The first "State of the Carbon Cycle Report" for North America, released online this week by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, finds the continent's carbon budget increasingly overwhelmed by human-caused emissions.
As world leaders prepare to discuss conservation-friendly carbon credits in Bali and a regional initiative threatens a new wave of deforestation in the South American tropics, new research from the University of East Anglia and Brazil’s Goeldi Museum highlights once again the irreplaceable importance of primary rain forest.
Now for the first time, the CO2 emissions of 50,000 power plants worldwide, the globe’s most concentrated source of greenhouse gases, have been compiled into a massive new data base, called CARMA-Carbon Monitoring for Action.
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology shows significant promise for hybrid and electric vehicle applications in terms of its comparatively high power and energy density, and ability to retain charge for extended periods. However, commercial challenges remain in terms of both cost and weight.
By recycling yet one more 5-pound toner cartridge from a Xerox multifunction system, Xerox Corporation announced it has surpassed a major sustainability milestone by diverting more than 2 billion pounds of electronic waste from landfills around the world through waste-free initiatives that create sustainability benefits for the company and its customers.
Eastman Chemical Company has proposed to install additional air pollution control equipment on five industrial boilers at its Tennessee operations in Kingsport, Tenn. The company is in the process of selecting an engineering firm and construction should take place during 2009 to 2013.
With the holiday season just around the corner and gas prices soaring, Toyota Live Web announces one of the new Toyota contests, the Toyota Think Green contest. Participants enter to win a free 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.
BASF Catalysts is supplying selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology for Beijing transit buses that will be the first in mainland China to meet Euro IV emission standards.
UNSW’s role in China’s solar future was the focus of attention during a visit from the head of one of that country’s fastest-growing cities - and the former photovoltaics student who is now one of China’s richest men.
Hydrogen as an everyday, environmentally friendly fuel source may be closer than we think, according to Penn State researchers.
Scientists at the University of Virginia have discovered a new class of hydrogen storage materials that could make the storage and transportation of energy much more efficient - and affordable- through higher-performing ...
Climate change will have a profound effect on clothes and fashion, changing styles, fabrics and laundering, says a University of Maryland expert.
Like a marketer's dream come true, Americans have responded to environmental hazards by shopping, as if buying bottled water and organic vegetables will protect them and their loved ones.
A panel of leading experts today said that biofuels represent a sustainable solution to address growing concerns about energy security and climate change.
Don't call it ‘green' carpet, call it sustainable carpet. A new standard for assessing the environmental-friendliness of carpet was announced at the 2007 Greenbuild International Conference in Chicago.
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