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Scientists Just Discovered a Major New Source of Carbon Emissions

Genres / Sci Fi : io9

File this under bad news for humanity’s climate ambitions: The dams and reservoirs we use to harness ‘clean’ hydroelectric power and irrigate our crops apparently emit carbon. A lot of it. All told, man-made reservoirs release rough...

Growing crops on organic soils increases greenhouse gas emissions, say scientists

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Drained organic soils are a considerable source of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, say researchers. Reducing the emission from cultivated organic soils is an obvious choice to achieve greenhouse gas ...

Here’s another source of greenhouse gases you should be worrying about: hydropower.

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Grist

Turns out reservoirs are a more significant climate problem than previously believed.

In beef production, cow-calf phase contributes most greenhouse gases

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Jan. 30 2013 - Scientists have long known that cattle produce carbon dioxide and methane throughout their lives, but a new study pinpoints the cow-calf stage as a major contributor of greenhouse gases during beef production. In a ne...

Permafrost soil: Possible source of abrupt rise in greenhouse gases at end of last ice age

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Scientists have identified a possible source of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that were abruptly released to the atmosphere in large quantities around 14,600 years ago.

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