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What We Know and DON’T about the Greenhouse Gases by CityTech blogger Maria de Leons

What is a greenhouse gas?  An actual greenhouse is a glass building used to collect heat to grow plants. In other words then, the greenhouse effect is the ability of the Earth to capture energy reflected from the Earth’s surface. It’s an important phenomenon that helps to keep the temperature at the surface warm and

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Our Take: An Environmentalist’s Manifesto: Climate Change ‘Trumps’ Society by ClimateYou’s Paul Rivers

What do American citizens not know about climate change? There are in fact a lot of backburner problems with BIG impacts: Urban heat island in major cities like New York that induce heat strokes, air pollution, and increased risk for heart attacks; ocean acidification that recently killed large swaths of the Great Barrier Reef and

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Vacuum Up that Carbon! by George Ropes, ClimateYou Senior Editor

Learn this new phrase: direct air capture. It’s a process being developed that does what trees do, take carbon dioxide out of the air. Direct air capture is a radical variant of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Several start-up companies are pursuing this technology, and both are out of the lab and into the pilot

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Our Take: The Sea Level Rise & Coal Connection by ClimateYou’s George Ropes

Significant sea level rise (SLR) is inevitable. Whatever scenario plays out, we’ll have to take steps to mitigate and adapt to more coastal flooding and higher storm surges. The latest projections, based on new understanding of the potential impact of melting in Antarctica, suggest oceans will rise by 1.3 meters (4′ 3″) by 2100 even

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Renewable Natural Gas Is Gaining by ClimateYou editor Abby Luby

On National Bioenergy Energy Day last week, we learned of the non-profit Energy Vision who announced awards to three innovative companies advancing renewable natural gas (RNG) made from organic waste: Ameresco, Quantum Biopower, and CCI Bioenergy. Here at ClimateYou we are always interested in organic materials that generate energy, especially since we know that uncollected organic wastes emit 25 times more greenhouse gases than the

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