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Why Akufo-Addo must sack John Owusu Afriyie from the Forestry ... - GhanaWeb

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 04:33

GhanaWeb

Why Akufo-Addo must sack John Owusu Afriyie from the Forestry ...
GhanaWeb
When it was confirmed that it was John Owusu Afriyie, not Hon. Kokofu, who would be heading the Forestry Commission, I shed tears for Mother Ghana.

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Big Customers Demand 100 Percent Renewables—and Utilities ... - IEEE Spectrum

GCS IN THE NEWS - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 14:59

IEEE Spectrum

Big Customers Demand 100 Percent Renewables—and Utilities ...
IEEE Spectrum
Photo: Hawaiian Electric Renewables in Paradise: The electric grid on the Hawaiian island of Molokai is expected to run completely on renewable energy in ...

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City Opens Carbon Sequestration Test Site In Buena Vista Park - Hoodline

GCS IN THE NEWS - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 00:55

Hoodline

City Opens Carbon Sequestration Test Site In Buena Vista Park
Hoodline
If you've noticed the addition of three small roped-off areas near the Buena Vista Park Children's Playground earlier this month, you're not alone. The areas are the focus of a new study sponsored by the city's Department of the Environment and ...

Alfalfa making inroads as cover crop for corn - Wisconsin State Farmer

GCS IN THE NEWS - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 22:20

Alfalfa making inroads as cover crop for corn
Wisconsin State Farmer
They may be used to reduce wind or water erosion by establishing cover after a minimal residue crop, to use up excess nutrients in the soil profile, for weed suppression, to provide nutrients for the next crop, to increase carbon sequestration and ...

Op-Ed: Don't Trash the Gaviota Coast - Santa Barbara Edhat

GCS IN THE NEWS - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 18:02

Santa Barbara Edhat

Op-Ed: Don't Trash the Gaviota Coast
Santa Barbara Edhat
This organic waste (kitchen and food scraps from grocery stores, schools, hotels and restaurants) is a highly valuable input for the creation of high quality compost that can be used in “carbon farming” to sequester carbon into the soil and increase ...

More Republican lawmakers bucking their party on climate change - POLITICO.eu

GCS IN THE NEWS - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:51

More Republican lawmakers bucking their party on climate change
POLITICO.eu
He also suggested including incentives for agriculture-friendly carbon sequestration programs in the farm bill. “Yes, we can show that the climate is changing, yes we can attribute at least some of that change to human activity. The question ...

How Orange Peels Revived a Costa Rican Forest - Laboratory Equipment

GCS IN THE NEWS - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 13:54

Laboratory Equipment

How Orange Peels Revived a Costa Rican Forest
Laboratory Equipment
"This is one of the only instances I've ever heard of where you can have cost-negative carbon sequestration," said Timothy Treuer, co-lead author of the study and a graduate student in Princeton's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. "It's ...
Juice company dumped orange peels in Costa Rican national park in the 90s — it revived the forestZME Science

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CGIAR gets serious about soil carbon as home of 4p1000 initiative - HuffPost

GCS IN THE NEWS - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 13:49

HuffPost

CGIAR gets serious about soil carbon as home of 4p1000 initiative
HuffPost
In the real world of agricultural and forest soils, this target may be difficult to reach or limited in time, but any effort towards storing carbon in soils or halting carbon release, especially from agricultural soils, would dramatically move our food ...

Study examines the impact of leaf wax on plant survival in harsh climates - High Plains Journal

GCS IN THE NEWS - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 13:30

Study examines the impact of leaf wax on plant survival in harsh climates
High Plains Journal
Dong said another aspect of research he is excited about is the collaboration between plant scientists and geoscientists in studying leaf wax structural constituents that affect both agronomic stress tolerance and future carbon sequestration. “Leaf ...

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You can help your city earn $500 million by just planting trees. Here's how - Economic Times

GCS IN THE NEWS - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 07:31

Economic Times

You can help your city earn $500 million by just planting trees. Here's how
Economic Times
They also provide energy savings in the form of cooling and insulation from both summer sunlight and winter winds; and carbon sequestration, which occurs when trees absorb and store carbon dioxide as they mitigate climate change. "Placing these results ...
What's the annual value of trees to a city?Architecture and Design

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Cal FIRE Awards Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Sequester Carbon - EP Magazine

GCS IN THE NEWS - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 07:24

Cal FIRE Awards Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Sequester Carbon
EP Magazine
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal FIRE) will award more than $21 million in grants to local groups statewide that will help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon. Three of the six grants announced ...

