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McGill commits to carbon neutrality by 2040 - McGill Reporter

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:32

McGill Reporter

McGill commits to carbon neutrality by 2040
McGill Reporter
An institution achieves carbon neutrality when the amount of greenhouse gases released is equivalent to the amount sequestered or offset. McGill's own plan for carbon neutrality includes strategies for campus energy systems, air travel, and commuting ...

Dec. 5 global soil painting competition illustrates soil's vital role - Cornell Chronicle

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:26

Cornell Chronicle

Dec. 5 global soil painting competition illustrates soil's vital role
Cornell Chronicle
Food production and carbon sequestration depend on healthy soils. Kurtz believes people should consider healthy soil as an essential natural resource in the same way they think about clean water and air. “It takes a phenomenal amount of time for ...

New study finds timing is key in keeping organic matter in wet soils - Phys.Org

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:10

Phys.Org

New study finds timing is key in keeping organic matter in wet soils
Phys.Org
First, optimal levels of organic matter in the soil improve fertility, Hall said. The second benefit concerns carbon sequestration. If the carbon that makes up much of the organic matter remains stored in the soil, then it doesn't get into the ...

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McGill aims to become carbon neutral by 2040 - Montreal Gazette

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:01

McGill aims to become carbon neutral by 2040
Montreal Gazette
McGill will also reduce emissions from its fleet of vehicles by switching to electric cars. McGill says it will try to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions through carbon reduction, and to a lesser extent, carbon sequestration and carbon offsets. Carbon ...

Newcastle University team in Antarctica to take temperature of the ocean as part of research project - ChronicleLive

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 08:01

ChronicleLive

Newcastle University team in Antarctica to take temperature of the ocean as part of research project
ChronicleLive
... Miguel Morales Maqueda, Alethea Mountford and Liam Rogerson have joined the ORCHESTRA research project (Ocean Regulation of Climate by Heat and Carbon Sequestration and Transports) to carry out sea surface measurements using a wave glider.

Carbon Sequestration Market: Industry Demands, Top Key Players, Industry Analysis & Forecast By 2022 - satPRnews (press release)

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 22:10

Carbon Sequestration Market: Industry Demands, Top Key Players, Industry Analysis & Forecast By 2022
satPRnews (press release)
Carbon Sequestration Market research report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Carbon Sequestration Industry. Carbon Sequestration market is valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the ...

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Young Farmers Conference Emphasizes Equality - Food Tank (blog)

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 18:02

Food Tank (blog)

Young Farmers Conference Emphasizes Equality
Food Tank (blog)
Techniques such as lower-emission production systems, carbon sequestration practices, and soil regeneration methods will be explored through discussion and workshop sessions to help farmers become more resilient to changing weather patterns. “Today's ...

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Climate Change, Land Degradation and the Loss of Agricultural Land - Slow food

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 17:00

Climate Change, Land Degradation and the Loss of Agricultural Land
Slow food
Carbon sequestration in terrestrial ecosystems plays a major role in mitigating climate change and contributes to the implementation of adaptive strategies in agriculture. Climate smart agriculture, sustainable land-, forest- and water-management are ...

Farmers have to be clever to keep up with constant change and challenges - DesMoinesRegister.com

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 16:04

DesMoinesRegister.com

Farmers have to be clever to keep up with constant change and challenges
DesMoinesRegister.com
The Risky Business scenario discussed by Page envisions an effort that would sequester carbon in soils by transitioning to more regenerative agriculture, accompanied by “decarbonizing” our electricity, and further “electrifying” our economy. The ...

New study finds timing is key in keeping organic matter in wet soils - Iowa State University News Service

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 15:20

Iowa State University News Service

New study finds timing is key in keeping organic matter in wet soils
Iowa State University News Service
First, optimal levels of organic matter in the soil improve fertility, Hall said. The second benefit concerns carbon sequestration. If the carbon that makes up much of the organic matter remains stored in the soil, then it doesn't get into the ...

Sustainability issues are all connected, workshop finds - Wicked Local Walpole

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 15:02

Sustainability issues are all connected, workshop finds
Wicked Local Walpole
The open space management table, reported Bruce Herter, talked about various environmental challenges including sea level rise and carbon sequestration. “Open space is a cheap way to protect against these things,” he said. “And it's not incompatible ...

Regenerative agriculture is the focus of Feb. 1 symposium - High Plains Journal

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 14:05

Regenerative agriculture is the focus of Feb. 1 symposium
High Plains Journal
1 with a kick-off from Christine Jones, social ecologist and founder of “Amazing Carbon,” as well as a series on managing the carbon cycle, will speak next to AIM attendees on interactions between fertilizers and soil carbon. Her research stems from ...

Digging Deep for a Climate Change Reversal - Public News Service

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 08:13

Public News Service

Digging Deep for a Climate Change Reversal
Public News Service
Marc Kramer, a researcher at Washington State University Vancouver, has been studying farming practices that increase carbon sequestration. He said when a technique involving the rotational grazing of cattle was used, the soil began to stash away ...

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How can conservation easements help you? - Farm and Dairy

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 07:15

Farm and Dairy

How can conservation easements help you?
Farm and Dairy
Through HRFP, landowners promote the recovery of endangered or threatened species, improve plant and animal biodiversity and enhance carbon sequestration. This month we will break down different services provided by the NRCS each week, wrapping ...

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Digging Deep for a Climate Change Reversal - SanJuanIslander.com

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 05:23

Digging Deep for a Climate Change Reversal
SanJuanIslander.com
Marc Kramer, a researcher at Washington State University Vancouver, has been studying farming practices that increase carbon sequestration. He said when a technique involving the rotational grazing of cattle was used, the soil began to stash away ...

Letter: Failing the future - Concord Monitor

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 05:05

Letter: Failing the future
Concord Monitor
They should be begging for an increase in corporate taxes to be invested in clean energy, carbon sequestration, renewable energy and high-speed mass transit between cities. Insurance companies should be demanding a national carbon reduction strategy.

The Winners and Losers of Manitoba's Climate and Green Plan - ChrisD.ca

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 08:10

ChrisD.ca

The Winners and Losers of Manitoba's Climate and Green Plan
ChrisD.ca
On the flip side, we have a lot to offer in terms of carbon sequestration and ecological goods and services. The land that can absorb all that carbon and hold back flood water isn't located in Winnipeg, it's located across rural Manitoba. We have the ...

Australia: Rangelands land tenure reform back on the WA Government agenda - Mondaq News Alerts

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 00:00

Australia: Rangelands land tenure reform back on the WA Government agenda
Mondaq News Alerts
At present there is no Government policy framework under which carbon farming on WA Crown land could take place. Developing the principles of such a framework, including the allocation of carbon sequestration rights and appropriate tenure to conduct ...

Sierra Leone News: Climate change contributes to increase in global hunger - Awoko

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 15:17

Awoko

Sierra Leone News: Climate change contributes to increase in global hunger
Awoko
“Reducing deforestation; restoring degraded lands and forests; eliminating food loss and waste; enhancing soil carbon sequestration; low-carbon livestock – these are only a few known solutions to address hunger, poverty and sustainability at the same ...

Timing is key in keeping organic matter in wet soils, new study finds - Science Daily

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:59

Science Daily

Timing is key in keeping organic matter in wet soils, new study finds
Science Daily
First, optimal levels of organic matter in the soil improve fertility, Hall said. The second benefit concerns carbon sequestration. If the carbon that makes up much of the organic matter remains stored in the soil, then it doesn't get into the ...

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