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Humans are Gobbling Up a Quarter of Nature's Resources, Reveals Study

...apeseed are grown for biofuels to ease reliance on fossil fuels". "We are asking for trouble, if we expand...id Haberl. "If we want full-scale replacement of fossil fuels by biofuels, this would have dramatic implications for ecosystems," he said. According to s...

Hydrogen Fuel Is It a New Fuel for the Future?

...roject manager, accepts that making hydrogen using fossil fuels isn't sustainable. "The answer is to produce hydrogen from water using electricity from renewable energy, which is very easy," he says. "This is already happening in Berlin, where a small electrolyzing plant at a filling station is generating t...

A Break Through Energy Bill by the US Government

... So now the focus is shifting from reliance on fossil fuels and foreign oil toward renewable fuels and green technology. A new survey showed that Americans prefer energy conservation over more production, and that a large majority also favors tightening emissions standards. Former New Yo...

Radical Change in the Lifestyle Might Bring a Greener Future for Brits

...eport define a zero carbon economy as one in which fossil fuels are not burned, or in which all emissions from fossil fuels are prevented from entering the atmosphere. The UK government has set a target of cutting 6...

Brits Need to Change Lifestyle to Have a Greener Future: Report

...eport define a zero carbon economy as one in which fossil fuels are not burned, or in which all emissions from fossil fuels are prevented from entering the atmosphere. The UK government has set a target of cutting 6...

Air Pollution in India Causes 527,700 Deaths a Year

...nowski. (See a map of China.) The combustion of fossil fuels-whether to power China's many automobiles, its burgeoning factories, or its expanding megacities-is a primary source of outdoor air pollutants. The burning of coal or charcoal to heat homes, common throughout China, also produces a range of ...

Walking Upright Saves Humans 75 Pc More Energy Compared to Apes

...dults. The team also examined the early hominin fossil record, which they found to include predicted chan...ht walking. Analysis of these features in early fossil hominins, coupled with analysis of bipedal walking in chimpanzees, revealed that human walking was a...

Free Your Necktie and Stop Global Warming

...h's atmosphere reportedly caused by the burning of fossil fuels and industrial pollutants. In an unconventional campaign to combat climate change, the Italian Health Ministry said that freeing the neck of a tight-fitting tie immediately cools the body temperature by 2C to 3C. And cooling workers would a...

Deforestation Plays a Critical Role in Climate Change: Study

...arbon that would be released by 13 years of global fossil fuel combustion. So maintaining forests as carbon ...e release of the equivalent of six years of global fossil fuel emissions, he said. Reducing deforestation is just one of a portfolio of mitigation options n...

Our Ancestors Possessed Much Smaller Brains Than It was Thought

...in these skulls, and in many other Aegyptopithecus fossil pieces collected at the Egyptian site over four decades, suggest that this primate was already branching away from its lemurlike ancestry," said Simons. "We also find that the visual cortex was large, which means that like many primates, this speci...

Investigating Coral Reefs to Help Understand Past and Future Climate Change

...nges in coral reef growth and composition. Thus, a fossil coral reef drill sample gives accurate information about the sea level, salinity and temperature at different times in history. Interpreting this information provides a way to reconstruct past climate change. Using coral reefs as climatic archives ...

Saving Powers Of The Ocean On The Wane

...cture of the oceans." Since mass consumption of fossil fuels began with the industrial revolution around ...n dioxide. If current production of carbon from fossil fuels continues unabated, by the end of the century the land and oceans will be less able to take up...

Work Less to Sustain Planet Earth, Say Activists

...ld's population, it accounts for 22 percent of its fossil fuel consumption, 50 percent of its solid waste, and, on average, each citizen consumes 53 times more goods than a person in China, according to the environmental nonprofit, Sierra Club. When people work longer hours, they rely increasingly on conv...

Genes Associated With Limb Development is More Primitive Than Believed

...more primitive vertebrates such as sharks and many fossil fish. The researchers studied the development of paddlefish fins to test whether the genes activated to make hands and feet in tetrapods were different from the genes activated to make fish fins. They looked at Hox geneswhich play a vital role in...

Bush Isolated on Climate Change Heading into G8

... gases - mostly carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels - that are blamed for global warming. "There's this fixation on a one-size-fits-all approach," said James Connaughton, the top White House adviser on climate change. But the mood in the US is shifting. The Democratic Party, resurgent since ...

World Environment Day (International Polar Year)

...lobal warming. Taking steps to cut down burning of fossil fuels, deforestation and limiting the use of CFCs would significantly bring down the concentration of greenhouse gases and afford a safer environment. We have only this earth to live on; let's bequeath a good planet to our children-we owe it to t...

Dinos may Have Died in Agonizing Death Throes of Asphyxiation

...nation gives us clues to interpreting a great many fossil horizons we didn't understand before and tells us something dinosaurs experienced while dying, not after dying," said Prof. Padian. The findings appear in the March issue of the quarterly journal Paleobiology....

West Wants Developing Countries to Cut Down on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

...ences unless man stops burning coal, oil and other fossil fuels that produce greenhouse gases. Even as Ierland was taking it out on the unreasonable and obstructionist developing countries, China, generally blamed as the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases, seems to have demonstrated that it has th...

Global Warming 55 Million Years Ago Too, Thanks to Fossil Fuels

...imate change, that global warming too started with fossil fuels, of a sort. The fuels weren’t necessarily coal or oil and they weren’t, of course, being burned in engines at the end of the Paleocene epoch. Instead, it was carbon-rich sediments that were baked in place in the ground by the intrusion of a ...

Experts Congregate for UN Climate Summit in Bangkok

...med primarily on the world's growing dependency on fossil fuels. The group is working on a report, which contains a controversial recommendation for countries to shift towards nuclear energy that emits no carbon dioxide but raises other concerns, to be finalised and released Friday. The five-day meeting...

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