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Despite Alberta's warnings, oil majors Shell and BP are falling in love with carbon capture technology all over again - Financial Post

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 19:03

Financial Post

Despite Alberta's warnings, oil majors Shell and BP are falling in love with carbon capture technology all over again
Financial Post
SaskPower's $1.5-billion Boundary Dam CCS project at a coal-fired power plant near Estevan, Sask. uses nearly identical technology as Quest – SaskPower purchased the system from a Shell subsidiary – and is sequestering less than its designed capacity ...

Opinion: The next Farm Bill can have lasting influence, major impacts through soil health - Agri-Pulse

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 18:07

Agri-Pulse

Opinion: The next Farm Bill can have lasting influence, major impacts through soil health
Agri-Pulse
And now imagine a time when the free market rewards those farmers and ranchers by increasing demand for food with specific nutrient qualities, and so to meet that demand, more and more farmers use soil health management systems that are already known ...

Researchers study fundamental interactions in soil communities - EurekAlert (press release)

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 17:59

EurekAlert (press release)

Researchers study fundamental interactions in soil communities
EurekAlert (press release)
Bacteria and fungi play key roles in soil microbiomes, affecting carbon flux, nutrient cycling and plant productivity. The researchers say they are studying fundamental principles underlying interactions between the two organisms in order to learn to ...

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Battelle Team Hits Milestone in DOE-Backed Carbon Capture, Storage Project - ExecutiveBiz (blog)

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:04

ExecutiveBiz (blog)

Battelle Team Hits Milestone in DOE-Backed Carbon Capture, Storage Project
ExecutiveBiz (blog)
The Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership conducted the scientific demonstration effort built upon DOE's 10-year-old goal to store CO2 beneath the earth's surface, Battelle said Monday. MRCSP currently has nearly 40 members from industry ...

Setting expectations for negative-emission systems in U.S. to protect ... - Phys.Org

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:42

Phys.Org

Setting expectations for negative-emission systems in U.S. to protect ...
Phys.Org
Nearly every major plan to limit the damage from climate change relies in part on combining bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, a technology in early development known as "BECCS." Feedstock plants would grow by absorbing ...

Bioenergy Plantations: A step towards meeting our climate change ... - McGill Tribune

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:02

McGill Tribune

Bioenergy Plantations: A step towards meeting our climate change ...
McGill Tribune
On April 22 2016, nations from across the globe signed the Paris Agreement, an international climate accord with the aim of managing countries' greenhouse gas emissions and reducing average global temperatures increases to 2℃ above pre-industrial ...
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Battelle Leads Partnership Team to Major Milestone in Large-Scale Demonstration Project - EnerCom Inc. (press release) (blog)

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:14

Battelle Leads Partnership Team to Major Milestone in Large-Scale Demonstration Project
EnerCom Inc. (press release) (blog)
Ten years ago, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) set a big goal. It wanted a scientific demonstration of injecting a significant amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the rock deep below the earth's surface. Now, a Battelle-led team known as ...

MRCSP completes goal of injecting one million tonnes CO2 in US oil fields - JWN

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 00:01

JWN

MRCSP completes goal of injecting one million tonnes CO2 in US oil fields
JWN
Ten years ago, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) set a goal to activate a scientific demonstration of injecting a significant amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the rock deep below the earth's surface. Now, a Battelle-led team known as ...

Setting expectations for negative-emission systems in US to protect climate - Stanford Report

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 23:17

Setting expectations for negative-emission systems in US to protect climate
Stanford Report
It has a relative abundance of both biomass growing and CO2 sequestering prospects. For a carbon sequestration site to be suitable for the BECCS project or projects that will feed into it, the storage location should have the appropriate storage ...

Renewals for Conservation Stewardship Program due next month - Martinsville Bulletin

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 22:16

Martinsville Bulletin

Renewals for Conservation Stewardship Program due next month
Martinsville Bulletin
Through CSP, agricultural producers and forest landowners earn payments for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, ecologically-based pest management, buffer strips, and pollinator and beneficial insect ...

Renewals for Conservation Stewardship Program due next month - Lynchburg News and Advance

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 21:27

Lynchburg News and Advance

Renewals for Conservation Stewardship Program due next month
Lynchburg News and Advance
Through CSP, agricultural producers and forest landowners earn payments for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, ecologically-based pest management, buffer strips, and pollinator and beneficial insect ...

Battelle Leads Partnership Team to Major Milestone in Large-Scale Demonstration Project - Business Wire (press release)

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:51

Business Wire (press release)

Battelle Leads Partnership Team to Major Milestone in Large-Scale Demonstration Project
Business Wire (press release)
Now, a Battelle-led team known as Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP) has successfully stored one million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) as part of its large-scale demonstration project. This MRCSP demonstration is one of ...

Sask., Ottawa continue tussle over carbon tax - Western Producer

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:40

Western Producer

Sask., Ottawa continue tussle over carbon tax
Western Producer
For example, one resolution called on CFA to lobby the federal government for funding to expand the Prairie Soil Carbon Balance Project to Manitoba and Alberta, and to include measurements of crop rotations, forages and grasslands in the project. The ...

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The oily path to tackling climate change - Axios

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 09:33

Axios

The oily path to tackling climate change
Axios
The twin incentives of extracting oil and the new federal subsidies provide a foundation for commercializing carbon capture. That's important because the United Nations (among others) calls the technology essential to cutting emissions to the level ...

What Does the New Regenerative Organic Certification Mean for the Future of Good Food? - Civil Eats

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 09:02

Civil Eats

What Does the New Regenerative Organic Certification Mean for the Future of Good Food?
Civil Eats
Like other newly proposed certifications—including the “The Real Organic Project,” which was also announced last week—one of the Alliance's primary goals is to require growers to focus on soil health and carbon sequestration. But, as Cameron explains ...

Chicago greenprint update maps fate of natural resources - Great Lakes Echo

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 05:13

Great Lakes Echo

Chicago greenprint update maps fate of natural resources
Great Lakes Echo
City planners in Chicago are mapping natural resources to help figure out where to build houses and preserve open spaces. They do it using a digital map that identifies and prioritizes the region's natural resources. Putting numbers to nature helps ...

Carbon capture in Permian could get big boost from Section 45Q tax credits - Midland Reporter-Telegram

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 02:35

Midland Reporter-Telegram

Carbon capture in Permian could get big boost from Section 45Q tax credits
Midland Reporter-Telegram
Now that Congress has passed 45Q, he said the next step is to begin looking at pipeline infrastructure incentives. Occidental is currently piloting the use of CO2 and sequestration opportunities in its Permian unconventional assets. “However, to really ...

Rural Democrats deserve a better farm bill - The Hill

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 19:01

The Hill

Rural Democrats deserve a better farm bill
The Hill
We're also calling for economizing within the farm bill for higher priorities, especially agriculture research on looming nutrition threats and promising carbon sequestration measures and expanding much needed broadband. These are urgently needed and ...

CSP Contract Expiring? - Newsbug.info

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 12:12

Newsbug.info

CSP Contract Expiring?
Newsbug.info
... for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, nutrient management, buffer strips, and pollinator and beneficial insect habitat – all while maintaining active agriculture production on their land. CSP ...

Scientists are studying the effects of climate change by measuring tree growth - The Hindu

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 10:46

The Hindu

Scientists are studying the effects of climate change by measuring tree growth
The Hindu
“The aim is to study the effects of climate change in India by studying regional carbon cycles,” says Ratnam. The carbon cycle is the fascinating story of how carbon, one of the most abundant elements on earth, circulates in and out of the environment ...

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