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How Can Global Warming Cause an Ice Age? - National Monitor

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 21:43

How Can Global Warming Cause an Ice Age?
National Monitor
Unlike other planets, Earth has a mechanism for dealing with excess CO2, called carbon sequestration. In short, it means the more CO2 there is in the atmosphere, the more CO2 gets taken up by the sequestration mechanisms. If you've ever taken 4th grade ...

Arbor Day: A Fine Day for Planting A Tree - Valley News

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 20:02

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Arbor Day: A Fine Day for Planting A Tree
Valley News
On average, a tree will sequester 50 pounds of carbon per year, small trees, less; big trees, more. Compare that to the savings you get when you switch to a hybrid car — about 3,300 pounds per year — and it sounds like a small number. But factor in a ...
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Grants help farmers adapt to climate change - Finger Lakes Times

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 18:57

Grants help farmers adapt to climate change
Finger Lakes Times
The district will work with three farms to implement soil health practice systems, including adding 500 acres of cover crops — winter wheat is common around here — to build healthy soils and improve soil carbon sequestration, which prevents carbon ...

Survey of 400 Parks Depts. Shows Work to Be Done on Sustainability - Next City

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:54

Next City

Survey of 400 Parks Depts. Shows Work to Be Done on Sustainability
Next City
Some agencies are even working on strategies like carbon sequestration and mitigating the local impacts of sea level rise. “In their role as stewards of the environment, virtually all park and recreation agencies support activities that improve ...

Solutions Beneath Our Feet: Can Regenerative Agriculture & Healthy Soils Combat Climate Change? May 3 - Sonoma West

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 18:15

Sonoma West

Solutions Beneath Our Feet: Can Regenerative Agriculture & Healthy Soils Combat Climate Change? May 3
Sonoma West
Dr. David C. Johnson is a molecular biologist whose innovative research focuses on soil microbes as the primary drivers of soil regeneration and carbon sequestration. A presentation by Dr. Johnson will be followed by a panel discussion with the ...

Can We Fight Climate Change with Trees and Grass? - MIT Technology Review

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:16

MIT Technology Review

Can We Fight Climate Change with Trees and Grass?
MIT Technology Review
First, the processes in the system are unproven at scale—particularly the carbon sequestration phase. Second, the whole vision of using BECCS makes some assumptions that remain unproven, like how much energy it takes to grow the plants (especially ...

This Earth Day Must Be About Science and Politics - UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 08:04

UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

This Earth Day Must Be About Science and Politics
UT News | The University of Texas at Austin
Bennett and the service that became today's Natural Resources Conservation Service put legions to work to restore soils and their legion of ecosystem services that made America greater such as water purification, fertility and carbon sequestration. But ...

Are the Paris soil carbon sequestration goals unrealistic? - Science Daily

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 21:51

Are the Paris soil carbon sequestration goals unrealistic?
Science Daily
The goal to offset rises in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations by increasing soil carbon storage by 4 per mille (0.4%) per year is unrealistic, say scientists from The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and the United States in an opinion piece in ...

Bamboo Gaining Traction in Caribbean as Climate Savior - Inter Press Service

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 18:02

Inter Press Service

Bamboo Gaining Traction in Caribbean as Climate Savior
Inter Press Service
Most of the other Caribbean countries do not have the vast forests present in Guyana, but one expert believes there is still a huge potential to sequester carbon. While the bamboo plant can be found in abundance in several Caribbean countries, the ...

More trees for 'City of Trees' possible - Daily Democrat

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 08:19

More trees for 'City of Trees' possible
Daily Democrat
... Management Plan and a tree planting/maintenance project, Engels stated, and must demonstrate that the trees will be “cultured and maintained for at least 40 or more years, and provide aesthetics, carbon sequestration, and reduction in local energy ...

The science of wine: Wolff uses scientific training to solve problems in the vineyard - Atascadero News

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:38

Atascadero News

The science of wine: Wolff uses scientific training to solve problems in the vineyard
Atascadero News
Whether working to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers by promoting the use of friendly insects and surrounding wildlife or minimizing overall soil disturbance by providing increased carbon sequestration and soil permeability, Wolff believes the ...

