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Floods release greenhouse gases from wetlands

02 October, 2014

Scientists from Southern Cross University have discovered that flood events dramatically increase the release of greenhouse gases from coastal floodplains into the atmosphere where the landscape's hydrology has been modified by human activity.

NatureWorks Ingeo plant-based fibres and plastics

10 September, 2014

NatureWorks produces a material called Ingeo, made from locally abundant and renewable resources, which is replacing man-made plastics and fibres which have until now been petroleum-based.

Ozone-depleting compound still being released

26 August, 2014

NASA researchers have found that Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound, despite the fact that the substance was banned worldwide decades ago.

Energy management across Talley's frozen food sites

16 May, 2014

Frozen food processor Talley's Group has partnered with New Zealand's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority to put in place an energy management system across its three largest seafood and vegetable processing sites, as well as AFFCO New Zealand's meat processing sites.

Brown coal injections to lower emissions

29 April, 2014

CSIRO and its industry partners plan to conduct a power-generation trial using Victorian brown coal processed into a slurry and injected into an adapted diesel engine. The direct injection carbon engine (DICE) aims to reduce emissions from brown-coal-generated electricity by 50% compared to current technology.

New Zealand urged to go net zero

23 April, 2014

The CEO of building technology company NUDURA, Murray Snider, will visit New Zealand next month to discuss the topic of energy-efficient building. Snider has a wealth of experience in building environmentally friendly homes and commercial buildings which are net zero.

US drivers using less fuel

02 April, 2014

A University of Michigan researcher has found that despite population growth, fuel consumption by American drivers of light-duty vehicles is now lower than it was 15 years ago.

Emissions and coal generation rising, says report

10 March, 2014

Consultancy company pitt&sherry has released the latest edition of its Carbon Emissions Index (Cedex). The report found that annual NEM generation for the year ending February 2014 continued to fall - but for the first time in two years, associated emissions slightly increased.

Controlling air flow decreases pollutants in piston engines

18 February, 2014

The Kansas State University Research Foundation, a non-profit corporation, has received a patent for a system that controls the air flow to pistons in reciprocating internal combustion engines.

EDVs have little impact on emissions, says study

24 January, 2014

North Carolina State University researchers have conducted a study into hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles (electric drive vehicles, or EDVs) in order to predict their potential impact on emissions.

Coca-Cola installs millionth HFC-free cooler

23 January, 2014

The Coca-Cola Company has installed its millionth hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-free cooler using natural refrigerant in the marketplace. The milestone marks significant progress in the company's effort to phase out the use of HFC refrigerant in Coca-Cola dispensers, vending machines and coolers.

New Zealand's emissions rising

04 December, 2013

New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has revealed that the country currently ranks sixth worst for emissions increases since 1990 among those who have signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Coal-fired electricity can't compete with renewables, says study

06 September, 2013

Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), modelling a range of fossil-fuel scenarios against the cost of 100% renewable energy in 2030, have found that coal-fired electricity may have little or no economic future in Australia - even if carbon capture and storage (CCS) becomes commercially available.

Greens welcome World Bank decision to offload coal

19 July, 2013

The Australian Greens have welcomed reports that the World Bank will no longer fund coal-fired power stations in poor countries.

Improving monitoring of emissions from coal seam gas production

16 April, 2013

The Gillard government is moving to improve measurement and reporting of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere from coal seam gas (CSG) exploration and production. A discussion paper released today sets out proposals to introduce new CSG-specific measurement and estimation methods into Australia’s greenhouse gas reporting framework.

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