While other planets in Earth's solar system are either scorching hot or bitterly cold, Earth's surface has relatively mild, stable temperatures. Earth enjoys these temperatures because of its atmosphere, which is the thin layer of gases that cloak and protect the planet. However, 97 percent of climate scientists agree that humans have changed Earth's atmosphere in … [Read more...] about What Is the Greenhouse Effect?
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DOHA, Qatar--Tony Espie, storage technology manager for BP Exploration, believes one of the primary tools for solving global warming lies beneath our feet. Storing carbon dioxide in underground caves that once held oil and gas is shaping up to be one of the more promising techniques for reducing the amount of greenhouse gases that get pumped into the atmosphere, he said during … [Read more...] about To curb greenhouse gases, put them underground
Former U.S. president Bill Clinton on Thursday said that cities and the World Bank should focus on methane, which is 25 times worse than carbon dioxide, to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Speaking from Sao Paolo, Brazil at the C40 meeting of mayors from the world's largest cities, Clinton said that methane -- most prominently found in landfills -- is low-hanging fruit that can … [Read more...] about Clinton: to curb greenhouse gases, focus on methane
When we consider global warming, greenhouse gases, and the loss of the world’s forests we know there's a connection between these things, but it all seems very complex. You'd think we need big, expensive, complex technology to do anything about it. So what would you say if someone suggested a small cardboard box could be a significant part of the solution? Would … [Read more...] about Another Story about Elegantly Simple Technology Solving Complex Problems
Until recently, many CIOs didn't know how much electricity their IT equipment used, and they didn't care.The electric bill was someone else's responsibility -- usually the head of facilities -- so they didn't track it, and they weren't motivated to reduce it. They didn't factor energy efficiency into their IT purchasing decisions, either.Now, with a stagnating U.S. economy, … [Read more...] about Under pressure: 10 sources pushing CIOs to go green
This post was written by TechRepublic member Jason Shepard (aka SkyWlf77).For quite some time, I've been an active supporter of companies that have made the decision to use, at least in part, alternative energy as part of their business plan. I see them as models for future generations. But all too often, I run into business owners who have no understanding of what alternative … [Read more...] about Is alternative energy right for your business?
Imagine a fleet of driverless taxis roaming your city, ready to pick you up and take you to your destination at a moment's notice. While this may seem fantastical, it may be only a matter of time before it becomes reality. And according to a new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), such a system would both be cost-effective and greatly reduce … [Read more...] about Autonomous Taxis Would Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions
California was hit hard by the recent drought. The drought, which has entered into the record fifth consecutive year, has intensified wildfires, ruined forests, threatened animal species and above all deprived thousands of people from accessing clean water. And a new research suggests that the situation is not going to change anytime soon. Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter … [Read more...] about California Drought Could Last For Centuries, Study Suggests
The surface of Mars probably had flowing water on it for a longer time than was previously held to be the case by scientists. A study on the matter was published in the journal Nature. Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter for SNES Classic, Switch and More A team of experts hailing from the United States, France and Senegal employed computer simulations of Mars to gather lots of … [Read more...] about New Face Of Mars Was Due To Massive Volcanoes
A paper published in the journal Environmental Systems and Decisions revealed that lettuce emits more greenhouse gas emissions than bacon, and this underscores the fact that a vegetarian diet has little or no impact on the environment, according to the Scientific American. Get the Free Tracker App to find a SNES Classic in Stock The research was conducted by researchers … [Read more...] about Lettuce Gives Off Three Times More Greenhouse Gas Than Bacon – Researchers