Greenhouse Gas Emissions Still Rising: EPA

Law360 (September 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Greenhouse gas emission rates continue to climb, with emissions from human activities rising 16 percent between 1990 and 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in its new report on the environment.

"Measurements of gases trapped historically in Antarctic ice confirm that the current global atmospheric concentrations of carbon

dioxide and methane are unprecedented over the past 650,000 years, even after accounting for natural fluctuations," the agency said.

Concentrations of nitrous oxide are 18 percent higher than pre-industrial levels; and concentrations of certain synthetic chemicals were...
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