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Calif. to measure methane to pinpoint emissions
AP on SD U-T ^ | 2/2/10 | Samantha Young - ap

Posted on 02/02/2010 8:28:30 PM PST by NormsRevenge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California plans to install a network of computerized monitors to measure methane emissions from regions that are home to dairy ranches, farms, landfills and other sources.

It will be the first network of its kind in the United States and will help the state take another step toward reducing emissions of the gases related to global warming.

By May, seven devices about the size of a personal computer will be placed in regions of the state where methane emissions are believed to be the highest. Those include the farm fields of the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys and landfills in the Los Angeles basin.

"What we'll be able to do is to find the identity, the location and the strength of methane emissions within the state," said Jorn Herner, the scientist managing the program at the California Air Resources Board. "This is new and pioneering work."

(Excerpt) Read more at signonsandiego.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ab32; california; carb; emissions; methane; pinpoint; schwarzenegger

1 posted on 02/02/2010 8:28:31 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, guess I’ll have to go on the chili wagon...


2 posted on 02/02/2010 8:30:13 PM PST by Mugwump
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To: NormsRevenge

Good grief. No wonder the state is broke. Idiots.


3 posted on 02/02/2010 8:31:25 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Join the TEA Party Rebellion!! Just vote them OUT!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

There is no such thing as Climate Change or Greenhouse Gas.

Pray for America’s Freedom


4 posted on 02/02/2010 8:32:44 PM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bet they could cut there emissions merely by sending illegal Mexicans back to Mexico...there’s the problem!


5 posted on 02/02/2010 8:34:40 PM PST by goodnesswins (VOTE Democrat........KILL America)
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To: NormsRevenge

To be an idiot is bad. But when you’re a lunatic to boot ....


6 posted on 02/02/2010 8:34:57 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham ("Did I give you carbolic acid? I'd love to.")
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To: NormsRevenge
By May, seven devices about the size of a personal computer will be placed in regions of the state where methane emissions are believed to be the highest.


7 posted on 02/02/2010 8:38:09 PM PST by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: bray
There is no such thing as Climate Change or Greenhouse Gas.

It is astounding isn’t it, that even though "Global Warming” (climate change) is being shown to be a fraud, these jackasses’ keep pushing this c*#p. Either they don’t read, or there are more sinister motives behind it. I think it is both.

8 posted on 02/02/2010 8:42:01 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: NormsRevenge

You could have a LOT of fun “GASSING” the units! Maybe we could have a little friendly competition between counties?


9 posted on 02/02/2010 8:42:58 PM PST by WellyP
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To: NormsRevenge

Why don’t they just develop the methane-seeking missile?

Put the sources out of their misery.


10 posted on 02/02/2010 8:43:01 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: NormsRevenge

It is a good thing California has found a use for all that surplus money it has.

It isn’t like they are cutting services to its citizens or trying to illegally raise fees and taxes. No way.

No budget problems to be solved, time to do expensive symbolic gestures!


11 posted on 02/02/2010 8:45:09 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: NormsRevenge

Liberal bureaucrats are like dogs chasing their tails.

But the tax payers are supplying the dog chow.


12 posted on 02/02/2010 8:46:09 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: LostInBayport

God, how I love Taco Bell.

I usually get a grilled-stuft steak burrito, a Volcano Taco and a Regular Crunchy taco.

Taco Bell is a sign that God loves us and wants His children to be happy.


13 posted on 02/02/2010 8:46:51 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: NormsRevenge

Large waste of money.


14 posted on 02/02/2010 8:47:09 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: NormsRevenge

Install the first one at the State House in Sacramento.
I understand the bullshit generates lots of gases.


15 posted on 02/02/2010 8:49:37 PM PST by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gentlemen,
The range is Hot.


16 posted on 02/02/2010 8:50:50 PM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Inyo-Mono

They know, its just that they have the same agenda:
http://brayincandy.com

Pray for America’s Freedom


17 posted on 02/02/2010 8:57:08 PM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: Jim Robinson

Agreed. They deserve bankruptcy...sorry to say.


18 posted on 02/02/2010 9:00:39 PM PST by chiller ( ALMOST SPEECHLESS)
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To: NormsRevenge
said Jorn Herner, the scientist managing the program at the California Air Resources Board. "This is new and pioneering work."........ and we're just giddy over what this new data will allow us to do to CA businesses.
19 posted on 02/02/2010 9:00:43 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Inyo-Mono

It is entirely possible to see and hear only liberal viewpoints, if one so chooses, and thus avoid the truth, whatever it is regarding “climate change.” The same is not true for our side- liberalism pervades most of the country’s media.


20 posted on 02/02/2010 9:03:54 PM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: LostInBayport

Too funny! I’m having 2nd thoughts...after rereading...this must be from the Onion.


21 posted on 02/02/2010 9:05:13 PM PST by chiller ( ALMOST SPEECHLESS)
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To: PghBaldy

Point well taken.


22 posted on 02/02/2010 9:09:39 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The madness goes on, and on, and on. The politicians and the bureaucrats they've installed are certifiably insane.

They will keep this up until the state goes into default.
23 posted on 02/02/2010 9:09:58 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: NormsRevenge

They’re already in a sea of red ink, I guess a couple billion more in wasteful spending won’t hurt. :)


24 posted on 02/02/2010 9:10:04 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: NormsRevenge

Meaningless nonsense. They will have no way to know what the naturally emissions will be. Yes...methane is a naturally occurring substance.

This is a scam.


25 posted on 02/02/2010 9:11:39 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: NormsRevenge

I fart in your general direction.


