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Carbon Sequestration

Family Forests: Not All Benefits Or Threats Are Equal

Tom Martin | Posted 11.23.2015 | Green
Tom Martin

To date, 2015 has been one of the worst fire seasons in history with 9.8 million total acres destroyed. Despite the fact that so many of our West's forests are part of federal lands, wildfire is not just a public lands issue.

Regenerative Agriculture and the Dawn of Planetary Engineering

J.S. McDougall | Posted 09.08.2015 | Green
J.S. McDougall

Regenerative agriculture is the dawn of planetary engineering. And that's great news for the future of the planet. Here's how I know. We have five ha...

An Awesome, Under-Recognized Opportunity to Act on Climate

Diana Donlon | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Diana Donlon

As a plant-lover I've always appreciated healthy soil, but it wasn't until I heard a rancher named Richard King explain how rebuilding the organic matter in soils has the potential to store tons of atmospheric carbon that I got true religion.

San Francisco's Perennial Is Beyond Farm to Fork: A Marriage of All Things Sustainable

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Julie Ann Fineman

Slated to open next February in downtown San Francisco, The Perennial will operate with a farm-to-table ethos, but will also explore the potential for a new "table-to-farm" philosophy that makes better use of resources, including food waste.

EPA Approves Coal Project That Will Store CO2 Underground

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said it has approved permits for the FutureGen clean coal project to stor...

Researchers To Test How Great Plains Shale Reacts To Fracking

AP | Carson Walker | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Tests this summer on Pierre Shale that stretches across much of the Great Plains could help build the case for an undergrou...

Forests: Cost-Effective Way to Mitigate Climate Change

Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D.

The capacity of our forests to sequester carbon suggests that optimized forest management and forest carbon storage can be an important and cost-effective tool in reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Ocean Acidification: The Climate Change Buffer, but Another Environmental Disaster in the Making

Greg Foy | Posted 01.24.2014 | Green
Greg Foy

About one quarter of the human-made CO2 emissions have been absorbed by oceans, creating yet another environmental problem of global concern.

The Latest on Earthquakes: Enhanced Oil Recovery Shaking Things Up in U.S.

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Evidence linking carbon dioxide (CO2) injection to earthquakes may be bad news for carbon capture and storage.

California Issues First Carbon Offset Credits

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO - Nov 13 (Reuters) - California businesses covered by the state's cap-and-trade program will soon be abl...

Amazing Low-tech Carbon Sequestration Process

David Mager | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
David Mager

In his speech the president talked about a 3 billion ton reduction by 2030. I know an easy, fast and cheap way to help get there.

Salt Marshes May Help Slow Climate Change, Then Accelerate It

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Green

* Marsh plants soak up carbon, transfer it to sediment * Rising sea levels will choke off marshes towards 2100 By Aliste...

Study Shows Planet Keeping Pace With Carbon Emissions, For Now

Posted 08.03.2012 | Green

By Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: Climate change is a serious enough problem, but it could be a lot worse. About half of the carbon dioxide...

Patrick Svitek

Rep. Senator Suggests GOP May Back Down To Avoid Fiscal Cliff | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) signaled Tuesday that Republican lawmakers may be left with no choice but to accept a deficit reduction deal tha...

National Trust Releases 'What's Your Beef?' Report

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

A recent report from the UK's highly respected National Trust has confirmed: Feeding cattle on grass throughout their life-cycle is the most environmentally sustainable way to raise beef.

This Week in Climate Science: A Triassic Warning, Carbon-Absorbing Forests, and Amazon Dams

David Kroodsma | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Coral Reefs are in deep trouble due to warming and acidifying oceans, but they may not be in as much danger as previously thought.

Dow Asks, What's the Business Case for Protecting Nature?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

The business logic for protecting nature has always been a harder sell than making the case for other green initiatives. Dow is now tackling this issue, working with The Nature Conservancy to try and make the business logic clearer.

Here Come a Bunch of Bills Aimed at Blocking EPA's Ability to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

The Climate Post offers a rundown of the week in climate and energy news The Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mic...

Mitch Daniels's Presidential Prospects Could Be Dimmed by Power Plant Scandal

Carol Polsgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Polsgrove

Anyone who thinks Indiana's Republican Governor Mitch Daniels should run for president hasn't paid much attention to the dark cloud hanging over Duke Energy's new coal gasification plant.

A Whale of a Climate Story

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Restoring populations of all whale species to pre-industrial levels could remove up to 160,000 tons of carbon annually. Whale carcasses tend to sink to the bottom of the sea, removing most of their carbon for thousands of years.

Green Screen: Living Face Mask Captures Carbon And Filters Bacteria

Ecouterre | Jasmin Malik Chua | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Made with pulp derived from fungal spores, along with seeds that eventually sprout, this concept face mask blows its high-concept competition clear aw...

An Old Prayer for Clean Coal: Strip-Mining Jesus

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

"And upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew: 16:13-18. Declaring his intent to chart a p...

Carbon Storage Bill In New Mexico

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SANTA FE, N.M. — Rancher Jack Chatfield sees untapped value in the spaces that lie beneath New Mexico's dusty landscape. But he said the state n...

The Oxymoron of Clean Coal (Joe Biden Had it Right Before He Had it Wrong.)

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Clean coal is a lie. The catch-all term is used by politicians and coal advocates alike to lull the American public into complacency.

What Role for U.S. Carbon Sequestration?

Robert Stavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Stavins

Should biological carbon sequestration be part of U.S. climate legislation?