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Tree-murdering fungi and insects are increasingly contributing to climate change - Massive

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 01:00

Massive

Tree-murdering fungi and insects are increasingly contributing to climate change
Massive
In previous field studies, scientists developed a good understanding of how environmental variables, like temperature and precipitation, change the way trees grow – which in turn impacts carbon sequestration. Environmental data from individual ...

Moe calls carbon tax a 'seductive tool' in Chamber speech - Regina Leader-Post

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 22:56

Regina Leader-Post

Moe calls carbon tax a 'seductive tool' in Chamber speech
Regina Leader-Post
In his speech, Moe also spoke about carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) and its recent success in lowering emissions. The province still won't say if it will invest more money to advance the technology. A plant in Estevan capturing coal emissions ...

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US Cities Are Losing 36 Million Trees a Year - NOVA Next

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 16:15

NOVA Next

US Cities Are Losing 36 Million Trees a Year
NOVA Next
They arrived at that number by calculating a narrow set of benefits for urban trees, including air pollution removal, energy conservation, carbon sequestration and avoided emissions (for example, due to lowering the heat island effect). Their $96 ...

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Carbon capture and storage: delivering on climate targets - Government Europa

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 13:29

Government Europa

Carbon capture and storage: delivering on climate targets
Government Europa
Active in the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF), the Mission Innovation Ministerial and other key forums, the Global CCS Institute works to reflect the interests of its members and to provide solutions which will drive CCS forward. “All of ...

Research duo finds way to predict shifts in watersheds as climate changes - Phys.Org

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:33

Phys.Org

Research duo finds way to predict shifts in watersheds as climate changes
Phys.Org
What they found is a way to use the relationship of trees and soils to predict shifts in water and carbon levels in these mountain forests and watersheds. Combining their findings with historical data, they suggest a possible 10 to 60 percent increase ...

Worldwide Carbon Sequestration Market by Product Type, Applications, Market Dynamics, Manufacturer & Regional ... - Expert Consulting

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 04:58

Worldwide Carbon Sequestration Market by Product Type, Applications, Market Dynamics, Manufacturer & Regional ...
Expert Consulting
Carbon Sequestration Market is presenting impressive growth over the past couple of years predictions across the globe. Carbon Sequestration Market has been organized based on detailed market analysis with inputs from industry experts. This report ...

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Introducing the 2018 Summer Scholars - MIT News

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:56

Introducing the 2018 Summer Scholars
MIT News
“Some examples of this might be nanostructured materials for energy applications, photovoltaic devices, sustainable polymers, carbon sequestration, microbial fuel cells, or thermoelectric materials,” Patterson explains. “I am excited to directly be a ...

How to Make Millions While Saving a Forest - Outside Magazine

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 15:51

Outside Magazine

How to Make Millions While Saving a Forest
Outside Magazine
In March, Sealaska received approval to participate in California's cap-and-trade marketplace. That means the corporation will preserve 165,000 acres—45 percent of the forestland it controls—for 110 years to serve as a carbon sequestration bank. In ...

Bollinger: Compost: the next big step after recycling - Colorado Hometown Weekly

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 15:50

Colorado Hometown Weekly

Bollinger: Compost: the next big step after recycling
Colorado Hometown Weekly
Compost can displace the need for synthetic fertilizers, which are very taxing on the environment. There is substantial pollution and greenhouse gases from natural gas extraction and fugitive emissions, and from manufacturing energy-intensive ...

What genuine, for real, no-bullshit ambition on climate change would look like - Vox

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:50

Vox

What genuine, for real, no-bullshit ambition on climate change would look like
Vox
“Regardless of the rapid decarbonisation” in the scenario, Ecofys researchers write, “the 1.5°C carbon budget is most likely still exceeded.” The only way to hold at 1.5 is to mop up that excess carbon with negative emissions. Ecofys thinks CCS ...

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UO duo finds way to predict shifts in watersheds as climate changes - AroundtheO

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:07

AroundtheO

UO duo finds way to predict shifts in watersheds as climate changes
AroundtheO
During the longest drought in California's modern history, a pair of UO researchers headed into the woods of the Sierra Nevada to investigate how forest composition affects water supply and what changes may come as climate change alters the ecological ...

What is the true cost of eating meat? - The Guardian

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 05:02

The Guardian

What is the true cost of eating meat?
The Guardian
More recently some innovators have been fusing technology with environmental principles in the form of agroforestry, silvopasture, conservation farming, or regenerative agriculture to create farming methods which all encompass carbon sequestration ...

Manufacturing Goes Carbon Negative - strategy+business (blog)

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 04:07

strategy+business (blog)

Manufacturing Goes Carbon Negative
strategy+business (blog)
For manufacturers such as Interface, this means getting access to carbon-negative raw materials. Manufacturers will soon have more options for doing so, thanks to the startups and innovators forming an emerging industrial sector. It's a sector so new ...

Manufacturing Goes Carbon Negative - strategy+business (blog)

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 04:07

strategy+business (blog)

Manufacturing Goes Carbon Negative
strategy+business (blog)
For manufacturers such as Interface, this means getting access to carbon-negative raw materials. Manufacturers will soon have more options for doing so, thanks to the startups and innovators forming an emerging industrial sector. It's a sector so new ...

Just Ask Us: How much of Madison is covered by trees? - Madison.com

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 20:04

Madison.com

Just Ask Us: How much of Madison is covered by trees?
Madison.com
Q: How much of Madison is covered by trees? A: With recent rain, warmth and sunshine, grass has turned a more vibrant green, some flowers have started to bloom and trees have started to sprout green buds. When the leaves on Madison's deciduous trees ...

Plant some trees, cut down a lot more - San Francisco Examiner

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 08:03

San Francisco Examiner

Plant some trees, cut down a lot more
San Francisco Examiner
Because trees release their stored carbon back into the environment when they are cut down and rot, Rec and Park's plan will result in a large increase in greenhouse gases. If you are concerned about climate change, then targeting this non-native ...

Whatever you eat impacts the environment and climate change - Earth.com

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 17:33

Earth.com

Whatever you eat impacts the environment and climate change
Earth.com
Energy use also comes down to greenhouse gas production, and livestock contribute significantly to greenhouse gas production, but plants on the other hand do not on their own. In fact, plants actually reduce carbon in the atmosphere. In a paper in the ...

The sky's not the limit - Dhaka Tribune

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 11:23

Dhaka Tribune

The sky's not the limit
Dhaka Tribune
Limiting temperature rise to 1.5C appears impossible without actively removing CO2 from the atmosphere. The amount of CO2 removal needed will be sturdily determined by cutting emission in sectors like energy and peak oil, where fossil fuels release ...

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How To Gain Insight Into Biochar Sorbing Behavior Using Rare Earth Elements - Science Trends

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 20:58

Science Trends

How To Gain Insight Into Biochar Sorbing Behavior Using Rare Earth Elements
Science Trends
Biochar is a carbon-rich product that comes from biomass pyrolysis. Biochar has sparked a wide interest due to its great potential for (i) improving soil fertility, (ii) enhancing carbon sequestration, and (iii) favoring soil remediation. The ...

​Crude from new oilsands mine has GHGs on par with the US average: Suncor - JWN

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:14

JWN

​Crude from new oilsands mine has GHGs on par with the US average: Suncor
JWN
“It's kind of like accelerated carbon sequestration. It's much easier to do it when it's still in a liquid form versus creating a greenhouse gas and then trying to capture it and put it back in the ground. So we cut it off, put it back in the ground ...

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