26 posted on 02/02/2010 9:13:53 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: NormsRevenge

By the way...the 2007 UN IPCC report says there have been no increase in worldwide methane emissions. As a matter of fact...they have gone down.


27 posted on 02/02/2010 9:17:08 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: NormsRevenge

28 posted on 02/02/2010 9:17:42 PM PST by Lmo56
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To: LostInBayport

Too funny! I’m having 2nd thoughts...after rereading...this must be from the Onion.


29 posted on 02/02/2010 9:17:47 PM PST by chiller ( ALMOST SPEECHLESS)
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To: LostInBayport

Too funny! I’m having 2nd thoughts...after rereading...this must be from the Onion.


30 posted on 02/02/2010 9:17:47 PM PST by chiller ( ALMOST SPEECHLESS)
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To: Jim Robinson
Good grief. No wonder the state is broke. Idiots.

No kidding! They have no money to pay their obligations but they have money for THIS ridiculous new spending.

31 posted on 02/02/2010 9:18:35 PM PST by denydenydeny (The Left sees taxpayers the way Dr Frankenstein saw the local cemetery; raw material for experiments)
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To: NormsRevenge

The devices should be placed in the State Capital.


32 posted on 02/02/2010 9:23:38 PM PST by SoldierDad
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To: Lmo56

LOL - that’s Udderly Ridicules.


33 posted on 02/02/2010 9:26:13 PM PST by SoldierDad
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To: NormsRevenge

First thing I thought of here was Saul Alinsky and his bean-eating concertgoers.


34 posted on 02/02/2010 9:26:30 PM PST by thulldud
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To: NormsRevenge

What if they pinpoint an emmision, and it is coming up from a crack in the ground. Do they build a pipeline and make money off it, ignore it if they can’t find someone to punish for this outrage, or try to find some way to destroy this crack in the ground, preventing these emmisions from occuring?


35 posted on 02/02/2010 9:26:32 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: bray

“There is no such thing as Climate Change or Greenhouse Gas.”

There sure is, when I pass gas you turn green!!!


36 posted on 02/02/2010 9:27:55 PM PST by dalereed
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To: NormsRevenge

Following the tail pipe emissions of a horse going nowhere.


37 posted on 02/02/2010 9:40:45 PM PST by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: Vince Ferrer; NormsRevenge
The State of California has known about some carbon emitters for years, yet has done nothing to stop them.

One such example:

MAMMOTH VOLCANO WATCH (CA)

CURRENT STATUS: Measurements of the total discharge of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas at the Horseshoe Lake (California) tree kill area range from 50-150 tons per day. For comparison, 110 metric tons of CO2 gas would fill approximately one million bottles of champagne.

CURRENT HAZARDS: Inhaling high concentrations of carbon dioxide gas can cause dizziness, unconsciousness, and death. It is hazardous to dig holes in and around areas where the trees have been killed by carbon dioxide gas. Natural collapse pits that develop on the northwestern shore of Horseshoe Lake as the lake level declines contain high CO2 concentrations - extreme care should be taken to prevent children and dogs from entering these pits or digging up loose soil that has been placed in the pits. Care should also be taken to avoid a crack 1-2 feet wide that extends from the lake onto the west shore. Do not lie face down on the ground anywhere near Horseshoe Lake or the tree-kill area.

High concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in soil gas are killing trees on the flanks of Mammoth Mountain at the southwestern edge of Long Valley Caldera. First noted in 1990, the areas of tree kill now total about 170 acres in six general areas, including the most visually impressive tree-kill area adjacent to Horseshoe Lake on the south side of Mammoth Mountain. The soil gas in the tree-kill areas is composed of 20 to 90 percent CO2; there is less than 1 percent CO2 in soils outside the tree-kill areas.

U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey

http://lvo.wr.usgs.gov/CO2.html

DrudgeReport has a link to this site under QUAKE SHEET.

The State of California has known about this carbon emission since 1990, yet has done nothing to stop it!

38 posted on 02/02/2010 9:50:00 PM PST by TYVets (Let's Roll!!! The leadership of the GOP has no spine and no guts, but we conservatives do)
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To: NormsRevenge

Will they put some inside the Capitol dome when the legislature is in session?


39 posted on 02/02/2010 9:58:12 PM PST by Thud
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To: NormsRevenge
It will be the first network of its kind in the United States and will help the state take another step toward reducing emissions of the gases related to global warming controlling it's populace.

California is lost

40 posted on 02/02/2010 10:11:41 PM PST by hattend (Mary Jo, this one's for you! (Thank you, Massachusetts - welcome back to the union))
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To: NormsRevenge
After all, California has a robust, growing economy with a huge budget surplus, so that they can afford to totally waste money on this colossal fraud.


41 posted on 02/02/2010 10:27:10 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: I got the rope

the natural emmissions from pastureland and landfills will be ‘scientifically’ proven to be hotspots for methane...well just a big assed california ‘whoa gnarley dude’ discovery...


42 posted on 02/02/2010 10:27:14 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: NormsRevenge

43 posted on 02/02/2010 10:53:25 PM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: freedumb2003

LOL......
That was great.


44 posted on 02/03/2010 12:08:11 AM PST by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: NormsRevenge

....target practice...


45 posted on 02/03/2010 12:11:10 AM PST by mo
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To: NormsRevenge; Horusra; Para-Ord.45; rdl6989; mmanager; FreedomPoster; carolinablonde; bamahead; ...

 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

46 posted on 02/03/2010 3:19:51 AM PST by steelyourfaith (FReepers were opposed to Obama even before it was cool to be against Obama.)
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