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'Green Industries' Now Drive Connecticut Agriculture - UConn Today

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:44

UConn Today

'Green Industries' Now Drive Connecticut Agriculture
UConn Today
... ecosystem services, scenic views, and other non-market social benefits attributable directly to the state's agriculture, but does provide some preliminary estimates of the impact of agro-tourism and carbon sequestration attributable to Connecticut ...

Brexit and the challenges faced by farmers and rural communities - Financial Times

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:27

Financial Times

Brexit and the challenges faced by farmers and rural communities
Financial Times
The National Trust, among others, has proposed a review of agricultural policy that would remove direct support and incentivise farmers to create or maintain public benefits, such as access, healthy soils and carbon sequestration. But the future ...

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9th Sustainable Cleveland summit shows city's progress to a model green city: Mark Tercek (Opinion) - cleveland.com

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 19:20

cleveland.com

9th Sustainable Cleveland summit shows city's progress to a model green city: Mark Tercek (Opinion)
cleveland.com
... more, compared with manmade solutions, natural infrastructure often works better, costs less and appreciates in value over time -- all while providing a host of co-benefits like wildlife habitats, tourism and recreation opportunities, and carbon ...

Forest Service head sends pro-grazing message; not all Flagstaff ranchers agree - Arizona Daily Sun

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:09

Arizona Daily Sun

Forest Service head sends pro-grazing message; not all Flagstaff ranchers agree
Arizona Daily Sun
In studies conducted at the ranches by researchers at Northern Arizona University, moderate grazing was shown to result in more and healthier plant diversity and more carbon sequestration than no grazing or overgrazing, Krones said. But historically ...

Soil and Land Initiatives Seek to Spur Action Across SDGs - IISD Reporting Services

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 14:48

Soil and Land Initiatives Seek to Spur Action Across SDGs
IISD Reporting Services
The report discusses the planned publication of the first of several GLOSIS-associated products, including the Global Soil Organic Carbon Map (GSOCmap), by the end of 2017, noting this is expected to enhance estimations of soil carbon sequestration ...

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USFS head sends pro-grazing message in Flagstaff - Arizona Daily Sun

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:03

Arizona Daily Sun

USFS head sends pro-grazing message in Flagstaff
Arizona Daily Sun
In studies conducted at the ranches by researchers at Northern Arizona University, moderate grazing was shown to result in more and healthier plant diversity and more carbon sequestration than no grazing or overgrazing, Krones said. But historically ...

Willow trees caught out as culprit for Kashmir lake Wular's woes - The Hindu

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 06:58

The Hindu

Willow trees caught out as culprit for Kashmir lake Wular's woes
The Hindu
Mr. Romshoo said cutting down older willow trees would not make much difference to the areas ability to absorb carbon. Several recent research studies indicate that the net carbon sequestration rates in trees decline with maturity, he said. Most of ...

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FEATURE-Willow trees caught out as culprit for Kashmir lake's woes - Reuters

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 06:12

FEATURE-Willow trees caught out as culprit for Kashmir lake's woes
Reuters
Romshoo said cutting down older willow trees would not make much difference to the area's ability to absorb carbon. “Several recent research studies indicate that the net carbon sequestration rates in trees decline with maturity,” he said. Most of ...

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Willow trees caught out as culprit for Kashmir lake's woes - Reuters

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 06:07

Willow trees caught out as culprit for Kashmir lake's woes
Reuters
Romshoo said cutting down older willow trees would not make much difference to the area's ability to absorb carbon. “Several recent research studies indicate that the net carbon sequestration rates in trees decline with maturity,” he said. Most of ...

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Importance of Working Landscapes to California's Economy and Climate Change - California Economy Reporting

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 14:16

Importance of Working Landscapes to California's Economy and Climate Change
California Economy Reporting
Land management for carbon sequestration is one of many opportunities available to the U.S., more locally in California, to reduce their net emissions of GHGs, particularly CO2. Carbon-oriented management of working landscapes may offer landowners the ...

