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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...

2009-12-17 08:15:00

MIAMI, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the Copenhagen Climate Summit's call for innovative environmental solutions, a pioneering program was launched today to allow law firm clients to pay legal fees with carbon credits. Carbon credits are units that can offset a company's carbon footprint. One carbon credit is equal to one ton of carbon dioxide. The credits, which can be bought and sold in international markets, have gained significant traction as a legitimate currency to transact...

2009-12-14 05:00:00

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, England and LAS VEGAS, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carbon Reducer Industries UK Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: CARN) has confirmed and placed purchase orders to Carbon Credits International Inc. for several ProReducer power optimisation units that will be distributed for trial periods over a variety of locations throughout the UK which will include government and private car parks, multi story car parks and shopping malls. Then to expand sales to government schools and...

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2009-12-11 11:05:00

Nation's Forests and Soils Store Equivalent of 50 Years of U.S. CO2 Emissions The first phase of a groundbreaking national assessment estimates that U.S. forests and soils could remove additional quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere as a means to mitigate climate change. The lower 48 states in the U.S. hypothetically have the potential to store an additional 3-7 billion metric tons of carbon in forests, if agricultural lands were to be used for planting forests. This...

2009-12-10 12:31:37

Call for a Focus on Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses Disagreement over what constitutes a forest could undermine an agreement to protect forests, which is expected to be one of the bright spots at the UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen, according to an analysis by the Alternatives to Slash and Burn (ASB) Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins. While negotiators are struggling to reach consensus in many areas, there is widespread optimism that the conference will produce a framework...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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