than coal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/if-we-used-shale-gas-lithuania-maybe-there-would-less-instances-such-ab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Environment Greenhouse gases Lithuania Shale gas Technology Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 09:24:43 +0000 Asianet 5803435 at http://www.globalpost.com Study: More pollution means more air turbulence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/study-more-pollution-means-more-air-turbulence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Researchers say that more pollution is likely to mean bumpier flights for trans-Atlantic travelers, explaining that models show increased turbulence over the north Atlantic as carbon dioxide levels rise.</p><P>University of East Anglia climate expert Manoj Joshi says that scientists have long studied the impact of the carbon-heavy aviation industry on climate change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/study-more-pollution-means-more-air-turbulence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Greenhouse gases Technology Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:03:51 +0000 Asianet 5812079 at http://www.globalpost.com Study: More pollution means more air turbulence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/study-more-pollution-means-more-air-turbulence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Researchers say that more pollution is likely to mean bumpier flights for trans-Atlantic travelers, explaining that models show increased turbulence over the north Atlantic as carbon dioxide levels rise.</p><P>University of East Anglia climate expert Manoj Joshi says that scientists have long studied the impact of the carbon-heavy aviation industry on climate change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/study-more-pollution-means-more-air-turbulence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Greenhouse gases Technology Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:31:27 +0000 Asianet 5814268 at http://www.globalpost.com Scientists sound alarm at Arctic Ocean's rapid acidification http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/scientists-sound-alarm-at-arctic-oceans-rapid-acidification <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scientists expressed alarm on Monday over the rapid acidification of the Arctic Ocean caused by carbon dioxide emissions, which could have dire consequences on the region's fragile ecosystem.</p> <p>Acidity levels in the planet's oceans have risen by 30 percent since the start of the industrial era, and are now at their highest levels in at least 55 million years, delegates said at a conference in Bergen, Norway dedicated to the subject.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/scientists-sound-alarm-at-arctic-oceans-rapid-acidification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon dioxide Chemistry Greenhouse gases Technology AFP Mon, 06 May 2013 13:00:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5831783 at http://www.globalpost.com Global study presented at northern conference finds Arctic Ocean acidifying http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130506/global-study-presented-at-northern-conference-finds-arctic-o <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An international study suggests greenhouse gases are acidifying the Arctic Ocean at a faster rate than any of the world's southern seas.</p> <p>"What we know is that ocean acidification is actually stronger in the Arctic than in southern waters," said Rashid Sumalia, a University of British Columbia researcher, who is one of 60 authors of the report released Monday in Bergen, Norway.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130506/global-study-presented-at-northern-conference-finds-arctic-o" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arctic Ocean Chemistry Greenhouse gases Physical geography Political geography Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 06 May 2013 18:30:45 +0000 The Canadian Press 5831998 at http://www.globalpost.com Hashimoto clarifies remarks on "comfort women" after flak http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130507/refiling-update1-japan-taiwan-end-joint-fishing-commit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto on Wednesday sought to clarify his remarks on a system to recruit women into sexual servitude for Japan's soldiers during World War II, saying he personally does not condone the scheme.</p> <p> Two days after he made controversial remarks that the so-called comfort women were "necessary to maintain discipline" in the Japanese military, Hashimoto told reporters he simply stated a fact that people at the time had that kind of view.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130507/refiling-update1-japan-taiwan-end-joint-fishing-commit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abe Arctic Ashwani Kumar Asia Awami National Party 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the atmosphere has surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history, US monitors announced Friday, sparking new calls for action to scale back greenhouse gases.</p> <p>Climate scientists say the threshold is largely symbolic and has been expected for some time, but warn that it serves as an important message that people need to reverse the damage caused to the environment by the heavy use of fossil fuels.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130510/carbon-dioxide-atmosphere-hits-historic-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atmosphere Atmospheric sciences Chemistry Climate change Climatology Disaster Environment Greenhouse gases Technology AFP Fri, 10 May 2013 18:45:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5835139 at http://www.globalpost.com Greenhouse gas concentration in air accelerates: U.N. report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131106/greenhouse-gas-concentration-air-accelerates-un-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere accelerated and reached a new high in 2012, the U.N. weather agency said Wednesday.</p> <p> The concentration of carbon dioxide reached a record level of 393.1 parts per million, up 2.2 ppm from the previous year, the World Meteorological Organization said in the Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.</p> <p> The 2012 increase outpaced the average annual increase over the past decade of 2.02 ppm, according to the bulletin, which said the 400 ppm threshold is expected to be reached in 2015 or 2016.