Tag Archive for 'carbon dioxide'

Atlantic cod larvae vulnerable to ocean acidification

December 14th, 2011 by Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences

Fish stocks are not only threatened by over-fishing. An international research group led by the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) has found evidence for potentially harmful effects the increasing acidification of the oceans may have on larvae of commercially important fish species such as cod. The study, ‘Severe tissue damage in Atlantic cod larvae […]

Drop in atmospheric carbon dioxide led to Antarctic ice sheet formation

December 5th, 2011 by Purdue University

A drop in carbon dioxide appears to be the driving force that led to the Antarctic ice sheet‘s formation, according to a recent study led by scientists at Yale and Purdue universities of molecules from ancient algae found in deep-sea core samples. The key role of the greenhouse gas in one of the biggest climate […]

Atmospheric greenhouse gases increasing at an accelerated rate

November 21st, 2011 by World Meteorological Organization

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new high in 2010 since pre-industrial time and the rate of increase has accelerated, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. It focussed special attention on rising nitrous oxide concentrations. Between 1990 and 2010, according to the report, there was a 29% increase […]

CO2 emissions from biomass combustion should be included in Life Cycle Assessment studies

March 16th, 2011 by Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The article “Bioenergy and its actual mitigation of climate change: Does carbon neutral mean climate neutral?” in Global Change Biology Bioenergy proposes a new method to account for CO2 emissions from biomass combustion in bioenergy systems. CO2 emissions resulting from bioenergy production have traditionally been excluded from most emission inventories and environmental impact studies because […]

Plymouth Marine Laboratory Ocean Acidification specialists to attend 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-16)

November 29th, 2010 by UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), with support from the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme (UKOARP) and the The European Project on ocean acidification ( EPOCA) is sending a team of three to the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) which will be held in Cancún, Mexico, over the next two weeks. The group led by […]

Al Gore’s Film: An Inconvenient Truth

October 2nd, 2010 by Richard Lord

DEFRA Guidance on how to measure and report your greenhouse gas emissions

April 27th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Click “DEFRA Guidance on how to measure and report your greenhouse gas emissions” to download the paper.