Environmental groups threatened to sue a wood pellet factory yesterday, accusing it of releasing more than 100 tons of air pollution a year in violation of the Clean Air Act.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D0EE02585B, Communication Feng Zheng, Dushyant Barpaga, Paul Mathias, Deepika Malhotra, Phillip Koech, Yuan Jiang, Mukund Bhakta, Marty A. Lail, Aravind Rabindran, Greg Whyatt, Charles Freeman, Andy Zwoster, Karl Weitz, David J Heldebrant A comprehensive evaluation of a recently developed water-lean amine-based solvent, namely N-(2-ethoxyethyl)-3-morpholinopropan-1-amine (2-EEMPA), has been performed to analyze its post-combustion CO2 capture performance. This evaluation comprises (1) fundamental characterization of... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
[SAnews.gov.za] The City of Ekurhuleni has obtained a court order to halt operations at the Steel Sheeting Company in Wadeville following complaints of an unbearable stench caused by illegal recycling and manufacturing operations.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has recognized a temperature of -69.6°C (-93.3°F) at an automatic weather station in Greenland on 22 December 1991 as the coldest ever recorded in the …
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Restoring forestland could increase carbon sequestration capacity by 20%.
[Nation] MCAs have urged the county government and the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) to develop air quality regulations to rein in air polluters in the capital.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has told the United Nations’ virtual meeting of global leaders that his country is being wrongly portrayed as an environmental villain, and defended his administration’s record protecting the Amazon rainforest
[This Day] A new analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), released recently at a national online Round Table, quotes the Building Material Promotion Council (BMPTC) that India generates an estimated 150 million tonnes of construction and demolition (C&D) waste every year, but that the official recycling capacity is a meagre 6,500 tonnes per day (TPD), just about 1 per cent.
Forests in the United States currently sequester approximately three decades worth of carbon dioxide emitted by the American fossil fuel industry, according to a new a study.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D0EE02589E, Communication Open Access   This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence. Balázs Endrődi, Egon Kecsenovity, Angelika Samu, Tibor Gergo Halmagyi, Santiago Rojas-Carbonell, Lan Wang, Yushan Yan, Csaba Janaky The poly(aryl piperidinium)-based anion exchange membrane (PiperION) with high carbonate conductance is employed for CO2 electrolysis to CO in conjunction with a tailored electrolyzer cell structure. This combination results in... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center are playing an important role in a bold new initiative intended to fill the biggest data gap in water management known as OpenET .
The OpenET project will enable farmers and water managers in arid western states to accurately track water consumption by crops and other vegetation through a web application that uses data from satellites and weather stations.
Evapotranspiration—the ET in OpenET—is the process by which water is transferred from the land to the atmosphere through evaporation from land surfaces and transpiration from plants. ET can be tracked by satellites because the energy transfer process cools plants and soil down, so irrigated fields appear cooler and greener in satellite...
A coalition of Democratic attorneys general urged a federal appeals court last week to issue an emergency stay to halt the Trump administration's rollback of methane rules that govern emissions of potent greenhouse gases.
Expectations are swirling around California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and his promise to accelerate the state's response to global warming.
Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa has pledged to blacklist certain groups of tourists from entering national parks across the country if they cannot refrain from causing damage or littering in the protected areas.
A Canadian company debuts a powerful new capability to monitor the potent greenhouse gas.
[Vanguard] Some environmental advocates have called on the Federal and State Governments to find alternative and innovative ways of ridding the environment of plastic wastes.
Scientists have developed a novel method to determine how fast the Indian Ocean is warming by analysing the sound from seabed earthquakes, an advance that may lead to a relatively low-cost technique to monitor water temperatures in all of the oceans.
Underwater soundwaves produced by earthquakes travel at different speeds in warming oceans.
German article on environmental injustice in the Global South, colonial history, and current solution approaches. LINK
Deadline: 31. July 2022 "To capture the interrelated research amongst these projects, the special issue is set up jointly between Atmospheric Chemistry and Physicsand Earth System Dynamics. In ACP, we invite papers that emphasize process-level understanding and stratospheric dynamics; in ESD, submissions on Earth system effects, feedbacks, and impacts (like agriculture or ecosystem responses) are invited." LINK
'Millions' of migratory birds have been dropping dead across the southwestern United States, in a mass event that scientists say is unprecedented.A sudden fall in temperature added to an earlier heatwave in some western states and...
