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What is 'True Environmentalism'? Here's What Trump's EPA Head Says - Newsweek

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:55

Newsweek

What is 'True Environmentalism'? Here's What Trump's EPA Head Says
Newsweek
Clean coal, despite Pruitt's claims, is something that even a coal company's CEO Robert Murray says won't work—that carbon capture and sequestration is a "pseudonym for 'no coal,'" E&ENews reported. Pruitt also called the climate Paris agreement a ...
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Lack of forest planting may scupper our hopes of hitting climate change targets - Independent.ie

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 07:35

Independent.ie

Lack of forest planting may scupper our hopes of hitting climate change targets
Independent.ie
He pointed out it is estimated that sequestration from our forests has the potential to contribute about two megatonnes by way of carbon saving. He said it was a "substantial benefit in terms of the very stringent requirements". Alan Matthews, emeritus ...

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Lack of forest planting may scupper our hopes of hitting climate change targets - Independent.ie

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 02:39

Independent.ie

Lack of forest planting may scupper our hopes of hitting climate change targets
Independent.ie
He pointed out it is estimated that sequestration from our forests has the potential to contribute about two megatonnes by way of carbon saving. He said it was a "substantial benefit in terms of the very stringent requirements". Alan Matthews, emeritus ...

COMMENTARY: Clearcutting forests adds much fuel to climate-change fire - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 23:54

TheChronicleHerald.ca

COMMENTARY: Clearcutting forests adds much fuel to climate-change fire
TheChronicleHerald.ca
For my part, I'd like to draw particular attention to the following facts, as they help define the intimate link between clearcutting and CO2 sequestration in Nova Scotia: Fact 1: About 90 per cent of all forest land harvested in Nova Scotia, for the ...

Tree removal disagreement leads to face-off with Canterwood HOA - The News Tribune

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 18:02

The News Tribune

Tree removal disagreement leads to face-off with Canterwood HOA
The News Tribune
Residency in the Canterwood neighborhood is coveted by some in Gig Harbor. The gated community boasts a golf course, tennis courts, beautiful homes and plenty of greenery. But some of that greenery has lead to a contentious showdown with the Canterwood ...

High Primary Production In Shallow Waters - Science Trends

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 17:19

Science Trends

High Primary Production In Shallow Waters
Science Trends
Furthermore, the researchers investigated how the different groups of producers affected the overall fate of the sequestered carbon in an effort to understand whether these systems acted as carbon sinks (storing excess carbon in their sediments) or ...

Worst Wildfire in California History Threatens State's Climate Goals - EcoWatch

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 14:08

EcoWatch

Worst Wildfire in California History Threatens State's Climate Goals
EcoWatch
Additionally, burning trees not only release a powerful pollutant known as black carbon, but the loss of a forest also hampers CO2 sequestration, Jim Branham, executive officer at the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, noted to KQED. The immense scale of the ...

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The Power of Water, Wind, and Solar (and Nothing Else) - Eos

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 13:17

Eos

The Power of Water, Wind, and Solar (and Nothing Else)
Eos
This road map does not include nuclear power, biofuels, or fossil fuels (even with the potential for carbon capture and sequestration) because the author finds them to offer less cost-benefit impact than wind, water, and solar. In addition, as stated ...

Kerevi pledges support - Fiji Times

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 21:02

Fiji Times

Kerevi pledges support
Fiji Times
Trees, like other green plants, use photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into sugar, cellulose and other carbon-containing carbohydrates that they use for food and growth". "Carbon sequestration describes long-term storage of carbon dioxide ...

How Canola Sequesters Carbon and Reflects the Sun - No-Till Farmer (press release) (blog)

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 22:55

How Canola Sequesters Carbon and Reflects the Sun
No-Till Farmer (press release) (blog)
As canola decomposes, it adds about 1.5 times more carbon to the soil than a comparable wheat crop. Nationally, soil organic carbon levels have been increasing at an average rate of 1.5 percent since 2005. An estimated 70 percent of that increase can ...

