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Richmond snares more than $7.2 million in greening grants - East Bay Times

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 21:57

Richmond snares more than $7.2 million in greening grants
East Bay Times
Funded under the state's Cap-and-Trade Program, the grants support projects that reduce the production of greenhouse gases through carbon sequestration and discourage motor vehicle travel and other energy consumption, according to an announcement ...

Bridging the Gap - The UCSB Current

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 21:48

The UCSB Current

Bridging the Gap
The UCSB Current
The cost of operating the SMR process, and the potential additional costs of carbon taxes and carbon sequestration, puts hydrogen production by SMR at risk for significant cost increases — especially in smaller scale operations that might provide the ...

Hydrological implications of rapid global warming - Science Daily

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:22

Hydrological implications of rapid global warming
Science Daily
... Pancost, Andy Ridgwell, Laia Alegret, Rob Duller, and Stephen T. Grimes. Orbital forcing of terrestrial hydrology, weathering and carbon sequestration during the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. Climate of the Past, 2017 DOI: 10.5194/cp-2017-131 ...

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Researcher says 'radical farming ideas' could trap more carbon dioxide in soil - The Columbian

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:52

The Columbian

Researcher says 'radical farming ideas' could trap more carbon dioxide in soil
The Columbian
The pool indicates Earth has a way of getting carbon out of the atmosphere and stashing it away. That method is known as carbon sequestration. If humans can harness that technique, they may be able to make a dent in rapid global climate change, he said.

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Is mass timber really sustainable? - The Architect's Newspaper

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:35

The Architect's Newspaper

Is mass timber really sustainable?
The Architect's Newspaper
Third, and perhaps counter-intuitively, many environmentalists believe that harvesting trees allows forests to become more efficient at carbon sequestration. The logic is simple: When a tree is harvested, it stores carbon, then when another tree is ...

Guyra Paraguay celebrates 20 years of science and conservation - BirdLife International

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:08

Guyra Paraguay celebrates 20 years of science and conservation
BirdLife International
The San Rafael – Tekoha Guasu Reserve is preventing the emission of more than 4 million metric tons of CO2 to the atmosphere that would have contributed to climate change, and we have planted more than 50,000 native trees using local resources to ...

Avoid senseless logging - The Register-Guard

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:57

Avoid senseless logging
The Register-Guard
I am an Oregonian, and one thing I love about this state is how many beautiful forests we have. Our acres of forestland are what make our state unique, but the House of Representatives passed a bill Nov. 1 that will put our forests in danger. House ...

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Researcher says 'radical farming ideas' could trap more carbon dioxide in soil - The Columbian

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:12

The Columbian

Researcher says 'radical farming ideas' could trap more carbon dioxide in soil
The Columbian
The pool indicates Earth has a way of getting carbon out of the atmosphere and stashing it away. That method is known as carbon sequestration. If humans can harness that technique, they may be able to make a dent in rapid global climate change, he said.

Soil Management: Key to Fighting Climate Change? - EcoWatch

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:58

EcoWatch

Soil Management: Key to Fighting Climate Change?
EcoWatch
However they tend to ignore the importance of land use management and what it can do to mitigate climate change. "The beauty of carbon sequestration is if you improve your resource bases—your soil health, your soil fertility—it almost automatically ...

Ditch subsidies to rich farmers after Brexit, urges Bright Blue think tank - The Times

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:05

Ditch subsidies to rich farmers after Brexit, urges Bright Blue think tank
The Times
Mr Caldecott said: “Commissioning ecosystem services effectively using market-based approaches will bring significant benefits, including a more sustainable farming industry, enhanced natural beauty, greater biodiversity, increased carbon sequestration ...

Chris Matera: ANR's Camel's Hump logging plan a wake-up call - vtdigger.org

GCS IN THE NEWS - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:05

Chris Matera: ANR's Camel's Hump logging plan a wake-up call
vtdigger.org
This would increase the carbon sequestration by Vermont's forests to help offset its own (understated) emissions. Here is a report from the University of Vermont showing how much better “no management” is compared to logging when it comes to carbon ...

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County has questions about Clean Coal partner - Gillette News Record

GCS IN THE NEWS - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 13:02

County has questions about Clean Coal partner
Gillette News Record
A Wyofile investigation published in 2014 detailed how his company spent more than $7 million of a $10 million U.S. Department of Energy stimulus grant for a carbon sequestration study that never happened and more than $9 million in state money ...

OPINION: Oceans overlooked as source of solutions to climate change - TheChronicleHerald.ca

GCS IN THE NEWS - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 09:11

TheChronicleHerald.ca

OPINION: Oceans overlooked as source of solutions to climate change
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Maintaining or restoring Blue Carbon ecosystems is a simple and effective method for combating climate change and creating opportunities for carbon offset credits and investment in both carbon sequestration and coastal resilience. Chemical and ...

A Dispatch From Bonn: “1.5 To Stay Alive” - FRONTLINE

GCS IN THE NEWS - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:27

FRONTLINE

A Dispatch From Bonn: “1.5 To Stay Alive”
FRONTLINE
Climate models suggest it will require extensive use of low-tech methods of carbon sequestration — reforestation (planting trees where they have been removed) and afforestation (planting trees where there never were). It will likely also require high ...

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Restoring coastal wetlandsfor climate resilience - The Hindu

GCS IN THE NEWS - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 13:31

Restoring coastal wetlandsfor climate resilience
The Hindu
The ₹25 project taken up by the Agency for Development of Aquaculture (ADAK) under the Department of Fisheries seeks to restore and manage a total of 600 hectares of coastal wetlands for carbon sequestration and production of paddy and fish.

Pasturebird farm, where the chickens help the fox - The San Diego Union-Tribune

GCS IN THE NEWS - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 01:25

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Pasturebird farm, where the chickens help the fox
The San Diego Union-Tribune
... soil biologist and operations manager at the ranch. “We're going back to the way nature did things, with a scientific foundation… .We're working with plants, bacteria, fungi, and all those are working together, promoting biodiversity and carbon ...

Government of Canada Supports Innovative Research into Sustainable Agriculture - Markets Insider

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:53

Government of Canada Supports Innovative Research into Sustainable Agriculture
Markets Insider
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Member of Parliament for Delta and Minister of Public Services and Procurement, today announced a $1.8 million investment with the University of British Columbia to determine carbon sequestration and GHG emissions, ...

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Scientists aim to fight climate change with super plants - Los Angeles Times

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:26

Los Angeles Times

Scientists aim to fight climate change with super plants
Los Angeles Times
Michael Strano, a chemical engineer who works with plants at MIT, noted that there are several advantages of using plants to sequester carbon. The only energy they need to do their work is harvested from the sun, plus they can regenerate themselves and ...

Texas a Testbed for Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology - Texas Monthly

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:33

Texas Monthly

Texas a Testbed for Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology
Texas Monthly
A much commented-upon legal and academic dispute raises important questions about the future role of dispatchable power generation and makes now a good a time to reevaluate the potential for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) as a strategy for ...

COP23: Leaders vie for protection of 'incredibly important' African peatland - Mongabay.com

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:37

Mongabay.com

COP23: Leaders vie for protection of 'incredibly important' African peatland
Mongabay.com
Here at the 23rd United Nations Climate Summit, COP23, where European and African nations gave presentations over the past two weeks regarding the overlooked importance of peatlands for carbon sequestration, recent word of the huge finding on the ...

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