EPA bowed to White House pressure to reduce requirements for monitoring and repairing methane leaks at facilities that push natural gas through pipelines. EPA staffers said it could "compromise" the legal underpinning of the rule.
[263Chat] Zimbabwe yesterday joined the rest of the world in commemorating International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (World Ozone Day) despite an apparently slow-paced approach towards phasing out of ozone-depleting substances.
A federal appeals court today halted implementation of the Trump administration's methane rollback while it considers pleas to permanently strike down the EPA rule.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D0EE01834A, Paper Shijian Jin, Min Wu, Roy Gerald Gordon, Michael J. Aziz, David Kwabi We perform a thermodynamic analysis of the energetic cost of CO2 separation from flue gas (0.1 bar CO2(g)) and air (400 ppm CO 2 ) using a pH swing created by electrochemical... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
ANCHORAGE, Alaska: If carbon emissions continue at current rates, so much mercury will leach from thawing permafrost that fish in the Yukon River could become dangerous to eat within a few decades, according to a study published in the journal Nature Communications.
Republican Gov. Phil Scott has vetoed a bill that would have required Vermont to meet certain greenhouse gas emissions targets in the coming years and allowed the state to be sued if it didn't.
This year's Nobel Peace Prize could go to green campaigner Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement to highlight the link between environmental damage and the threat to peace and security, some experts say. The Swedish 17-year-old was nominated by three Norwegian lawmakers and two Swedish parliamentarians and if she wins, she would receive it at the same age as Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate thus far. Asle Sveen, a historian and author of several books about the prize, said Thunberg would be a strong candidate for this year's award, her second nomination in as many years, with the U.S. West Coast wildfires and rising temperatures in the Arctic "leaving people in no doubt" about global warming.
Today, at her State of the Union address before the European Parliament, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, proposed a new target of a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. The current target is a 40% reduction. With such ambitious goals ahead for Europe, understanding how greenhouse gases end up in the atmosphere and the intricacies of the carbon cycle is essential – something that satellites observing Earth can help provide.
SURAT THANI: Mu Koh Ang Thong has been declared the national park with the best environmental management for the second time in four years.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will splash the cash on measures including solar-powered microgrids for farmers and a new $70million hydrogen export hub.
Basic food crops for millions of people worldwide are endangered because of surging ground-level ozone concentration. Indian farms are among those most at risk. Scientists are now racing to make plants more resistant.
Global efforts failed to reach any of the 20 environmental goals set a decade ago at the Aichi conference in Japan, according to a new United Nations report.
Abstract Sea-level rise, a consequence of climate change, is progressively affecting coastal areas around the globe. In turn, protected areas are keystones for protecting coastal biodiversity and the ecosystems services ensuring sustainable livelihoods. Effective management and adaptation plans are needed to maintain ecological function and integrity. In the present article, we used a coastal digital elevation model to simulate inundation surfaces and a prioritization index for ranking management interventions in 278 coastal protected areas from 27 African countries. Of these, 15 areas and eight countries demonstrated a high need for proactive management actions because of high levels of biodiversity, international conservation relevance, and exposure to sea-level rise. From the array of management...
The move comes as many Democrats use broader racial tensions in the U.S. to highlight the heightened risks pollution and environmental threats pose to communities of color.
A decade-long global effort to save Earth’s disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly stumbled, with fragile habitats like coral reefs and tropical forests in more trouble than ever, researchers said in a report Tuesday. In 2010, more than 150 countries agreed to goals to protect nature, but the new United Nations scorecard found that … Continued
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The world has failed to meet any of its biodiversity targets, the UN said in a landmark report published every five years. Extinction rates would likely have been three to four times higher without conservation efforts.
Exposure to high levels of air pollution can increase the risk for stroke in people with atrial fibrillation by more than 20%, a study published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open found.
[UNEP] 16 September is World Ozone Day. Thanks to international cooperation, this year we celebrate 35 years of the Vienna Convention and 35 years of global ozone layer protection.
