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2010-03-12 06:35:00

Morale was high and more than $1 billion was raised to fight deforestation during a one-day climate change conference held in Paris on Thursday -- a stark contrast to the disappointment and discouraging Copenhagen talks just a few months ago. After French President Nicolas Sarkozy opened the conference by describing his frustration with December 2009's United Nations (UN) emissions conference, considerable progress was made in Paris, as a 10-nation panel was established to help oversee the...

2010-03-10 12:30:00

Enhanced oil recovery is a key to greater energy security, increased domestic revenues and fewer carbon emissions; "Winner States" include Arkansas, California, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. HOUSTON and WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. has a significant opportunity to increase its energy independence, slash foreign oil imports by as much as half by 2030, and cut carbon emissions through a...

2010-02-20 14:52:06

Curbing global climate change Carnegie Mellon University's Edward S. Rubin will discuss U.S. energy strategies needed to mitigate global climate change Feb. 20 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in San Diego, Calif. Rubin, the Alumni Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science and a professor of engineering and public policy and mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon, will discuss the need for a climate policy that effectively...

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2010-02-19 09:07:03

Turfgrass management can create more greenhouse gas than plants remove from atmosphere Dispelling the notion that urban "green" spaces help counteract greenhouse gas emissions, new research has found "“ in Southern California at least "“ that total emissions might be lower if lawns did not exist. Turfgrass lawns help remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis and store it as organic carbon in soil, making them important "carbon sinks." However, greenhouse gas...

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2010-02-18 13:26:01

Pumping nutrient-rich water up from the deep ocean to boost algal growth in sunlit surface waters and draw carbon dioxide down from the atmosphere has been touted as a way of ameliorating global warming. However, a new study led by Professor Andreas Oschlies of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) in Kiel, Germany, pours cold water on the idea. "Computer simulations show that climatic benefits of the proposed geo-engineering scheme would be modest, with the potential to...

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2010-02-16 16:39:50

Two studies provide clearer picture of how carbon cycle was dramatically affected long ago Geoengineering -- deliberate manipulation of the Earth's climate to slow or reverse global warming -- has gained a foothold in the climate change discussion. But before effective action can be taken, the Earth's natural biogeochemical cycles must be better understood. Two Northwestern University studies, both published online recently by Nature Geoscience, contribute new -- and related -- clues as to...

2010-02-02 20:53:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The carbon development market is riding high, having achieved $126 billion worth of transactions in 2008, almost double its value in 2007. By the end of the first commitment phase in 2012, countries all over the world are expected to have reduced 2.7 billion tons of carbon emissions. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.environmental.frost.com), CDM - Strategic Analysis for Growth...

2010-01-22 13:05:22

Unclear land rights, corruption threaten to undermine success of promised REDD funds As environmental and political leaders struggle to determine how to move forward from the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, a new report by an international coalition of top forest organizations warns that the failure to set legal standards and safeguards for a mechanism to transfer funds to forest-rich nations may trigger a sharp rise in speculation and corruption, placing unprecedented pressures...

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2010-01-14 11:35:21

Scientists are reporting that "biochar" "” a material that the Amazonian Indians used to enhance soil fertility centuries ago "” has potential in the modern world to help slow global climate change. Mass production of biochar could capture and sock away carbon that otherwise would wind up in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas. Their report appears in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a bi-weekly journal. Kelli Roberts and colleagues note that...

2009-12-17 14:28:42

An agreement in Copenhagen to fund reduced emissions from deforestation may generate multiple environmental and economic benefits if investments simultaneously target sites that are both carbon and biodiversity-rich. But the new report, published today in the journal Conservation Letters, also warns of challenges in countries such as Brazil and parts of East Africa unless safeguards are followed. This is because funding Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) might...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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