Tagged: greenhouse gases

Why methane should be treated differently compared to long-lived greenhouse gases - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 13, 2018

Dave Frame, Victoria University of Wellington; Adrian Henry Macey, Victoria University of Wellington, and Myles Allen, University of Oxford New research provides a way out of a longstanding quandary in climate policy: how best to account for the warming effects of greenhouse gases that have different atmospheric lifetimes. Carbon dioxide is a long-lived … Read More

The urgency of curbing pollution from ships, explained - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 19, 2018

James J. Winebrake, Rochester Institute of Technology and James J Corbett, University of Delaware This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The International Maritime Organization, a United Nations agency that regulates global shipping, is writing new rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions from ships by 2050 as … Read More

Delivering packages with drones might be good for the environment - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 16, 2018

Constantine Samaras, Carnegie Mellon University and Joshuah Stolaroff, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. There are more than 1 million drones registered in the U.S. Most of them belong to people flying them for fun, but a growing number are used commercially. Companies … Read More

Antarctic ice reveals that fossil fuel extraction leaks more methane than thought - Guest Work

Guest Author Aug 24, 2017

By Hinrich Schaefer, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric The fossil fuel industry is a larger contributor to atmospheric methane levels than previously thought, according to our research which shows that natural seepage of this potent greenhouse gas from oil and gas reservoirs is more modest than had been assumed. In our research, published in Nature today, … Read More

No silver bullet for agricultural emissions, says Environment Commissioner - News

John Kerr Oct 19, 2016

New Zealanders need to work together to tackle the “complex problem of the biological greenhouse gases from agriculture,” warns the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment in a new report.  The report Climate change and agriculture: Understanding the biological greenhouse gases, released today, aims to tease out various issues in the fraught area of biological emissions and signpost solutions. “In a way, my report … Read More

Seaweed could hold the key to cutting methane emissions from cow burps - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 17, 2016

By Michael Battaglia, CSIRO When Canadian farmer Joe Dorgan noticed about 11 years ago that cattle in a paddock by the sea were more productive than his other cows, he didn’t just rediscover an Ancient Greek and Icelandic practice. While the Ancient Greeks didn’t have to contend with global warming, it turns out that this practice could … Read More

What are we waiting for? the fantasy of carbon neutral growth of aviation emissions - Hot Topic

Guest Author Sep 30, 2016

In this guest post, the ‘stop flying’ Wellington lawyer Tom Bennion writes about the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) proposals for ‘carbon-neutral’ growth of greenhouse gas emissions from the fast-growing aviation industry. New Zealand parents often tell their children not to eat too many sweets. Our primary schools spend a lot of time talking about suitable … Read More

Scientists and fossil fuel subsidies - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 08, 2015

As we progress through week two of the COP21 climate change talks in Paris, fossil fuel subsidies and financing the developing world to lower its carbon emissions have been major talking points. Both involve billions of dollars, pools of investment that appear increasingly at odds with each other as the parties in Paris pursue a deal to combat dangerous climate change. Last … Read More

How mixed-age air bubbles ‘smear’ the climate record - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Jun 18, 2014

Victoria University’s Dr Ruzica Dadic It may be as slow as watching paint dry, but measuring how fast air bubbles move through slices of ice is far from boring. The slow sublimation of gas bubbles under a temperature gradient in ice cores tells Victoria University’s Dr Ruzica Dadic a complex story about how much we might be missing … Read More

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