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Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting Guidance: Technical Support Document. Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), October 6, 2010, This is a technical support document (TSD) that accompanies the Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting Guidance (or Guidance). This document provides detailed information on the inventory reporting process and accepted calculation methodologies.
Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting Guidance. Council on Environmental Quality(Revision 1: June 4, 2012), This guidance establishes requirements for Federal agencies in calculating and reporting GHG emissions associated with agency operations. This Guidance is accompanied by a separate Technical Support Document for Federal GHG Accounting and Reporting (TSD), which provides detailed information on inventory reporting requirements and calculation methodologies. Federal agencies are required to use this Guidance when reporting GHG emissions under E.O. 13514. The Guidance is not designed for quantifying the reductions from individual GHG mitigation projects, nor does it include strategies for reducing GHG emissions.
Navy Climate Change Roadmap - U.S. Navy (2010), The Navy Climate Change Roadmap outlines the Navy’s approach to observing, predicting, and adapting to climate change by providing a chronological list of Navy associated action items, objectives, and desired effects for FY10-14. The Navy’s climate change mitigation efforts are not represented in this document as they will be addressed by the Navy’s Energy Strategy developed by Task Force Energy (TFE).
Columbia Law School: Climate Regulation Tracking Service (Updated July 3, 2012), Columbia Law School's Center for Climate Change Law -- Climate Regulation Tracker Guide including Executive Orders, CEQ Guidance and Federal Agency Regulations and Guidance.
Tropical upper atmosphere 'fingerprint' of global warming 05/22/2013
The winds of the quasibiennial oscillation in the tropical upper atmosphere have greatly weakened at some altitudes over the last six decades, according to a new study. The finding is consistent with computer model projections of how the upper atmosphere responds to global warming induced by increased greenhouse gas concentrations.
Carbon capture: Making use of minerals 05/22/2013
Ammonium salts could provide a viable way of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere via carbon mineralization, studies suggest.
Life scientists present new insights on climate change and species interactions 05/22/2013
Life scientists provide important new details on how climate change will affect interactions between species in newly published research. This knowledge, they say, is critical to making accurate predictions and informing policymakers of how species are likely to be impacted by rising temperatures.
Volcanoes cause climate gas concentrations to vary 05/22/2013
Trace gases and aerosols are major factors influencing the climate. With the help of highly complex installations, such as MIPAS on board of the ENVISAT satellite, researchers try to better understand the processes in the upper atmosphere. Now, scientists have completed a comprehensive overview of sulfur dioxide measurements.
Climate change and wildfire 05/21/2013
Concerns continue to grow about the effects of climate change on fire. Wildfires are expected to increase 50 percent across the United States under a changing climate, over 100 percent in areas of the West by 2050 as projected by some studies. Of equal concern to scientists and policymakers alike are the atmospheric effects of wildfire emissions on climate.
Origins of human culture linked to rapid climate change 05/21/2013
Rapid climate change during the Middle Stone Age, between 80,000 and 40,000 years ago, sparked surges in cultural innovation in early modern human populations, according to new research.
Changing Arctic: What should be done? 05/21/2013
In two critical reports released at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna, Sweden on May 15th, scientists helped inform an international body of senior government officials about changing conditions in the Arctic, and potential responses to those changes.
The mammoth's lament: How cosmic impact sparked devastating climate change 05/20/2013
Researchers have found evidence of a major cosmic event near the end of the Ice Age. The ensuing climate change forced many species to adapt or die.