Groups seek changes in conservation, crop insurance incentives - Agri-Pulse (subscription)

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:17

Agri-Pulse (subscription)

Groups seek changes in conservation, crop insurance incentives
Agri-Pulse (subscription)
... state or locally determined priority resource concerns, and increase the minimum percentage of funds required to be used for wildlife conservation practices and related benefits, including water quality, soil health, pollinator habitat and carbon ...

Two-thirds of India's terrestrial ecosystems vulnerable to drought, says study - Livemint

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:39

Livemint

Two-thirds of India's terrestrial ecosystems vulnerable to drought, says study
Livemint
New Delhi: Nearly two-third of the India's terrestrial ecosystems is not resilient to drought, a new study has revealed. It also says that inability of ecosystems to tolerate water-limited conditions may pose a serious challenge in terms of carbon ...

Carbon Capture Could Benefit Environment and Boost Industry's Output, Energy Secretary Says - Environmental Leader

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00

Environmental Leader

Carbon Capture Could Benefit Environment and Boost Industry's Output, Energy Secretary Says
Environmental Leader
Consider ExxonMobil Corp., which said last year that it would explore carbon capture and sequestration with a fuel cell company. FuelCell Energy and Exxon said the development of this new technology would “substantially reduce costs” associated with ...

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Barrasso presses DOE nominee on committment to coal research - Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 01:06

Casper Star-Tribune Online

Barrasso presses DOE nominee on committment to coal research
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Trump's pick for Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy, Steven Winberg, said Tuesday he was committed to the kind of public-private partnerships that led to Wyoming's Integrated Test Center, a carbon capture research center nearing completion ...

Haliburton Forest to generate carbon credits - Haliburton County Echo

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:41

Haliburton Forest to generate carbon credits
Haliburton County Echo
... the trees are growing at a particular rate and therefore sucking carbon out of the atmosphere. In exchange for that commitment, one is able to calculate the number of carbon credits. A carbon credit is the equivalent of one ton of CO2 that's been ...

Despite setbacks, DOE continues funding carbon capture research - Utility Dive

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:28

Despite setbacks, DOE continues funding carbon capture research
Utility Dive
The only full fledged carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project to move close to operation has been the Kemper integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) project undertaken, and recently cancelled, by Mississippi Power. The utility was not able ...

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CO2 Solutions Provides Update on Saint-Félicien Pulp Mill and Greenhouse Carbon Capture Project - Markets Insider

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 13:14

CO2 Solutions Provides Update on Saint-Félicien Pulp Mill and Greenhouse Carbon Capture Project
Markets Insider
CO2 Solutions' technology lowers the cost barrier to Carbon Capture, Sequestration and Utilization (CCSU), positioning it as a viable CO2 mitigation tool, as well as enabling industry to derive profitable new products from these emissions. CO2 ...

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CO2 Solutions Provides Update on Saint-Félicien Pulp Mill and Greenhouse Carbon Capture Project - Markets Insider

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 13:14

CO2 Solutions Provides Update on Saint-Félicien Pulp Mill and Greenhouse Carbon Capture Project
Markets Insider
CO2 Solutions' technology lowers the cost barrier to Carbon Capture, Sequestration and Utilization (CCSU), positioning it as a viable CO2 mitigation tool, as well as enabling industry to derive profitable new products from these emissions. CO2 ...

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CO2 Solutions Provides Update on Saint-Félicien Pulp Mill and Greenhouse Carbon Capture Project - PR Newswire (press release)

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:37

CO2 Solutions Provides Update on Saint-Félicien Pulp Mill and Greenhouse Carbon Capture Project
PR Newswire (press release)
CO2 Solutions' technology lowers the cost barrier to Carbon Capture, Sequestration and Utilization (CCSU), positioning it as a viable CO2 mitigation tool, as well as enabling industry to derive profitable new products from these emissions. CO2 ...

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State looks toward enhanced oil recovery - Williston Daily Herald

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 05:05

State looks toward enhanced oil recovery
Williston Daily Herald
The EERC estimates that enhanced oil recovery can sequester more carbon dioxide than the oil it recovers would release. That could potentially help store away at least some of the emissions released into the environment, which would help slow climate ...

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