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OPINION: Forests need better management - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:36

TheChronicleHerald.ca

OPINION: Forests need better management
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Through carbon sequestration, they combat global warming, they have a myriad of ecological values and also will have a monetary value under a cap-and-trade system. In other words, Crown land should be managed for old-growth values such as carbon ...

Eco-friendly sustainable development stressed - The Hindu

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 16:49

Eco-friendly sustainable development stressed
The Hindu
A seminar on 'Integrated agriculture landscape management', which concluded here on Sunday, stressed the need for executing an environment-friendly sustainable development programme for farmers in the the hill district. Speaking after inaugurating the ...

Carbon sequestration role of savanna soils key to climate goals - Mongabay.com

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 16:09

Carbon sequestration role of savanna soils key to climate goals
Mongabay.com
Savannas and grasslands cover a vast area, some 20 percent of the earth's land surface — from sub-Saharan Africa, to the Cerrado in Brazil, to North America's heartland. They also offer an enormous and underappreciated capacity for carbon sequestration.

Canada's Manitoba Announces Low Carbon Tax Policy - Tax-news.com

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:53

Canada's Manitoba Announces Low Carbon Tax Policy
Tax-news.com
The Manitoban carbon levy will include exemptions for agricultural emissions, and will not be applied to marked fuels used by farmers for their farming operations. Agricultural operations will be able to contribute to carbon sequestration and offset ...

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Canada's Boreal Clearcutting Is a Climate Threat - Natural Resources Defense Council

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:02

Natural Resources Defense Council

Canada's Boreal Clearcutting Is a Climate Threat
Natural Resources Defense Council
Clearcutting disturbs soils, wetlands, and peatlands, releasing their vast carbon stores, and diminishes the boreal forest's ability to sequester carbon from the atmosphere. As such, it is often an ecologically harmful form of logging. Nonetheless, it ...

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Everything you need to know about climate tipping points - Environmental Defense Fund (blog)

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:53

Environmental Defense Fund (blog)

Everything you need to know about climate tipping points
Environmental Defense Fund (blog)
Weakening of the Marine Carbon Pump – One mechanism through which oceanic carbon sequestration takes place is the marine carbon pump, which describes organisms' consumption of carbon dioxide through biological processes such as photosynthesis ...

Predicting human survival on Earth requires oceans - Futurity: Research News

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:23

Futurity: Research News

Predicting human survival on Earth requires oceans
Futurity: Research News
They absorb vast amounts of heat produced by climate change and provide enormous value in the form of natural goods and services essential to life, including carbon sequestration and food. First introduced in 2009 and now incorporated into the United ...

The ghost forests of the East Coast - Phys.Org

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:03

Phys.Org

The ghost forests of the East Coast
Phys.Org
The reduction in carbon sequestration due to sea-level rise can exacerbate climate change and its negative impacts. Forest retreat also fragments—and in some cases even eliminates—important habitat for some wildlife species. It limits the ability of ...

Manitoba rolling out a new plan to tackle climate change - Journal of Commerce

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 05:50

Journal of Commerce

Manitoba rolling out a new plan to tackle climate change
Journal of Commerce
The carbon levy will not be applied to marked fuels used for farming operations and agricultural operations can contribute to carbon sequestration and offset trading systems to be established in Manitoba and elsewhere, explains a release. "This plan ...

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Letter: Big, old sycamore offers benefits - The Columbus Dispatch

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 01:47

Letter: Big, old sycamore offers benefits
The Columbus Dispatch
After reading the Friday Dispatch article “Resident asks city to spare old sycamore,” I visited the sycamore tree at Bruck and Columbus streets that was featured, concerned about its possible removal. I walked around this living specimen and noted the ...

The Struggle to Save Seattle's Urban Trees in the Face of Development - Seattlemag

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 19:31

The Struggle to Save Seattle's Urban Trees in the Face of Development
Seattlemag
Wolf says large trees provide “a much greater proportion of benefit” to cities compared to small trees, in terms of ecosystem services, such as water quality, air quality and carbon sequestration. “Are we going to relegate large trees only to parks and ...

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Petra Nova is One of Two Carbon Capture and Sequestration Power Plants in the World - OilVoice

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:07

OilVoice

Petra Nova is One of Two Carbon Capture and Sequestration Power Plants in the World
OilVoice
The Petra Nova facility, a coal-fired power plant located near Houston, Texas, is one of only two operating power plants with carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the world, and it is the only such facility in the United States. The 110 megawatt (MW ...

Ghost Forests: More Than Halloween Scenes - NC State News

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:13

NC State News

Ghost Forests: More Than Halloween Scenes
NC State News
The reduction in carbon sequestration due to sea-level rise can exacerbate climate change and its negative impacts. Forest retreat also fragments — and in some cases even eliminates — important habitat for some wildlife species. It limits the ability ...

'40% trees cut for construction can be relocated' - Times of India

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:20

Times of India

'40% trees cut for construction can be relocated'
Times of India
These semi mature to mature trees which are nearly midway their lifecycle have maximum potential of carbon sequestration. Retaining such mature trees through the technique of tree transplantation is good for mitigation of impacts of climate change.

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Communities rise up to draw down on carbon - GreenBiz

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:08

GreenBiz

Communities rise up to draw down on carbon
GreenBiz
Pillars include: 100 percent renewable power; transportation; energy efficiency; local food and carbon sequestration; and climate resilient communities. Marin County Supervisor Kate Sears, program champion and event host, said, "We must take action ...

Burn Coal to Stop Global Warming? - Patheos (blog)

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 06:24

Patheos (blog)

Burn Coal to Stop Global Warming?
Patheos (blog)
The holy grail of clean-burn technology is “carbon sequestration,” capturing the CO2 from the exhaust stacks of power plants, and storing it underground permanently. So far, nobody has perfected a system to accomplish this on a large scale, but it is ...

Agroforestry in climate change mitigation - Republica

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 02:47

Republica

Agroforestry in climate change mitigation
Republica
Agroforestry often contributes to climate change mitigation through enhanced carbon sequestration and micro climate and macro-climate improvement. The Carbon sequestration potential of agroforestry systems is estimated between 12 and 228 Mg ha−1 ...

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Canadian province Manitoba publishes its Climate and Green Plan - Climate Action Programme

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 14:11

Climate Action Programme

Canadian province Manitoba publishes its Climate and Green Plan
Climate Action Programme
Agriculture would contribute to carbon sequestration efforts, and carbon offset trading systems would be established in Manitoba and other provinces. The plan includes a carbon price of $25 per tonne, half the Federal Government's target of $50 per ...

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Different Kind of Breakdown - DTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:18

DTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)

Different Kind of Breakdown
DTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)
... consume carbon and nitrogen and become food for other soil animals. The residue decays to a point where it becomes recalcitrant and will not decay further. Resulting humic compounds are stable and good for soil structure, tilth and carbon ...

Scott Miller: Boulder County farmers embrace innovation while caring for the land - Longmont Times-Call

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:31

Scott Miller: Boulder County farmers embrace innovation while caring for the land
Longmont Times-Call
As longtime Boulder County residents, we know that this community values that which will best protect and preserve its treasured open space — which means truly evidence-based policies that empirically enhance things like carbon sequestration, water ...

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