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Storage Project at Mountaineer Power Plant - Business Wire (press release)

Google Carbon Sequestration - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 09:30

Storage Project at Mountaineer Power Plant
Business Wire (press release)
Battelle started the carbon capture and storage (CCS) research project at the American Electric Power (AEP) Mountaineer Plant in New Haven, West Virginia in 2002 with research funding from the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy ...

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Book proposes 80 ways to cut carbon emissions - The Register-Guard

Google Carbon Sequestration - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 19:15

The Register-Guard

Book proposes 80 ways to cut carbon emissions
The Register-Guard
Protecting and restoring them will reduce emissions and enable greater carbon sequestration. Globally, this can cut emissions by 22.61 gigatons. I have serious concerns about some of the proposed solutions, such as more nuclear power. But most seem ...

Putting a value on forages - Canadian Cattlemen

Google Carbon Sequestration - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:18

Canadian Cattlemen

Putting a value on forages
Canadian Cattlemen
Perennial forages play an environmental role with the ability to reduce carbon — their root systems can store up to 2.7 times more carbon than annual crops. Carbon is sequestered deeper in the ground and because less ploughing is done on forage and ...

What's a meat-loving environmentalist to do? - The Montgomery Herald

Google Carbon Sequestration - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 04:14

The Montgomery Herald

What's a meat-loving environmentalist to do?
The Montgomery Herald
But for years beef industry defenders have pointed to the “carbon sequestration” benefits of grazing cattle on grasslands as an environmental justification for continuing to raise and sell livestock. According to the theory, grasslands around the world ...

Call for more planting of trees, more use of timber - New Zealand Herald

Google Carbon Sequestration - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 21:32

Call for more planting of trees, more use of timber
New Zealand Herald
The Wood Council's chairman Brian Stanley said there was already a drive from the top for more plantings, a greater thrust for forestry in regional development and a commitment to use trees for carbon sequestration. "[However] the missing link though ...

GEORGE: Why are we still arguing about climate change? - InfoTel News Ltd

Google Carbon Sequestration - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 13:05

GEORGE: Why are we still arguing about climate change?
InfoTel News Ltd
Combined with warming oceans, which are thought to have led to a 40 per cent decrease in phytoplankton since 1950, acidification can lead to an increasing rate of acidification, a lowering in the rate of carbon sequestration, and a decrease in the ...

Farmer sequestering carbon for better soil health - Post-Bulletin

Google Carbon Sequestration - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:00

Post-Bulletin

Farmer sequestering carbon for better soil health
Post-Bulletin
Snater, a member of the LSP's soil health team, said that while the benefits of adding carbon to the soil — essentially a form of carbon sequestration — has a positive effect in the battle against climate change, it is important to let farmers ...

Book Review: The Age of Sustainability - Enterprise Irregulars (blog)

Google Carbon Sequestration - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:15

Enterprise Irregulars (blog)

Book Review: The Age of Sustainability
Enterprise Irregulars (blog)
He covers wide ground when it comes to energy – the role of albedo in deflecting solar radiation, carbon sequestration, the limits to hyrdo and nuclear power growth, the risks that come with fracking, the concept of “peak oil”. He is also realistic ...

UC Berkeley taps former National Park Service director to lead new parks institute - UC Berkeley

Google Carbon Sequestration - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 07:03

UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley taps former National Park Service director to lead new parks institute
UC Berkeley
... management of biodiversity in the face of climate change, introduced species and other threats, and assess how protected land contributes to the health of the economy and the health of the planet, including carbon sequestration and ecosystem services.

The 1st Costa Rican Satellite Will Be in Space Soon - The Costa Rica News

Google Carbon Sequestration - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 05:07

The Costa Rica News

The 1st Costa Rican Satellite Will Be in Space Soon
The Costa Rica News
The Irazú Project aims to develop a scientific mission that allows Costa Rican researchers to gather information and data related to the national effort to mitigate carbon monoxide (CO2) emissions through carbon sequestration in the forests. To achieve ...

