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New technique could make captured carbon more valuable - EurekAlert (press release)

Google Carbon Sequestration - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:02

EurekAlert (press release)

New technique could make captured carbon more valuable
EurekAlert (press release)
That could change if power plants could turn captured carbon into a useable product. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory have developed an efficient process for turning captured carbon dioxide into syngas, a mixture ...

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Frequent Fires Can Irreparably Harm Even the Most Resilient Ecosystems - Pacific Standard

Google Carbon Sequestration - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:37

Pacific Standard

Frequent Fires Can Irreparably Harm Even the Most Resilient Ecosystems
Pacific Standard
In savannas and broadleaf forests that were frequently hit with fires, the difference was dramatic: There was a 36 percent drop in carbon storage and a 38 percent loss of soil nitrogen—a nutrient critical for plant growth. Needleleaf or conifer ...

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The Materials Industry Is Pitching In to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions - ARCHITECT Magazine

Google Carbon Sequestration - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:42

ARCHITECT Magazine

The Materials Industry Is Pitching In to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
ARCHITECT Magazine
Several manufacturers have targeted concrete as a potential vehicle for carbon sequestration. Because cement production comprises 5 percent or more of global carbon dioxide emissions—a fact due both to cement's high processing requirements and ...

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Climate Benefits of Wind and Solar Outweigh Costs of 'Hidden' Emissions - Yale News

Google Carbon Sequestration - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:05

Yale News

Climate Benefits of Wind and Solar Outweigh Costs of 'Hidden' Emissions
Yale News
The lifecycle emissions for fossil fuel-powered plants equipped with carbon sequestration technologies, for instance, still account for about 100 grams of carbon dioxide-equivalent per kilowatt hour of electricity produced by mid-century — or about 10 ...
Solar and wind power development have lowest climate impactPV-Tech

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When the Levee Breaks - Earth Island Journal

Google Carbon Sequestration - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:05

Earth Island Journal

When the Levee Breaks
Earth Island Journal
Photo by Kyle Seewald Hemes Ecologists are restoring and enhancing some 300 acres of wetlands on Sherman Island as part of the Mayberry Farms Project. The project is expected to help reverse land subsidence and sequester carbon dioxide, and is part of ...

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Regenerative Reefer: How Cannabis Farming Can Reduce Carbon Emissions and Save Water - MERRY JANE

Google Carbon Sequestration - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:06

MERRY JANE

Regenerative Reefer: How Cannabis Farming Can Reduce Carbon Emissions and Save Water
MERRY JANE
"We want to see people building soil and sequestering carbon," Dodd says. Supporting healthy soil and carbon sequestration means on-site composting, mulching, not using any kind of nitrate fertilizer, and growing a cover crop — such as buckwheat ...

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What earlier springs mean for forests - Futurity: Research News

Google Carbon Sequestration - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:04

Futurity: Research News

What earlier springs mean for forests
Futurity: Research News
“That's kind of the prime motivation for doing this, is trying to help us to understand how ecosystems are changing, and if the climate continues to warm, what that will do to the growing season of ecosystems, and how changes in the growing season will ...

CAS Researchers Working to Predict Future Climate Change - BU Today

Google Carbon Sequestration - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:14

BU Today

CAS Researchers Working to Predict Future Climate Change
BU Today
“That's kind of the prime motivation for doing this, trying to help us to understand how ecosystems are changing, and if the climate continues to warm, what that will do to the growing season of ecosystems, and how changes in the growing season will ...

FuelCell Arrives At The Port Of Long Beach - Seeking Alpha

Google Carbon Sequestration - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:02

Seeking Alpha

FuelCell Arrives At The Port Of Long Beach
Seeking Alpha
FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ:FCEL) has made recent headlines because of its new Exxon (XOM) backed Carbon Capture Sequestration by fuel cells. Major upcoming catalysts include Tri-Generation at the ports, Storage, and maybe the tax bill. The long-term ...

The Key To Carbon Sequestration Could Be Right Under Our Feet - CleanTechnica

Google Carbon Sequestration - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:05

CleanTechnica

The Key To Carbon Sequestration Could Be Right Under Our Feet
CleanTechnica
agriculture and carbon sequestration New thinking in the scientific community suggests the answer could be right beneath our feet. Soil — which we commonly refer to dismissively as dirt — can sequester four times as much carbon dioxide as all the ...

