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New man-made gases discovered in atmosphere
June 4, 2014 08:13 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have found two new chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and one new hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) in the atmosphere. The research, published today, comes after another four man-made gases were discovered by the same team in March. Scientists made the discovery by comparing today’s air samples with air collected between 1978 and 2012 in unpolluted Tasmania, and samples taken during aircraft flights.
Hurricanes with female names result in greater death toll
June 3, 2014 07:49 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Hurricanes with feminine names are likely to cause nearly three times as many deaths than storms with masculine names after new research found girl names are perceived as less threatening. A new University of Illinois study is warning to watch out for hurricanes with benign-sounding names like Dolly, Fay or Hanna because people in the path of these severe storms may take fewer protective measure, leaving them more vulnerable to harm.
Reducing emissions to combat climate change
June 2, 2014 08:22 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Climate engineering is unlikely to provide an effective or practical solution to slowing global warming, according to a new study. Reducing the release of carbon remains the only likely answer to tackling climate change ahead of fanciful projects such as positioning giant mirrors in space to reduce the amount of sunlight being trapped in the earth's atmosphere or seeding clouds to reduce the amount of light entering earth's atmosphere.
Reglamentación para reducir emisiones de carbono también reduce contaminación del aire.
June 2, 2014 08:05 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Ajustar fuertemente las normas para las emisiones de carbono que alteran el clima de las centrales eléctricas proporcionaría la ventaja añadida de reducir otros contaminantes del aire que pueden enfermar a las personas y dañar el medio ambiente.
Airport pollution worse than the freeways in LA?
May 30, 2014 07:44 AM - Click Green Staff, ClickGreen
A new study has found that heavy airplane traffic contributes to even more pollution to the skies above Los Angeles than the city’s congested freeways. And the research results, published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, revealed the effect continues for up to 10 miles away.
Rules to cut carbon emissions also reduce harmful air pollution
May 28, 2014 08:58 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Setting strong standards for climate-changing carbon emissions from power stations would provide the added bonus of reducing other air pollutants that can make people sick and damage the environment. A first-of-its-kind study released today by scientists at Syracuse University and Harvard has mapped the potential environmental and human health benefits of power plant carbon standards and found potential for reductions of more than 750 thousand tons of other harmful air pollutants across the US.
Eagles facing threat from diclofenac
May 27, 2014 08:02 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Just months after the news that the vulture-killing drug diclofenac had been licensed for veterinary use in Europe, two groundbreaking scientific studies have revealed that a greater diversity of birds of prey, including the golden eagle, are also susceptible to its effects. These findings strengthen the case for banning veterinary diclofenac across Europe and for strengthening bans and enforcement of bans in South Asia to stop the illegal misuse of human diclofenac to treat livestock.
World's First Community Tidal Turbine Scheme Starts Generating Power
May 23, 2014 10:24 AM - Click Green Staff, ClickGreen
The world's first community-owned tidal power turbine has started exporting electricity to the local grid, the Scottish Government has announced.
Tecnología reduce el costo de los paneles solares a la mitad
May 23, 2014 08:24 AM - Click Green Staff, ClickGreen, ClickGreen
Un experto mundial en paneles solares describirá hoy cómo su trabajo pionero en energía solar mejorará significativamente el rendimiento de los paneles solares, además de contribuir de forma simultánea a reducir su costo a la mitad. La tecnología se comercializará en los próximos cinco años.
Climate change threatens US landmarks
May 22, 2014 09:10 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
The growing consequences of climate change are putting more than two dozen of the most iconic and historic sites in the US at risk, according to a new report. From Ellis Island to the Everglades, Cape Canaveral to California's César Chávez National Monument, a lengthy list of treasured sites is being threatened by the effects of climate change, including rising sea levels and fires.