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Coverage of greenhouse gases since September 18, 2023.

LETTER: Time to end oil and gas industry's influence on government

"...Scientists tell us extreme weather is becoming more frequent and more intense because of climate change. Global warming is caused by greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), mostly carbon dioxide and methane, trapped in Earth’s atmosphere. These emissions come primarily from the burning of fossil fuels..."

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Add food waste to climate plan, UBCM urges Victoria

"...B. C. ’s government climate plan should include measures to reduce food waste, limit over-packaging of produce, increase organic waste diversion and promote planet-friendly foods, Union of B..."

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Q&A: How scientists tackle the challenges of estimating wildfire CO2 emissions

"...In the Arctic region and boreal forests – the northernmost forest ecosystem in the world – changes in fire are primarily due to climate change, she said. In tropical regions, changes are almost exclusively due to land and fire management. For temperate forests, a combination of climate change and land management are driving changes in fire..."

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Pathways Alliance watching Trans Mountain’s latest hurdles with dismay

"...It is key to the oilsands industry’s commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from production by 2050 — something it must do in order meet Canada’s international climate commitments. The oilsands industry currently accounts for about 12 per cent of Canada’s overall emissions..."

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Pathways Alliance watching Trans Mountain's latest hurdles with dismay Globalnews.ca

"...The Pathways Alliance, a consortium of Canada's biggest oilsands companies, wants to get its proposed $16. 5-billion carbon pipeline and underground storage hub up and running in northern Alberta by 2030. The project is key to the oilsands industry's commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from production by 2050..."

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BCBC: CleanBC will push B.C.’s economy into recession-like conditions

"...In last month’s column, we summarized the expected economic impacts of the latest iteration of CleanBC, as reported in economic modelling commissioned – but not discussed publicly – by the government. The comprehensive modelling work is the best information available on what’s expected to happen to the B. C..."

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The Ocean Can Play a Bigger Role in Fighting Climate Change than Previously Thought

"...New research commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) shows that ocean-based climate solutions can deliver up to 35% of the annual greenhouse gas emission cuts needed in 2050 to limit global temperature rise to 1. 5 degrees C (2. 7 degrees F) — the threshold scientists say is necessary to avert the worst outcomes from climate change..."

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Coke Canada Bottling to begin major pilot project in Montreal

"...Coke Canada Bottling used incentives from the province's eco-trucking program, part of Quebec's Green Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The province says it's giving priority to electrification when it's feasible, taking into account the realities of transportation, buildings and industries..."

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WestJet CEO says aviation will need significant government support to decarbonize Globalnews.ca

"...Alexis von Hoensbroech, the CEO of Calgary-based WestJet, made the comments at the 24th World Petroleum Congress, a major international oil-and-gas conference being held in that city this week. Von Hoensbroech says WestJet is the single biggest consumer of petroleum products in the oil-producing province of Alberta, spending upwards of $1 billion annually on jet fuel. He says the airline is investing in newer and more efficient planes to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions..."

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Decarbonizing Freight: Opportunities and Obstacles for Clean Fuels

"...While electrifying long-haul freight is more challenging, battery electric vehicles may still be the best option for trucking. Multi-megawatt charging stations at truck stops with battery designs that enable their use may be less of a challenge than hydrogen fueling and will very likely remain cheaper. Innovation to increase the energy density of batteries and/or autonomous trucks could lead to battery electric trucks dominating this use case..."

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Calgary welcomes global oil-producing countries at 24th World Petroleum Congress

"...But the executives meeting in Calgary are also gathering after what scientists say was the hottest summer on record _ a summer marred by climate change-fuelled wildfires and floods around the world. Many of the companies in attendance at the congress have been criticized by environmentalists for prioritizing profits over the planet. The energy transition, and the need for the oil and gas sector to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the decades to come, is the theme of this year's event..."

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Calgary hosts global oil-producing nations at 24th World Petroleum Congress

"...The energy transition, and the need for the oil and gas sector to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the decades to come, is the theme of this year’s event..."

