Anaesthesia Gases Equal the Emissions of 1 Million Cars

December 3, 2010 by  
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It turns out the airline industry may not be the largest contributor to global warming after all. According to a joint study from the University of Copenhagen and NASA (along with anaesthesiologists from the University of Michigan Medical School ), the anaesthetic gases used by doctors and dentists during medical procedures have a heavy environmental impact. The study states that one kilo of anaesthetic gas, which is currently on its way to being banned in the EU, can impact the environment the same way as 1,620 kilos of CO2

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Microorganism Breakthrough Could Make Methane Production More Efficient

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A team from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst have discovered a new cooperative behavior in anaerobic bacteria known as “interspecies electron transfer” that they believe could be used towards changing the global carbon cycle and how we understand bioenergy. In their research, the UMass team discovered that two different species of microorganisms were able to cooperate to consume food at a faster rate than they would be able to on their own. And since consumption of such matter could lead to the production of natural gases such as methane and is an increasingly popular method for producing natural gas, the finding could be a breakthrough for the renewable energy.

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