Highlights/greenhouse gases

Environment, International

Permafrost collapse is accelerating carbon release, say scientists

A new study has found that permanently frozen ground called permafrost is melting much more quickly than previously thought and such abrupt thawing “increases permafrost carbon release projections by about 50 per cent.” Melting permafrost releases methane which is a» 

Environment

Consider livestock emissions at climate change talks, say activists

Delegates attending the World Climate Change Conference in Bonn this month are being asked to consider the contribution that livestock make to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). As they digest food, livestock emit methane gases contribute an estimated 15 per cent» 

Environment, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology

What shallow lakes are telling us about the changing Arctic climate

Permafrost changes are among the most alarming consequences of warming Arctic temperatures. All across the Arctic, the shifts in how permafrost behaves is affecting everything from infrastructure to ground moisture. But  research recently published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters  suggests there are also changes to» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian satellites successfully launched from India

The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched two Canadian satellites last night from its Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, in southeastern India, said the Canadian Space Agency Wednesday. The launch vehicle delivered into the orbit Canada’s Maritime Monitoring and»