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2012-08-28 06:23:18

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services has verified the Brazilian Boa Vista Afforestation/Reforestation carbon offset project under the American Carbon Registry (ACR) Standard. The project sequesters greenhouse gases (GHG) by planting and managing fast-growing Acacia mangium Willd. trees in plantations over more than 23,000 hectares of previously degraded pastureland in the northern Brazilian state of Roraima. (Logo:...

Two New Views Of Carbon Sinks
2012-08-02 05:35:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the last 50 years, man has quadrupled his CO2 output, primarily through the burning of fossil fuels. That is a startling and sobering concept. So far, though, Mother Nature seems to be keeping pace. In a new study released August 2, 2012, in the journal Nature, researchers from NOAA and the University of Colorado assert that Earth's carbon sinks continue to soak up roughly half of the carbon output. Carbon sinks are areas of...

2012-08-01 06:21:54

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has launched the first published market price assessment for California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits. Argus' expanded coverage of California emissions markets includes weekly spot assessments of the LCFS credits. The new data will be published weekly in Argus Air Daily, Argus US Products and Argus US Ethanol. Through these market services, Argus offers the most extensive...

2012-07-31 10:29:27

With up to a billion hectares of wilderness likely to be cleared to feed the world in the coming half century and an area the size of China devoured by cities, leading environmental scientists are urging caution over the extent to which lost ecosystems can be replaced or restored. In a major scientific article, a team including Australian researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) has advised governments worldwide to think twice before assuming an...

2012-07-25 06:21:25

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has announced the validation of Peru's first Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) carbon offset project. The project will use revenue generated from the sale of carbon credits to prevent illegal deforestation on 290,695 hectares of Peruvian rainforest. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120406/MM83171LOGO-a) The Madre de Dios forestland has been jeopardized by...

2012-07-25 06:21:18

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, ASAE is partnering with American Forests to plant a tree for every person who attends the 2012 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 11-14. This effort, part of American Forests' new Meeting ReLeaf program, will offset the carbon footprint of the meeting and augment ASAE's broader sustainability efforts. All the trees will be planted in Texas in honor of the host state for this year's annual meeting. "In the...

2012-07-12 02:21:22

LONDON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BP's Target Neutral London 2012 programme has now reached over 200,000 sign ups. With sign-ups increasing daily, ticketholders, athletes and Olympic Partners are getting behind London 2012's ambition to lower the carbon footprint of the Games. BP Target Neutral is offering to offset the carbon footprint of all ticketed spectator journeys to and from the Olympic and Paralympic Games for free. It's simple and easy to do - ticketholders...

2012-07-11 10:21:11

BOYERTOWN, Pa., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke University (Duke) has accepted delivery of Climate Reserve Tonnes (CRTs) from a ClimeCo America Corporation (ClimeCo) fertilizer manufacturing nitrous oxide (N2O) abatement project. The purchase of carbon offsets is a significant step toward Duke's work to reduce and offset its annual greenhouse gas emissions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120305/FL64327LOGO ) Developed under the guidelines of the American College...

2012-07-10 06:22:27

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), a leading verifier of forest carbon offsets, has expanded the scope of its carbon offset verification services in response to escalating demand created by the launch of California's Cap and Trade program. The company is now accredited to verify landfill gas offsets under the Climate Action Reserve protocol and the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), and is pursuing accreditation related to the...

2012-07-02 22:20:28

BRISBANE, Australia, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International infrastructure and environment services group, Cardno Limited (ASX: CDD) today announced the acquisition of Marshall Miller & Associates, Inc. (MM&A), a 180-person mining, energy and environmental consulting firm headquartered in Bluefield, Virginia, USA. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110907/MM64542LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120703/LA33194LOGO) The acquisition is expected...