Don't Trash the Gaviota Coast! - Santa Barbara Edhat

GCS IN THE NEWS - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 04:01

Santa Barbara Edhat

Don't Trash the Gaviota Coast!
Santa Barbara Edhat
This organic waste (kitchen and food scraps from grocery stores, schools, hotels and restaurants) is a highly valuable input for the creation of high quality compost that can be used in “carbon farming” to sequester carbon into the soil and increase ...

Crowdsourced 'Trump Forest' aims to plant 10 billion trees to offset removal of Clean Power Plan - Treehugger

GCS IN THE NEWS - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 21:18

Treehugger

Crowdsourced 'Trump Forest' aims to plant 10 billion trees to offset removal of Clean Power Plan
Treehugger
In a bid to mitigate the effects of the current US administration's anti-climate policies, this campaign is encouraging people to step up the carbon sequestration pace by planting billions of trees. What began as a project to plant a tree each time ...

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There are (giga) tonnes of benefits from properly grazed grasslands - Alberta Express

GCS IN THE NEWS - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 18:59

Alberta Express

There are (giga) tonnes of benefits from properly grazed grasslands
Alberta Express
“When you take production from below ground and move it above ground, that's great for agriculture — but not necessarily for carbon sequestration.” Grasslands store between 10 and 30 per cent of the world's organic carbon, said Irving, who spoke at a ...

Annual Value of Trees? $500 Million Per Megacity, Study Says - SUNY-ESF Headlines

GCS IN THE NEWS - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 18:50

Annual Value of Trees? $500 Million Per Megacity, Study Says
SUNY-ESF Headlines
... human respiration by capture on leaves; energy savings in the form of cooling and insulation from both summer sunlight and winter winds; and carbon sequestration, which occurs when trees absorb and store carbon dioxide as they mitigate climate change.

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Can 'reading' leaves lead to more drought-tolerant crops? - Science Daily

GCS IN THE NEWS - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 18:47

Can 'reading' leaves lead to more drought-tolerant crops?
Science Daily
Dong said another aspect of research he is excited about is the collaboration between plant scientists and geoscientists in studying leaf wax structural constituents that affect both agronomic stress tolerance and future carbon sequestration. "Leaf ...

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What's the Annual Value of Trees? $500 Million per Megacity, Study Shows - Laboratory Equipment

GCS IN THE NEWS - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 17:56

Laboratory Equipment

What's the Annual Value of Trees? $500 Million per Megacity, Study Shows
Laboratory Equipment
... human respiration by capture on leaves; energy savings in the form of cooling and insulation from both summer sunlight and winter winds; and carbon sequestration, which occurs when trees absorb and store carbon dioxide as they mitigate climate change.

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Mapping program shows Sonoma County vegetation and habitat in ... - Sonoma West

GCS IN THE NEWS - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 16:24

Sonoma West

Mapping program shows Sonoma County vegetation and habitat in ...
Sonoma West
A new map depicting the vegetation, habitat and topography of Sonoma County is now available at a level of detail never before seen, thanks to a hefty grant ...

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Mapping program shows Sonoma County vegetation and habitat in a new way - Sonoma West

GCS IN THE NEWS - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 16:24

Sonoma West

Mapping program shows Sonoma County vegetation and habitat in a new way
Sonoma West
“They were interested in looking at carbon sequestration,” Gaffney said. “This is the first time they've done this at a county level, normally they operate at the level of something like the Amazon. They were interested in Sonoma County, partly because ...

Tiny “Cyborg” Bacteria Is A Solar Powered Biofuel Factory & Carbon Sequestration Unit - CleanTechnica

GCS IN THE NEWS - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 15:32

CleanTechnica

Tiny “Cyborg” Bacteria Is A Solar Powered Biofuel Factory & Carbon Sequestration Unit
CleanTechnica
Talk about having your solar powered cake and eating it, too! A researcher at UC-Berkeley has figured out that when you coat a certain kind of bacteria with nanoscale solar panels, you can get it to make biofuel, plastics and other products from ...

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