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Jobs in greenhouse gases

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Manager, Fleet & Solid Waste Services - District of Saanich (Saanich, BC)

"...They will be an innovator with a commitment to lifelong learning, organizational excellence, and knowledge development and have demonstrated ability to lead and supervise employees in a unionized environment..."

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Climate Change Specialist - Municipality of North Cowichan (Duncan, BC)

"...Ability to use tact, discretion, persuasion, diplomacy, respect and courtesy to gain the cooperation and commitment of others; facilitate groups; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships and rapport with departments, officials, the media, representatives of other groups, agencies, entities or businesses, and diverse members of the public.  ..."

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Manager, Climate Action Programs - Capital Regional District (Victoria, BC)

"...Provides senior level leadership to the climate Action function.   Leads and supervises the work of professional staff, including matters pertaining to labour relations, staff development, corporate and division policies and procedures and standards, and is responsible for decisions concerning the hiring, promotion, discipline and discharge of staff..."

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Engineering Assistant II - Landfill Gas Maintenance Technician - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply through..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention greenhouse gases.

RealAg on the Weekend: Greenhouse gas misconceptions, electric tractors, and plant protein, Sept 9, 2023

Duration: 40:06

"...On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Christine Lewington of PIP-International on a Lethbridge-based brewery turned pea protein facility; Lena Bioni with New Holland, on the electric utility tractor; and, Dr..."

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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..."

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Assessing how landscapes can sequester carbon

Duration: 11:20

"...Canadian researchers working on policy, greenhouse gas reduction, and carbon dynamics are looking to quantify the carbon sequestering potential of different landscapes..."

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Cryptocurrency mining and the greenhouse gas challenge

Duration: 08:42

"...The more cryptocurrency mining operations across the United States, the greater the strain on the electrical grid that serves the nation..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about greenhouse gases.

World's Largest Carbon Removal Plant & Jakarta's New Sky Train | WEF | Top Stories of the Week

"...2:33 How coffee is being used to strengthen concrete - This could cut the amount of organic waste going to landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from concrete production and help tackle a global shortage of sand..."

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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..."

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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..."

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Impactful Health R&D – Founder Series

"...Wasted produce ends up in landfills that create methane which contributes to greenhouse gas emissions..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about greenhouse gases 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..."

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Barriers and drivers for sustainable business model innovation based on a radical farmland change scenario

"...The new ES in focus connect to radical land-use change, paludiculture, as used in the rewetting of farmland intended to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that drained peat soil causes..."

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Comprehensive technology and economic evaluation based on the promotion of large-scale carbon capture and storage demonstration

"...The technology known as carbon capture and storage (CCS) can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a massive scale..."

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Challenges and countermeasures of urban water systems against climate change: a perspective from China

"...The positive mitigation strategy is to employ the systematic concept in planning and design and to adopt advanced applicable energy-saving technologies, processes, and management practices, aiming at reduction in flux of urban water systems, reinforcement in energy conservation and carbon reduction in both water supply systems and wastewater treatment systems, and thus a reduction of greenhouse gas emission from urban water systems..."

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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..."

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Maritime Energy Transition: Future Fuels and Future Emissions

"...This review provides an outlook on fuels that could help shipping respond to the decarbonization effort including Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), methanol, ammonia, and hydrogen..."

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An econometric evaluation of the effects of economic growth, energy use, and agricultural value added on carbon dioxide emissio

"...The empirical findings indicated that economic growth and energy use trigger environmental degradation by increasing CO2 emissions, whereas enhancing agricultural added value improves Vietnam?s environmental quality by reducing CO2 emissions in both the long-run and short-run..."

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Assessing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in Cretan vineyards for the development of a crop-specific decision support t

"...The aim of this study was to assess the environmental impact, in terms of energy consumption and GHG emissions in thirty vineyards located on Crete, Greece, and deliver a digital, decision support tool (DST)..."

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