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Researchers to measure biofuels' impact on climate - Canadian Biomass

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Researchers to measure biofuels' impact on climate
Canadian Biomass
Quantifying the net impact that growing biomass feedstock for biofuel has on local temperature and carbon sequestration can aid the development of effective land-use policies and is the key of a new research project led by Clemson University scientist ...

New study to holistically evaluate biofuels' impact on climate - Bioenergy Insight Magazine

19 hours 2 min ago

Bioenergy Insight Magazine

New study to holistically evaluate biofuels' impact on climate
Bioenergy Insight Magazine
The development of effective land-use policies could be greatly aided by quantifying the net impact that growing biomass feedstock for biofuel has on local temperature and carbon sequestration. This is the key focus of the new research project being ...

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$4M Mt. Shasta area 'forest health and conservation project' announced - Mount Shasta Herald

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:48

Mount Shasta Herald

$4M Mt. Shasta area 'forest health and conservation project' announced
Mount Shasta Herald
PFT says the project's benefits will include “higher levels of carbon sequestration and more fire-resilient forests” and they “will be secured by a permanent working forest conservation easement funded through CAL FIRE's Forest Legacy Program and ...

Earth Matters: California state parks do more than provide public recreation - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:47

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Earth Matters: California state parks do more than provide public recreation
Santa Cruz Sentinel
An abundance of scientific research demonstrates that relatively undisturbed watersheds provide the best natural water storage, flood control, carbon sequestration and wildlife habitat. So I celebrate our local parks and water district lands for ...

New study to holistically evaluate biofuels' impact on climate - Bioenergy Insight Magazine

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:20

Bioenergy Insight Magazine

New study to holistically evaluate biofuels' impact on climate
Bioenergy Insight Magazine
The development of effective land-use policies could be greatly aided by quantifying the net impact that growing biomass feedstock for biofuel has on local temperature and carbon sequestration. This is the key focus of the new research project being ...

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Most countries lose out with forest-to-farm conversions - eco-business.com

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 06:50

eco-business.com

Most countries lose out with forest-to-farm conversions
eco-business.com
These benefits include carbon sequestration, flood protection and water purification. The findings show that while gains by agriculture are US$32 billion to US$53 billion per year, the environmental damage caused by tropical deforestation during this ...

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Montana Governor Says Ignoring Climate Change Is 'Shortsighted And Dangerous' - MTPR

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:53

MTPR

Montana Governor Says Ignoring Climate Change Is 'Shortsighted And Dangerous'
MTPR
Bullock says coal-fired power plants will either play a smaller role in Montana's energy future, or they'll find a way to make it less greenhouse gas intensive through carbon sequestration. “There's no way you're going to flip a switch tomorrow, or ...

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A Missed Opportunity in California's Climate 'Victory' - Ecosystem Marketplace

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:21

A Missed Opportunity in California's Climate 'Victory'
Ecosystem Marketplace
While not surprising given the role forests play in sequestering and storing carbon, this is also no small achievement. Specifically, forest projects have issued 43.2 million offsets since the program has been in place, and as the price of offsets has ...

CAL FIRE Forest Health Grants Reduce Greenhouse Gases - Oakdale Leader

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:58

Oakdale Leader

CAL FIRE Forest Health Grants Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Oakdale Leader
“California continues to invest millions of dollars into protecting working forest lands and improving our state's urban forests which will help increase carbon sequestration and has the added benefit of helping protect our state's vital watersheds ...

Carbon offsets have wide-ranging environmental benefits - Gears Of Biz

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:16

Carbon offsets have wide-ranging environmental benefits
Gears Of Biz
The forest offsets approach may invert the standard paradigm in which conservation-oriented landowners manage land primarily for that purpose, and achieve sustainable forest management and carbon sequestration as co-benefits. In the California program, ...

Most countries are better off with intact forests - SciDev.Net

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:38

SciDev.Net

Most countries are better off with intact forests
SciDev.Net
... and crop distribution and studied the trade-offs among agricultural benefits, carbon emissions and losses of multiple ecosystem services, which are benefits obtained by people from ecosystems such as forests. These benefits include carbon ...

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Workshops Reveal the Secrets of Good Compost - Valley News

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 04:07

Valley News

Workshops Reveal the Secrets of Good Compost
Valley News
Composting and other practices can help with carbon sequestration, which is when carbon leaves the atmosphere and gets stored indefinitely in the soil, where it takes part in the all-important process of nutrient cycling. But this can happen only when ...

Reefs As Carbon Sinks? Location Matters - Coastal Review Online

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 04:00

Coastal Review Online

Reefs As Carbon Sinks? Location Matters
Coastal Review Online
MOREHEAD CITY – Back before 2012, when Joel Fodrie and others at the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences embarked on a study to see if oyster reefs effectively sequester carbon dioxide, the predominant greenhouse gas that traps ...

Sierra National Forest Receives $5 Million as CAL FIRE Announces Forest Health Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gases - Sierra Sun Times

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 22:45

Sierra Sun Times

Sierra National Forest Receives $5 Million as CAL FIRE Announces Forest Health Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Sierra Sun Times
... California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) today announced that the department will award over $21 million in grants to local groups across California that will help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon.

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CAL FIRE Announces Forest Health Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gases - Highland Community News (subscription)

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:26

CAL FIRE Announces Forest Health Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Highland Community News (subscription)
“California continues to invest millions of dollars into protecting working forest lands and improving our state's urban forests which will help increase carbon sequestration and has the added benefit of helping protect our state's vital watersheds ...

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Push-Pull for Addressing the SDGs: Implementing Holistic Agricultural Development Technology - IISD's SDG Knowledge Hub (press release) (blog)

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:48

IISD's SDG Knowledge Hub (press release) (blog)

Push-Pull for Addressing the SDGs: Implementing Holistic Agricultural Development Technology
IISD's SDG Knowledge Hub (press release) (blog)
At the level of SDG 15, this perennial desmodium, as leguminous plant, provides for nitrogen fixation, reduces soil erosion, improves moisture conservation, and through the reduced need for plowing, increases carbon sequestration. Combined with the ...

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Lapsed Tax Credits Leave Renewables Twisting in the Wind - Bloomberg BNA

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:06

Lapsed Tax Credits Leave Renewables Twisting in the Wind
Bloomberg BNA
That approach would team the orphan credits up with early renewals of a nuclear production tax credit and a credit for carbon sequestration, which involves capturing carbon dioxide emissions from a power plant and storing them permanently underground.

Most countries are better off with intact forests - SciDev.Net

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:44

Most countries are better off with intact forests
SciDev.Net
... and crop distribution and studied the trade-offs among agricultural benefits, carbon emissions and losses of multiple ecosystem services, which are benefits obtained by people from ecosystems such as forests. These benefits include carbon ...

Carbon offsets have wide-ranging environmental benefits - Phys.Org

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:57

Carbon offsets have wide-ranging environmental benefits
Phys.Org
The forest offsets approach may invert the standard paradigm in which conservation-oriented landowners manage land primarily for that purpose, and achieve sustainable forest management and carbon sequestration as co-benefits. In the California program, ...

Bolinas Ridge targeted for new oak-death study - Marin Independent Journal

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 03:23

Bolinas Ridge targeted for new oak-death study
Marin Independent Journal
“By combining measurements of carbon sequestration, water yield, fuels, and biodiversity resources, this study will provide critical insights into how management affects trade-offs across a set of natural resource goals,” a water district report on the ...

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