Canadian firm builds giant ‘scrubber’ to pull CO2 from the air

Posted on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by

A rendering of Carbon Engineering’s system. The process allows the company to pull carbon from the air. It can then be used to synthesize fuel or be stored. PHOTO: Carbon Engineering CALGARY—Nestled beneath the scattered peaks overlooking Squamish B.C., a stone’s throw from the shore of the calm Pacific inlet known as Howe Sound, […]

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Scientists seek carbon capture holy grail in rugged mountains of Oman

Posted on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by

The geologists are looking at a unique rock formation in the al-Hajjar Mountains, one of the few areas on Earth where the mantle is exposed. WADI ABDAH, Oman—Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are drilling in search of the holy grail of reversing climate change: an efficient and cheap way to remove […]

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Community Carbon Trees

Posted on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 by

Association Community Carbon Trees are community-based nonprofit reforestation projects. We sprout over 100 diverse tropical rainforest trees in two rainforest nurseries. Saplings are carefully transported and planted on degraded farmland owned by local farmers. Each site is strategically designed as a natural forest matrix, replicating the flow of nature. ACCT work crews including local women […]

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Reforestation Efforts That Really Work

Posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by

As Indonesia’s forests vanish from logging and fires, the future of our planet continues to hang in the balance. Reforestation can go a long way to solve this problem. Reforestation, however, is not just a matter of planting trees. When you learn about the challenges in research and monitoring, and what can be done […]

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How to Feed the World Without Destroying the Planet

Posted on Friday, March 31st, 2017 by

By Cyrus Sutton Island Earth is the story of a young indigenous scientist’s journey through both sides of the GMO battle in Hawaii. Groomed to work for Monsanto, Cliff Kapono had a lot to consider over the past few years. His ancestral ways of farming fed a similar population than what inhabits the island […]

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How does reforestation help the environment?

Posted on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 by

Planting new trees can help to reduce the amount of CO2 in the air. Gases like carbon dioxide and methane are major contributors to the changing climates. Reforestation is an effective mitigation strategy to fight global warming. In addition to benefiting the climate, reforestation helps protect important species of animals. Reforestation helps to rebuild […]

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12 Fascinating Facts About The Boreal Forest

Posted on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 by

The boreal forest or snow forest, is a biome, or in other words a constellation of different habitats, characterized by coniferous forests such as pines, spruces and larches. It is found in high northern latitudes, between the tundra, and the temperate forest, but there is considerable regional variation. Russia, Mongolia, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, […]

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Nonprofit Clones Giant Sequoias To Combat Climate Change

Posted on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 by

A nonprofit in Michigan is cloning California’s giant sequoias in an attempt to refurbish the earth with a natural combatant of greenhouse gases, one 200-foot tree at a time. According to the team of voluntary arborists heading this project, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive says, “We are creating living libraries of old-growth tree genetics by cloning […]

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Out goes paddy rice farming, in comes a new efficient method

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 by

Mr Kyshan Rao, an Indian engineer and farmer, shows farmers how to select good planting seeds in Ahero Irrigation Scheme, Kisumu County. @ ANITA CHEPKOECH Time seems to be up for paddy rice farming as researchers unveil a new method of growing the important cereal. Paddy rice farming has been used across the […]

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Reducing methane emissions from rice farming

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 by

The rice farmers are perceived as emitters of GHGs (mainly methane) which they are largely unaware of. Nepalese rice farmers bear the adverse effects of GHGs in terms of climate change felt in forms of erratic monsoon rainfalls, which is the main source of water for rice cultivation. Unpredictable and inadequate monsoon directly […]

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