Latest Carbon sink Stories

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.

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

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 Stroud

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.

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.

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.

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.

2009-07-03 15:19:53

Letting Pacific Northwest forests age longer would increase carbon storage and help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, researchers in Oregon said. If, for example, the region's forests were allowed to increase in age by 50 years, their potential to store atmospheric carbon would increase by 15 percent, researchers at Oregon State University, Corvallis, said. That would significantly offset the nation's carbon budget since the Pacific Northwest accounts for 14 percent of the live biomass in...

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  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.