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48-year-old no-till plot still yielding info - Iowa Farmer Today

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 21:09

Iowa Farmer Today

48-year-old no-till plot still yielding info
Iowa Farmer Today
“In no-till, as long as you put NPK with it, you maintain more soil carbon than undisturbed forest or restored prairie grass,” Krausz said. “Most people think that undisturbed forest would have the greatest amount of carbon sequestration. Well, it ...

Organic ag keeps more carbon in soil, out of atmosphere - Feedstuffs

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 17:16

Feedstuffs

Organic ag keeps more carbon in soil, out of atmosphere
Feedstuffs
The more humic substances in a soil, the longer that healthy soil is trapping and keeping carbon out of the atmosphere. This stable pool of carbon is, therefore, more representative of stable carbon sequestration in the soil. Specifically measuring ...

Brandeis professor urges protection of New England forests and farmland - Brandeis University

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 13:58

Brandeis University

Brandeis professor urges protection of New England forests and farmland
Brandeis University
We look to a future where development is more compact, and our forests and farmlands continue to deliver benefits such as water quality, carbon sequestration and a full range of biodiversity, along with wood and food.” Donahue and his co-authors ...

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Scientists Predicted the Sixth Great Extinction of Species - Novinite.com

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:51

Novinite.com

Scientists Predicted the Sixth Great Extinction of Species
Novinite.com
Mathematicians at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have set a critical threshold for global ocean carbon sequestration. Exceeding this threshold will lead to the sixth mass extinction of species on Earth, LIFE said, quoted by BTA. The fifth ...

Fueled by Warming Climate, Bark Beetles Chew Up Western Forests - Public News Service

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:07

Public News Service

Fueled by Warming Climate, Bark Beetles Chew Up Western Forests
Public News Service
Forests hold water supplies, clean the air, perform carbon sequestration and maintain biodiversity. "And economics,” she adds. “I mean, wood products, recreation. Here in Montana, tourism is our number one economic engine. “So, they're really important ...

Letter: The fingerprints of climate change - Roanoke Times

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 04:06

Letter: The fingerprints of climate change
Roanoke Times
The Paris Climate Accord acknowledged the need to achieve a Net Zero Carbon Emissions Economy where carbon emissions are limited to what can be sequestered. Emissions above that are accumulative and accurately measured. Our price for being ...

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TD Bank Group and Just Energy Acquire 140000 Tonnes of Carbon Credits from Solifor Perthuis - New Kerala

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:19

TD Bank Group and Just Energy Acquire 140000 Tonnes of Carbon Credits from Solifor Perthuis
New Kerala
Listed in the CSA Group's GHG registry, the Solifor Perthuis project generated 140,000 tonnes of CO2 reductions by establishing plantation forests dedicated to carbon sequestration. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the carbon credits will be ...

Commentary: Initiative benefits future of forests - Albany Times Union

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 02:37

Commentary: Initiative benefits future of forests
Albany Times Union
In addition, when strategically planned and implemented, forest management can be carbon-neutral or result in even greater carbon sequestration, as younger trees more quickly sequester carbon. New York is a leader in the fight to mitigate climate ...

Here are the best and worst trees resistant to hurricanes - ABC Action News

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 16:13

ABC Action News

Here are the best and worst trees resistant to hurricanes
ABC Action News
The Florida Forest Service said the uprooting, and defoliating of trees means there will be less carbon sequestration and oxygen production by trees. Irma also sped up the death process by killing many weak and old trees. So, the Forest Service is ...

ADM touts latest carbon capture well - Herald & Review

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:13

Herald & Review

ADM touts latest carbon capture well
Herald & Review
The previous project involved removing and storing approximately 1 million tons of carbon over three years as part of the smaller scale Illinois Basin – Decatur Project, which was led by the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium at the University ...

Lawmakers running into skeptics in push for clean coal - KKCO-TV

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:33

KKCO-TV

Lawmakers running into skeptics in push for clean coal
KKCO-TV
Who wouldn't want a cleaner coal industry? Some environmentalists say the idea of capturing carbon isn't actually effective. "Clean coal is an oxymoron. The most important thing to remember about carbon capture and sequestration is that it is a false ...

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Here are the best and worst trees resistant to hurricanes - WPTV.com

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:47

WPTV.com

Here are the best and worst trees resistant to hurricanes
WPTV.com
Thousands of trees were knocked down and killed in Florida after Hurricane Irma pounded the state this month. The Florida Forest Service said the uprooting, and defoliating of trees means there will be less carbon sequestration and oxygen production by ...

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Six climate change solutions we can all agree on - Phys.Org

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:30

Phys.Org

Six climate change solutions we can all agree on
Phys.Org
Most commercial efforts for carbon capture and sequestration have been plagued by years of delay and billions in cost overruns; moreover the technology does not eliminate all coal emissions. This is why the U.S. Energy Department has been trying to ...

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Lawmakers running into skeptics in push for clean coal - WILX-TV

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 02:51

WILX-TV

Lawmakers running into skeptics in push for clean coal
WILX-TV
Who wouldn't want a cleaner coal industry? Some environmentalists say the idea of capturing carbon isn't actually effective. "Clean coal is an oxymoron. The most important thing to remember about carbon capture and sequestration is that it is a false ...

Forest Degradation: Canada's Skeleton in the Closet - Natural Resources Defense Council

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:35

Forest Degradation: Canada's Skeleton in the Closet
Natural Resources Defense Council
... via direct reseeding and replanting or through natural processes), there seems to be a blanket assumption that regrowth is taking place in a way that will avoid forest degradation and the resulting loss of biological productivity and carbon ...

Senators in WV and other states push "clean coal" bill to cut carbon emissions - The News Center

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:36

The News Center

Senators in WV and other states push "clean coal" bill to cut carbon emissions
The News Center
Well, some environmentalists say the idea of capturing carbon isn't actually effective. “Clean coal is an oxymoron. The most important thing to remember about carbon capture and sequestration is that it is a false solution to our climate crisis and a ...

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Sustainable Investments Are Not Always What They Seem - Stanford Social Innovation Review (subscription)

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:59

Stanford Social Innovation Review (subscription)

Sustainable Investments Are Not Always What They Seem
Stanford Social Innovation Review (subscription)
Benefits to investors and consumers include higher land productivity and carbon sequestration. Government may see benefits in developing the economy, and local government officials sometimes get rewards (although the more local they are, the less they ...

Future-Proofing College by Embracing 'Purpose Learning' - EdSurge

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:18

EdSurge

Future-Proofing College by Embracing 'Purpose Learning'
EdSurge
Students in the program work on real-world problems, such as making solar energy economical, providing access to clean water, securing cyberspace, restoring and improving urban infrastructure, developing carbon sequestration methods, and many others.

Small Pests, Big Problems: The Global Spread of Bark Beetles - Yale Environment 360

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:57

Small Pests, Big Problems: The Global Spread of Bark Beetles
Yale Environment 360
“People now are really worried that this beetle is going to devastate the boreal forest, which is a really critical forest for wildlife, carbon sequestration, and so forth,” says Six. Already endangered species native to the jack pine forests, such as ...

How to fight climate change with what you eat - Mother Nature Network

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:23

Mother Nature Network

How to fight climate change with what you eat
Mother Nature Network
Oats are good for carbon sequestration and reduced emissions, according to Sustainable Food Lab: "By increasing the number of plants on the landscape, with barley, oats, wheat or rye growing between crops of corn or soybeans, the soil is full of living ...

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