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21

Sep

4 things to know about the EPA’s carbon planThe Obama administration has unveiled a plan to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new coal-fired power plants. Here’s a look at what the new rules could mean.

4 things to know about the EPA’s carbon plan
The Obama administration has unveiled a plan to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new coal-fired power plants. Here’s a look at what the new rules could mean.

14

Feb


 Cute carbon Cupid is this year’s tiniest valentine  



Nano Cupid’s arm is the width of a human hair.
Nano Cupid’s arm is the width of a human hair.

28

Aug

Carbon efficiency failing to fight warmingSurging carbon emissions from power demand in the developing world is overwhelming progress by nations like China and the U.S..

Carbon efficiency failing to fight warming
Surging carbon emissions from power demand in the developing world is overwhelming progress by nations like China and the U.S..

02

Mar

Ocean acidification may be fastest in 300 million yearsThe world’s oceans are turning acidic even more rapidly than during a monster emission of planet-warming carbon 56 million years ago.

Ocean acidification may be fastest in 300 million years
The world’s oceans are turning acidic even more rapidly than during a monster emission of planet-warming carbon 56 million years ago.

06

Dec

theweekmagazine:

Global carbon output is higher than ever. New figures released by the Global Carbon Project show that 2012 saw a record jump in emissions from fossil-fuel burning, thanks mostly to unprecedented leaps from developing nations. Here, some numbers from the report:
510 millionExtra tons of CO2 pumped into the air in  2010, “almost certainly the largest absolute jump in any year since the  Industrial Revolution, and the largest percentage increase since 2003,”  says Justin Gillis at The New York Times.
9.14 billionTotal tons of CO2 pumped into the air in 2010
1Average percent that global emissions of CO2 rose each year during the 1990s
3Average percent that global emissions of CO2 rose each year during the 2000s
More numbers

theweekmagazine:

Global carbon output is higher than ever. New figures released by the Global Carbon Project show that 2012 saw a record jump in emissions from fossil-fuel burning, thanks mostly to unprecedented leaps from developing nations. Here, some numbers from the report:

  • 510 million
    Extra tons of CO2 pumped into the air in 2010, “almost certainly the largest absolute jump in any year since the Industrial Revolution, and the largest percentage increase since 2003,” says Justin Gillis at The New York Times.
  • 9.14 billion
    Total tons of CO2 pumped into the air in 2010
  • 1
    Average percent that global emissions of CO2 rose each year during the 1990s
  • 3
    Average percent that global emissions of CO2 rose each year during the 2000s

More numbers

15

Aug

Organic water is as stupid as it soundsThe marketing brains at Llanllyr Water have come up with a new way to separate rich green leaners from their money. The problem is that water just can’t be organic.
See what our blogger has to say about it.

Organic water is as stupid as it sounds
The marketing brains at Llanllyr Water have come up with a new way to separate rich green leaners from their money. The problem is that water just can’t be organic.

See what our blogger has to say about it.

19

Jul

Mitt Romney: ‘I don’t think carbon is a pollutant’As the GOP frontrunner tries to hold on to support in New Hampshire, he continues to walk a fine line when it comes to what he really believes about environmental protection.

Mitt Romney: ‘I don’t think carbon is a pollutant’
As the GOP frontrunner tries to hold on to support in New Hampshire, he continues to walk a fine line when it comes to what he really believes about environmental protection.

28

Jun

universalboyfriend:

How Green Is Your Internet?

Made for HungryBeast on ABC TV, this short animated infographic explains how much energy the wired world is sucking down right now.

[Vimeo]

28

Apr