Ciaran Hogg

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8 years 1 month ago

Carbon emissions that are related to imported goods in many developing countries are on the increase according to two new studies. However, researchers have suggested that the amount of carbon emissions resulting from imported goods is not included on the official statistics and that this is misleading and obscuring the facts when it comes to carbon emissions.

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8 years 2 months ago

New research suggests that woodlands, forests and other terrestrial ecosystems are able to sequestrate up to 40% of the US’s carbon emissions that is caused by burning fossil fuels. The study, which was carried out in the 48 lower states provides evidence that these ecosystems can absorb far more carbon than first thought as long as these regions are not subjected to droughts or other factors such as deforestation.

The research, which was carried out...


8 years 2 months ago


Shale gas may be more significant in altering climate change than burning coal according to a new study that was carried out by US researchers under the guidance of Robert Haworth from Cornell University in Ithaca, US.

Shale gas is obtained by a process known as fracking that many energy experts believed to have been a low carbon energy supply source and method. However, this latest study has revealed that the wells used in this...


8 years 2 months ago


A study unveiled at the European Geosciences Union has revealed that whitening clouds by using drops of sea water in order to reflect sun shine away from the Earth could be more harmful than helpful in preventing climate change and global warming.

However, the study revealed that using drops of sea water that were not the right size would cause the opposite effect and lead to increasing global warming....


8 years 2 months ago

The National Science Foundation has released a study that suggests climate change is having an impact on tree growth and the ability of trees to produce seeds. The study, which was undertaken over an 18 year period and saw the examination of 27,000 trees, concluded that earlier Springs was one of the mitigating factors that was impacting on tree reproduction and growth.

The study also revealed that elm, magnolia, beech and pine trees were some of the most prone to summer droughts, which was another significant risk to trees and their life span. The...


8 years 2 months ago

Tiny planktonic plants known as phytoplankton that are of crucial importance to the Arctic ecosystem could be under threat because of climate change. Due to changes in temperature in the oceans around the Arctic, phytoplankton could find it more difficult to bloom.

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8 years 2 months ago


Carbon dioxide levels have risen so much in the last 150 years that plant pores, which plants effectively breathe through have decreased in size by up to 34%. As a result plants are restricted in the amount of water vapor that they release into the atmosphere.

The study which was carried out by scientists from the Indiana University Bloomington and Utrecht University is set to be published in an issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy...


8 years 2 months ago


A NASA funded satellite study has revealed that ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic are melting three times faster than mountain glaciers and ice caps throughout the rest of the world. The research also suggested that climate change was contributing to rising sea levels at a much more rapid pace than forecasts are predicting.

Research compiled over almost 20 years has revealed that in 2006 the ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic lost...


8 years 3 months ago

 

After the devastating earthquake in Japan, many people are questioning whether global warming was a factor behind the tragedy. Politicians, environmentalists and scientists appear to be divided on the subject...


8 years 3 months ago


A number of floats at numerous Saint Patrick Day parades aimed to highlight the growing problem of climate change and environmental sustainability. The festival is the biggest in the world and apart from celebrating Irish heritage and all things Irish, many parade participants and organizers are now using the event to highlight environmental politics.
The festival is now celebrated in most major cities...


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