Fighting climate change with bioenergy may do 'more harm than good' - Mongabay.com

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 20:24

Mongabay.com

Fighting climate change with bioenergy may do 'more harm than good'
Mongabay.com
A new study finds land-use like grazing and managing forests for resource extraction may have released more carbon than previously thought. Its results indicate the world's terrestrial vegetation is currently sequestering less than half its full carbon ...

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Pugwash Thinkers' Retreat urges municipalities to act on climate change - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 18:21

TheChronicleHerald.ca

Pugwash Thinkers' Retreat urges municipalities to act on climate change
TheChronicleHerald.ca
The report also talks about carbon sequestration through forest management that would pay woodlot owners for growing instead of cutting. Changing farming practices is also mentioned, as is sea-level rise mitigation. Municipalities. Heming believes ...

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ETS reason enough not to harvest firs early - Otago Daily Times

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 16:55

Otago Daily Times

ETS reason enough not to harvest firs early
Otago Daily Times
In addition to carbon sequestering, there are other compelling environmental reasons to retain the forest, such as preventing erosion and improving the stability of steep slopes, cleaning of ground water, increasing local rainfall and providing a ...

The Netherlands Confronts a Carbon Dilemma: Sequester or Recycle? - IEEE Spectrum

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 16:22

IEEE Spectrum

The Netherlands Confronts a Carbon Dilemma: Sequester or Recycle?
IEEE Spectrum
“The Dutch government will have to give a strong signal that they want to scale up the carbon sequestration as a mainstream application—not just a 1-megaton operation but a 10-megaton operation,” says Kramer. There is another way to deal with carbon ...

Superheroes might save the world, but they'd totally wreck the environment - Virginian-Pilot

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 15:50

Virginian-Pilot

Superheroes might save the world, but they'd totally wreck the environment
Virginian-Pilot
Meanwhile, Swamp Thing, an anthropomorphic pile of muddy organic matter, is a potential champion of carbon sequestration – the process by which plants suck carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it as biomass. Though swamps themselves are net ...

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Holy climate change, Batman! Scientists show how superheroes would destroy the environment - Philly.com

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 15:15

Philly.com

Holy climate change, Batman! Scientists show how superheroes would destroy the environment
Philly.com
Meanwhile, Swamp Thing, an anthropomorphic pile of muddy organic matter, is a potential champion of carbon sequestration — the process by which plants suck carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it as biomass. Although swamps themselves are net ...

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Superheroes might save the world, but they'd totally wreck the environment - Washington Post

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:44

Washington Post

Superheroes might save the world, but they'd totally wreck the environment
Washington Post
Meanwhile, Swamp Thing, an anthropomorphic pile of muddy organic matter, is a potential champion of carbon sequestration — the process by which plants suck carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it as biomass. Though swamps themselves are net ...

Best of 2017: Climate change jeopardises survival of snow leopards - India Climate Dialogue

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 02:48

Best of 2017: Climate change jeopardises survival of snow leopards
India Climate Dialogue
These ecosystems provide numerous services like water, grasslands for livestock and wildlife, eco-tourism, biodiversity and carbon sequestration. Unfortunately they are already experiencing the effects of climate change through melting glaciers ...

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Conference report urges municipalities to act on climate change - The Hants Journal

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 18:43

The Hants Journal

Conference report urges municipalities to act on climate change
The Hants Journal
Gregory Heming, right, speaks with Annapolis County Warden Timothy Habinski during the retreat at the Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash in September. The three-day 2017 Pugwash Conference dealt with climate change and in a recent report urged municipalities to ...

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Conference report urges municipalities to act on climate change - The Hants Journal

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 18:15

The Hants Journal

Conference report urges municipalities to act on climate change
The Hants Journal
Gregory Heming, right, speaks with Annapolis County Warden Timothy Habinski during the retreat at the Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash in September. The three-day 2017 Pugwash Conference dealt with climate change and in a recent report urged municipalities to ...

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