New study on anthropogenic methane emissions in the US 25 August 2016

New study on anthropogenic methane emissions in the US

The National Academies recently began a new study, largely sponsored by CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) program, to improve tracking of human-caused methane emissions in the US and eventually develop better methane reduction strategies.

NOAA-NASA study quantifies methane leakages in Four Corners area 22 August 2016

NOAA-NASA study quantifies methane leakages in Four Corners area

A recently published study by the CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) program details research that used in situ measurements to quantify methane emissions from various sources in the Four Corners area.

Bakken Oil Field emitting roughly 2% of Earth's ethane, says new report 2 May 2016

Bakken Oil Field emitting roughly 2% of Earth's ethane, says new report

New research in Geophysical Research Letters and partially funded by CPO's AC4 program found that the Bakken Formation, an oil and gas field in North Dakota and Montana, is responsible for roughly 2 percent of the globe's ethane--about 250,000 tons per year. 

Photodegredation of N-Containing Organic Compounds in Aerosol 8 February 2016

Photodegredation of N-Containing Organic Compounds in Aerosol

Research funded by CPO's AC4 program made the cover of the December issue of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.  

Assessing the Global Warming Potential of Human Settlement Expansion 8 January 2016

Assessing the Global Warming Potential of Human Settlement Expansion

A new study supported by AC4 and published in Science of the Total Environment explores the biophysical implications of future human settlement expansion. Reinmann et al. use EPA’s Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios model to project changes in Massachusetts through 2050.

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