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Why Nuclear Energy May Not Be Our Best Alternative Option To Fossil Fuel - Forbes

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:41

Forbes

Why Nuclear Energy May Not Be Our Best Alternative Option To Fossil Fuel
Forbes
What's your response to Amy Harder's argument that environmentalists are missing opportunities to build consensus on climate change by opposing nuclear power and carbon sequestration projects? I have different answers for the two points. As a summary ...

REDD+ Africa: looking past Trump's UN proposed climate budget cuts - Mongabay.com

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:09

Mongabay.com

REDD+ Africa: looking past Trump's UN proposed climate budget cuts
Mongabay.com
Reforestation is seen as essential to carbon sequestration in Africa and around the globe. Photo by Sophie Mbugua. In July, a community-led Kenyan conservation organization called Mikoko Pamoja, Mangroves Together, was among the 2017 Equator Prize ...

Angry at smoke and mirrors - Helena Independent Record

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 14:07

Angry at smoke and mirrors
Helena Independent Record
I am angry at the myth of carbon sequestration. I am angry that wealthy oil companies spread doubt to prolong their lives while the prospects of our lives are slowly slipping away. I am angry that the industry is holding its workers hostage: Seriously ...

CoJ greenest municipality - Roodepoort Record

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 14:02

Roodepoort Record

CoJ greenest municipality
Roodepoort Record
The GMC panel commended the city's entry which primarily focused on climate change green economy projects, including carbon sequestration programmes such as tree planting, waste minimisation efforts, environmental education and public participation ...

Monitoring Ocean Change in the 21st Century - Eos

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:19

Eos

Monitoring Ocean Change in the 21st Century
Eos
Ocean time series stations have documented major changes in the chemistry of ocean waters, in the functioning of ecosystems, and in oceanic carbon sequestration. These stations have increasingly served as test beds for the development of new sensors ...

Redwood Forest Foundation leads in sustainability - Mendocino Beacon

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:33

Redwood Forest Foundation leads in sustainability
Mendocino Beacon
The Usal Redwood Forest and RFFI have been in the news for being one of the largest forest-based carbon sequestration projects in the nation. In conjunction with its governing board of directors, and its community advisory group known as the Redwood ...

CO2 Solutions Announces Potential Commercial Project in Mining and Metals Industry - Markets Insider

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:55

CO2 Solutions Announces Potential Commercial Project in Mining and Metals Industry
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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Redwood Forest Foundation leads in sustainability - Ft. Bragg Advocate-News

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 21:35

Redwood Forest Foundation leads in sustainability
Ft. Bragg Advocate-News
The Usal Redwood Forest and RFFI have been in the news for being one of the largest forest-based carbon sequestration projects in the nation. In conjunction with its governing board of directors, and its community advisory group known as the Redwood ...

Trees provide ecosystem services worth $500 million to the world's megacities - Mongabay.com

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 21:21

Mongabay.com

Trees provide ecosystem services worth $500 million to the world's megacities
Mongabay.com
Just as they do in forests and other natural ecosystems, trees deliver a variety of ecosystem services in cities. They sequester carbon and reduce air pollution and stormwater runoff, for instance. Researchers looked at 10 megacities on five continents ...

Once a pesky plant for farmers, this weed presents a new opportunity - Environmental Defense Fund (blog)

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 17:53

Environmental Defense Fund (blog)

Once a pesky plant for farmers, this weed presents a new opportunity
Environmental Defense Fund (blog)
In fact, restoring prairie habitat can increase productivity by improving pollination of crops, water filtration and carbon sequestration. A farmer's testimonial for planting milkweed. Kristin and Pat Duncanson of Duncanson Growers in Mapleton ...

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CO2 Solutions Announces Potential Commercial Project in Mining and Metals Industry - PR Newswire (press release)

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:33

CO2 Solutions Announces Potential Commercial Project in Mining and Metals Industry
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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Cimatu: Mangroves critical to Asean - The Manila Times

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 17:02

Cimatu: Mangroves critical to Asean
The Manila Times
These impacts include a rise in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere partly from low carbon sequestration potential of forests, increasing water stress, and high incidence of illnesses and infections. In the wake of climate-induced disasters and other ...

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The Strongest Case Against Nuclear Power Isn't About the Environment - HuffPost

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 16:46

HuffPost

The Strongest Case Against Nuclear Power Isn't About the Environment
HuffPost
From a carbon capture and sequestration perspective, there's exactly one sequestration project associated with a coal generation plant which is actually sequestering any reasonable amount of carbon. It's in Saskatchewan, Canada. It was operating at 40 ...

Biofuel Breakthroughs Bring 'Negative Emissions' a Step Closer - Energy Collective

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 14:17

Energy Collective

Biofuel Breakthroughs Bring 'Negative Emissions' a Step Closer
Energy Collective
In contrast, forests are rather less permanent, because trees eventually die and rot, returning methane and carbon dioxide to the atmosphere; or burn, returning CO₂ to the atmosphere. Pyrolysis, then, offers the possibility long-term carbon ...

Nutrient availability in model wetlands helps regulate microbial metabolism and soil carbon cycling rates - Phys.Org

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 13:00

Phys.Org

Nutrient availability in model wetlands helps regulate microbial metabolism and soil carbon cycling rates
Phys.Org
Wetlands are of interest to the U.S. Department of Energy to understand the roles of microbial communities in long-term impacts on carbon emissions and carbon sequestration. These ecosystems can trap as much as 30 percent of global soil carbon but ...

UK CAER Receives International Grant for CO2 Capture Research - UKNow (press release)

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 08:35

UKNow (press release)

UK CAER Receives International Grant for CO2 Capture Research
UKNow (press release)
The consortium's purpose is to advance American and Chinese leadership and collaboration in advanced coal technologies, particularly as directed to carbon capture and utilization, advanced combustion systems and geological sequestration. The project is ...

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UK CAER Receives International Grant for CO2 Capture Research - UKNow (press release)

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 08:35

UKNow (press release)

UK CAER Receives International Grant for CO2 Capture Research
UKNow (press release)
The consortium's purpose is to advance American and Chinese leadership and collaboration in advanced coal technologies, particularly as directed to carbon capture and utilization, advanced combustion systems and geological sequestration. The project is ...

Former Consol exec tapped to lead federal fossil fuel office - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:32

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former Consol exec tapped to lead federal fossil fuel office
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Carbon capture and sequestration — or the funneling of the captured carbon dioxide into oil wells to coax more fuel from the ground -— was once seen as a way to keep coal's place in the electric grid intact when environmental regulations or ...

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Former Consol exec tapped to lead federal fossil fuel office - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:30

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former Consol exec tapped to lead federal fossil fuel office
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Carbon capture and sequestration — or the funneling of the captured carbon dioxide into oil wells to coax more fuel from the ground -— was once seen as a way to keep coal's place in the electric grid intact when environmental regulations or ...

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Long-Term Scenarios for Coal, Nuclear Power, and Natural Gas - RealClearEnergy

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 14:15

RealClearEnergy

Long-Term Scenarios for Coal, Nuclear Power, and Natural Gas
RealClearEnergy
While foreign markets with rapid demand growth may offer opportunities for smaller nuclear reactors and coal generation with carbon sequestration, the push for them in the United States may have started too late to follow the paths to progress of ...

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