Showing posts with label CO2. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CO2. Show all posts

Thursday, June 16, 2016

France ratifies Paris agreement on climate change

President Francois Hollande on Wednesday ratified the Paris climate agreement to curb green gas emissions, making France the first industrialized nation to ratify the accord.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Scientists turn CO2 into rock in climate change fight

Injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) deep underground and turning it into rock may be a potentially viable way to tackle increasing greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change, an international team of scientists said Thursday.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Reduction of CO2 emissions from new vans slows in 2015 (EU agency)

Reduction of CO2 emissions from new vans slows in 2015
The fuel efficiency of new vans registered in the European Union (EU) increased slightly in 2015 compared to the previous year, according to preliminary data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on Tuesday.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Study: Plants can adapt to climate change

As temperatures rise, plants accelerate their metabolism. Climate scientists have worried that as metabolic rates kick into high gear, forests forgo their role as vital carbon sequestration systems and contribute to the planet's greenhouse gas problem.

Friday, March 11, 2016

CO2 emissions pose huge threat to Antarctic ice sheet. Would raise the global sea level by about 60 meters

The world is on track for massive sea level rises resulting from the melting of an Antarctic ice sheet if carbon dioxide emissions continue as predicted, a leading New Zealand expert said Friday.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mankind's CO2 emissions may delay next ice age -- study

Human-driven climate change may have put the next ice age off by about 50,000 years, said scientists Thursday, highlighting our species' ever-more dominant influence on Earth's natural cycles.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

China vows massive clean-up of power plants (Xinhua)

China will reduce the discharge of pollutants by 60 percent before 2020 through a major upgrade of its coal-fired power plants, officials said Wednesday, as major climate talks were underway in Paris.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

China to play leading, constructive role in upcoming COP21

China has played and will continue to play a critical role in negotiations relating to the international political response to climate change, World Wide Fund for Nature's (WWF) Global Climate and Energy Initiative leader Samantha Smith said.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Key dates in the battle against global warming

The UN climate summit in Paris, which opens on November 30, is the latest bid to secure a universal climate rescue pact in a two-decade-long effort to limit global warming.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Southern Ocean absorbing more CO2 than thought

The Southern Ocean has recovered its ability to suck vast amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, overturning fears the natural"sink"had stalled with dire consequences for future climate change.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Increasing Arctic Ocean temperature affects plankton growth

An international study involving Australian researchers has found that while increasing carbon dioxide has a positive effect on primary production, or phytoplankton growth, in the Artic, this benefit is lost once temperatures increase.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Ασφυξία στους έμβιους οργανισμούς από την οξίνιση των ωκεανών

Με οριστική εξαφάνιση απειλείται μεγάλη μερίδα των θαλάσσιων ειδών από τη δραματική αύξηση των επιπέδων οξίνισης των υδάτων, καθώς όπως προειδοποιούν οι επιστήμονες εάν η κλιματική αλλαγή συνεχισθεί με τον σημερινό ρυθμό, έως το 2100 οι ωκεανοί θα έχουν μέση στάθμη 30 εκατοστά υψηλότερη, το περιεχόμενό τους σε οξυγόνο θα είναι 2% μικρότερο και η οξίνισή τους θα έχει αυξηθεί κατά 70%.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

SOS για την οξίνιση των ωκεανών

22 διακεκριμένοι επιστήμονες από διάφορες χώρες, με επικεφαλής τον ωκεανογράφο Ζαν-Πιέρ Γκατουζό του Εθνικού Ινστιτούτου Ερευνών της Γαλλίας (CNRS), σε παρέμβασή τους στο κορυφαίο περιοδικό "Science", σύμφωνα με το BBC και το Γαλλικό Πρακτορείο, κρούουν τον κώδωνα του κινδύνου.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

China announces self-imposed targets on emission cuts

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced Tuesday in Paris that Beijing has formulated a document about its voluntary actions on cutting emissions and submitted it to the UN Climate Change Secretariat.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

EU CO2 emissions decrease by 5% in 2014. 40% target should be reached by 2020 instead of 2030.

Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 5.0 percent in 2014 in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year, official estimation said on Monday.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sustainable transport essential to new global goals and low carbon economy (UN panel)

 UN, 12 June 2015 – A high-level United Nations advisory group established by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, agreed today to take measures that could accelerate a shift toward safer, healthier, more efficient and sustainable transport systems.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Μειωμένες κατά 4,5% οι εκπομπές αερίων του θερμοκηπίου στην ΕΕ

Οι εκπομπές αερίων του θερμοκηπίου από εγκαταστάσεις που συμμετέχουν στο σύστημα εμπορίας δικαιωμάτων εκπομπής της ΕΕ (ΣΕΔΕ της ΕΕ), εκτιμάται ότι μειώθηκαν κατά περίπου 4,5% το περασμένο έτος, σύμφωνα με τις πληροφορίες που ανακοινώθηκαν στις Βρυξέλλες και που καταγράφηκαν στο σχετικό μητρώο της Ε.Ε.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Ιστορικό ρεκόρ διοξειδίου του άνθρακα στην ατμόσφαιρα

H συγκέντρωση του διοξειδίου του άνθρακα (CO2) στην ατμόσφαιρα κατέγραψε ένα νέο ρεκόρ το μήνα Μάρτιο, κάτι που συνιστά προφανή ένδειξη για την υπερθέρμανση του πλανήτη, σύμφωνα με την Εθνική Υπηρεσία Ωκεανών και Ατμόσφαιρας των ΗΠΑ (NOAA).

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