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greenhouse gases

Carbon dioxide, methane, chlorofluorocarbons, nitrous oxide and low-level ozone. See greenhouse effect.
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Greenhouse gases are a main contributor to climate change, which is predicted to have significant impacts on human health.
2 to limit emissions from power plants and other stationary sources under the Clean Air Act's prevention of significant deterioration program, nullify EPA's greenhouse gas reporting requirements, and prohibit any future EPA regulation of greenhouse gases, including emissions from cars and light trucks.
Greenhouse Gas Services, a GE AES venture that invests in and develops projects that reduce greenhouse gases, has expanded into renewable energy and into Canada by acquiring Toronto-based StormFisher Ltd.
Scientists believe climate change is a result of greenhouse gases, which trap heat in the atmosphere.
The leading state in the battle against climate change is California, which as early as 2002 began calling on carmakers to reduce the greenhouse gases generated by new vehicles sold there.
Stubborn greenhouse gases and the return of El Nino will likely turn 2007 into the world's hottest year on record, climate researchers predicted Thursday.
Increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the air, which cause temperatures at Earth's surface to warm, will turn the upper layers of the atmosphere cooler and thinner in coming decades, new research suggests.
The standard model of global warming holds that this essential natural process is being supercharged by greenhouse gases released by human activities, allegedly causing the Earth to retain more heat than it would normally.
Because they behave like the panes in a greenhouse, they are called greenhouse gases, and their influence on Earth's temperature is called the greenhouse effect.
One such type of project is the destruction of powerful greenhouse gases, such as HFCs.
Climate change resulting from anthropogenic increases in the abundance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is the most important Earth Science issue facing the planet.
Nuclear and noncarbon-based renewable sources such as wind and solar power do not directly create greenhouse gases.