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Africa: Agroforestry Should Play a Bigger Role in Tackling Climate Change - AllAfrica.com

Google Carbon Sequestration - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:26

AllAfrica.com

Africa: Agroforestry Should Play a Bigger Role in Tackling Climate Change
AllAfrica.com
Silvopastoralism, where trees are combined with pasture, increasing carbon sequestration up to tenfold, comes in at number nine, ahead of nuclear power, wind turbines, and electric vehicles. Creating a canopy of tall trees over one or more layers of ...

State dividend from key companies almost halves - Irish Times

Google Carbon Sequestration - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 05:42

Irish Times

State dividend from key companies almost halves
Irish Times
Those companies, according to NewEra director Eileen Fitzpatrick, play a “very significant role in many priority areas of government policy relating to climate change, including bio-energy, carbon sequestration and aspects of transport”. Ms Fitzpatrick ...

Agroforestry should play a bigger role in tackling climate change - IRINnews.org

Google Carbon Sequestration - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 01:57

IRINnews.org

Agroforestry should play a bigger role in tackling climate change
IRINnews.org
The solutions are ranked by the extent to which they would reduce CO2 emissions by 2050 if they were adopted at realistic rates. Silvopastoralism, where trees are combined with pasture, increasing carbon sequestration up to tenfold, comes in at number ...

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Agroforestry should play a bigger role in tackling climate change - IRINnews.org

Google Carbon Sequestration - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 01:57

IRINnews.org

Agroforestry should play a bigger role in tackling climate change
IRINnews.org
The solutions are ranked by the extent to which they would reduce CO2 emissions by 2050 if they were adopted at realistic rates. Silvopastoralism, where trees are combined with pasture, increasing carbon sequestration up to tenfold, comes in at number ...

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Vashon land preservation hits crucial point - Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Google Carbon Sequestration - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:12

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Vashon land preservation hits crucial point
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
The advent of passenger-only service in the early 1990s certainly increased development on the north end. The intense migration to Seattle — currently more than 1,000 people each week — is spilling out in all directions. Of course, our parks and ...

Emails shed light on controversial DOE request to remove 'climate change' from abstracts - Science Magazine

Google Carbon Sequestration - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:57

Science Magazine

Emails shed light on controversial DOE request to remove 'climate change' from abstracts
Science Magazine
In August, Northeastern University associate professor Jennifer Bowen started a social media frenzy by posting a letter on Facebook from a DOE employee asking for the removal of climate language from her research summary on salt marsh carbon ...

Prairie Resilience: A Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy Brings Opportunities - Lexology

Google Carbon Sequestration - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 03:37

Prairie Resilience: A Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy Brings Opportunities
Lexology
The Saskatchewan Strategy references technology developments in agriculture such as zero-till or no-till practices which could become carbon sinks. In the past, emissions offsets from zero-till farming were aggregated in Saskatchewan and traded on the ...

Costa Rica paves the way for climate-smart agriculture - FreshPlaza

Google Carbon Sequestration - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 03:25

FreshPlaza

Costa Rica paves the way for climate-smart agriculture
FreshPlaza
While the Happy Planet Index ranks Costa Rica first in the world for environmentally-friendly practices, the country is also the world's number one producer of fertilizer-hungry pineapples. With the help of the IAEA and the Food and Agriculture ...

More frequent fires reduce soil carbon and fertility, slowing the regrowth of plants - Stanford University News

Google Carbon Sequestration - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:32

Stanford University News

More frequent fires reduce soil carbon and fertility, slowing the regrowth of plants
Stanford University News
“You can imagine after only one year, fire wouldn't make much of a difference, but over multiple years and repeated burning, the lack of plant inputs into soils decreases carbon and nutrients,” said Pellegrini. “Plant productivity is what draws carbon ...

Next to Knowing Your Farmer, the Organic Label is the Best Way to Trust Your FoodSingle-Trait Label Claims Create ... - Markets Insider

Google Carbon Sequestration - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 06:16

Markets Insider

Next to Knowing Your Farmer, the Organic Label is the Best Way to Trust Your FoodSingle-Trait Label Claims Create ...
Markets Insider
Good pasture management practices also can promote carbon sequestration in the soil, which is a primary tool for reversing climate change. Animal welfare standards: humane animal handling practices keep food-producing animals healthy with low stress ...

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