U.S. is emitting less of some greenhouse gases | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 84 Issue 17 | p. 28 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 24, 2006

U.S. is emitting less of some greenhouse gases

Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Climate Change
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

EPA has released a report showing that the U.S. is making some progress in reducing its emissions of greenhouse gases. The report shows that for the years 1990 to 2004, methane emissions decreased 10% and nitrous oxide releases were down 2%. Carbon dioxide emissions in 2004 increased 1.7% from 2003, however. Fossil fuel combustion is responsible for 80% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. "The U.S. is making significant progress toward the President's greenhouse gas . . .

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