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2011-08-03 14:35:27

Breeding crops with roots a metre deeper in the ground could lower atmospheric CO2 levels dramatically, with significant environmental benefits, according to research by a leading University of Manchester scientist. Writing in the journal Annals of Botany, Professor Douglas Kell argues that developing crops that produce roots more deeply in the ground could harvest more carbon from the air, and make crops more drought resistant, while dramatically reducing carbon levels. In principle, any...

2011-07-25 13:32:44

The Northwest Forest Plan enacted in 1993 was designed to conserve old-growth forests and protect species such as the northern spotted owl, but researchers conclude in a new study that it had another powerful and unintended consequence "“ increased carbon sequestration on public lands. When forest harvest levels fell 82 percent on public forest lands in the years after passage of this act, they became a significant carbon "sink" for the first time in decades, absorbing much more carbon...

2011-07-19 07:30:00

LIVERMORE, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fellows of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation helped form a team that has been selected as grant recipients to participate in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation "Reinvent the Toilet Challenge" (RTTC), announced at the AfricaSan conference in Rwanda as part of more than $40 million in new investments launching its Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene strategy. The winning "Biochar Group" is a volunteer collaboration including...

2011-06-21 12:49:04

Using barium oxide nanoparticles, researchers have developed a self-cleaning technique that could allow solid oxide fuel cells to be powered directly by coal gas at operating temperatures as low as 750 degrees Celsius. The technique could provide a cleaner and more efficient alternative to conventional power plants for generating electricity from the nation's vast coal reserves. Solid oxide fuel cells can operate on a wide variety of fuels, and use hydrocarbons gases directly "“ without...

2011-06-13 17:33:00

NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA) announced today the successful start of operations of a 25 Megawatt carbon capture facility at Southern Company's Plant Barry, owned and operated by Alabama Power. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110613/PH19163-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110613/PH19163LOGO-b ) This facility utilizes the KM CDR Process®* capture technology, jointly developed by...

2011-06-13 09:00:00

ATLANTA, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company (NYSE: SO) announced today that its 25-megawatt carbon capture and storage facility is operating and capturing carbon dioxide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) Located at Plant Barry near Mobile, Ala., the CCS facility is the world's largest for a coal-fired generating power plant. It will capture approximately 150,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually - or the equivalent of emissions from 25 MW - for...

2011-06-09 14:55:41

A multifunctional approach to REDD will be far more effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing food production than the practice of intensifying agriculture and sparing forests Evidence from benchmark sites across the tropics is proving that an integrated, multifunctional approach that allows for land-use sharing in agriculture, forests and other functions can achieve good results in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and raising food production levels. It provides more...

2011-06-08 20:44:57

Even as countries cite farm expansion as main cause of forest loss, research finds gap between climate 'promises' and farm policies The majority of countries participating in a major global effort to reduce greenhouse emissions caused by forest destruction cite agriculture as the main cause of deforestation, but very few provide details on how they would address the link between agriculture and forestry, according to a new analysis by experts probing the effect of climate change on food...

2011-05-06 14:32:09

Research could have implications for carbon sequestration The presence of even a simple chemical reaction can delay or prevent the spreading of stored carbon dioxide in underground aquifers, new research from the University of Cambridge has revealed. The findings may have implications for carbon sequestration in saline aquifers "“ one of the many methods being explored to mitigate rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Depending on the strength of the reaction between dissolved CO2 and...

2011-04-27 10:17:00

VANCOUVER, April 27 /PRNewswire/ - MicroCoal Inc. ("MCI"), a subsidiary of Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (CNSX: CFQ) ("CFS"or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded an Australian patent by IP Australia (2004322058). This important milestone in the development of the Company provides MCI with a unique position, in the largest and most important exporter of coal in the world. 51% of the proved recoveable coal reserves in Australia is categorized as...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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