Deadline: 08. October 2020 "You will be responsible for carrying out research on the international policies and politics of Greenhouse Gas Removal/Carbon Dioxide Removal, as part of InSIS research activities in this area." LINK
The atmosphere of Venus contains traces of phosphine gas – which on Earth is associated with living organisms – scientists said on Monday, in fresh insight into conditions on our nearest planetary neighbour.Conditions on Venus are often described as hellish with daytime temperatures hot enough to melt lead and an atmosphere comprised almost entirely of carbon dioxide.A team of experts used telescopes in Hawaii and Chile’s Atacama Desert to observe Venus’ upper cloud deck, around 60km (45 miles)…
Environmental and civil rights groups are challenging a recent EPA update to air toxics regulations for steel mills, alleging that the agency refused to set limits on uncontrolled emissions from those plants.
The air in Portland, Ore., is currently ranked as the worst among the world's cities. The Environmental Protection Agency forecasts "very unhealthy" air quality.
Deadline: 09. October 2020 "The Department of Ocean Systems (OCS) is looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with a background in environmental sciences or chemistry to develop and test methods to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases and contaminants from dredged harbor sediment (principal investigator dr. Peter Kraal)." LINK
[Govt of SA] Circular economy webinar in celebration of SA Recycling Week, 14 September 2020. Themed "Advancing Circularity and Sustainable Consumption"
September 14, 2020 11:30 AM In its editorial, the paper says that the United Nations' update on climate disruption transcends more than just increasing temperatures and rising sea levels.
"Companies are starting to pioneer plans to erase not just this year’s carbon footprint, but their historical carbon footprints as well." LINK
Francis Ogwal, Natural Resources Manager (Biodiversity and Rangelands), National Environment Management Authority, Uganda; Tom Okurut is Executive Director, National Environment Management Authority, Uganda; and Carlos Manuel Rodriguez is Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica
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Wildfires have caused the air pollution in parts of California to be more than twice as bad what the EPA considers 'hazardous.' Smoke particulates can cause bronchitis and other health problems.
After almost a week of quiet conditions following Tropical Storm Julio, AccuWeather meteorologists are monitoring a couple of tropical features brewing in the East Pacific Ocean.According to AccuWeather Tropical Expert Dan Kottlowski, forecasters will be focusing on an area of disturbed weather located about 300 miles to the southwest of the southwestern coast of Mexico.This feature has been designated Invest 92E by the National Hurricane Center. Invest 92E is expected to track slowly to the west-northwest through this weekend and into the beginning of next week. This path will take the storm through the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean and into an area of low to moderate wind shear.Wind shear is the change in speed or direction of the wind at different levels in the atmosphere and plays...
Breathing common airborne toxic chemicals found in air pollution is associated with a 9% jump in COVID-19 mortality, according to a new peer-reviewed study.
[Concord] The Minister of the Environment, Professor Foday M. Jaward, yesterday engaged stakeholders in the environmental sector to properly map out strategies to swiftly respond to incidents of disaster across Sierra Leone.
In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how citizen cleanup initiatives have fared during the pandemic, the climate cost of ridesharing and how Canadian glaciers are at risk.
Each September, the US-Based environmental group Ocean Conservancy holds the International Coastal Cleanup - a single day of litter picking across the globe.
[World Bank] Ambient air pollution is a major contributor to mortality and morbidity. Fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) is especially harmful to health because it can pass lung barriers and enter the blood stream, causing premature deaths, and respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.
[263Chat] Mutare -- The Environment Management Agency (EMA) has feigned ignorance of rampant deforestation caused by artisanal gold mining in Mutasa district.
A new environmental report Thursday says deforestation, unsustainable agriculture and the illegal wildlife trade is responsible for a substantial loss of animals around the world over the last half-century.
The firm's Maybelline brand has set up recycling points in shops including Tesco and Superdrug.
The environment minister has ordered the indefinite closure of Phu Langka national park and the recently discovered Naga Cave, which features rock formations like giant snake scales that have recently been disfigured by visitors looking for lucky lottery numbers.
