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December 2, 2013
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New Ideas Needed to Meet California’s 2050 Greenhouse Gas Targets: Berkeley Lab Study

California is on track to meet its state-mandated targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions for 2020, but it will not be able to meet its 2050 target without bold new technologies and policies. This is the conclusion of the California … Continue reading

December 9, 2012
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More Potent than Carbon Dioxide, Nitrous Oxide Levels in California May be Nearly Three Times Higher Than Previously Thought

Berkeley Lab researchers devise a new method to estimate state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Using a new method for estimating greenhouse gases that combines atmospheric measurements with model predictions, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researchers have found that the level … Continue reading

November 26, 2012
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Hearty Organisms Discovered in Bitter-Cold Antarctic Brine

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Where there’s water there’s life – even in brine beneath 60 feet of Antarctic ice, in permanent darkness and subzero temperatures. While Lake Vida, located in the northernmost of the McMurdo Dry Valleys of East Antarctica, … Continue reading

June 16, 2012
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Measuring the “Other” Greenhouse Gases: Higher Than Expected Levels of Methane in California

Berkeley Lab scientists develop new method for evaluating short-lived pollutants. New research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that levels of methane—a potent greenhouse gas emitted from many man-made sources, such as coal mines, landfills and livestock … Continue reading

December 22, 2010
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Ocean Acidification Changes Nitrogen Cycling in World Seas

*New results indicate potential to reduce certain greenhouse gas emissions from oceans to atmosphere*   Increasing acidity in the sea’s waters may fundamentally change how nitrogen is cycled in them, say marine scientists who published their findings in this week’s issue … Continue reading

December 21, 2010
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Global Rivers Emit Three Times IPCC Estimates of Greenhouse Gas Nitrous Oxide

*Waterways receiving nitrogen from human activities are significant source* What goes in must come out, a truism that now may be applied to global river networks. Human-caused nitrogen loading to river networks is a potentially important source of nitrous oxide … Continue reading

October 15, 2010
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Taking Measure of the Greenhouse Effect

WASHINGTON — Scientists have long known that heat-absorbing components of Earth’s atmosphere, such as clouds and certain gases, prevent our planet from being an ice-covered ball. Now a study, for the first time, comprehensively calculates the relative contributions of the … Continue reading