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Daily Archives: September 17, 2009
Via Docuticker. The Use of Offsets to Reduce Greenhouse Gases (PDF; 598 KB) Source: Congressional Budget Office The cost savings to the economy generated by offsets could be substantial. CBO estimates that between 2012 and 2050 average annual savings from … Continue reading
Via Docuticker. Letter report on the Orbiting Carbon Observatory Source: National Research Council From press release: Current methods for estimating greenhouse gas emissions have limitations that make it difficult to monitor CO2 emissions and verify an international climate treaty, says … Continue reading
Read the full post at Mashable. As far as top-level domains (TLDs) are concerned, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has full control over whether or not we see new TLDs make it to the web. Most … Continue reading
Via Docuticker. Sharing global CO2 emission reductions among one billion high emitters Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences We present a framework for allocating a global carbon reduction target among nations, in which the concept of “common but … Continue reading
From the web site: ClimateWizard enables technical and non-technical audiences alike to access leading climate change information and visualize the impacts anywhere on Earth. The first generation of this web-based program allows the user to choose a state or country … Continue reading
Read the full story at GreenerBuildings. Working with William McDonough + Partners and Swinerton Builders, NASA’s Ames Research Center broke ground this week on what is planned as a state-of-the-art, 50,000-square-foot green office building.
Read the full story in Scientific American. It isn’t the most picturesque of locations, but a number of scientists spent their summer taking in the 25.9-million-square-kilometer oval of the Pacific Ocean known as the North Subtropical Gyre, or “Great Pacific … Continue reading
Read the full post at Dot Earth. Many people worry about the unanticipated consequences of otherwise beneficial developments. For some of them, nanotechnology has been a hot topic. And according to a report this week by the Project on Emerging … Continue reading
Read the press release. Ashley McGraw Architects is designing a new 4,100 square foot media center addition at Liverpool Middle School which will generate as much energy each year as it uses. To accomplish this net zero-energy outcome, the team … Continue reading
Read the full story in the New York Times. School districts are cutting back on the avalanche of paper sent home to parents, trying to exploit the Internet as a cheaper communication channel.