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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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Soil Not Oil In The Shadow of Chevron? - Beyond Chron

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:04

Beyond Chron

Soil Not Oil In The Shadow of Chevron?
Beyond Chron
To counter these trends, Soil Not Oil coalition members use their annual conference to promote organic farming and sustainable fishing, local food outlets to support soil carbon sequestration, re-forestation, water conservation, protection of bees and ...

Biofuel breakthroughs bring 'negative emissions' a step closer - Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog)

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 04:49

Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog)

Biofuel breakthroughs bring 'negative emissions' a step closer
Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog)
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 ...

Carbon Sequestration Vs Agroforestry trees - KanglaOnline

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 02:39

Carbon Sequestration Vs Agroforestry trees
KanglaOnline
Introduction : There is a considerable interest to increase Carbon storage capacity of terrestrial vegetation through land use practices such as afforestation, reforestation and natural regeneration of forests, silvicultural systems and agroforestry ...

Opinion: San Jose's sustainability plan is good government use of tech - The Mercury News

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 16:05

The Mercury News

Opinion: San Jose's sustainability plan is good government use of tech
The Mercury News
... core can continue to play an important role in contributing to the City's water supply, in reducing flooding downstream, in providing wildlife habitat and spaces for wildlife to adapt to climate change, in carbon sequestration (an antidote to GHG ...

Going with the flow - Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 05:22

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Going with the flow
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
The carbon dioxide then could be stored underground or used by energy companies for enhanced oil recovery, as Chevron does now. While Chevron officials weren't comfortable describing what they do in Rangely as carbon sequestration, Cramer said ...

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Going with the flow - Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 05:18

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Going with the flow
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
The carbon dioxide then could be stored underground or used by energy companies for enhanced oil recovery, as Chevron does now. While Chevron officials weren't comfortable describing what they do in Rangely as carbon sequestration, Cramer said ...

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Investing in the ecosystem - The Hindu

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 18:32

The Hindu

Investing in the ecosystem
The Hindu
The financial value of India's forests, for example, which encompass economic services such as timber and fuel wood, and ecological services such as carbon sequestration, is estimated to be $1.7 trillion. With increasing economic activity, natural ...

'Stitching the natural world together' - Quad City Times

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 17:00

Quad City Times

'Stitching the natural world together'
Quad City Times
In the area of carbon sequestration — another area researchers have come to better understand in the past 10 years — long-rooted plants sequester much more carbon than short-rooted varieties. Tallamy estimates that, at present, plant roots are ...

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Pluff Mud, Persistence and Protecting Fragile Ecosystems - Clemson World magazine

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 14:07

Pluff Mud, Persistence and Protecting Fragile Ecosystems
Clemson World magazine
So in the semesters to follow, the students researched possible coatings, water quality and carbon sequestration (oysters store carbon as they form their shells). One year, the team made all kinds of different models and shapes, trying to get the ...

Researcher lands role in groundbreaking project - Ag Journal

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 06:23

Ag Journal

Researcher lands role in groundbreaking project
Ag Journal
Researchers are looking beyond crop yields or pounds of gain to evaluate the full spectrum of direct and indirect impacts from improved soil health practices, which range from carbon sequestration to water use efficiency to weed suppression and more.

Farmers can get paid for healthy soils practices with the Healthy Soils program - Fallbrook / Bonsall Villlage News

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 16:15

Farmers can get paid for healthy soils practices with the Healthy Soils program
Fallbrook / Bonsall Villlage News
... projects are similar to the prior category of demonstration project, but in addition to outreach and education on healthy soils practices, these projects must include measurement and data collection on greenhouse gass emissions and carbon ...

A surprising find: Eurasian city poised for a Seattle-style takeoff - Crosscut

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 22:59

Crosscut

A surprising find: Eurasian city poised for a Seattle-style takeoff
Crosscut
For example, one of the best descriptions of the dangers of carbon in the atmosphere was in the Shell Oil Pavilion where visitors could don virtual reality goggles for a demonstration pitching the concept of carbon sequestration. Whether or not you ...

Stetson Gallery to open season with 'Ocean Reflecting Sky' - Wicked Local Marblehead

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 17:32

Wicked Local Marblehead

Stetson Gallery to open season with 'Ocean Reflecting Sky'
Wicked Local Marblehead
In her painting “Blue Carbon,” Andre depicts a large wave like movement in her composition. Her abstracted seagrass meadow is in the process of carbon sequestration, shifting carbon from its leaves to the sediment below its roots. Andre wants the ...

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