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- Greenhouse Gas
Greenhouse gases are those gaseous constituents of the atmosphere, both natural and anthropogenic, that absorb and emit radiation at specific wavelengths within the spectrum of thermal infrared radiation emitted by the Earth’s surface, the atmosphere itself, and by clouds. This property causes the greenhouse effect.
Greenhouse gases are essential to maintaining the current temperature of the Earth; without them the planet would be uninhabitable.
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- ASIC fines energy company for emissions claims in first action over corporate greenwashing
ASX-listed energy company Tlou Energy has paid fines totalling $53,280 after being slapped with four infringement notices for alleged false or misleading sustainability-related statements made to the market a year ago.
- The top 7 industries that produce the most pollution in 2022
Five main types of pollution disrupt our planet: air, soil, water, noise and light pollution. Of these, the first three are the most harmful to living beings. In 2021, air pollution contributed to almost 8.7 million deaths worldwide, while 400 million...
- Nitrogen tracking tech may help cut greenhouse gas emissions
Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center are working on a solution that may cut agricultural-based greenhouse gases significantly. The team is working on a nitrogen tracking technology that may help cut greenhouse emissions equivalent to...
- Has Glasgow solved climate change yet?
A week ago we were wondering what the UN climate summit in Glasgow, COP26, might deliver for humanity.
We'd been told many times that the world is not on track to limit warming to less than 2 degrees, and that Glasgow was our best - if not our last -...
- As the transition away from fossil fuels accelerates, what will happen to coal-mining communities?
The end of coal-fired electricity is clearly on the horizon, but for Australian townships dependent on the fossil fuel industry, the future is looking more hazy.
- How CO2 Saves the Earth: Greenhouse Gas have Vital Warming & Cooling Effects
Jim Steele While CO2 warming effects have raised earth’s temperature to present levels, CO2’s absorbed wavelengths are saturated. More CO2 will have reduced warming effects going forward. On the other…
- Failing to curb emissions puts Earth on "catastrophic pathway"
According to a new United Nations report, the world will face catastrophic weather events unless governments cut greenhouse gas emissions. The report reviewed all the commitments submitted by the Paris accord signatories and found that they would result...
- Forbes: “Biden’s Plan To Expand Climate Disclosure Requirements Means Higher Prices For Consumers”
A few days ago WUWT warned Biden's attack on Fossil Fuel would slam consumers with higher gasoline pump prices. This warning has been echoed and amplified by Forbes, and outlet which is frequently sympathetic to Biden's green energy push.
- Potty-trained cows: A new approach to reduce emissions
In a recent study, scientists "potty-trained" cows in an attempt to reduce the animals' greenhouse gas emissions. The study, published in Current Biology, included 16 calves trained to defecate in one spot. After several weeks of training, 11 out...
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