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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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Greenhouse gas emissions from a typical passenger vehicle, www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/ greenhouse-gas-emissions-typical-passenger-vehicle.
"[The numbers show] the logical order of materials to recycle based on economics and greenhouse gas reduction potential," Hallenbeck said.
* Refineries were the third largest stationary source, reporting 177,000,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, up 1.6% from the previous year.
The EPA broadly argued that the obscure "pollutants of the future" provision of the Clean Air Act gives it the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, along with the landmark 2007 Supreme Court case, Massachusetts v.
That interpretation would still require most industrial sources to obtain permits for their greenhouse gas emissions, environmental advocates said.
The report shows that greenhouse gas pollution is concentrated at large power plants, petroleum refineries and chemical plants.
Pound for pound, methane is 25 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, but there's less of it in the atmosphere.
This convention requires signatory countries to establish and maintain a database about the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change.
2 to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and other stationary sources under the Clean Air Act's prevention of significant deterioration program.
Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., has introduced a bill that would delay federal enforcement of any greenhouse gas limits for two years.
07 -- Greenhouse Gas Calculator 'CHANGER' developed and designed by Geneva based International Road Federation (IRF) will be launched in New Delhi on February 15.

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