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Coverage of gas emissions since November 22, 2023.

Area covered by mining claims in Ontario’s ‘Ring of Fire’ increased by 30 per cent in one year

"...If peatlands are drained, removed, or damaged in this way, they go from being a carbon sink to a carbon emitter. Harris estimates that if just half of the area covered by mining claims is disturbed, it would result in the release of more than one billion tonnes of carbon dioxide — one and half times Canada’s total reported greenhouse gas emissions in 2021. Story continues below advertisement..."


B.C. Environment Minister to promote B.C. climate change policies at COP28

"...“I think even the oil and gas companies talk about their products as being in use for a period of time and perhaps a transition toward clean energy in 20 or 30 years and I think every one except for people who think climate change isn’t a problem or doesn’t exist, believes that this will ultimately happen,” Heyman said..."


COP28: Canadian ranchers to argue meat should stay on the menu

"...“We realize that methane is a big problem. We're doing a lot of research right now. ”Ten per cent of Canada’s GHGs come from crop and livestock production, according to the federal government (not including fossil fuels or fertilizer)..."


Smith, Freeland announce new $8.9B Dow investment in Alberta

"...Both the federal and provincial representatives claimed the Dow project was proof of success of their respective tax breaks and grants. Freeland pointed to Canada’s investment tax credits for clean hydrogen and carbon capture and storage. Smith pointed to Alberta’s Energy and Minerals’ Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program (APIP)..."


Home Energy Savings Program

"...This program is the result of seven years of work in partnership with communities in central/northern coastal BC. It is led by Ecotrust Canada, funded by Natural Resources Canada, and implemented in collaboration with our community partners. It aims to support and empower households to increase their home energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also reducing energy costs, energy insecurity, air pollution, and safety hazards..."


Federal Energy Minister says Ottawa was always flexible on clean energy rules

"...Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says the federal government is open to extending the deadline for existing natural gas plants to operate without emissions-trapping technology..."


Pathways Alliance increasingly confident $16.5B carbon capture project will go ahead

"...It also promised that up to $7 billion will be allocated to special contracts intended to give companies the confidence they need to make major investments to lower their greenhouse gas emissions. Story continues below advertisement..."


Hitching a ride to a better future: Sustainable Transport Day

"..."This first World Sustainable Transport Day reminds us that the road to a better future depends on cleaner and greener transportation systems," Antonio Guterres explained, spotlighting the relationship between transportation and global sustainability. Fuelling climate chaos"Transportation represents the world’s circulatory system, delivering people and goods across countries and around the world, creating jobs, and supporting prosperity," Mr. Guterres said, underscoring the important feature of transportation as essential facilitator of human development..."


Oil and gas well drillers want federal funding to help industry decarbonize

"...The drilling sector's emissions reduction efforts have not been as high-profile as those of the oilsands industry, which is proposing a $16. 5-billion carbon capture and storage project in northern Alberta that it says will help it reach net-zero emissions from production by 2050. But Scholz said there are many things oil and gas drillers can do to lower their carbon footprint, from rig electrification to hydrogen fuel blending to investing in battery energy storage systems for oil well drilling sites..."


IEA report warns oil and gas companies against banking on carbon capture

"...In a report released Thursday, the Paris-based IEA said oil and gas companies need to start “letting go of the illusion” that “implausibly large” amounts of carbon capture are the solution to the global climate crisis. Carbon capture and storage refers to the use of technology to sequester harmful greenhouse gas emissions from industrial processes and store them safely underground. In Canada, carbon capture and storage has become a key pillar of the oil and gas sector's decarbonization goals..."


Ontario funding projects aimed at using hydrogen to power electricity grid

"...The bulk of the funding is going to Atura Power to blend hydrogen with natural gas — up to 15 per cent by volume — to produce electricity at its Halton Hills Generating Station. The government says it will be the largest electricity-based, grid-connected, low-carbon hydrogen blending project in Canada's history. Energy Minister Todd Smith says it will help produce an even more sustainable energy system..."


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Recent episodes that mention gas emissions.

