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By Logging Wetland Forests for Corporate Profit, the American South Is Ruining Its Own Backyard - AlterNet

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:38

AlterNet

By Logging Wetland Forests for Corporate Profit, the American South Is Ruining Its Own Backyard
AlterNet
But wetland forests, much like other forests in the South, are being destroyed to serve the forest products market. With every tree lost, we lose out on valuable ecosystem services like clean water, carbon sequestration, and protection from natural ...

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Chile Establishes 10 Million Acres Of National Parks in “Gigantic” Move For Conservation - HuffPost

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:45

HuffPost

Chile Establishes 10 Million Acres Of National Parks in “Gigantic” Move For Conservation
HuffPost
Another subtle but still enormous economic benefit to protected areas concerns ecosystem services, the catch-all term for the multiple benefits nature provides such as pollination, carbon sequestration, clean water, erosion mitigation, fish nurseries ...

Center for International Forestry Research - Center for International Forestry Research (press release)

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 03:56

Center for International Forestry Research (press release)

Center for International Forestry Research
Center for International Forestry Research (press release)
CIFOR Principal Scientist and Principal Investigator for SWAMP Daniel Murdiyarso said one of the map's features, its carbon stock information, is particularly important in terms of climate change because it allows researchers to identify potential ...

Agroforestry systems may play vital role in mitigating climate change - Science Daily

GCS IN THE NEWS - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 03:54

Science Daily

Agroforestry systems may play vital role in mitigating climate change
Science Daily
The conversion from pasture/grassland to agroforestry produced soil organic carbon increases of about 10 percent, on average. "We showed that agroforestry systems play an effective role in global carbon sequestration, involved in carbon capture and the ...

Colstrip struggles to imagine future without coal - KPAX-TV

GCS IN THE NEWS - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 21:22

KPAX-TV

Colstrip struggles to imagine future without coal
KPAX-TV
Yates hopes new coal technology such as carbon capture could pave the way for a bright future in Colstrip. In fact, the older two plants are in the running to be the focal point of a Department of Energy feasibility study on carbon sequestration. That ...

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Colstrip struggles to imagine future without coal - KBZK Bozeman News

GCS IN THE NEWS - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:48

KBZK Bozeman News

Colstrip struggles to imagine future without coal
KBZK Bozeman News
Yates hopes new coal technology such as carbon capture could pave the way for a bright future in Colstrip. In fact, the older two plants are in the running to be the focal point of a Department of Energy feasibility study on carbon sequestration. That ...

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Climate-resilient agriculture requires both global and local action. Here's how. - Environmental Defense Fund (blog)

GCS IN THE NEWS - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:24

Environmental Defense Fund (blog)

Climate-resilient agriculture requires both global and local action. Here's how.
Environmental Defense Fund (blog)
... Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture drive action at multiple scales and across multiple sectors, a necessity for making resilience a reality. A recent decision in the UNFCCC elevated the importance of ...

This High-Dollar Prize Finds its Limit—the Moon - Inside Philanthropy

GCS IN THE NEWS - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:30

Inside Philanthropy

This High-Dollar Prize Finds its Limit—the Moon
Inside Philanthropy
After all, it's also been over 10 years since Richard Branson launched his carbon sequestration challenge, with no winner in sight. Are we getting close? Anyone? While the term “moonshot” has become overused, it's easy to forget what an enormous ...

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Advocates Push For Farmland To Eliminate Carbon Within Its Growth Cycle - Green Matters

GCS IN THE NEWS - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 17:14

Green Matters

Advocates Push For Farmland To Eliminate Carbon Within Its Growth Cycle
Green Matters
Dr. Verchot references a paper published by Scientific Reports that indicates a potential solution that could satisfy everyone. Soil carbon sequestration is a process that sucks carbon out of the air and puts it into the soil, which is actually a good ...