The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade or so, according to a new United Nations report. In the next five years, the world has nearly a 1-in-4 chance of experiencing a year that’s hot enough to put … Continued
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Nine out of ten households said to regularly recycle and willing to do more for the environment
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro defended his administration's record protecting the Amazon rainforest, telling the United Nations' virtual meeting of global leaders yesterday that his country has been wrongly portrayed as an environmental villain. Bolsonaro's critics were quick to pick apart his claims.
Fortunately for the world, the recycling industry has a history of transforming what was previously “unrecyclable” into useful products. It’s poised to do so again.
How much leeway does the Clean Air Act afford EPA and state regulators?
Earth’s oceans help to slow global warming by absorbing carbon from our atmosphere – but fully observing this crucial process in the upper ocean and lower atmosphere is difficult, as measurements are taken not where it occurs, the sea surface, but several metres below. New research uses data from ESA, NASA and NOAA satellites to rectify this, and finds that far more carbon is absorbed by the oceans than previously thought.
Domke, Grant M.; Oswalt, Sonja N.; Walters, Brian F.; Morin, Randall S. (2020): Tree planting has the potential to increase carbon sequestration capacity of forests in the United States. In PNAS, p. 202010840. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2010840117. "Here we use data from more than 130,000 national forest inventory plots to describe the contribution of nearly 1.4 trillion trees on forestland in the conterminous United States to mitigate CO2 emissions and the potential to enhance carbon sequestration capacity on productive forestland." LINK
Air pollution is estimated to have caused 30.8 million premature deaths in China and Taiwan since 2000, according to an algorithm that was trained on satellite data
7 Ways to Spot Robust Net-Zero National Commitments Comments|Add Comment|PrintIn order to limit warming, national governments must seriously commit to achieving net-zero emissions. Photo by Zbynek Burival/Unsplash
In 2015, the Paris Agreement set a global goal to limit warming to well below 2 degrees C, while aiming for a limit of 1.5 degrees C. Achieving this goal and avoiding exceedingly dangerous levels of global warming requires slashing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in half by 2030...
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Minister Kirla Echegaray Alfaro holds a law degree and a Master's degree and specialization in Management and Public Policy. She has more than 15 years working with the government on issues of environment, technology, and health.
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Biniek, Krysta; Henderson, Kimberly; Rogers, Matt; Santoni, Gregory (2020): Driving CO2 emissions to zero (and beyond) with carbon capture, use, and storage. McKinsey Quarterly. "Any pathway to mitigate climate change requires the rapid reduction of CO2 emissions and negative-emissions technologies to cut atmospheric concentrations. Technology and regulation will be the key." LINK
SMALL grants of up to US$50,000 ($7.2 million) are to be awarded within weeks to community-based organisations and non-governmental organisations, under the latest call for environmental concepts issued by the GEF (Global Environment Facility) Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
For many years, Chinese companies have been on the receiving end of claims that they are not transparent in their operations and are destroying ecosystems in their search for raw materials in Africa.But when Zimbabwe last week reversed its decision to license Chinese companies to mine Zimbabwe’s Hwange national park, China lectured the southern African nation on the need to be transparent.Guo Shaochun, the Chinese ambassador to Zimbabwe, said he wanted the Zimbabwean government to be more…
Smoke in the summer has become common in B.C., a province with a warming climate marked by longer, nastier wildfire seasons. As the environmental catastrophes become more regular, so too do the psychological consequences — a sensation called "ecological grief" or "ecological anxiety," caused by seeing loss in the natural world.
( RUDN University ) A soil scientist from RUDN University studied soil samples collected at the Tibetan Plateau and discovered that high soil moisture content (caused by the melting of permafrost and glaciers) leads to further temperature increase. Therefore, the rate of soil bogging should be held back in order to slow down global warming.
President Trump's first-term push to dismantle Obama-era climate regulations could add an estimated 1.8 gigatons of extra carbon dioxide equivalent to the Earth's atmosphere by 2035. That's on par with one-third of last year's U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental problems of our time. According to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA), air pollution now contributes to one in eight deaths in Europe. Observations from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite have been vital in tracking the evolution of air pollution, specifically nitrogen dioxide concentrations, across Europe.
