Carbon tax could lower emissions and GST
Jul 22, 2016
A new, powerful way of modelling the impact of carbon pricing has been developed by University of Auckland doctoral researcher Sina Mashinchi. It shows how a carbon tax targeting emissions-intensive industries, along with ...
Car sharing increases mobility, decreases greenhouse gas emissions
Jul 20, 2016
Drive, ride or share? It's a question more people are asking themselves as transportation options are rapidly evolving. But what does it mean for road congestion and the environment?
UN gathering to push for climate deal ratification
Jul 19, 2016
With only 19 countries having ratified the Paris climate deal so far, the United Nations is hosting a special event to push more nations to get fully onboard the agreement to fight global warming.
Questions and answers about US fuel economy standards
Jul 19, 2016
The U.S. government has issued a report on fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for U.S. cars and trucks that were first established in 2012. The report Monday kicked off a two-year review process leading to a government ...
E.Asian shipping emissions kill tens of thousands: study
Jul 18, 2016
A sharp rise in shipping emissions in east Asia is killing tens of thousands of people in the region every year and adding to global warming, a study said Monday.
Modeling predicts which counties could store more carbon in soil by growing bioenergy crops
Jul 14, 2016
To help stakeholders in government and business make smart decisions about the best types of land and local climates for planting bioenergy crops, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory ...
Industry emissions down, transportation up
Jul 12, 2016
While industry in the U.S. has made solid strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the past 25 years, the transportation sector has increased its carbon footprint, say University of Michigan researchers.
Gauging the impact of climate change on US agriculture
Jul 08, 2016
To assess the likely impact of climate change on U.S. agriculture, researchers typically run a combination of climate and crop models that project how yields of maize, wheat, and other key crops will change over time. But ...
Preserving forest carbon sinks top of donors' climate mitigation agenda
Jul 07, 2016
New research has found that developing countries with large carbon sinks and good governance tend to be the main destination for major green donors' climate mitigation funding.
For dairy farms, flaring methane offers mitigation option
Jul 05, 2016
As New York's dairy farms get larger and store more manure – rather than spread it – methane emissions have doubled in the last two decades. To reduce this potent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, Cornell researchers ...