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greenhouse gases

[′grēn‚hau̇s ‚gas·əz]
(meteorology)
Gases whose concentration is small and varies, mostly due to anthropogenic factors; they absorb heat from incoming solar radiation but do not allow long-wave radiation to reflect back into space. They include carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, as well as, water vapor, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, nitrogen dioxide, and ozone.
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Reported emissions from other large sources in the industrial and waste sectors were a combined 852 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2015, down 1.
Refineries were the third largest stationary source, reporting 177,000,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, up 1.
On average, changing from a nonvegetarian to a vegetarian diet could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 22% (average of scenarios 1-3).
Greenhouse Gas Services will break ground this year on its first biogas project, a 2.
The threshold for mobile sources of emissions is much lower--2,500 metric tons of greenhouse gas.
Connecticut has enacted a law that sets a statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 10 percent below 1990 levels by 2020.
In 2006, seven northeastern states formed the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to create a system of economic incentives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
As of 2002, Japan's greenhouse gas emissions were 12% over 1990 levels, suggesting that the nation faces a significant challenge in meeting its goal of reducing emissions to 6% below 1990 emission levels in the 2008 to 2012 time frame.
Which greenhouse gas do you personally use the most?
Greenhouse gas emissions from road transport now constitute 18% of all greenhouse gas emissions, compared with 14% in 1990.
The link between greenhouse gas emissions and economic prosperity is no different.
The auditing standards board (ASB) issues Statement of Position 03-2, Attest Engagements on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Information (see Official Releases, JofA, Nov.

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