"This unit aims to offer basic information about large-scale Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) approaches and the need for their governance." LINK
The story of gas well No. 095-20708 begins on Nov. 10, 1984, when a drill bit broke the Earth's surface 4 miles north of Rio Vista, Calif. Wells don't have birthdays, so this was its "spud date."
Even with the involvement of the U.S., the biggest carbon producer in history, the global response to climate change faced an uphill battle. And that was before President Donald Trump began a lengthy process to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on global warming. The threat of climate change, and value of the Paris accord, present one of the starkest contrasts between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, his Democratic challenger in the Nov. 3 election.
The smoke from dozens of wildfires in the western United States is stretching clear across the country — and even pushing into Mexico, Canada and Europe. While the dangerous plumes are forcing people inside along the West Coast, residents thousands of miles away in the East are seeing unusually hazy skies and remarkable sunsets.
Scientists say wildfires in Siberia, Russia, have been releasing record amounts of greenhouse gases, contributing to global warming.
Copernicus Sentinel-5P’s high revisit rate combined with GHGSat’s high-resolution commercial imagery can give landfill operators and regulators the information they need to reduce methane emissions from landfill sites.
"Running Tide grows kelp, which sucks carbon from the atmosphere. Then it just lets it sink to the ocean floor, where the carbon will stay for a thousand years." LINK
As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts supply chains around the world, it is likely that more...
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Estimates show that the blazes have spewed out more than 30 million tonnes of carbon dioxide since mid-August this year
Plug-in hybrid cars are a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” that emit more than 2.5 times more carbon emissions in the real world than in lab tests, according to new analysis. While lab tests suggest that PHEVs emit on average 44 g CO2 per kilometre, analysis by NGO Transport & Environment suggests that in the real world PHEVs actually emit 117g CO2/km on average. That compares to 164-167g CO2/km from petrol and diesel cars. The analysis found that drivers often do not charge their cars, and that some engines automatically switch on even when in battery mode which made it “almost impossible” for them to be driven as zero emissions vehicles. All of the ten top selling plug-ins in the UK automatically switch on the car’s engine as soon as external temperatures go below 14C, in order to keep the car...
A full year after federal judges ordered a partial do-over, EPA is taking a first step to answering objections that a key set of ozone regulations is unlawfully weak.
"We are funding innovative companies focused on reducing carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere. Our investments will enable these companies to scale and commercialize their technologies, kickstarting market forces and spurring solutions that will help protect and restore our planet." LINK
“Today this is the first and only find of its kind — a whole bear carcass with soft tissues,” scientists said.
Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa on Tuesday suggested Khao Yai National Park officials go to the post office and mail a load of rubbish to litterbugs.
A look at the impact of wildfire smoke, as it increasingly becomes a source of air pollution.
[Ethiopian Herald] Recycling is one of the social enterprise businesses. Recycling is an indispensible mechanism for tackling air pollution and chemical intoxication as well as for climate robust. Recycling by-products is key to solve social and environmental problems. It is also a means for the handling of waste management.
A decadelong global effort to save Earth's disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly stumbled, with fragile habitats like coral reefs and tropical forests in more trouble than ever, researchers said in a report today.
"Functioning ecosystems are not only central to the carbon cycle; they are the basis of livelihoods, culture and identity for people. Healthy ecosystems protect biodiversity, water cycles, disaster risk reduction, global health, and – perhaps most crucially of all – food." LINK
[UNEP] 16 September is World Ozone Day. The theme for 2020 is Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection. It marks 35 years of the Vienna Convention.
"The potential impacts of CDR activities on biodiversity need to be at the forefront of decision-making around whether to engage in research and the eventual deployment of these techniques." LINK
September 15, 2020 5:53 AM WILMINGTON, Delaware/MCLELLAN PARK, California (REUTERS) - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Monday (Sept 14) called US President Donald Trump a "climate arsonist" for failing to acknowledge the role of global warming in the Western US wildfires, while Trump said forest management was the key to controlling the blazes.
Joe Biden attacked President Trump on his environmental record while the president again cast doubt on the science behind global warming.
On both, science disagrees.
