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From rolling beedis to making sustainable charcoal: these village women are returning carbon to the earth - YourStory.com

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:35

YourStory.com

From rolling beedis to making sustainable charcoal: these village women are returning carbon to the earth
YourStory.com
With a potential of up to 50,000 products sold per month which will provide seasonal employment to 500 households, the campaign has also calculated the other impacts such as emission reduction and carbon sequestration. The immediate impact of the ...

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Green Shoots Of Recovery: Why The Conservatives Are Embracing The Environment - HuffPost UK

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 08:36

HuffPost UK

Green Shoots Of Recovery: Why The Conservatives Are Embracing The Environment
HuffPost UK
Last week, the Prime Minister launched the long-awaited 25 Year Environment Plan, which emphasises the crucial importance – and fundamentally conservative principles – of sustainability and resource stewardship. It included several policies which ought ...

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EPA Awards $2.1 Million to Protect, Restore California Wetlands and Streams - EP Magazine

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 08:28

EPA Awards $2.1 Million to Protect, Restore California Wetlands and Streams
EP Magazine
California State Coastal Conservancy received $275,000 to assess salt marsh vulnerability to sea-level rise and the impacts of marsh retreat on carbon sequestration (long-term storage) in Humboldt Bay. This information will be used to manage water ...

A new weapon in the carbon fight - The Hindu

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 06:31

The Hindu

A new weapon in the carbon fight
The Hindu
It is not usual to think of soils in the context of climate change. Policy is usually focussed on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the electricity sector, transport and industry. There has, however, been a renewed interest in understanding ...

Oregon considers cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions - Seattle Times

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:24

Oregon considers cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions
Seattle Times
It also creates a market for offset projects, so a forest landowner in Oregon could sell the carbon sequestration credits from not cutting down trees. Buying an offset credit may be a cheaper option for companies that need to reduce their emissions or ...

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How Oregon's cap and trade system would work - San Francisco Chronicle

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:58

How Oregon's cap and trade system would work
San Francisco Chronicle
The bill requires permits for any business that emits more than 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. That includes a variety of large manufacturers, paper mills, fuel distributors and utilities. Over time, the cap on emissions will come ...

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Cocoa Farming: The Key to Reversing Deforestation in West Africa - HuffPost

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:55

HuffPost

Cocoa Farming: The Key to Reversing Deforestation in West Africa
HuffPost
Grow Ahead is also crowdfunding to plant trees in agroforestry systems to support climate resilience, community food security and carbon sequestration. Three of the 100 top climate solutions identified by Project Drawdown are agroforestry-based and if ...

How Oregon's cap and trade system would work - Longview Daily News

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:57

How Oregon's cap and trade system would work
Longview Daily News
It also creates a market for offset projects, so a forest landowner in Oregon could sell the carbon sequestration credits from not cutting down trees. Buying an offset credit may be a cheaper option for companies that need to reduce their emissions or ...

A new weapon in the carbon fight - The Hindu

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:32

The Hindu

A new weapon in the carbon fight
The Hindu
It is not usual to think of soils in the context of climate change. Policy is usually focussed on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the electricity sector, transport and industry. There has, however, been a renewed interest in understanding ...

NCCF Co-develops India's Forest Management Certification Standard in association with ministries, forest departments ... - Hindu Business Line

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:39

NCCF Co-develops India's Forest Management Certification Standard in association with ministries, forest departments ...
Hindu Business Line
A policy framework that encourages tree cover growth and improves density of forests is necessary to actualize carbon sequestration benefits to meet INDC. Forest Certification is an emerging market based non-regulatory conservation tool that promotes ...

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How Oregon's cap and trade system would work - The News Tribune

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:10

How Oregon's cap and trade system would work
The News Tribune
It also creates a market for offset projects, so a forest landowner in Oregon could sell the carbon sequestration credits from not cutting down trees. Buying an offset credit may be a cheaper option for companies that need to reduce their emissions or ...

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Letter of the Day: Carbon fee would be predictable - Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:01

Letter of the Day: Carbon fee would be predictable
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Domestic industries will be protected by Border Carbon Adjustments, encouraging other countries to enact similar policy. The shift to clean energy, and all manner of conservation and efficiency measures, as well as necessary reconfigurations of process ...

IEA predicts 'decade of stagnation' for coal markets - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:02

IEA predicts 'decade of stagnation' for coal markets
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Amid new concerns coal executives express about further power plant closures, hope remains in the form of new carbon capture and clean coal technologies, which may satisfy the environmental concerns of some in the global community. “Indeed, without ...

More research needed for responsible peatland management in Indonesia - Phys.Org

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:44

More research needed for responsible peatland management in Indonesia
Phys.Org
Peat has two main functions: environmental services (water storage, carbon storage and biodiversity preservation) and agricultural production that supports the livelihood of farmers. Science and research may be able to drive responsible management of ...

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Jack Lazor: Changing paradigms in food and farming — Part 1 - vtdigger.org

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 00:11

Jack Lazor: Changing paradigms in food and farming — Part 1
vtdigger.org
We all know there is too much CO2 in the atmosphere and that we must do whatever we can to reverse the bleeding of carbon into the air. Plants have tremendous potential to sequester carbon through the process of photosynthesis. Think back to junior ...

The wetter the better: Benton County aims to restore hydrology and habitat at Jackson-Frazier - Albany Democrat Herald

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 19:05

Albany Democrat Herald

The wetter the better: Benton County aims to restore hydrology and habitat at Jackson-Frazier
Albany Democrat Herald
Today, Jackson-Frazier is a popular destination for walkers, joggers and nature lovers who come to use the boardwalk. It also serves as a refuge for migratory waterfowl and songbirds, resident wildlife that includes amphibians, beavers, deer, foxes and ...

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The wetter the better: Benton County aims to restore hydrology and habitat at Jackson-Frazier - Corvallis Gazette Times

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 14:04

Corvallis Gazette Times

The wetter the better: Benton County aims to restore hydrology and habitat at Jackson-Frazier
Corvallis Gazette Times
Today, Jackson-Frazier is a popular destination for walkers, joggers and nature lovers who come to use the boardwalk. It also serves as a refuge for migratory waterfowl and songbirds, resident wildlife that includes amphibians, beavers, deer, foxes and ...

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Winter 2017 ESE Newsletter - Imperial College London

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 13:21

Imperial College London

Winter 2017 ESE Newsletter
Imperial College London
Daniel was awarded the medal for his paper: "Tidal dynamics and mangrove carbon sequestration during the Oligo-Miocene in the South China Sea" published in Nature Communications in June 2017. Many ESE staff and students attended the Fall AGU meeting in ...

New trend of gifting trees takes root to capture carbon - India Climate Dialogue

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 05:52

New trend of gifting trees takes root to capture carbon
India Climate Dialogue
The amount of sequestration varies according to the species all of which are indigenous varieties, which take around seven years to start absorbing carbon. For the individual, the initiative enables someone from the comfort of an office or home to ...

Focus on Majuli at book fair - The Telegraph

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:03

Focus on Majuli at book fair
The Telegraph
Dhemaji: The Assam government in association with the National Book Trust opened a Majuli pavilion at the World Book Fair in New Delhi on Thursday in order to showcase the achievement of it becoming India's first carbon-neutral district and its ...

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