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21st World Congress of Soil Science (21WCSS) – Reflecting Trends in Soil Research - Future Directions International (press release)

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:11

Future Directions International (press release)

21st World Congress of Soil Science (21WCSS) – Reflecting Trends in Soil Research
Future Directions International (press release)
The sequestration of atmospheric carbon in soil, however, is seen as a possible way of mitigating and reducing the effects of greenhouse gases while regenerating and restoring damaged soils. Detailed to follow is a selection of Congress abstract topics ...

Speed limits for fishing boats, relocating abalone farms, and other highlights from a brand new plan to make ... - Business Insider South Africa

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:13

Speed limits for fishing boats, relocating abalone farms, and other highlights from a brand new plan to make ...
Business Insider South Africa
... gases] emission," the document says. It also recommends "breeding and screening" for traits such as early maturity, drought tolerance, the ability to withstand being submerged or exposed to salt, low glycaemic index, and high levels of carbon ...

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'Big call': minister refuses to link drought to climate change on Q&A - The Guardian

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 21:21

The Guardian

'Big call': minister refuses to link drought to climate change on Q&A
The Guardian
“The reason no one has built a big catchment dam in recent decades is because the economics don't stack up,” he said. “We can improve our soils more quickly and cheaper than we can build dams … If we increase the carbon in our soils by 1%, by a ...

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Bipartisan bill promotes biogas, CCUS technology - Biomass Magazine

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 20:29

Biomass Magazine

Bipartisan bill promotes biogas, CCUS technology
Biomass Magazine
On July 19, Rep. Scott Peter, D-Calif., and David Young, R-Iowa, introduced the bipartisan Carbon Utilization Act of 2018, which promotes biogas and carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS) technologies to increase biogas production as part ...

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Bipartisan bill promotes biogas, CCUS technology - Biomass Magazine

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 20:29

Biomass Magazine

Bipartisan bill promotes biogas, CCUS technology
Biomass Magazine
On July 19, Rep. Scott Peter, D-Calif., and David Young, R-Iowa, introduced the bipartisan Carbon Utilization Act of 2018, which promotes biogas and carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS) technologies to increase biogas production as part ...

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Grasping at straws: Organic illiteracy and the anti-plastics crusade - Plastics Today

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 14:06

Plastics Today

Grasping at straws: Organic illiteracy and the anti-plastics crusade
Plastics Today
Actually, landfilling basic plastics is carbon sequestration. I have made candles with a mixture of plastic grocery bags and wax and had dinner guests sample-breathe the “toxic” fumes. There is a lot of organic illiteracy out there. I want to go to the ...

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UC Davis Study Finds Natural Habitat Can Help Farmers Control Pests, But Not Always a Win-Win - Sierra Sun Times

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:25

Sierra Sun Times

UC Davis Study Finds Natural Habitat Can Help Farmers Control Pests, But Not Always a Win-Win
Sierra Sun Times
“There may be a lot of other benefits from natural habitat, such as pollination or carbon sequestration. But we need to be forthright about knowing when habitat conservation will be advantageous in terms of pests and when other means of pest control ...

Global Carbon Sequestration Market 2018 Exclusive Manufacturers- Hitachi, Fluor, Alstom - firstpharmacist.com

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:01

firstpharmacist.com

Global Carbon Sequestration Market 2018 Exclusive Manufacturers- Hitachi, Fluor, Alstom
firstpharmacist.com
A latest detailed analysis on Global Carbon Sequestration Market report studies the new opportunity appraisal of Carbon Sequestration market (2018 – 2023). According to the Carbon Sequestration business intelligence analysis, the global Carbon ...

Global Carbon Capture and Sequestration Market 2018 Exclusive Manufacturers- Linde Group, Halliburton, Climeworks - firstpharmacist.com

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 09:46

firstpharmacist.com

Global Carbon Capture and Sequestration Market 2018 Exclusive Manufacturers- Linde Group, Halliburton, Climeworks
firstpharmacist.com
A latest detailed analysis on Global Carbon Capture and Sequestration Market report studies the new opportunity appraisal of Carbon Capture and Sequestration market (2018 – 2023). According to the Carbon Capture and Sequestration business ...

