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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 ...

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.

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