The impact of wildfires

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
"They damage trees that absorb carbon dioxide and during the burning, that produces carbon dioxide and here we are trying to reduce emissions. "Most of the areas in the Western Division used to have dry forest which are hardly in existence because of forest fires. Then you get erosion and often the ... ...read more
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NITC Tankers to Undergo EU Emissions Monitoring

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
The program, known as the EU MRV Monitoring Plan, requires shipowners and operators to annually monitor, report and verify carbon dioxide emissions for vessels larger than 5,000 gross tonnage visiting European terminals, ILNA reported. NITC was required to propose a monitoring plan for each of ... ...read more
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Neighborhood coalition threatens to make Seattle less affordable

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
We agree with HALA that the best way to do so is to build more housing close to transit, schools, jobs, parks and services, and to require some of this housing be affordable. In doing so, we also reduce sprawl into our forested lands, put fewer cars on our streets, and limit carbon emissions that contribute ... ...read more
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Greening the Belt and Road: Opportunities for Egypt

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
How can these new standards make a difference? Look at construction, as an example. Two of the largest sources of carbon dioxide gas emissions are commercial and residential buildings. The World Bank estimates that heating and electricity accounts for 25 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. ...read more
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Agency hopes to cut shipping emissions

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
The Pacific Community said old ships are a big contributer to the region's greenhouse gas emissions. The new agency, called the Maritime Cooperation Centre, hopes to kick off a transition to low-carbon shipping. The SPC's Thierry Nervale said it will be part of a global network, and will work to create ... ...read more
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How NASA thinks we could hang on to our ozone layer

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
Banning obviously doesn't have a hundred percent success rate, which is obvious when some of the ozone's worst enemies, like carbon tetrachloride. Even keeping the UN's eyeball on highly volatile carbon tetrachloride emissions doesn't account for it emerging as a by-product of chloroform and ... ...read more
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The world's largest oil and gas companies are getting greener after fighting with shareholders for ...

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
... as how the company is positioning its business for a "lower-carbon future." Shell, one of Exxon's largest competitors, is taking its climate commitment a step further. The oil-and-gas conglomerate announced earlier this month a pledge to reduce its net carbon emissions 20% by 2035, and 50% by 2050. ...read more
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MT Awards 2017 winner profile Low Carbon Award sponsored by Keyfuels

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
As the parent company of one of the UK's biggest supermarkets and department stores, and operator of a 500-strong HGV fleet, John Lewis Partnership (JLP) believes it has a responsibility to minimise its effect on the environment and keep carbon emissions low. Transport is responsible for 30% of the ... ...read more
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Pollack and Beaton: Massachusetts is committed to a future of clean transportation

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
Last month, Massachusetts joined eight U.S. states and the District of Columbia to announce a joint effort to examine state and regional approaches to reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector. This bipartisan announcement, led by the Transportation Climate Initiative, is modeled upon ... ...read more
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CU Boulder athletic facilities' sustainable buildings nationally recognized

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
"CU's energy per square foot and total carbon emissions are all declining because our buildings are so much greener since students voted to fund CU's first green buildings in 2005," said Dave Newport, director of the Environmental Center. "That saves money, reduces carbon, and the buildings ... ...read more
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