carbon dioxide

How To Be Green In The New Year – Part 3

January 6, 2010 / No Comments

Let me see if I can find another way to be Green this year. Oooooohhhhh! I smell something burning. Well, maybe not burning, but definitely getting hot. I know that sentence was a tease, and I am going to take full advantage of it! Sooooo, I'll explain that later in this article.

Atomic Powered Cell Phone

October 7, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_6667" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Atomic Powered Cellphone"][/caption]The Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan has developed an interesting atomic-powered source of electricity. They have actually used this to power a touch screen hand-held video player/cell phone. Now before you start protesting the use of atomic power (that will be a debate in future multi-part series), I am talking about using the protons (I ...

Google Earth’s Application Maps Carbon’s Course on Earth

September 22, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_6460" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="Google Earth Application Maps Carbon's Course"][/caption] Google Earth now has an application to show Earth's carbon dioxide cycle and can show carbon dioxide in different layers of the atmosphere. Google recently held a contest to show scientific data using KML, the data format used for Google Earth. Tyler Erickson from Michigan Tech Research Institute responded to the ...

Climate Change Bill: Business Groups in US Warns of ‘Green Trade War’

July 29, 2009 / No Comments

Major business groups in the United States have warned US Congress that it will trigger what may be called a “green trade war” if Congress passes a climate change bill which “threatens” other countries with taxes on energy-intensive goods. In a letter to US Senate leaders, the National Foreign Trade Council, the United States Chamber of Commerce and two other groups ...

High Energy Consumption Could Lead to a Ban on Plasma TVs in Brussels

January 14, 2009 / 1 Comment

Brussels is all set to ban energy-guzzling plasma TVs once the legislation gets passed in EU. The decision is going to be anything but popular with majority of Europe already having changed to plasma televisions - a popular option among the young and the old alike. Plasma screens have been nicknamed the 4x4s of the living room by many, as they ...

Googling Alone Produces More Carbon Emissions Than Laos

January 14, 2009 / No Comments

According to stats given by Harvard University's Alex Wissner-Gross, it would be safe to deduce that by just using the Google search, the world actually produces as much carbon dioxide as a country like Laos would do. But how far are these claims real and if they indeed are true, do we really need to go ringing the alarm bells? According ...

Japan “Plans” to Miss Kyoto Protocol Commitment

November 13, 2008 / No Comments

The latest data about Japan's greenhouse-gas emissions cast a serious doubt over the Japan's commitment to its Kyoto Protocol efforts. The Environment Ministry reported Japan's emissions hit a record high of carbon dioxide, 8.7% more than what Japan spewed in 1990. The 1997 Kyoto treaty calls for Japan to reduce its emissions to 6% BELOW the 1990 level. Japan is going ...