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Michigan's sugar maples will struggle in a warmer, drier future despite help from nitrogen pollution - EurekAlert (press release)

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:02

Michigan's sugar maples will struggle in a warmer, drier future despite help from nitrogen pollution
EurekAlert (press release)
ANN ARBOR--Though Michigan's sugar maples benefit from the growth-promoting effects of nitrogen compounds in the environment, those gains will not fully offset the added stresses of growing under a drier climate in the future, according to a new ...

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Michigan's sugar maples will struggle in a warmer, drier future despite help from nitrogen pollution - Phys.Org

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:00

Michigan's sugar maples will struggle in a warmer, drier future despite help from nitrogen pollution
Phys.Org
If that happens, the sugar maple and beech-dominated northern hardwood forest might be replaced by oak-hickory forest, which is better adapted to droughty conditions but which doesn't remove as much carbon from the atmosphere. "Carbon sequestration is ...

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Jib A. Davidson: Working forests benefit economy, environment - Gainesville Sun

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:14

Gainesville Sun

Jib A. Davidson: Working forests benefit economy, environment
Gainesville Sun
Both provide free ecosystem services including game and non-game wildlife habitats, air and ground water filtering, mitigation of droughts and flooding, nutrient recycling, soil preservation and carbon sequestration. The previously mentioned study ...

Sujatha Byravan: Soil could be the new weapon in the carbon fight - Gulf Today

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:42

Sujatha Byravan: Soil could be the new weapon in the carbon fight
Gulf Today
Approaches to increase SOC include reducing soil erosion, no-till-farming, use of cover crops, nutrient management, applying manure and sludge, water harvesting and conservation, and agroforestry practices. Rattan Lal from Ohio State University ...

New Technology Addresses Dangers of Carbon Dioxide By Turning ... - Newsweek

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:21

Newsweek

New Technology Addresses Dangers of Carbon Dioxide By Turning ...
Newsweek
Scientists have found a way turn a menacing greenhouse gas into something not often thought of as environmentally friendly—plastic. Using copper as a catalyst and an electrical current, researchers from the University of Toronto triggered carbon ...

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'Leitrim a national sacrifice zone for Sitka Spruce' – Harkin - Agriland

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:37

Agriland

'Leitrim a national sacrifice zone for Sitka Spruce' – Harkin
Agriland
The fact that intensive afforestation has serious water pollution implications does not seem to bother Irish policy makers, she said, while it appeared that they had ignored research which indicated that undisturbed peat-based land has substantially ...

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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