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New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com just added a new market research report to its catalogue. World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0119491/World-Solid-State-FiberGas-and-Dye-Lasers-Market.html?utm_source=PRNWire&utm_me...

Fish oils reduce greenhouse gas emissions from flatulent cows

The benefits to animals of omega 3 fatty acids in fish oils have been well documented helping the heart and circulatory system, improving meat quality and reducing methane emissions. These last two benefits may only apply to cows but lowering emissions is important for the environment, as meth...

Engineer devises ways to improve gas mileage

Last summer, it was very expensive to fill up a gas tank when the gasoline price hit close to four dollars a gallon. Transportation by road or air consumes fuel, which not only increases our vulnerability to foreign imports but also is a source of greenhouse gas emissions that will impact adverse ...

New greenhouse gas identified

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--A gas used for fumigation has the potential to contribute significantly to future greenhouse warming, but because its production has not yet reached high levels there is still time to nip this potential contributor in the bud, according to an international team of researchers. ...

Particulate emission from natural gas burning home appliances

New Rochelle, NY, January 8, 2009Natural gas, believed to be among the cleanest forms of fuel, does emit ultrafine airborne particulate matter when burned in home appliances such as stove tops and water heaters, according to a report in the December 2008 issue (Volume 25, Number 10) of Environmen...

Oil spray reduces greenhouse gas emissions from pig finishing barns

MADISON, WI, DECEMBER 8, 2008 Animal feeding operations are an important emission source of air pollutants including methane and carbon dioxideknown greenhouse gases. Recent inventories suggest that animal manure makes a significant contribution to global methane emissions. As a consequence, green...

Methane gas levels begin to increase again

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The amount of methane in Earth's atmosphere shot up in 2007, bringing to an end a period of about a decade in which atmospheric levels of the potent greenhouse gas were essentially stable, according to a team led by MIT researchers. Methane levels in the atmosphere have more t...

Potent greenhouse gas more prevalent in atmosphere than previously assumed

A powerful greenhouse gas is at least four times more prevalent in the atmosphere than previously estimated, according to a team of researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Using new analytical techniques, a team led by Scripps geochemistry professor Ray Weiss made t...

Greenhouse gas auction revenues can help cut Md. electric use significantly, says study

COLLEGE PARK, Md. Maryland officials can reduce electricity use in the state significantly by investing revenues from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) cap-and-trade auctions in energy efficiency programs, says a new study from a University of Maryland-led research team. It adds that ...

Flooding might help lower gas emission from wetlands

COLUMBUS, Ohio River floods and storms that send water surging through swamps and marshes near rivers and coastal areas might cut in half the average greenhouse gas emissions from those affected wetlands, according to recent research at Ohio State University. A study suggests that pulses of wa...

Unique study shows oil, gas seismic work not affecting Gulf sperm whales

HOUSTON, Aug. 21, 2008 Noise can be irritating and possibly harmful for everything from mice to humans and maybe even 60-foot whales in the Gulf of Mexico. In recent years, there has been concern that man-made noise may be a cause of stress for dolphins, whales and other marine mammals, bu...

Action needed now for Minnesota to reach goals in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2015

The state of Minnesota must act now if it wants to reach its Minnesota Next Generation Energy Act goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent by 2015, according to a team of University of Minnesota transportation and public policy researchers. The research team, which will release ...

New gas sensors for monitoring carbon dioxide sinks

This release is available in German . Munich/Halle(Saale). A novel gas sensor system makes it possible to monitor large areas cost-effectively the first time. The patented gas sensor is based on the principle of diffusion, according to which certain gases pass through a membrane faster than ...

'Revolutionary' CO2 maps zoom in on greenhouse gas sources

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A new, high-resolution, interactive map of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels has found that the emissions aren't all where we thought. "For example, we've been attributing too many emissions to the northeastern United States, and it's looking like the southe...

New formula for combating the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide

This release is available in German . Halle/S. The cost of treating wastewater contaminated with nitrogen could be lowered in future. Soil scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) have developed a new mathematical model which can help determine the optimum c...

Climate changing gas from some surprising microbial liaisons

The climate changing gas dimethyl sulphide (DMS) is being made by microbes at the rate of more than 200 million tonnes a year in the worlds seas, scientists heard today (Tuesday 1 April 2008) at the Society for General Microbiologys 162nd meeting being held this week at the Edinburgh International...

MIT gas sensor is tiny, quick

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Engineers at MIT are developing a tiny sensor that could be used to detect minute quantities of hazardous gases, including toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents, much more quickly than current devices. The researchers have taken the common techniques of gas ch...

UC San Diego begins trading greenhouse gas credits on Chicago Climate Exchange

The University of California, San Diego has become the first campus on the West Coast to join the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), North Americas only voluntary, legally binding trading system to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. UC San Diego is only the seventh university in the nation to join...

Elsevier launches new journal: Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering

Amsterdam, 03 January 2008 Elsevier announced today that it is launching a new journal, the Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. The journal will be published bimonthly, and will focus on the advances in the rapidly expanding area of natural gas science and engineering. The first issue...

Climate gas could disrupt food chain

Levels of a climate cooling gas will change as carbon dioxide increases, affecting food webs along the way, said Dr Michael Steinke at a Science Media Centre press briefing today. Microbes in the ocean produce the gas dimethyl sulphide, or DMS. It causes clouds to form above the sea, which refl...

Greenhouse gas from English streams

English chalk streams are less healthy than we thought and are potentially even contributing to global warming, said Dr Mark Trimmer at a Science Media Centre press briefing today. Dr Trimmer looked at a plant that covers up to three quarters of the surface of some streams and found that it hel...