Agroforestry systems may play vital role in mitigating climate change - Phys.Org

GCS IN THE NEWS - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:17

Phys.Org

Agroforestry systems may play vital role in mitigating climate change
Phys.Org
"We showed that agroforestry systems play an effective role in global carbon sequestration, involved in carbon capture and the long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide," he said. "The process is critical to mitigating or deferring global warming ...

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Factories need to prioritise heavyweight sucklers: ICSA - Independent.ie

GCS IN THE NEWS - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 14:05

Independent.ie

Factories need to prioritise heavyweight sucklers: ICSA
Independent.ie
There is no point in a €200 "sticking plaster" subsidy unless suckler beef is marketed as a premium product with prices to match, the AGM of the ICSA was told last week. The future of the suckler cow, Mercosur, CAP, animal rights campaigners and carbon ...

Q2 On Special Assignment: Colstrip struggles to imagine future without coal - KTVQ Billings News

GCS IN THE NEWS - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 03:08

KTVQ Billings News

Q2 On Special Assignment: Colstrip struggles to imagine future without coal
KTVQ Billings News
Yates hopes new coal technology such as carbon capture could pave the way for a bright future in Colstrip. In fact, the older two plants are in the running to be the focal point of a Department of Energy feasibility study on carbon sequestration. That ...

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What to expect from this legislative session - La Grande Observer

GCS IN THE NEWS - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 19:33

La Grande Observer

What to expect from this legislative session
La Grande Observer
House Bill 4109 would direct the Department of Environmental Quality and State Forestry Department to study opportunities for state actions to promote carbon sequestration and to include in the study the consideration of regional approaches for ...

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Weizmann Institute research: Large semi-arid forests could cool the planet - The Jerusalem Post mobile website

GCS IN THE NEWS - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:21

The Jerusalem Post mobile website

Weizmann Institute research: Large semi-arid forests could cool the planet
The Jerusalem Post mobile website
On a large scale, millions of trees reaching down into the Earth to pull up more water and evaporate it through their leaves should make the surface measurably cooler. Cooler surface temperatures trigger a chain of events that ultimately enhances both ...

ALI allots 450 hectares of forests to reduce carbon footprint by 20% - Manila Bulletin

GCS IN THE NEWS - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:02

ALI allots 450 hectares of forests to reduce carbon footprint by 20%
Manila Bulletin
“ALI's Carbon Forest sites are expected to augment ALI's total carbon emission reduction by approximately 20 percent year-on-year. Through a process called carbon sequestration, the Carbon Forest sites remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Although forests ...

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Sustainable soil management challenges - Open Access Government

GCS IN THE NEWS - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 13:01

Sustainable soil management challenges
Open Access Government
Sustainable soil management (SSM) is fundamental to effective soil function, particularly in intensive production systems where optimal plant growth is required to deliver maximal crop yield and quality. However, across the UK and Europe, soil ...

5 ways to unlock restoration finance - GreenBiz

GCS IN THE NEWS - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:10

GreenBiz

5 ways to unlock restoration finance
GreenBiz
Trees are obviously good for the planet. What's not so clear to most people — governments, NGOs, investors, the public — are their socioeconomic benefits. Trees are essential for the economy, our health and our wellbeing. Research shows that every $1 ...

Exclusive interview with Global CCS Institute on advocacy and communication - gasworld

GCS IN THE NEWS - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:47

Exclusive interview with Global CCS Institute on advocacy and communication
gasworld
Finally, our CEO is also actively engaged in different global fora including the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF). He is also taking part in the UK CCUS Council led by the UK Minister for Energy and Clean Growth.” “We have our members but ...

Ayala Land devotes 450 hectares for “carbon forests” - Inquirer.net

GCS IN THE NEWS - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:31

Inquirer.net

Ayala Land devotes 450 hectares for “carbon forests”
Inquirer.net
“ALI's carbon forest sites are expected to augment ALI's total carbon emission reduction by approximately 20 percent year-on-year. Through a process called carbon sequestration, the carbon forest sites remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Although forests ...

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