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'Bastard child': Review of controversial emissions fund finds 'significant risk' - The Sydney Morning Herald

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 00:05

'Bastard child': Review of controversial emissions fund finds 'significant risk'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Some of the carbon offsets operating under a controversial $2.5 billion fund set up by the Abbott-Turnbull government are at "significant risk" from bushfires, according to a review by the Climate Change Authority. The audit of the Emissions Reduction ...

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Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet - Asharq Al-awsat English

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 08:03

Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet
Asharq Al-awsat English
Whendee Silver, an ecosystem ecologist at the University of California at Berkeley who is the project's lead scientist, calculated along with a colleague that if as little as 5 percent of California's grangelands was coated with one-quarter to one-half ...

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Power Failure: How utilities across the U.S. changed the rules to ... - Charleston Post Courier

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 07:36

Charleston Post Courier

Power Failure: How utilities across the U.S. changed the rules to ...
Charleston Post Courier
Over the past decade, state legislatures across the country rewrote rule books for how power companies pay for new power plants, shifting financial risks away from electric companies to you.

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How utility companies across the U.S. helped change rules so they ... - Charleston Post Courier

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 05:01

Charleston Post Courier

How utility companies across the U.S. helped change rules so they ...
Charleston Post Courier
Over the past decade, state legislatures across the country rewrote rule books for how power companies pay for new power plants, shifting financial risks away from electric companies to you.

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Bangladesh needs more to deliver on environmental governance - Newsnext Bangladesh

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 02:20

Newsnext Bangladesh

Bangladesh needs more to deliver on environmental governance
Newsnext Bangladesh
He lauded Bangladesh's social forestry as revolutionary and said increased forest cover resulted in more carbon sequestration in the country. Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forest Dr. Nurul Qadir emphasized for frequent ...

Responsible logging good for the forest - Stowe Today

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 21:02

Responsible logging good for the forest
Stowe Today
Active forestry can benefit wildlife, forest composition and the environment at large. Gaps in mature forest canopies are beneficial for early successional species and the wildlife that depend on them. To the best of my understanding, small gaps and ...

Wyoming signs partnership with neighboring states and Canadian province for coal research - Casper Star-Tribune Online

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:03

Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming signs partnership with neighboring states and Canadian province for coal research
Casper Star-Tribune Online
The state, home to the largest open-pit coal mines in the country, has spent the last few years pushing carbon capture research to keep its coal sector viable against climate change regulations and market pressure. The legislature dropped $15 million ...

Wyoming signs partnership with neighboring states and Canadian province for coal research - KPVI News 6

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:03

KPVI News 6

Wyoming signs partnership with neighboring states and Canadian province for coal research
KPVI News 6
... North Dakota, Saskatchewan and Wyoming each have a history and a commitment to carbon capture, Begger said. Wyoming has the test center and ongoing study from the University of Wyoming's Carbon Engineering Initiative and its School of Energy ...

California Billionaire Tom Steyer Sees Oregon As Key Player In Climate Change Battle - KUOW News and Information

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:33

KUOW News and Information

California Billionaire Tom Steyer Sees Oregon As Key Player In Climate Change Battle
KUOW News and Information
The money would be spent on projects that promote carbon sequestration or invested in alternative energies or industries already harmed by climate change, such as the shellfish industry. More specific details of how the program would work and the money ...

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California Billionaire Tom Steyer Sees Oregon As Key Player In ... - KUOW News and Information

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:12

KUOW News and Information

California Billionaire Tom Steyer Sees Oregon As Key Player In ...
KUOW News and Information
California billionaire and environmental activist Tom Steyer is hoping Oregon will be the next state to fight the Trump administration's policies on.

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Transformation to wind and solar achievable with low indirect GHG emissions - Science Daily

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:22

Transformation to wind and solar achievable with low indirect GHG emissions
Science Daily
Different low carbon technologies from wind or solar energy to fossil carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) differ greatly when it comes to indirect greenhouse gas emissions in their life cycle. This is the result of a comprehensive new study ...

McMaster University earn major grants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - EurekAlert (press release)

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:02

EurekAlert (press release)

McMaster University earn major grants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
EurekAlert (press release)
McMaster's Mike Waddington, Canada Research Chair in Ecohydrology and professor, School of Geography & Earth Sciences is also part of a $2M Laurentian-led project, looking a landscape carbon accumulation through reductions in emissions to develop ...

“Break the carbon cycle” and use CCS say the Global CCS Institute - World Coal

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 04:53

World Coal

“Break the carbon cycle” and use CCS say the Global CCS Institute
World Coal
Meeting in Abu Dhabi for the 7th Ministerial meeting of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF), Global CCS Institute CEO, Brad Page, said that as much as carbon was a fundamental necessity of life, rising CO2 levels were not, and a wider ...

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Costa Rica Paves the Way for Climate-Smart Agriculture - Q Costa Rica News

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:04

Q Costa Rica News

Costa Rica Paves the Way for Climate-Smart Agriculture
Q Costa Rica News
Carbon is a key ingredient of soil and its health, but, in a gaseous form as CO, it is a GHG. Plants capture carbon in the form of carbon dioxide (CO) from the air, transforming it into organic matter and thereby transferring it into soil, which boosts ...

The teenager inventor who could change the way the world fights climate change - Quartz

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00

Quartz

The teenager inventor who could change the way the world fights climate change
Quartz
But there's a good reason to pay attention to this particular teen. Novek approaches all problems starting from first principles. It's the way we're all taught to solve problems in school using lessons from basic science, which most adults forget as ...

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Bodyguards of the green belt - North Coast Courier

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00

North Coast Courier

Bodyguards of the green belt
North Coast Courier
“We are still in the planning phase, but our goals include: conserving indigenous biodiversity, eradication of alien species, providing ecosystem goods and services in the form of carbon sequestration, storm water attenuation and adding value to a ...

Man. wetlands bill gets farmer approval - Western Producer

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:59

Western Producer

Man. wetlands bill gets farmer approval
Western Producer
“Farmers are uniquely positioned to do this, and with the help of GROW programming we can provide flood mitigation, carbon sequestration, nutrient capture and habitat protection.” Besides KAP and Ducks Unlimited, the International Institute of ...

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE - Dec. 8, 2017 - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:48

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE - Dec. 8, 2017
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Old-fashioned CO2 removal. Jim Meek's Dec. 2 column about new technologies for removing CO2 from the atmosphere missed an important point. I agree that removal of atmospheric CO2 is fast becoming a necessity and debating the causes of climate change ...

Costa Rica Paves the Way for Climate-Smart Agriculture - International Atomic Energy Agency

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:02

International Atomic Energy Agency

Costa Rica Paves the Way for Climate-Smart Agriculture
International Atomic Energy Agency
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 ...

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McGill University plans to be carbon neutral by 2040 - REMI Network - Real Estate Management Industry Network

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:45

REMI Network - Real Estate Management Industry Network

McGill University plans to be carbon neutral by 2040
REMI Network - Real Estate Management Industry Network
An institution achieves carbon neutrality when the amount of greenhouse gases released is equivalent to the amount sequestered or offset. McGill's own plan for carbon neutrality includes converting campus energy systems to zero-carbon sources ...