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Displaying items by tag: Greenhouse gases

More greenhouse gases were produced in 2018 than any previous year, despite more than 20 countries reducing their carbon emissions since 2000, research from UNSW Sydney and their collaborators has shown.

Published in Climate

Remote support software specialist LogMeIn is claiming that it contributed to avoiding as much as 63 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions through its customers’ use of GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar during the first year of the pandemic - between April 2020 and March 2021 - compared to daily commuting and business travel for company meetings.

Published in Climate

A Greens member of the Victorian Parliament has slammed the State Government's move to impose a tax on electric vehicles from July next year, claiming it signalled "a dangerous step towards a privatised road user charge scheme in Victoria".

Published in Automotive

Fuel cell stack and system developer PowerCell Sweden has announced the signing of a three-year contract with a European shipyard valued at 6.9 million euros for the development and delivery of a megawatt marine fuel cell system.

Published in Energy
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:25

Australia joins Antarctic climate research expedition

An international team of researchers based at Australia’s Casey Station in Antarctica is drilling into the icecap and undertaking climate research in the hunt for an elusive molecule that helps cleanse the atmosphere of greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting chemicals.

Published in Climate

A new study based on satellite observations, just released globally by Australia's science agency the CSIRO, is likely to cause a stir among anti-carbon dioxide global warming alarmist circles. According to the study, over the past three decades the rise in atmospheric CO2 has contributed significantly to the greening of our planet.

Published in Climate
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:15

Ricoh makes printing carbon neutral

A new scheme offered by Ricoh Australia provides greenhouse gas offsets for the duration of the printer's lease, rental or hire-purchase agreement.

Monday, 07 December 2009 13:54

ICT greenhouse gas emissions reduction quantified

Nearly six billion tonnes of CO2 emissions could be eliminated by 2020 through the focussed use of 17 core technologies in four of the world’s major economic sectors, according to a preview of a report released today just ahead of the United Nations’ COP15 climate change conference starting in Denmark this week.

Published in Energy
Saturday, 05 December 2009 03:39

'Green' search engine coming next week

Next Monday -- the same day climate talks get underway in Copenhagen -- a new search engine, Ecosia, will make its debut. The site generates ad revenue the same way Google and Bing do, but 80 percent of revenues go to the World Wildlife Fund.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 20:01

U.S. study finds surprise within greenhouse gases

Researchers from NASA and Purdue University found that carbon dioxide and methane are not as important as fluorine (F) compounds such as chlorofluorocarbons, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and nitrogen fluoride when it comes to producing greenhouse gases (GHGs).

Published in Climate
Tuesday, 27 October 2009 13:46

CSIRO hybrid plugs into the future

The CSIRO and energy distributor, SP AustNet, have started a three-month road trial of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), which could one day end up in every Australian driveway, after modification of the car using a US-developed conversion kit at the CSIRO’s laboratories in the Melbourne suburb of Clayton.

Published in Energy
Wednesday, 24 June 2009 04:38

IBM leads Green Sigma Coalition

A new alliance led by IBM aims to improve energy, water, waste and greenhouse gas management through interoperability. Green Sigma applies Lean Six Sigma principles and practices to these areas.

IT services group, EDS and SAP Australia and New Zealand have worked together to develop a new carbon accounting solution which, they claim, will make it easier for Australian companies to comply with new federal government emissions guidelines.

Friday, 03 April 2009 06:56

Give your gaming a green tinge

See all those little red lights on your electrical equipment?  Remember all those “black balloon” adverts?  Feeling too lazy to flick the switch at the point after a gaming session?  If so, there are a couple of new products about to hit the Australian market that might save your hip pocket as well as your ever-polluting soul.

Published in Energy
On March 28, 1979, a nuclear accident at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station caused a partial meltdown of one of its reactors but a near total meltdown for U.S. nuclear power over the next 30 years. Now, the nuclear power industry is coming back in the face of a dirty atmosphere.

Published in Energy
A team from the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom found a chemical compound that had replaced a banned greenhouse gas because it was bad for the environment is, itself, also bad for the environment. The culprit is a fumigant with the chemical name sulfuryl fluoride.

Published in Climate
On February 24, 2009, NASA is set to launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO), the first NASA spacecraft whose sole mission (and, it's an important one)  is to study atmospheric carbon dioxide, an important greenhouse gas contained within our global climate.

Published in Space
Thursday, 12 February 2009 20:46

Aerosols impact Australian weather

According to an Australian atomospheric scientist, aerosols, both naturally and artifically produced, may cause a much more damaging effect on Australian rainfall and future climate change than previously measured. And, most of it is caused by pollution from the Northern Hemisphere.

Published in Climate
According to a Dutch study, if all humans went on a low-meat diet, then the actions to counter global climate change would be easier and less expensive to accomplish over the next forty years. Are you willing to give up your Big Mac for a Big Veggie?

Published in Climate
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