Biodiesel could reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Biodiesel can be manufactured from any product containing fatty acids, such as vegetable oil or animal fats. The report, The greenhouse and air quality emissions of biodiesel blends in Australia assesses the emission levels and environmental impacts of biodiesel produced from sources including ...

RIT to study air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the Great Lakes region

Reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the Great Lakes region due to freight transportation requires a little creativity and a serious look at sustainabilityways of protecting the environment without slowing the economy. A team of professors at Rochester Institute of Technology rec...

Chemistry turns killer gas into potential cure

Despite its deadly reputation, the gas carbon monoxide (CO) could actually save lives and boost health in future as a result of leading-edge UK research. Chemists at the University of Sheffield have discovered an innovative way of using targeted small doses of CO which could benefit patients wh...

New membrane strips carbon dioxide from natural gas faster and better

A modified plastic material greatly improves the ability to separate global warming-linked carbon dioxide from natural gas as the gas is prepared for use, according to engineers at The University of Texas at Austin who have analyzed the new plastics performance. Like a sponge that only soaks up...

Scientists in first global study of 'poison' gas in the atmosphere

It was used as a chemical weapon in the trenches in the First World War, but nearly a century later, new research by an international team of scientists has discovered that phosgene is present in significant quantities in the atmosphere. Phosgene was still stockpiled in military arsenals well ...

UNH becomes first university in nation to use landfill gas as primary energy source

DURHAM, N.H. The University of New Hampshire, in cooperation with Waste Management of New Hampshire, Inc., has launched EcoLine, a landfill gas project that will pipe enriched and purified gas from Waste Managements landfill in Rochester to the Durham campus, UNH President Mark Huddleston announc...

Termite killer lingers as a potent greenhouse gas

Sulfuryl fluoride (SO 2 F 2 ), a gas commonly used to rid buildings of termites and other pests, is a greenhouse gas that remains in the atmosphere about 36 years, six to 10 times longer than previously thought, according to a research team led by Jens Mhle, an atmospheric chemist at Scripps Insti...

Termite insecticide a potent greenhouse gas

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 21, 2009 An insecticide used to fumigate termite-infested buildings is a strong greenhouse gas that lives in the atmosphere nearly 10 times longer than previously thought, UC Irvine research has found. Sulfuryl fluoride, UCI chemists discovered, stays in the atmosphere at ...

OU researchers isolate microorganisms that convert hydrocarbons to natural gas

When a group of University of Oklahoma researchers began studying the environmental fate of spilt petroleum, a problem that has plagued the energy industry for decades, they did not expect to eventually isolate a community of microorganisms capable of converting hydrocarbons into natural gas. ...

Baker Institute finds increased domestic production won't make US self-sufficient in natural gas

A new report by the Energy Forum at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy finds that the United States will continue to rely on imported natural gas even if areas that are currently restricted are opened up to drilling. Natural gas is already an important fuel in the United States...

Heaps of climate gas

The cow as a killer of the climate: This inglorious role of our four-legged friends, peaceful in itself, is well-enough recognised, because, with their digestion, the animals produce methane, which is expelled continuously. Now, however, a team of German scientists from the Institute of Soil Ecolo...

Extraordinary life found around deep-sea gas seeps

An international team led by scientists from the United States and New Zealand have observed, for the first time, the bizarre deep-sea communities living around methane seeps off New Zealand's east coast. 'This is the first time cold seeps have been viewed and sampled in the southwest Pacific, a...

Plants used to detect gas leaks, from outer space!

Gas leaks can be potentially life threatening in the home, but the presence of gas stresses out plants too. Professor Mike Steven and colleagues from the University of Nottingham have found that changes in the physical properties of plants can act as an early warning of leaks in natural gas pip...

Anammox bacteria produce nitrogen gas in oceans' snackbar

Thirty to fifty percent of the global conversion of nutrients to nitrogen gas occurs in these areas. In 'The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States (PNAS)' of Tuesday 19 April, researchers from Bremen and Nijmegen state that this conversion is not carried out by denitri...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

...Ocean carbon uptake, in good agreement with observed trends. The simulations show that ozone depletion, combined with increased atmospheric greenhouse gas concentration, drives stronger winds above the Southern Ocean. These stronger winds bring more carbon-rich deep water to the surface, which reduces th...

Carnegie Mellon's Jean VanBriesen leads research team on Monongahela River

... effect of bromide associated with Marcellus Shale gas produced water, and sulfate from acid mine drainag...d sand into major shale formations to help natural gas flow up a well, will need millions of gallons of w...to understand the water quality impacts from shale gas production in Pennsylvania represents a thoughtful...

University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers reveal ocean acidification at Station ALOHA

... The burning of fossil fuels has released tremendous amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) into the atmosphere, significantly impacting global climate. Were it not for the absorption of CO 2 by the oceans, the alarmin...

Plankton Power and RTDC announce proposed algae-to-biofuels pilot facility on Cape Cod

... renewable source of energy that will create local jobs in algae farming and downstream industries, advance energy independence, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions." The algae farm facility's location near MBL and WHOI will provide Plankton's team access to the exceptional scientific expertise an...

Hybrid vehicle rebates produce scant environmental benefits, high cost

..., rather than large SUVs, trucks and vans, which produce substantially greater carbon emissions. "If the intention of rebate programs is to replace gas guzzlers with hybrids, they are failing," says Ambarish Chandra, a professor at UBC's Sauder School of Business and study co-author. He says large veh...
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