Latest Carbon sink Stories

2008-09-12 10:55:01

Contrary to 40 years of conventional wisdom, a new analysis to be published Friday in the journal Nature suggests that old growth forests are usually "carbon sinks" - they continue to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and mitigate climate change for centuries. However, these old growth forests around the world are not protected by international treaties and have been considered of no significance in the national "carbon budgets" as outlined in the Kyoto Protocol. That perspective was...

2008-09-05 06:00:20

EESTech and Tianjin Dagang Huashi Power Generation have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a carbon capture and storage project in China using EESTech's carbon management and storage technology. Dagang will use one of its two 330MW power units to demonstrate the capture of CO2 from its flue gas stream and then transport the CO2 for geosequestration and enhanced oil recovery. The project is expected to showcase the development of the CO2 capture project that can be profiled...

2008-08-21 09:00:56

The Anviron Holding Company (Pinksheets:ANVH) ("Anviron"), a manufacturer and marketer of "Clean & Green" products and technology, announced today that the company has released a white paper on use of the company's NuSoil Technology to the government of Thailand. The paper focuses on the use of NuSoil products in mine reclamation projects and the carbon credit market advantages of using these technologies. NuSoil is a non-polluting organic fertilizer technology that is having an...

2008-08-04 14:20:00

A new Australian study of "green carbon" and its role in climate change suggests that untouched natural forests store three times more carbon dioxide than previously estimated and 60 percent more than plantation forests. Green carbon occurs in natural forests, brown carbon is found in industrialized forests or plantations, grey carbon in fossil fuels and blue carbon in oceans. The role of untouched forests, and their biomass of green carbon, had been underestimated in the fight against global...

2008-08-04 00:00:11

By Johann Hari If al-Qa'ida was unleashing this weather of mass destruction, we would do anything to stop them Imagine if tomorrow the CIA and MI6 discover that Osama bin Laden has invented an incredible new weapon. This machine - stashed away in some dusty Afghan cave - doubles the intensity of hurricanes, causing them to drown a US city and kill nearly 2,000 people. It turns Spain and Australia dry in the worst droughts on record. It makes the oceans acidic, killing essential parts of...

2008-07-21 21:00:22

A seasonal bloom of ocean plankton is pulling more carbon dioxide than previously thought from the atmosphere into the Atlantic Ocean, U.S. researchers said. The bloom -- nurtured by the Amazon River -- may be enough to turn the tropical Atlantic from a net source of atmospheric carbon into a net carbon sink that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, New Scientist reported. Ajit Subramaniam, an oceanographer at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, N.Y., and his colleagues...

2008-07-16 08:20:00

Going underground is the "cooler" way to go, at least that's what U.S. officials are hoping will happen when they bury climate-warming carbon dioxide emissions to keep greenhouse gas from heating up the atmosphere. The carbon burial process has been a cornerstone of the Bush administration's strategy to fight climate change without imposing any economy-wide limit on carbon emissions.  This is the first time the U.S. government has proposed requirements on how to combat climate change...

2008-07-15 15:00:28

A proposed rule that has promise for mitigating industrial carbon dioxide emissions was offered for comment Tuesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The proposed regulation would create a national framework for injecting carbon dioxide underground and protecting underground resources, the EPA said in a news release. The rule would create a new class of injection wells under the Safe Drinking Water Act's Underground Injection Control program. Today's proposal paves the way for...

2008-07-09 15:00:19

A U.S. study finds paying rural landowners to protect at-risk animals won't necessarily mean conserved trees and plants will absorb more carbon dioxide. The Oregon State University study analyzed hypothetical payments that were given to landowners to voluntarily take their acreage out of production for conservation. The study then examined the relationship between the absorption of carbon, a contributor to global warming, by trees and plants and the protection of 37 different types of...

2008-07-01 18:00:21

By Ben Sutherly Staff Writer Columbus-based Battelle, a leading partner in the project. Before the four-year injection period begins in 2010 at The Andersons Marathon Ethanol LLC plant, scientists will research whether the technology -- called carbon sequestration -- could trigger seismic activity at the Greenville site. Seismic activity was linked to deep well injection in Colorado in the 1960s, including earthquakes with Richter magnitudes of 5.1 and 5.2. Significant tremors in...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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