Content tagged "carbon dioxide"

Experts talk about carbon dioxide as a pollutant. Is it poisonous?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Carbon dioxide (CO2) can be poisonous at very high concentrations. If you’ve seen the movie Apollo 13, you know that one of the crises the NASA engineers had...

Could I grow enough trees in my yard to absorb all the carbon dioxide my lifestyle generates?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Unless you have a very large yard, measured in acres of land, it is unlikely that you could offset your carbon footprint by planting trees. However, trees do...

Impact of Manure Incorporation on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Semi-Arid Regions

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

Gaseous emissions from animal feeding operations (AFOs) can create adverse impacts ranging from short-term local effects on air quality, to long-term effects...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Land Applied Swine Manure: Development of Method Based on Static Flux Chambers

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....A new method was used at the Ag 450 Farm Iowa State University (41.98N, 93.65W) from October 24, 2012 through...

I want to burn firewood to save on heating costs. Burning wood releases CO2 but so does a power plant burning coal to make electricity to heat my house. Can you quantify the tradeoff? Which is better?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: October 01, 2013

Coal and wood are energy sources that essentially have the same origin - Energy from the sun, that has been converted into chemical potential energy, stored...

What is the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) per pound of coal compared to pound of wood that is released into the air when each is burned?

Home Energy Farm Energy Updated: July 05, 2012

The amount of carbon dioxide released from coal and wood depends on the type of coal or wood consumed and the moisture contents of both. A very rough...

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