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Climate Change Coverage - Livermore Independent

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 08:05
Climate Change Coverage  Livermore Independent

Thank you for your comprehensive coverage of the National Climate Report in the Nov. 29 issue, and for your article introducing the Tri-Valley Chapter of the ...

CFAES Scientist Honored on World Soil Day | From Across the Field - Napoleon Northwest Signal

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 05:00
CFAES Scientist Honored on World Soil Day | From Across the Field  Napoleon Northwest Signal

COLUMBUS — The way Ohio State University scientist Rattan Lal sees it, many of Earth's biggest challenges — from growing enough food to protecting water ...

Column: The northern forests need snow | Opinion - Gloucester Daily Times

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 01:50
Column: The northern forests need snow | Opinion  Gloucester Daily Times

Climate change often conjures up images of heat, drought and hurricanes. But according to the latest U.S. National Climate Assessment, released on Nov.

How NZ could cut agriculture emissions by to 10 per cent - New Zealand Herald

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 01:30
How NZ could cut agriculture emissions by to 10 per cent  New Zealand Herald

Many farmers want to cut their greenhouse gas emissions - but nearly half don't know how.

CP Daily: Wednesday December 5, 2018 - Carbon Pulse

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 00:28
CP Daily: Wednesday December 5, 2018  Carbon Pulse

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Some facts about timber, steel and concrete and the growing debate - The Fifth Estate

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 23:48
Some facts about timber, steel and concrete and the growing debate  The Fifth Estate

There's an information war going on between advocates for timber, concrete and steel, and everyone is claiming their material is the best from an environmental ...

Xcel Energy Commits To Eliminating All Carbon Emissions - WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 23:23
Xcel Energy Commits To Eliminating All Carbon Emissions  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — How long will the scientific debate over the causes of global climate change persist? Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy says it has ...

VSN has exciting week with presentation and member meeting - Swnews4u

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 21:50
VSN has exciting week with presentation and member meeting  Swnews4u

VIROQUA - Rounding out an action-packed year, Valley Stewardship Network had a very busy second week of November. The group hosted the second in their ...

Let's Celebrate Soil! New Science and Stories for World Soils Day - Union of Concerned Scientists

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 21:50
Let's Celebrate Soil! New Science and Stories for World Soils Day  Union of Concerned Scientists

There's never a bad time to celebrate soil—it's an incredible living ecosystem and a foundation for much of the food, fiber, and fuel we use every day. But if there ...

We Asked 105 Experts What Gives Them Hope About the Future - Motherboard

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 20:54
We Asked 105 Experts What Gives Them Hope About the Future  Motherboard

Welcome to the bright side of Motherboard's two-part poll about the future.

Analysis estimates mortality from fungal infections of ash trees - Science Daily

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 20:35
Analysis estimates mortality from fungal infections of ash trees  Science Daily

A recent analysis of surveys of ash dieback across Europe reveals mortality rates as high as 85 percent in plantations and 70 percent in woodlands.

Xcel Energy aims to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050 - St. Paul Pioneer Press

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 20:13
Xcel Energy aims to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy, which serves 3.6 million electricity customers in eight states, says it will try to eliminate all its carbon emissions from electrical ...

How Do You Measure How Much Carbon Is In A Tree? - Maine Public

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 19:30
How Do You Measure How Much Carbon Is In A Tree?  Maine Public

The latest national climate assessment says forests play a key role in keeping our air clean. According to the report, America's forests stored the equivalent of 11 ...

Utility aims for zero carbon emissions from electric power - Daily Reporter

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 19:20

Utility aims for zero carbon emissions from electric power
Daily Reporter
Xcel has been increasing its use of solar and wind power but said reaching a point where it has no carbon emissions could require it to continue operating its nuclear power plants and using carbon-sequestration technology. Carbon sequestration would ...

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Emissions from agriculture increase by almost 3pc in 2017 due to dairy expansion - Independent.ie

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:22

Independent.ie

Emissions from agriculture increase by almost 3pc in 2017 due to dairy expansion
Independent.ie
Lower household emissions reflected a warmer year in 2017 with less heating required, especially during the winter months. A significant increase in renewable energy in the power generation sector displaced carbon-intensive fuels such as coal and peat ...

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Peace, not war, responsible for deforestation in armed conflict zones - Phys.Org

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:21
Peace, not war, responsible for deforestation in armed conflict zones  Phys.Org

Rates of deforestation in war zones increase dramatically once peace is declared, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Peace, not war, responsible for deforestation in armed conflict zones - Phys.Org

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:21

Peace, not war, responsible for deforestation in armed conflict zones
Phys.Org
This includes benefits such as carbon sequestration, provision of food and fibres, pollination and more. Deforestation hinders the provision of these services. The researchers concluded times of war, forests are used as cover for guerrilla fighting and ...

Harvard Scientists Begin Experiment To Block Out The Sun - Forbes

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 17:40
Harvard Scientists Begin Experiment To Block Out The Sun  Forbes

A group of Harvard scientists plans to tackle climate change through geoengineering by blocking out the sun. The concept of artificially reflecting sunlight has ...

Harvard Scientists Begin Experiment To Block Out The Sun - Forbes

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 17:40

Forbes

Harvard Scientists Begin Experiment To Block Out The Sun
Forbes
Sucking CO2 from the atmosphere and locking it away in Earth's crust, called CO2 sequestration, has been implemented and deployed. For instance, Royal Dutch Shell has built large carbon sequestration facilities with the Canadian and Australian ...

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