Posts Tagged Fossil Fuel

A Highway Megaproject Tears at the Heart of New Guinea’s Rainforest…

The Indonesian government is building a 2,700-mile road network on the island of New Guinea, opening up some of the world’s last great tropical rainforests to development and threatening unique indigenous cultures. Can international pressure force Indonesia to scale back this megaproject?… Read this article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/a-highway-megaproject-tears-at-the-heart-of-papuas-rainforest Advertisements

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What is Sustainable Transportation…

Sustainable or Green transportation uses renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels. It has a very low impact on the environment. Conserve-energy-future.com takes a brief look at green transportation here: https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/sustainable-transportation.php

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Clean power is not enough: More climate action in industry, transport and building sectors needed to meet Paris climate targets…

Coal power versus wind and solar energy – debates about the Paris climate targets often centre around electricity supply. Yet, even in a world of stringent climate policies and a clean power generation, the remaining use of fossil fuels in industry, transport and heating in buildings could still cause enough CO2 emissions to endanger the […]

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Greenhouse gas concentrations surge to new record…

General update on greenhouse gas concentrations (sciencedaily.com), data presented is from the World Meteorological Organisation: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171030141900.htm

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Dominica’s Geothermal Dream About to Become Reality…

Intro (ipsnews.net): The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica has moved one step closer to its dream of constructing a geothermal plant, a project that is expected to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels…  Read about this initiative here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/09/dominicas-geothermal-dream-become-reality/

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Turning the climate tide by 2020… 

Summary (ScienceDaily):  The world needs high-speed climate action for an immediate bending — down of the global greenhouse — gas emissions curve, leading experts caution. Aggressive reduction of fossil-fuel usage is the key to averting devastating heat extremes and unmanageable sea level rise, authors argue. In the run-up to the G20 summit of the planet’s […]

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Climate stabilization: Planting trees cannot replace cutting carbon dioxide emissions — ScienceDaily… 

A climate report from ScienceDaily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170518104038.htm

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Why the Future Belongs to Decentralized Renewables, Not Centralized Hydrogen and Giga-Scale Nuclear… 

Summary from (theenergycollective.com): What the future of our energy system will look like continues to be a subject of heated debate. According to one well-established tradition, writes Professor John Mathews of Macquarie University in Australia, the route to decarbonisation will run via massive nuclear power systems to the hydrogen economy. But China and to some extent […]

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After Denial: How People React to The Hard Reality of Climate Change by : Yale Environment 360…

Summary: Even as heat records are shattered on a monthly basis and the world’s glaciers and ice sheets melt, climate change remains a divisive issue in many parts of the world… This 15-minute film, “After Denial” — the second runner-up in the 2016 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest — explores climate change through the five […]

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Scientists convert carbon dioxide, create electricity…

Scientists have developed an oxygen-assisted aluminum/carbon dioxide power cell that uses electrochemical reactions to both sequester the carbon dioxide and produce electricity. Source sciencedaily.com: Scientists convert carbon dioxide, create electricity

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Climate Change And The Complexity of Science…

Summary:  “One of the most successful environmental treaties of all time was the Montreal Protocol of 1987, which banned the use of chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, an ozone-depleting substance mainly used in refrigeration and air conditioning. The ban was made feasible by the development of new refrigerants that would not deplete the ozone layer…” Read the […]

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Capturing Carbon During the Long Fall of Fossil Fuels…

Summary: “Reducing the highly visible effects on human and environmental health has long been reason enough to push for alternative energy sources.  However, the surging investment in and development of clean energy sources in the last decade has been primarily driven by the need to address the heretofore invisible, increasingly manifest atmospheric warming impacts of […]

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Why We Need to Keep 80 Percent of Fossil Fuels in the Ground…

This is a re-post from Yes! Magazine by Bill McKibben posted on skepticalscience.com Source: Why We Need to Keep 80 Percent of Fossil Fuels in the Ground

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Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News: Urban soils release surprising amounts of carbon dioxide…

Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News Source enn.com: Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News: Urban soils release surprising amounts of carbon dioxide

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Nitrogen a neglected threat to biodiversity…

Summary:  Nitrogen pollution is a recognized threat to sensitive species and ecosystems. However, the means and severity of the damage are elusive, hampering efforts to manage this worldwide contaminant. Source ScienceDaily.com read the full article here: Nitrogen a neglected threat to biodiversity: Pollutant imperils vulnerable species through numerous complex mechanisms

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All About Solar Power – The Green Optimistic…

Solar power is undeniably the way of the future for energy. It allows us to harness a free, everlasting power source and convert it to electricity in order keep our modern lives comfortable and pollution-free… Source (the Green Optimistic): All About Solar Power – The Green Optimistic Photo: The Green Optimistic – Solar Photovoltaic Cells

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Latin America Has Enormous Untapped Potential for Green Infrastructure…

from ipsnews.net: “Latin America, like the rest of the world, should focus on developing electric power infrastructure with renewable sources and with the least possible environmental impact, in an attempt to depend less and less on fossil fuels,” Santiago Ortega, a Colombian engineer who specialises in renewable energy sources… (read article below) Latin America Has […]

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“Keeling Curve” of carbon dioxide levels becomes chemical landmark…

The following “short video tells the story of how Charles David Keeling of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, worked with scientists from the U.S. Weather Bureau and NOAA at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory to create what is now an iconic record of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. The measurements of carbon dioxide in […]

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