Protecting mangroves to lock carbon away in trees may be an economic way to curb climate change, research suggests. Carbon credit schemes already exist for rainforests; the new work suggests mangroves could be included too. But other researchers say the economics depend on the global carbon price. Presenting their results in Proceedings of [...]Read More ...
Reducing food waste could substantially lower greenhouse gas emissions Countries could cut a lot of greenhouse gas emissions if people would just stop wasting so much food, a review article in Nature Climate Change has concluded. The authors focused on nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas emitted as a result of fertilizer use on crops. More [...]Read More ...
The Australian government has unveiled plans to impose a tax on carbon emissions for the worst polluters. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said carbon dioxide emissions would be taxed at A$23 ($25; £15) per tonne from 2012. The country’s biggest economic reform in a generation will cover some 500 companies. In 2015, a market-based trading scheme [...]Read More ...
A Google query consumes as much energy as one hour of light “A single Google query consumes as much energy as an 11-watt light bulb does in one hour” (perpenduum.com). “Electricity generation required for information and communication technologies is currently responsible for 2% of global CO2 emissions” (Techcrunch) Thus the CO2 emission of the IT [...]Read More ...
In Egypt’s ancient city of Alexandria, waves from the Mediterranean Sea send foam crashing over the sea wall and onto hundreds of concrete barriers built to protect the city from the rising waters. The crumbling barriers of Alexandria’s Eastern Harbor, however, are no match for a sea that scientists say will rise between one and [...]Read More ...
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