(Carbon Management Canada) Researchers at Queen's University are collaborating with Lafarge Canada Inc. to examine the practicality of using low carbon feedstocks to help power cement plants. The project will also produce the first science to include comparative life cycle assessments, full emission comparisons, evaluation of water use, and burner optimization.
(Science China Press) Urbanization is one of the most significant processes in land use/cover change.
(American Geophysical Union) Scientists researching geophysical techniques to detect hidden mass graves of atrocity victims are preparing to expand their studies to Colombia. There they plan to bury pigs in simulated mass graves in varying soils and climates.
(Grand Valley State University) Grand Valley State University's Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center received a grant from the Michigan Energy Office to study solar thermal system costs and efficiency improvements for use in Michigan's climate.
(Simons Consulting) Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that conserving rainforests in the Amazon River Basin will increase the amount of electricity that hydropower projects in the area can produce.
Climate change will cause widespread global-scale loss of common plants and animals, researchers predict
Climate change will cause widespread global-scale loss of common plants and animals. More than half of common plants and one third of the animals could see a dramatic decline this century due to climate change, according to new research.
(University of East Anglia) Almost two-thirds of common plants and half the animals could see a dramatic decline this century due to climate change -- according to research from the University of East Anglia. But acting quickly to mitigate climate change could reduce losses by 60 percent and buy an additional 40 years for species to adapt.
On May 9, the daily mean concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Mauna Loa, Hawaii, surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time since measurements began in 1958. Independent measurements made by both NOAA and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have been approaching this level during the past week.
(National Physical Laboratory) The Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory has been unveiled as one of the first verification bodies of the EU Environmental Technology Verification Pilot Programme with specific remit for the independent verification of Energy Technologies under the scheme.
(Global Biodiversity Information Facility) Climate change could dramatically reduce the geographic ranges of thousands of common plant and animal species during this century, according to research using data made freely available online through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.