September 14, 2020 2:30 PM PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A special Malaysian task force to prevent environmental crimes is being set up as early as next month to deal with polluters quickly, Environment and Water Minister Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said on Monday (Sept 14).
"Due to limited research, scientists aren't sure exactly how much carbon is captured and stored—or sequestered—by the ocean each year or how increasing CO2 emissions will affect this process in the future." LINK
Filed under: Lifestyle, Living, Living A single scroll through your social media outlet of choice and, chances are, you’ll come across lots of chatter about the coronavirus pandemic. From aunt Pam’s long-winded “OK, I never post things like this, but” diatribe on aerosols to your high school track friend’s snarky memes about masks, which of—if any—of this endless commentary is true? Lets’ find out. Here, four Covid myths that are anything but true, and one that had us scratching our head.1. Myth: Wearing masks causes Legionnaires’ disease—Debunked2. Myth: If you’re not sick, you don’t need a mask—Debunked3. Myth: If it’s not an N95, what’s the point?—Debunked4. Myth: Masks lead to carbon dioxide build-up—Debunked5. Myth: Gaiters are worse than nothing—Semi-debunkedRead more... Permalink | Email...
Melara, A. Jasmin; Singh, Udayan; Colosi, Lisa M. (2020): Is aquatic bioenergy with carbon capture and storage a sustainable negative emission technology? Insights from a spatially explicit environmental life-cycle assessment. In Energy Conversion and Management 224, p. 113300. DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2020.113300. "[T]his study applies life-cycle assessment (LCA) incorporating a geographic information system (GIS) framework to estimate the environmental impacts of A-BECCS over all stages of its life-cycle." LINK
"Direct air capture or DAC is one of the many strategies we need to employ to achieve the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. So, how do we scale up the DAC industry to capture the hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 we need to remove from the atmosphere? And what would that kind of growth mean in terms of business opportunities and job creation?" LINK
( Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology ) As a side effect of their metabolism, microorganisms living on methane can also convert ammonia. In the process, they produce nitric oxide (NO), a central molecule in the global nitrogen cycle. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen (DE), and Radboud University, Nijmegen (NL), now discovered the enzyme that produces NO, closing an important gap in our understanding of how methanotrophs deal with rising environmental ammonia concentrations.
September 11, 2020 9:29 PM BRASILIA (REUTERS) - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest fell in August, from the same month a year ago, preliminary government data showed on Friday (Sept 11), even as fires in the region are worsening.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Emissions Coca-Cola's supply chain is almost equivalent to emissions from mainland China's food sector
2018-2023 Landsat Science Team member Matt Hansen, professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland in College Park.
Looking for ways to get a finer spatial scale, to increase revisit rates, to push for hyperspectral looks at the planet—those conversations, Hansen says, “will never end, really.”
Yet here’s where a bit of frustration enters the conversation for Hansen, a specialist in large area land cover and land use change mapping whose work has influenced the management of natural resources across the globe in everything from deforestation to biodiversity monitoring.
Technology and the benefits of it, he says, fall short if they aren’t used to inform local, regional, even global policies. For example, Brazil slowed its deforestation rates from almost...
[263Chat] Mutare -- Government should consider setting special environmental courts to exclusively deal with environment offences, as rampant deforestation threatens Manicaland's lush forests, a civic organization says.
Kellog redesigns the snackfood container that was dubbed the "number one villain" for recycling.
EPA General Counsel Matt Leopold said he will remain in the Washington area to practice environmental law, though he did not disclose specific plans.
A MAJOR New Zealand bank is asking its biggest-emitting customers to explain how they will reduce their carbon footprints.
The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade or so, according to a new United Nations report.In the next five years, the world has nearly a...
Paris climate agreement seeks to limit global warming to 1.5℃, but new report by World Meteorological Organisation warns this limit may be exceeded by 2024.
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The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade or so, according to a new United Nations report.
An EPA advisory panel is raising an array of concerns with the agency's planned imposition of new cost-benefit forecasting requirements for future Clean Air Act regulations.
"In our new article Managing Land‐based CDR, we outline three key messages for the policy communities considering the sequestration potentials of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) – the main technology currently considered by climate models – and how these interact with more nature-based solutions such as forest management and afforestation." LINK