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131106/greenhouse-gas-concentration-air-accelerates-un-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon dioxide Chemistry Environment Greenhouse gases Kyodo News International Wed, 06 Nov 2013 12:32:02 +0000 Kyodo News International 5981536 at http://www.globalpost.com Greenhouse gases in atmosphere hit new record http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131106/greenhouse-gases-atmosphere-hit-new-record <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a record high in 2012, continuing an ever-faster rise that is driving climate change, the United Nations weather agency said Wednesday.</p> <p>In an annual report on greenhouse gases, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide "reached new highs" last year.</p> <p>jwf/nl/lc</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Chemistry Climatology Greenhouse gases AFP Wed, 06 Nov 2013 12:49:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5981582 at http://www.globalpost.com US methane emissions higher than EPA numbers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131125/us-methane-emissions-higher-epa-numbers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US emissions of methane -- a potent greenhouse gas -- could be significantly higher than indicated in estimates by the US Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new study published Monday.</p> <p>The study found the EPA numbers could underestimate by as much as 50 percent the true amount of the gas being produced by the United States.</p> <p>The most striking discrepancy, the researchers said, was in the oil-producing south-central United States, where their results were nearly three times higher than EPA estimates.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131125/us-methane-emissions-higher-epa-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climatology Fuel gas Greenhouse gases AFP Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:16:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5999876 at http://www.globalpost.com Earth's arid zones absorb CO2, new study concludes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140407/earths-arid-zones-absorb-co2-new-study-concludes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>London, Apr 7 (EFE).- The arid zones of the planet, which constitute its most extensive ecosystems, absorb significantly greater quantities of the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere as the quantity of CO2 increases, which helps combat climate change, a study published in Nature Climate Change said.</p> <p>A U.S. scientific team headed by biologist Dave Evans of the University of Washington, exposed nine plots of land in California's Mojave Desert for a period of 10 years to current CO2 levels and to those forecast for the year 2050.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140407/earths-arid-zones-absorb-co2-new-study-concludes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atmospheric sciences Chemistry Greenhouse gases Agencia EFE Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:53:13 +0000 Agencia EFE 6115493 at http://www.globalpost.com Rising CO2 levels may cut nutrient levels in crops, study finds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140508/rising-co2-levels-may-cut-nutrient-levels-crops-study-finds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Will Dunham</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may cut the nutritional quality of some of the world's most important food crops, researchers reported on Wednesday after conducting experiments simulating conditions expected by mid-century.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140508/rising-co2-levels-may-cut-nutrient-levels-crops-study-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Dietary minerals Greenhouse gases Hospitality Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 08 May 2014 21:20:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6142287 at http://www.globalpost.com WMO reports record high CO2 concentrations in northern hemisphere in April http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140526/wmo-reports-record-high-co2-concentrations-northern-hemisphe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GENEVA, May 26 (Xinhua) - The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Monday said the monthly concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere for the first time topped 400 parts per million (ppm) in April throughout the northern hemisphere.</p> <p>According to WMO Global Atmosphere Watch network, all of its monitoring stations in northern hemisphere reported record atmospheric CO2 concentrations during the seasonal maximum.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140526/wmo-reports-record-high-co2-concentrations-northern-hemisphe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atmospheric sciences Chemistry Greenhouse gases World Meteorological Organization Xinhua News Agency Mon, 26 May 2014 16:35:52 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6157886 at http://www.globalpost.com Global warming: Breakthrough material absorbs CO2 from gas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140603/global-warming-breakthrough-material-absorbs-co2-gas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chemists said on Tuesday they had invented a material that easily removes carbon dioxide (CO2) from natural gas, making the abundant fuel more climate-friendly.</p> <p>The porous substance can cheaply separate CO2 at wellheads and safely store it for industrial use or for re-injection into the gas field, they said.</p> <p>Current processes for removing CO2 involve chemical scrubbing, a costly procedure in which the carbon in natural gas is dissolved into corrosive liquid compounds heated to 140 degrees Celsius (284 degrees Fahrenheit).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140603/global-warming-breakthrough-material-absorbs-co2-gas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Disaster Greenhouse gases Inorganic solvents Technology AFP Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:18:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6165723 at http://www.globalpost.com Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140909/greenhouse-gas-levels-atmosphere-hit-new-high <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Surging levels of carbon dioxide sent greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere to a new record in 2013, while gas-absorbing oceans were hit by "unprecedented" acidification, the UN said Tuesday.</p> <p>In its annual report on greenhouse gas concentrations, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that carbon dioxide levels between 2012 and 2013 marked the largest annual increase in 30 years.</p> <p>nl/yad</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Chemistry Climatology Greenhouse gases AFP Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:31:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6252603 at http://www.globalpost.com