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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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- World's biggest green energy hub on WA coast 'could power Australia'
If it goes ahead, the Western Green Energy Hub on the edge of the Great Australian Bight will be 20 times larger than the biggest renewable energy project in the world now.
- Power play: Solar-hydro energy plant to rise from ashes of coal-fired electricity station
A renewable energy plant to be built in the NSW Upper Hunter is being hailed as an investment in economic opportunity and livability in the region.
- Geothermal technology has enormous potential to power the planet and Fervo wants to tap it
Tapping the geothermal energy stored beneath the Earth’s surface as a way to generate renewable power is one of the new visions for the future that’s captured the attention of environmentalists and oil and gas engineers alike...
- A CSG company knocked on Anne's door. What happened next drove a wedge through her family
With the Narrabri Gas Project given the green light, farmers are wondering what is next for gas.
- SilviaTerra wants to bring the benefits of carbon offsets to every landowner everywhere
Zack Parisa and Max Nova, the co-founders of the carbon offset company SilviaTerra, have spent the last decade working on a way to democratize access to revenue-generating carbon offsets...
- Claim: A groggy climate giant: subsea permafrost is still waking up after 12,000 years
In the far north, the swelling Arctic Ocean inundated vast swaths of coastal tundra and steppe ecosystems. Though the ocean water was only a few degrees above freezing, it started to thaw the permafrost beneath it, exposing billions of tons of organic...
- Thanks to COVID-19, emissions and coal use may have peaked in 2019
If analysts from BloombergNEF are right, then all of the world’s most greenhouse gas polluting days are behind it, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. A sharp drop in energy demand caused by the global response to the coronavirus pandemic will remove...
- Carbon emissions are chilling the atmosphere 90km above Antarctica, at the edge of space
While greenhouse gases are warming Earth’s surface, they’re also causing rapid cooling far above us, at the edge of space. In fact, the upper atmosphere about 90km above Antarctica is cooling at a rate ten times faster than the average warming at...
- CarbonChain is using AI to determine the emissions profile of the world’s biggest polluters
It was the Australian bush fire that finally did it. For 12 years Adam Hearne had worked at companies that represented some of the world’s largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. First at Rio Tinto, one of the largest industrial miners, and...
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