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Researcher says 'radical farming ideas' could trap more carbon dioxide in soil - The Columbian

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:12

The Columbian

Researcher says 'radical farming ideas' could trap more carbon dioxide in soil
The Columbian
The pool indicates Earth has a way of getting carbon out of the atmosphere and stashing it away. That method is known as carbon sequestration. If humans can harness that technique, they may be able to make a dent in rapid global climate change, he said.

Soil Management: Key to Fighting Climate Change? - EcoWatch

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:58

EcoWatch

Soil Management: Key to Fighting Climate Change?
EcoWatch
However they tend to ignore the importance of land use management and what it can do to mitigate climate change. "The beauty of carbon sequestration is if you improve your resource bases—your soil health, your soil fertility—it almost automatically ...

Ditch subsidies to rich farmers after Brexit, urges Bright Blue think tank - The Times

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:05

Ditch subsidies to rich farmers after Brexit, urges Bright Blue think tank
The Times
Mr Caldecott said: “Commissioning ecosystem services effectively using market-based approaches will bring significant benefits, including a more sustainable farming industry, enhanced natural beauty, greater biodiversity, increased carbon sequestration ...

Chris Matera: ANR's Camel's Hump logging plan a wake-up call - vtdigger.org

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:05

Chris Matera: ANR's Camel's Hump logging plan a wake-up call
vtdigger.org
This would increase the carbon sequestration by Vermont's forests to help offset its own (understated) emissions. Here is a report from the University of Vermont showing how much better “no management” is compared to logging when it comes to carbon ...

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County has questions about Clean Coal partner - Gillette News Record

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 13:02

County has questions about Clean Coal partner
Gillette News Record
A Wyofile investigation published in 2014 detailed how his company spent more than $7 million of a $10 million U.S. Department of Energy stimulus grant for a carbon sequestration study that never happened and more than $9 million in state money ...

OPINION: Oceans overlooked as source of solutions to climate change - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 09:11

TheChronicleHerald.ca

OPINION: Oceans overlooked as source of solutions to climate change
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Maintaining or restoring Blue Carbon ecosystems is a simple and effective method for combating climate change and creating opportunities for carbon offset credits and investment in both carbon sequestration and coastal resilience. Chemical and ...

A Dispatch From Bonn: “1.5 To Stay Alive” - FRONTLINE

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:27

FRONTLINE

A Dispatch From Bonn: “1.5 To Stay Alive”
FRONTLINE
Climate models suggest it will require extensive use of low-tech methods of carbon sequestration — reforestation (planting trees where they have been removed) and afforestation (planting trees where there never were). It will likely also require high ...

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Restoring coastal wetlandsfor climate resilience - The Hindu

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 13:31

Restoring coastal wetlandsfor climate resilience
The Hindu
The ₹25 project taken up by the Agency for Development of Aquaculture (ADAK) under the Department of Fisheries seeks to restore and manage a total of 600 hectares of coastal wetlands for carbon sequestration and production of paddy and fish.

Pasturebird farm, where the chickens help the fox - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 01:25

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Pasturebird farm, where the chickens help the fox
The San Diego Union-Tribune
... soil biologist and operations manager at the ranch. “We're going back to the way nature did things, with a scientific foundation… .We're working with plants, bacteria, fungi, and all those are working together, promoting biodiversity and carbon ...

Government of Canada Supports Innovative Research into Sustainable Agriculture - Markets Insider

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:53

Government of Canada Supports Innovative Research into Sustainable Agriculture
Markets Insider
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Member of Parliament for Delta and Minister of Public Services and Procurement, today announced a $1.8 million investment with the University of British Columbia to determine carbon sequestration and GHG emissions, ...

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Scientists aim to fight climate change with super plants - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:26

Los Angeles Times

Scientists aim to fight climate change with super plants
Los Angeles Times
Michael Strano, a chemical engineer who works with plants at MIT, noted that there are several advantages of using plants to sequester carbon. The only energy they need to do their work is harvested from the sun, plus they can regenerate themselves and ...

Texas a Testbed for Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology - Texas Monthly

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:33

Texas Monthly

Texas a Testbed for Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology
Texas Monthly
A much commented-upon legal and academic dispute raises important questions about the future role of dispatchable power generation and makes now a good a time to reevaluate the potential for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) as a strategy for ...

COP23: Leaders vie for protection of 'incredibly important' African peatland - Mongabay.com

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:37

Mongabay.com

COP23: Leaders vie for protection of 'incredibly important' African peatland
Mongabay.com
Here at the 23rd United Nations Climate Summit, COP23, where European and African nations gave presentations over the past two weeks regarding the overlooked importance of peatlands for carbon sequestration, recent word of the huge finding on the ...

Shell Canada says Quest carbon capture and storage project exceeds expectations - HazardEx

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:29

HazardEx

Shell Canada says Quest carbon capture and storage project exceeds expectations
HazardEx
Shell Canada's Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in the Alberta oil sands has sequestered over two million tonnes of carbon dioxide underground. Quest, situated at Shell's Scotford facility, hit the two million tonne target in July 2017 ...

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How Dirt Can Clean the Air - Scientific American

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:12

Scientific American

How Dirt Can Clean the Air
Scientific American
Indeed, as the U.N. climate conference draws to a close in Bonn, Germany, this week, Sanderman noted that soil carbon sequestration as a climate mitigation tool has still not made it to the official agenda, although it's been heavily touted in side ...

After Deadline: I'd rather cruise the Med than write about health insurance - Post-Bulletin

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:51

Post-Bulletin

After Deadline: I'd rather cruise the Med than write about health insurance
Post-Bulletin
With this background, I've found myself writing about winter rye, carbon sequestration in the soil, rainwater runoff, and other important issues for farmers. I ask a lot of questions, but sometimes farmers talk in ag-speak, so it's "to the Google" I go ...

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Can carbon-capture technologies hold back climate change? - The Globe and Mail

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:21

The Globe and Mail

Can carbon-capture technologies hold back climate change?
The Globe and Mail
As the world continues to battle to cut the use of fossil fuels fast enough to hold global warming to relatively safe levels, governments are exploring not just ways to ratchet up carbon-cutting ambitions but also ways to suck the carbon that is ...

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Can carbon-sucking technologies hold back climate change? - Reuters

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:02

Can carbon-sucking technologies hold back climate change?
Reuters
“California recognizes we're not going to get below 1.5 degrees or 2 degrees (of climate change), probably, without carbon sinks or sequestration in some form,” Alex said on the sidelines of the U.N. climate talks in Bonn this week. As the world ...

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Hansville heats up with climate change discussion - Kitsap Daily News

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:34

Kitsap Daily News

Hansville heats up with climate change discussion
Kitsap Daily News
HANSVILLE — The big discussion on global climate change came to a small corner of the Kitsap Peninsula Nov. 14. Adelia Ritchie led the Tuesday Talk at the Greater Hansville Community Center, titled “Climate Change in Puget Sound.” The event placed at ...

Climate change is 'turbocharging' the growth of trees in cities - and it could help reduce storm water flooding - Daily Mail

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 23:44

Daily Mail

Climate change is 'turbocharging' the growth of trees in cities - and it could help reduce storm water flooding
Daily Mail
The acceleration of tree size growth could be beneficial - sequestering more carbon and providing more ecosystem services for cities such as reduced storm water runoff. According to the authors of the study, while the benefits of trees growing in an ...

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