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Climate-smart agriculture 'faces severe challenges without #glyphosate' - EU Reporter

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 07:00

Climate-smart agriculture 'faces severe challenges without #glyphosate'
EU Reporter
The combination of these methods results in greater yields, fewer inputs, greater biodiversity, improved soil structure, reduced CO2emissions, carbon sequestration, less water run-off and greater profitability for farmers. At the launch of this report ...

Climate-smart agriculture - D+C Development and Cooperation (press release)

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 01:08

Climate-smart agriculture
D+C Development and Cooperation (press release)
... the long term;; supporting climate change adaptation and building climate resilience from the farm to the national level and; contributing to climate change mitigation by reducing greenhouse gas emissions or increasing carbon sequestration in ...

CDFA accepting new proposals for soil carbon sequestration management practice - Imperial Valley News

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:18

CDFA accepting new proposals for soil carbon sequestration management practice
Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - CDFA's Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI), in coordination with the agency's Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel, is now accepting new proposals for soil carbon sequestration management ...

CDFA accepting new proposals for soil carbon sequestration management practice - Imperial Valley News

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:18

CDFA accepting new proposals for soil carbon sequestration management practice
Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - CDFA's Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI), in coordination with the agency's Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel, is now accepting new proposals for soil carbon sequestration management ...

'Beautiful' La Cañada gardens should not include this invasive plant - Los Angeles Times

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:10

Los Angeles Times

'Beautiful' La Cañada gardens should not include this invasive plant
Los Angeles Times
A current La Cañada Valley Beautiful Award has prompted this letter. Front and center in the landscape are clumps of fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum), classified as an invasive non-native plant (www.cal-ipc.org). Fountain grass is harmful in many ...

California tree die-off can turn into opportunity for rural economies - California Economy Reporting

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:15

California tree die-off can turn into opportunity for rural economies
California Economy Reporting
The California Natural Resources Agency in mid-October issued a set of recommendations on how to make better use of dead or dying trees, while promoting long-term forest health, carbon sequestration and rural economic development. The agency's report ...

Food and Fiber Sectors Cultivate Impact with Applied Sustainable Agriculture - Sustainable Brands

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:07

Sustainable Brands

Food and Fiber Sectors Cultivate Impact with Applied Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable Brands
“North America used to be covered with all kinds of large herbivores who have been involved in carbon sequestration for millennia,” explained Rebecca Burgess, Executive Director of Fibershed, a platform for mapping regional and regenerative fiber ...

Michael Doss Joins SFI Board, Further Strengthening SFI's Commitment To Sustainability Leadership - Markets Insider

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:43

Michael Doss Joins SFI Board, Further Strengthening SFI's Commitment To Sustainability Leadership
Markets Insider
This work focuses on quantifying the conservation values associated with the 285 million acres/115 million hectares of land certified to SFI as it relates to carbon sequestration, water quality and biodiversity. "I'm looking forward to using my new ...

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Don't Convert Africa's Savanna to Agricultural Land - Scientific American (blog)

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 05:36

Scientific American (blog)

Don't Convert Africa's Savanna to Agricultural Land
Scientific American (blog)
Savanna grasslands are a natural carbon sink, meaning they absorb and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through a process called carbon sequestration. Carbon accumulation in grasslands occurs mainly below the ground where soil organic matter ...

Federal carbon tax deadline looms over Sask. as it ponders carbon capture's future - Regina Leader-Post

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:10

Regina Leader-Post

Federal carbon tax deadline looms over Sask. as it ponders carbon capture's future
Regina Leader-Post
Ottawa has said it will impose a carbon tax on the province in 2018 if Saskatchewan does not introduce its own. Looming over Saskatchewan's own plan is the future of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology. Environment Minister Dustin Duncan ...

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A Small Island Country Steps Forward to Unite the World Behind Climate Action - World Bank Group

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:02

Ecosystem Marketplace

A Small Island Country Steps Forward to Unite the World Behind Climate Action
World Bank Group
Convened under the Presidency of Fiji, the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) will make history as the first-ever small island state COP. The negotiations will take place from 6 to 17 November at the World Conference Center in Bonn.
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What to expect from COP23 - Diálogo Chino

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 15:57

Ecosystem Marketplace

What to expect from COP23
Diálogo Chino
Under the Kyoto Protocol, for instance, carbon emissions through land use change and carbon sequestration through forests were taken into account, even if not fully understood. But limiting action under the Paris Agreement to these two areas would ...
Forests Can Absorb 1 Trillion Tons Of Carbon By 2100Ecosystem Marketplace

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What must we do to be saved? - The Register-Guard

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 14:46

What must we do to be saved?
The Register-Guard
Take care of land, air and water as well as lighten our footprint by changing the American Way which, it turns out, cannot be generalized safely via global industrialization — at least not without something like cold fusion, complete carbon ...

China will launch a reusable spaceplane in 2020 - Next Big Future

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 07:07

Next Big Future

China will launch a reusable spaceplane in 2020
Next Big Future
Despite the risks of leakage, Tchelepi said the results from Kovscek's scanner experiments and his own team's computer simulations indicate that safe, long-term carbon sequestration is within reach — and he thinks the technique should be deployed now, ...

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Roundtable: Expectations for COP23 - eco-business.com

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 02:18

Ecosystem Marketplace

Roundtable: Expectations for COP23
eco-business.com
Under the Kyoto Protocol, for instance, carbon emissions through land use change and carbon sequestration through forests were taken into account, even if not fully understood. But limiting action under the Paris Agreement to these two areas would ...
Forests Can Absorb 1 Trillion Tons Of Carbon By 2100Ecosystem Marketplace

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Stanford developing greeners ways to extract oil and to sequester CO2 - Next Big Future

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 19:22

Next Big Future

Stanford developing greeners ways to extract oil and to sequester CO2
Next Big Future
Despite the risks of leakage, Tchelepi said the results from Kovscek's scanner experiments and his own team's computer simulations indicate that safe, long-term carbon sequestration is within reach — and he thinks the technique should be deployed now, ...

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ITC plans afforestation on temple land - The Hindu

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 06:49

The Hindu

ITC plans afforestation on temple land
The Hindu
It enables import-substitution, creates farmers' livelihoods and rejuvenates the environment through carbon sequestration, Mr. Singh said. The farmers can sell the wood fibre to anyone. '60,000 acres more'. Under this afforestation programme, ITC has ...

Soil C Quest launches crowd funding campaign - Forbes Advocate

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 03:35

Forbes Advocate

Soil C Quest launches crowd funding campaign
Forbes Advocate
The locally-driven Soil C Quest project has launched a crowd funding campaign at the NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference. Soil C Quest 2031 Director Guy Webb, also a Forbes agronomist, told the conference they were researching a fungus ...

ITC plans afforestation on temple land - The Hindu

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 15:08

ITC plans afforestation on temple land
The Hindu
ITC's pulpwood requirement is largely sourced from plantations under its social and farm-forestry programmes. It enables import-substitution, creates farmers' livelihoods and rejuvenates the environment through carbon sequestration, Mr. Singh said.

Finding Better Ways To Use Land Could Decrease Carbon Emissions By 30 Percent - Green Matters

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 20:41

Green Matters

Finding Better Ways To Use Land Could Decrease Carbon Emissions By 30 Percent
Green Matters
“This new study underlines the importance of nature, and especially trees and soils, as support for carbon sequestration through the cycle of plants based on photosynthesis. Promoting carbon sequestration in soils, with adapted agricultural and ...

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