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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 ...

Taming Bigfoot Edmonds to kick off with 'Climate Change and You' panel Oct. 24 - My Edmonds News

Google Carbon Sequestration - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 22:01

My Edmonds News

Taming Bigfoot Edmonds to kick off with 'Climate Change and You' panel Oct. 24
My Edmonds News
The panelists include Dr. David Montgomery, a MacArthur Fellow and UW Professor who is an internationally recognized geologist, author and a specialist in carbon sequestration. He will be joined by Dr. Shallin Busch, a research ecologist at NOAA and a ...

Jean Barton: 'Blazing Saddles' dinner and show fundraiser planned - Red Bluff Daily News

Google Carbon Sequestration - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 09:12

Red Bluff Daily News

Jean Barton: 'Blazing Saddles' dinner and show fundraiser planned
Red Bluff Daily News
The almonds were getting drip irrigation for carbon sequestration trials. Then we went inside the insectary, where Connie Akusha showed us a tiny wasp that is a predator to spotted wing drysphala. They have traps in Parlier and Shaver Lake, which they ...

“Gasoline Trees”: A matter of forest management, or is it time to cut them all? - Politheor: European Policy Network

Google Carbon Sequestration - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 08:15

Politheor: European Policy Network

“Gasoline Trees”: A matter of forest management, or is it time to cut them all?
Politheor: European Policy Network
Humans have been logging, planting and replanting for different purposes for centuries, but it is now, due to current efforts to offset emissions, where it acquires relevance for climate policy. An adequate forest management can increase carbon ...

Imagine a Puerto Rico Recovery Designed by Puerto Ricans - The Intercept

Google Carbon Sequestration - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 07:22

The Intercept

Imagine a Puerto Rico Recovery Designed by Puerto Ricans
The Intercept
... there was a growing movement to break this cycle by reviving local agriculture through farming methods, such as “agroecology,” that draw on both indigenous knowledge and modern technology (and include the added bonus of carbon sequestration).

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Could fungi provide an alternative to palm oil? - Mongabay.com

Google Carbon Sequestration - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:08

Mongabay.com

Could fungi provide an alternative to palm oil?
Mongabay.com
“It's taking away the carbon sequestration capacity from a ton of soil,” Valencia said. In this sense, “palm is a bigger threat to our ecosystem than oil,” especially since future projections show that demand for the product is likely to rise, she ...

Organic Matter Holds Clues to Soil Health - Lancaster Farming

Google Carbon Sequestration - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:33

Lancaster Farming

Organic Matter Holds Clues to Soil Health
Lancaster Farming
Labile organic matter is the portion of organic carbon that can be readily decomposed by soil organisms. The rest is stable organic matter, which takes a longer time to decompose. Most of the carbon sequestration is in the stable portion, which is also ...

Planters pitch for a national policy to stay afloat - Hindu Business Line

Google Carbon Sequestration - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:55

Planters pitch for a national policy to stay afloat
Hindu Business Line
... forest area in Kerala and the main reason for increase in forest cover is due to commercial plantations. Plantation provides the highest tree canopy density among cultivated crops. Rubber provides highest carbon sequestration among the cultivated ...

Why We Need Negative Emissions Technology—But It's No Silver Bullet - Singularity Hub

Google Carbon Sequestration - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:53

Singularity Hub

Why We Need Negative Emissions Technology—But It's No Silver Bullet
Singularity Hub
As emissions remain high, experts are starting to accept that we'll need to deploy some form of carbon capture technology to keep the world below two degrees Celsius of warming (the aim of the Paris agreement and generally considered to be the level ...

Google News

Equipment upgrades to propel scientific discovery, boost Clemson students' experience - Clemson Newsstand

Google Carbon Sequestration - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:09

Clemson Newsstand

Equipment upgrades to propel scientific discovery, boost Clemson students' experience
Clemson Newsstand
It will allow the researchers to open new areas of research by studying mechanisms of antioxidants, new materials, nanoparticle toxicity as well as soil carbon sequestration, biochemistry and applications to synthesis of new chemical compounds,” he said.

More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study - The Nation

Google Carbon Sequestration - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 04:49

The Nation

More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study
The Nation
Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere through fossil fuel use, researchers said Monday. Better land use could reduce carbon ...

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USDA seeks applications to protect, restore wetlands - The Montgomery Herald

Google Carbon Sequestration - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 04:29

USDA seeks applications to protect, restore wetlands
The Montgomery Herald
Restored wetlands provide an abundance of benefits including, but not limited to: enhancing habitat for migratory birds and other wetland-dependent wildlife, improving water quality, flood prevention, increasing carbon sequestration and providing ...

Earth Today | Soils aren't dirt - Local scientist urges priority for healthly land use - Jamaica Gleaner

Google Carbon Sequestration - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 22:19

Jamaica Gleaner

Earth Today | Soils aren't dirt - Local scientist urges priority for healthly land use
Jamaica Gleaner
"When managed sustainably, soils can play an important role in climate change mitigation by storing carbon (carbon sequestration) and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere," reads the article published in the year that was designated ...

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