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Indian Practices Could Mitigate Negative Impact of Livestock Rearing on Climate Change - The Wire

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:30

The Wire

Indian Practices Could Mitigate Negative Impact of Livestock Rearing on Climate Change
The Wire
The second group comprises ranchers and those who rear their animals largely on pastures, who argue that grazing itself has a positive impact on carbon sequestration and thus people should shift to grass-fed systems of beef production. The FCRN report ...

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New Study Finds Timing Is Key in Keeping Organic Matter in Wet Soils - Newswise (press release)

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:33

New Study Finds Timing Is Key in Keeping Organic Matter in Wet Soils
Newswise (press release)
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 ...

16213 trees planted across Mumbai have cleared 3420 tonnes of carbon dioxide - Hindustan Times

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:49

Hindustan Times

16213 trees planted across Mumbai have cleared 3420 tonnes of carbon dioxide
Hindustan Times
Pardiwala said that the carbon sequestration potential of each tree is measured using a model that calculates the above-ground and below-ground bio-mass of the tree. “We measure the height and diameter of the tree and then multiply its volume by its ...

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Earth Matters: Fighting the good fight will never end - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:31

Earth Matters: Fighting the good fight will never end
Santa Cruz Sentinel
The afternoon of Nov. 1, I took one final look around my house, scanning the empty space for anything the movers might have missed. I was also saying a last goodbye to this little sanctuary that I'd created for myself in the middle of suburban Santa Cruz.

Wakeup call on Camel's Hump logging - Stowe Today

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 21:43

Wakeup call on Camel's Hump logging
Stowe Today
This would increase the carbon sequestration by Vermont's forests to help offset its own (understated) emissions. A report from the University of Vermont shows how much better “no management” is compared to logging when it comes to carbon sequestration.

Decatur plant at forefront of push to pipe carbon emissions underground, but costs raise questions - Chicago Tribune

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:01

Chicago Tribune

Decatur plant at forefront of push to pipe carbon emissions underground, but costs raise questions
Chicago Tribune
“The volume of CO2 trapped beneath the subsurface would have to be so enormous it really questions whether or not large-scale CO2 sequestration will play an important role globally in combating greenhouse gas emissions,” Zoback said. “I think the whole ...

It's time to take climate change seriously - Seacoastonline.com

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 08:58

It's time to take climate change seriously
Seacoastonline.com
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.

Bio-potential highlighted - Latrobe Valley Express

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 07:00

Latrobe Valley Express

Bio-potential highlighted
Latrobe Valley Express
VAFI chief executive Tim Johnston said the world was transitioning to a bi-economy, which would build upon the unique strengths and properties of forest fibres - from their renewability, carbon sequestration capacity and recyclability. "Australia is ...

Bridging the Gap Between Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen - Product Design & Development

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:50

Bridging the Gap Between Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen
Product Design & Development
The cost of operating the SMR process, and the potential additional costs of carbon taxes and carbon sequestration, puts hydrogen production by SMR at risk for significant cost increases -- especially in smaller scale operations that might provide the ...

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Planting more trees can help offset carbon emissions - chinadialogue (blog)

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:46

Planting more trees can help offset carbon emissions
chinadialogue (blog)
The analysis also shows how countries can protect, expand and improve the management of forested lands, which act as crucial “carbon sinks” to keep emissions out of the atmosphere – a key component to meeting the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting ...

Industry advocates say diesel emissions are near zero - Agri-Pulse

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:03

Agri-Pulse

Industry advocates say diesel emissions are near zero
Agri-Pulse
... generation (2011 and newer) clean diesel technologies equates to reducing NOx (nitrogen oxide) emissions from all cars on the road for six years, reducing PM (particulate matter) emissions from all cars on the road for 30 years, and a carbon ...

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Process could turn methane to clean-burning hydrogen, without producing CO2 - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 07:38

Process could turn methane to clean-burning hydrogen, without producing CO2
ScienceBlog.com (blog)
The cost of operating the SMR process, and the potential additional costs of carbon taxes and carbon sequestration, puts hydrogen production by SMR at risk for significant cost increases — especially in smaller scale operations that might provide the ...

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We Are Still In and We're More Committed than Ever - Forbes

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:33

Forbes

We Are Still In and We're More Committed than Ever
Forbes
Target and Walmart highlighted the importance of renewable energy procurement. And Fetzer Wines showcased their innovative carbon sequestration system -- a practice that earned them one of this year's Momentum for Change awards from the UNFCC.

Researchers develop potentially low-cost, low-emissions technology that can convert methane without forming CO2 - Phys.Org

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:27

Phys.Org

Researchers develop potentially low-cost, low-emissions technology that can convert methane without forming CO2
Phys.Org
The cost of operating the SMR process, and the potential additional costs of carbon taxes and carbon sequestration, puts hydrogen production by SMR at risk for significant cost increases—especially in smaller scale operations that might provide the ...

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Bridging the gap: Potentially low-cost, low-emissions technology that ... - Science Daily

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:13

Bridging the gap: Potentially low-cost, low-emissions technology that ...
Science Daily
A potentially low-cost, low-emissions technology has been designed that can convert methane without forming carbon dioxide.

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Keeping up with the coniferous - Quad

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:59

Quad

Keeping up with the coniferous
Quad
Using this information, the U.S. Forest Service's i-Tree software calculated the benefits provided by the trees, such as stormwater capture, air pollutant uptake, carbon sequestration and energy savings for buildings. Since its creation, the tree ...

After the Boom: Enhanced oil recovery combines CO2, pressure to boost production - Petoskey News-Review

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:39

Petoskey News-Review

After the Boom: Enhanced oil recovery combines CO2, pressure to boost production
Petoskey News-Review
“So the Department of Energy says 'Can we find a way to capture that stuff at the source point and first of all put it away so that it doesn't do anything negative to anybody?'” he said. “And secondly, 'Are there ways we can do that, that we can reduce ...

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Lawrence Livermore Lab Researchers Earn Prestigious Awards - Patch.com

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:23

Patch.com

Lawrence Livermore Lab Researchers Earn Prestigious Awards
Patch.com
Known as the NRAP Toolset, the package of 10 science-based computational tools supports industry and regulatory agencies as they design and implement safe and effective geologic carbon storage projects to sequester large volumes of human-made ...

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Study: Better soil could trap as much planet-warming carbon as transport produces - Bizcommunity.com

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:44

Study: Better soil could trap as much planet-warming carbon as transport produces
Bizcommunity.com
The study found the United States has the highest total annual potential to store carbon in the soil, followed by India, China, Russia and Australia, if soil management is improved. Carbon sequestration could be increased intensively in parts of ...

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Study: Better soil could trap as much planet-warming carbon as transport produces - Bizcommunity.com

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:44

Study: Better soil could trap as much planet-warming carbon as transport produces
Bizcommunity.com
The study found the United States has the highest total annual potential to store carbon in the soil, followed by India, China, Russia and Australia, if soil management is improved. Carbon sequestration could be increased intensively in parts of ...

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