Biochar in Colorado

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by

by M. Ramlow, C.M.H. Keske, M.F. Cotrufo Quick Facts Biochar shows promise for a variety of applications — such as utilizing residues from overcrowded and beetle- infested forests, storing carbon in soils, soil reclamation and mining remediation, and a soil amendment for gardening — but continued research is necessary to better inform management decisions. A […]

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Biochar: Helps Increase Crop Yields And Mitigates Climate Change

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by

Whenever we hear the word biochar, most of us are thinking that this is not a climate-friendly method since it undergoes combustion process and can aggravate greenhouse effect. Though this is a thousand years old industrial technology technique for soil enhancer, some are still confused if it’s the real deal. Is it, in fact, a […]

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Scientists hope wetland carbon storage experiment is everyone’s cup of tea

Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 by

Australian scientists have launched a project to bury tens of thousands of teabags in wetlands around the world. They are hoping others will sacrifice a few cups of tea and join in to discover how efficient different wetlands are at capturing and storing carbon dioxide. Lipton green tea and red tea “rooibos” varieties will […]

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What Can Bamboo Do About CO2?

Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 by

Efforts to thoroughly study the role that plants play in climate change mitigation are increasing. Most researchers focus on the promise of large, leafy forest trees to help remove carbon from the atmosphere; for example Lal (1998) in India, Chen (1999) in Canada, Zhang (2003) in China, and Monson ( 2002) in the United States. […]

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English city combats climate change with 3 million new trees

Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by

Alexandra Park, a large urban park in Manchester, England, is getting some leafy company thanks to the City of Trees initiative, which will oversee the planting of 3 million new trees while caring for and reviving existing woodlands. (Photo: Alex Pepperhill/flickr) Throughout its long history, the word “green” hasn’t generally been used to describe the […]

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Carbon capture, use & storage

Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by

Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) is an integrated suite of technologies that can capture up to 90% of the CO2 emissions produced from the use of fossil fuels in electricity generation and industrial processes, preventing the CO2 from entering the atmosphere. Capture Capture technologies allow the separation of CO2 from gases produced in electricity […]

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The Farm That Grows Climate Solutions

Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by

The following is adapted from The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security by Eric Toensmeier (2016). The book introduces the concept of carbon farming, explains how it can help mitigate climate change, and explores strategies for adoption around the world. Published […]

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The Netherlands is making moves to ban all non-electric vehicles by 2025

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by

Electric vehicles – including self-driving cars – are clearly the future of personal transportation, but the question remains: when does the future begin, exactly? If the Netherlands has its way, we now have an answer. There are moves within the country to ban all petrol and diesel vehicle sales by 2025, meaning only new […]

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Indian firm makes carbon capture breakthrough

Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 by

Carbonclean is turning planet-heating emissions into profit by converting CO2 into baking soda – and could lock up 60,000 tonnes of CO2 a year A breakthrough in the race to make useful products out of planet-heating CO2 emissions has been made in southern India. A plant at the industrial port of Tuticorin is capturing CO2 […]

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Fighting Climate Change From the Ground Up

Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 by

Climate delegates from around the globe have converged on the COP22 Village in Marrakech, Morocco, to hammer out the details of implementing the Paris Agreement. We already know that nations’ Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, as they stand now, will not be enough to meet the goals of the agreement, and it’s widely accepted that, […]

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