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Soil health: Stashing carbon in the ground is the new black gold - The Weekly Times

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 01:50

The Weekly Times

Soil health: Stashing carbon in the ground is the new black gold
The Weekly Times
A recent carbon audit on the Quirk farm shows that the operation currently has sufficient offset to cover the operation for 150 years (offsetting farm vehicle use, electricity, fertiliser etc). Given the results that are being shown in terms of carbon ...

Driftwood outdoors: Rudi Roeslein plans to save the planet with native grasses - Columbia Daily Tribune

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 21:43

Columbia Daily Tribune

Driftwood outdoors: Rudi Roeslein plans to save the planet with native grasses
Columbia Daily Tribune
“If we would plant 100-million acres of cover crops, and 30-million acres of native grasses and forbes on marginal land, we could sequester over 150-million tons of carbon. More importantly, we could produce over 300-million gallons of compressed ...

Can the saguaro cactus really fight global warming? You bet. Here's how - AZCentral.com

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 23:23

AZCentral.com

Can the saguaro cactus really fight global warming? You bet. Here's how
AZCentral.com
The significance is atmospheric. All plants sequester – or trap – atmospheric carbon (CO2) as they grow. After they die, most of that carbon goes back into the atmosphere as the plant decays. But when a saguaro dies, much of that carbon is transformed ...

​Construction to commence on Alberta Carbon Trunk Line as Wolf gets in on the deal - JWN

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 19:15

JWN

​Construction to commence on Alberta Carbon Trunk Line as Wolf gets in on the deal
JWN
Under the deal, Wolf will construct, own, and operate the CO2 capture and pipeline transportation assets. Enhance will continue to be the owner and operator of the EOR project and carbon sequestration. The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line will be Wolf's ...

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Climate Action Plan update kicks off with meeting at Escondido City Hall - Coast News

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 17:25

Coast News

Climate Action Plan update kicks off with meeting at Escondido City Hall
Coast News
Broken up into different categories such as Transportation, Carbon Sequestration, Energy and Solid Waste, some of those solutions included building more roundabouts in the city's streets, installing more electric vehicle charging stations and ...

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Nitrogen pollution is choking forests' carbon-protecting fungi - Mongabay.com

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:50

Mongabay.com

Nitrogen pollution is choking forests' carbon-protecting fungi
Mongabay.com
To find out if forests are indeed sensitive to nitrogen pollution, and if this pollution affects carbon sequestration, Averill's team overlaid maps of nitrogen pollution in the United States onto those of temperate forest distribution. “People have ...

Bhutan has more than 709 million MT in carbon stock - Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 09:43

Bhutan has more than 709 million MT in carbon stock
Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper
The estimated sequestration capacity of our forest is 6.3 million metric tonnes of CO2 while the emissions for year 2000 was only 1.6 million tons of CO2 equivalent. This was largely due to huge areas of forest cover, low levels of industrial activity ...

Waste not, want not - UN Environment (press release)

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 03:21

UN Environment (press release)

Waste not, want not
UN Environment (press release)
“From improving the productivity of soil to achieve higher yields, to helping manage waste and increasing carbon sequestration capacity – the advantages are clear. It's now time to think about how to upscale the findings of the project to reach even ...

Natural habitat can help farmers control pests, but not always a win-win - Science Daily

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 23:32

Natural habitat can help farmers control pests, but not always a win-win
Science Daily
"There may be a lot of other benefits from natural habitat, such as pollination or carbon sequestration. But we need to be forthright about knowing when habitat conservation will be advantageous in terms of pests and when other means of pest control ...

A call for seagrass protection - Science Magazine

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 17:50

Science Magazine

A call for seagrass protection
Science Magazine
Seagrass meadows supply a vast suite of ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, fisheries support, and coastal protection. They are part of an interconnected seascape; degradation of any habitat in this seascape has negative consequences for ...

New Minerals Council boss vows technology-neutral energy policy - The Australian Financial Review

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 14:17

The Australian Financial Review

New Minerals Council boss vows technology-neutral energy policy
The Australian Financial Review
That Canberra experience has been complemented by time running the Co2CRC member organisation, which is developing carbon sequestration projects in Victoria and has recently counted oil giants Shell and Chevron as members. That background ...

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