The burning question of bioenergy's green pedigree - Business in Vancouver

Google Carbon Sequestration - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 01:03

The burning question of bioenergy's green pedigree
Business in Vancouver
The Environmental Protection Agency likewise states: “biogenic CO2 emissions will have zero net atmospheric impact only in cases where – over some time period and at some spatial scale – carbon sequestration equals carbon emissions.” The B.C. ...

Developing Michigan's local, pasture-based, beef production system - Michigan State University Extension

Google Carbon Sequestration - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:41

Developing Michigan's local, pasture-based, beef production system
Michigan State University Extension
We have been monitoring grazing impacts on land, including soil carbon sequestration. The data suggests we are growing an awesome beef product and concurrently are improving land—this equates to improvements in quality of life. This project is funded ...

Sharing the benefits of REDD+ in Indonesia - Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Google Carbon Sequestration - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:09

Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Sharing the benefits of REDD+ in Indonesia
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
Indonesia - After its introduction in Indonesia more than five years ago, REDD+, originally conceived as a carbon emissions reduction scheme has undergone a range of transformations, evolving from a market-based mechanism to one with a greater focus on ...

Dublin: the case for green space - Irish Times

Google Carbon Sequestration - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:03

Irish Times

Dublin: the case for green space
Irish Times
Critical climate-proofing benefits include carbon sequestration and, especially, flood mitigation. Urban green infrastructure can also play a role in averting the collapse of pollinator populations, a growing threat to our agriculture. All these ...

Call for more planting of trees, more use of timber - Otago Daily Times

Google Carbon Sequestration - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:01

Otago Daily Times

Call for more planting of trees, more use of timber
Otago Daily Times
The Wood Council's chairman Brian Stanley said there was already a drive from the top for more plantings, a greater thrust for forestry in regional development and a commitment to use trees for carbon sequestration. ``[However] the missing link though ...

Farmers sequestering carbon for better soil health - Post-Bulletin

Google Carbon Sequestration - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:03

Post-Bulletin

Farmers sequestering carbon for better soil health
Post-Bulletin
Snater, a member of the LSP's soil health team, said that while the benefits of adding carbon to the soil — essentially a form of carbon sequestration — has a positive effect in the battle against climate change, it is important to let farmers ...

€1.8 million announced for agri sustainability research projects - Agriland

Google Carbon Sequestration - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 04:50

Agriland

€1.8 million announced for agri sustainability research projects
Agriland
Two of the projects focus on reducing emissions from ruminant animals, while land management aspects in terms of soil pH and carbon sequestration are examined in the other two projects. The remaining two projects are funded under the ERA-Net for ...

Forestry calls for wooden public buildings - Radio New Zealand

Google Carbon Sequestration - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 14:28

Radio New Zealand

Forestry calls for wooden public buildings
Radio New Zealand
"We've got a new drive from the top for more plantings, a greater thrust for forestry in regional development and a commitment to use trees for carbon sequestration," he said. The missing link was the government specifying wooden construction as its ...

How Many Trees Does It Take to Absorb CO2? Revisiting the Numbers - The Quint

Google Carbon Sequestration - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 10:29

The Quint

How Many Trees Does It Take to Absorb CO2? Revisiting the Numbers
The Quint
Data from the US Environmental Protection Agency lists the method for calculating carbon sequestration capabilities of hardwood trees in an urban and suburban setting, further corroborating The Quint's data. See this link and screenshot below for trees ...

Biochar, the once and future agricultural mainstay - Cosmos

Google Carbon Sequestration - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 07:00

Cosmos

Biochar, the once and future agricultural mainstay
Cosmos
The team's findings add weight to the prospect that biochar can be commercialised as an inexpensive and eco-efficient technique to both reduce excessive use of nitrogen-based fertilisers and increase carbon sequestration in soil. Combining biochar with ...