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2009-06-10 02:48:00

KOLKATA, India, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The CDM Executive Board of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has confirmed the registration of ITC's unique and large-scale social forestry project - a first of its kind in India. The project, which has been initiated on private degraded wastelands owned by tribals and the rural poor, will contribute to the livelihoods of these disadvantaged sections in 193 villages in the Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh.

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2009-05-29 09:16:25

Including land-based carbon in greenhouse gas control strategies lowers costs and preserves forests.

2009-05-27 14:42:00

ST. LOUIS, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arch Coal, Inc.

2009-05-24 18:43:13

Governments seeking to stop global warming must give a higher priority to protecting marine ecosystems, scientists said Sunday in Washington. Meeting at the International Marine Conservation Congress, the scientists stressed that because the oceans act as a vital carbon sink absorbing much of the ever-increasing supply of carbon emissions, maintaining their health is a prerequisite for battling climate change, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, a Swiss environmental group,...

2009-05-05 12:47:00

DCNR Findings Could Lead to Innovative Ways to Combat Climate Change, Create Opportunities to Use Coal in Environmentally Friendly Way HARRISBURG, Pa., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recently issued report from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources shows Pennsylvania's underground geology may hold the key to protecting the environment against climate change while leading to new opportunities for the state's coal industry. Acting DNCR Secretary John Quigley said the report...

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2009-04-23 08:10:00

In the latter half of the 20th century, the lush vegetation of China’s forests and grasslands was absorbing roughly one third of the country's greenhouse gas emissions - but now it appears that rate is declining rapidly.

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2009-04-17 13:37:21

The Earth’s forests serve as crucial carbon sinks due to their ability to absorb greenhouse gases, but that ability is "at risk of being lost entirely", according to a new United Nations report.

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2009-04-01 14:42:05

Researchers said on Wednesday that water deep below ground has safely trapped carbon dioxide for millions of years and may one day help absorb emissions of the greenhouse gas to help slow climate change.

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2009-03-25 16:45:00

Officials with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said Wednesday that its Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which compensates landowners to idle their farmland, could become one of the nation’s biggest carbon sequestration program on private land.

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2009-03-06 12:45:00

The Amazon is surprisingly sensitive to drought, according to new research conducted throughout the world's largest tropical forest.


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  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
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