Ford Family Foundation announces Douglas County's 2017 Fund for Teachers grantees - NRToday.com

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 06:31

Ford Family Foundation announces Douglas County's 2017 Fund for Teachers grantees
NRToday.com
Project — Two teachers will investigate Iceland's geologic landscapes and natural resources to explore geothermal renewable energy, carbon sequestration, active volcanoes, geysers and rift valleys to increase the level of authentic applications in ...

Tim Beach, Texas Perspectives: Men, women of science must brave political currents for environment's sake - Waco Tribune-Herald

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 21:36

Waco Tribune-Herald

Tim Beach, Texas Perspectives: Men, women of science must brave political currents for environment's sake
Waco Tribune-Herald
Natural scientists would rather work in their labs or their natural labs, such as in the Maya Tropical Forest or on Himalayan glaciers. Every part of this planet holds unanswered questions that scientists would joyously study for a hundred lifetimes ...

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U of A researchers receive $3.8 million to study ways to cut agricultural greenhouse gas emissions - Edmonton Sun

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 18:26

Edmonton Sun

U of A researchers receive $3.8 million to study ways to cut agricultural greenhouse gas emissions
Edmonton Sun
"If it's over-grazed … we can lose carbon from the soil, so the how and when and times grazing is done is important to maximize the sequestration of carbon," he said, explaining vegetation captures the element from the air and holds it in its roots ...

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U of A researchers receive $3.8 million to study ways to cut agricultural greenhouse gas emissions - Edmonton Journal

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 17:51

Edmonton Journal

U of A researchers receive $3.8 million to study ways to cut agricultural greenhouse gas emissions
Edmonton Journal
“If it's over-grazed … we can lose carbon from the soil, so the how and when and times grazing is done is important to maximize the sequestration of carbon,” he said, explaining vegetation captures the element from the air and holds it in its roots ...

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Industry, Climate Groups Push For Carbon Capture Funding - Law360 (subscription)

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:15

Industry, Climate Groups Push For Carbon Capture Funding
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (April 21, 2017, 3:15 PM EDT) -- A coalition of coal industry, labor and climate change groups urged President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders Thursday to make carbon capture and sequestration projects part of any broad ...

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Soil Carbon Sequestration Goals of Paris Climate Agreement Are Unrealistic, Say Scientists - Newswise (press release)

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:39

Soil Carbon Sequestration Goals of Paris Climate Agreement Are Unrealistic, Say Scientists
Newswise (press release)
Newswise — The goal to offset rises in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations by increasing soil carbon storage by 4 per mille (0.4%) per year is unrealistic, say scientists from The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and the United States in an ...

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To save forests, cut some trees down, scientists say - Science Magazine

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:12

Science Magazine

To save forests, cut some trees down, scientists say
Science Magazine
What's more, these thinned forests can suck carbon out of the air just as fast as dense forests. “When it comes to carbon sequestration and climate change adaptation, we can have our cake and eat it too,” says Andrew Larson, forest ecologist at the ...

This Earth Day Must Be About Science and Politics - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:10

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

This Earth Day Must Be About Science and Politics
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Bennett and the service that became today's Natural Resources Conservation Service put legions to work to restore soils and their legion of ecosystem services that made America greater such as water purification, fertility and carbon sequestration. But ...

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'Trump Effect' Bites Into U.S. Emissions Trajectory By 2025: 26 Different Policies Analyzed - Seeking Alpha

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 06:58

Seeking Alpha

'Trump Effect' Bites Into U.S. Emissions Trajectory By 2025: 26 Different Policies Analyzed
Seeking Alpha
Although it is possible that U.S. forests will continue this high rate of carbon sequestration through 2025 and beyond, some studies now indicate that the CO2 absorption rate may begin to decline due to increased forest disturbances (e.g., drought ...

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