Digging deeper on agriculture's carbon capture potential

Duration: 6:26

"...We know that agriculture plays an important role in both greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration; however Dr..."


David Messina: Rumin8 Strives To Reduce Cow Methane Emissions

Duration: 29:00

"...When we think about greenhouse gas emissions, automobiles, airplanes, and power plants usually figure more prominently than livestock..."


Increased 4R adoption could reduce fertilizer emissions by 14%, says new report

Duration: 27:35

"...A new report commissioned by Fertilizer Canada and the Canola Council of Canada shows increased adoption of 4R stewardship practices could result in a 14 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from nitrogen fertilizer — approximately halfway to the Canadian government’s 30 per cent reduction target for 2030..."


Wheat School: Fixing the leaky N2O pipe

Duration: 9:06

"...From a crop nutrition perspective, nitrogen losses as N2O or nitrous oxide pale in comparison to what’s lost in N2 form, but N2O has a much greater impact on the total greenhouse gas emissions from fertilizer..."


Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about gas emissions.

Why You Should Ditch Deadly Fossil-Fuel Appliances | Donnel Baird | TED

"...(Think: breathing in air pollution from gas stoves, furnaces and water heaters. ) If we're going to fix this problem, we need to retrofit millions of buildings with all-electric equipment, says energy upgrader Donnel Baird..."


Mr. Bruce Knight: Catalyzing a National Ecosystem Services Market

"...Knight explains the history of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) and details how ecosystem service markets can add incentives to motivate farmers and ranchers to improve soil health..."


Completing the Picture: Designing a food system that’s positive for nature and our climate

"...The transition to renewable energy is critical in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s only half the story..."


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about gas emissions relevant to the latest news.

Optimal Energy Distribution of Multi-Energy Sources in Fuel-Cell Electric Bus Using Long Short-Term Memory

"...To overcome these problems, the automobile industry is prioritizing the development of eco-friendly vehicles that reduce greenhouse gas emissions Among these, fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) use hydrogen as a fuel and do not emit exhaust gas and their higher mileage and shorter fuel charging time compared to electric vehicles make them promising next-generation eco-friendly vehicles..."


Short Review on Taxation Action in the Sustainability of Green Airports

"...According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 13% of greenhouse gas emissions are caused by the aviation sector, making green airports the most logical choice for sustainable development..."


Approaches to Implementing Ecosystem Climate Projects in Russia

"...At the initial stage of the formation of the Russian carbon market, only reliable and transparent projects should be allowed to be implemented (reforestation and afforestation with mixed species; improved forest management of managed forests; management of previously unmanaged forests; restoration of wetlands/grass ecosystems; conservation of soil carbon of agricultural lands; biochar application to soils)..."


Innovative Technologies for the Maritime Industry: Hydrogen Fuel as a Promising Direction

"...It is a clean and renewable energy source that produces only water vapor as a byproduct, making it a desirable solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change..."


Thermal Energy Storage (TES) for Sustainable Buildings: Addressing the Current Energetic Situation in the EU with TES-Enhanced

"...The environmental sustainability and the limitation of the energy consumption of buildings are of substantial importance in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the consequences of climate change..."


Prospective of Waste Lignocellulosic Biomass as Precursors for the Production of Biochar: Application, Performance, and Mechani

"...Utilization of biochar has made substantial breakthroughs in increasing agricultural productivity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, sequester atmospheric carbon into the soil, reducing bioavailability of environmental contaminants, and subsequently becoming a value-added product sustaining bioeconomy..."


Energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emission abatement opportunities for an existing gas treatment plant: a comprehensive tech

"...Technical feasibility assessments and economic evaluations were performed for the implementation of waste heat recovery systems, specifically an absorption chiller and a hot oil-driven re-boiler..."


Boosting Kernel Search Optimizer with Slime Mould Foraging Behavior for Combined Economic Emission Dispatch Problems

"...Reducing pollutant emissions from electricity production in the power system positively impacts the control of greenhouse gas emissions..."