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2009-10-06 09:00:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company said today it will help train students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in carbon sequestration engineering under a project that adds to efforts advancing the commercialization of technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power production. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) The research project, selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for funding through the American Recovery...

2009-09-22 12:50:37

An experiment to retrofit a coal-fired West Virginia power plant to sequester its carbon dioxide emissions is drawing worldwide interest, observers say. American Electric Power, the largest electricity producer in the United States with a coal-fired grid of power stations stretching across 11 states, was preparing Tuesday to start an experiment at its gargantuan Mountaineer power station in New Haven, W.Va., to remove, or sequester, carbon dioxide from its smokestacks and pump the gas deep...

2009-09-22 10:14:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohamed Nasheed, President of Maldives, today affirmed his commitment to biochar as an important means of meeting the country's goal to be "Zero Carbon" by 2020. Announced as part of Climate Week at the UN in New York, this commitment further solidifies the country's position as a leader in combating climate change and highlights the potential of biochar as a solution to growing CO2 emissions. The Maldives have partnered with Carbon Gold, the world's...

2009-09-02 06:10:00

AVONDALE, Pa., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the paper, The Boundless Carbon Cycle, published in the September issue of Nature Geoscience, scientists from the University of Vienna, Uppsala University in Sweden, University of Antwerp, and the U.S.-based Stroud(TM) Water Research Center argue that current international strategies to mitigate manmade carbon emissions and address climate change have overlooked a critical player - inland waters. Streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and...

2009-09-02 08:23:20

In a commentary "The Boundless Carbon Cycle", published in the September issue of "Nature Geoscience", scientists from the University of Vienna, Uppsala University in Sweden, University of Antwerp, and the U.S. based StroudTM Water Research Center argue that current international strategies to mitigate manmade carbon emissions and address climate change have overlooked a critical player - inland waters. Streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and wetlands play an important role in the carbon...

2009-09-01 16:26:44

In the paper, The Boundless Carbon Cycle, published in the September issue of Nature Geoscience, scientists from the University of Vienna, Uppsala University in Sweden, University of Antwerp, and the U.S. based Stroudâ“ž¢ Water Research Center argue that current international strategies to mitigate manmade carbon emissions and address climate change have overlooked a critical player - inland waters. Streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and wetlands play an...

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2009-08-24 11:00:47

Beetle infestations and rampant wildfires make for the perfect storm for the forested Arctic regions, which could make these carbon sinks become a massive carbon source. "As far as the eye can see, it's all infested," forester Rob Legare told the Associated Press from the Alsek River valley in the Yukon Territory. Scientists say that global warming is the primary factor for the noticeable changes in effect among northern forests. As temperatures rise, conditions become drier and more insects...

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2009-08-18 11:35:00

The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a reusable organic liquid that can pull harmful gases such as carbon dioxide or sulfur dioxide out of industrial emissions from power plants. The process could directly replace current methods and allow power plants to capture double the amount of harmful gases in a way that uses no water, less energy and saves money."Power plants could easily retrofit to use our process as a direct replacement for existing...

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2009-08-04 14:04:36

An infestation of beetles in forests across North America has some regulators concerned over the increasing carbon footprint their devastation could leave behind. So far, the infestation has killed off millions of acres of pine forests in the US and Canada, and millions of spruce trees could be the next to go. "The gravity of the situation is very real," Rolf Skar, of Greenpeace, told Reuters. To date, the beetle swarms have resulted in a loss of billions of dollars in the timber industry as...

2009-07-31 08:52:45

New research involving scientists from the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS) highlights the potential utility of iron isotopes for addressing important questions in ocean science. The findings are published in the August edition of the journal Geology.Large regions of the world's oceans have low primary production despite having plenty of macronutrients such as phosphate, nitrate and silicate. This is due a shortage of the essential micro-nutrient iron, which is needed for the...


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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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