carbon farming Articles

  • Development and testing of a European Union –wide farm‐level carbon calculator

    Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture accounted for around 10% of total European Union (EU) emissions in 2010. To reduce farming‐related GHG emissions, appropriate policy measures and supporting tools for promoting low‐carbon farming practices may be efficacious. This paper presents the methodology and testing results of a new EU‐wide farm‐level carbon footprint calculator. ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The urban stormwater farm

    Currently more than 3 billion people live in urban areas. The urban population is predicted to increase by a further 3 billion by 2,050. Rising oil prices, unreliable rainfall and natural disasters have all contributed to a rise in global food prices. Food security is becoming an increasingly important issue for many nations. There is also a growing awareness of both ‘food miles’ and ‘virtual ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Carbon Offsets

    In the 21st century, achieving 100% carbon neutrality can be a daunting task. Simple activities such as watching television, sending an email message, cooking and making a phone call all produce carbon emissions. Carbon offsets offer an alternative to reducing emissions by enabling individuals and businesses to compensate for their carbon emissions by purchasing credits which offset their ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • Food, the carbon story

    What do milk, bread and orange juice have in common? One answer is that they have all had their carbon footprints assessed and the products have been labelled by the Carbon Trust. Over the last five years, the Carbon Trust has certified the carbon footprints of a wide range of food products, and worked with a variety of companies to help them understand the carbon content of their food. As a ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Planetary crisis and to constraint carbon emissions

    Extreme weather patterns, glaciers melt and rising sea levels have been brought on by tonnes of carbon emissions.Such by-products of human activity stem chiefly from the burning of fossil fuels and fuel consumption by vehicle engines. As you are fully aware of the facts that belching emissions from all industries are unhealthy for a sustainable earth. The intergovernmental panel on climate change ...


    By PRC Global Pte.Ltd

  • Las Vegas DirtWorkz, Inc.: Using the City’s wood waste to farm the desert

    Ray Becerra knows a thing or two about recycling, reusing and repurposing waste materials. You might even say it’s in his blood. Becerra has spent his entire life around landfills and farming operations, and he wears his passion for recycling waste materials on his sleeve. His enthusiasm for dust, dirt and debris, says Becerra, comes from his father, an avid recycler who was involved in the ...

  • Latin America spurs action into low-carbon development

    Mexico and Dominican Republic set new targets as recently launched report asserts huge potential around low-carbon development. Two countries in Central America, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, are leading the way into renewable energy and low-carbon development. And, this is driven as much by worries over energy costs and security as it is by concerns over carbon. In the ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • The Role of Natural Gas in a Low-Carbon Energy Economy*

    Growing estimates of natural gas resources, including a new category of 'unconventional' gas, suggest that accessible supplies of this least carbon-intensive of the fossil fuels may be far more abundant than previously assumed. This unexpected development creates opportunities for deploying natural gas in a variety of sectors—including power generation, industry, and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Supply and demand: key trends in carbon consumption

    Hugh Jones, Managing Director of Carbon Trust Advisory, investigates eight key trends Carbon Trust Advisory predicts will have an impact over 2012 and beyond Regulatory pressures, the need to improve efficiency and save money, and the promise of reputational gain have driven many large organisations to look at how they can measure and reduce carbon in their own business. As carbon ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • U.S. headed for massive decline in carbon emissions*

    For years now, many members of Congress have insisted that cutting carbon emissions was difficult, if not impossible. It is not. During the two years since 2007, carbon emissions have dropped 9 percent. While part of this drop is from the recession, part of it is also from efficiency gains and from replacing coal with natural gas, wind, solar, and geothermal energy. The United States has ended a ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?

    Political hurdles and low prices have made carbon pricing a low-impact affair. But there’s still hope it can help limit climate change. Earth’s atmosphere has long served as a free dump for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases generated by humans. That is changing as policy-makers embrace economists’ advice that the best way to cut greenhouse gas emissions is to charge an ...


    By Ensia

  • Can we bury the carbon dioxide problem?

    Seriously — carbon capture and storage could be a game-changer. Mention “carbon capture and storage” — the process of trapping carbon dioxide produced in fossil-fuel burning or other industrial processes and burying it underground — in polite company, and you’re likely to be pounced on. It’s absurdly expensive. It can never be rolled ...


    By Ensia

  • Power Sector Opportunities for Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Wisconsin

    President Obama announced the first-ever National Climate Plan for the United States in June 2013. Under the plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will set carbon pollution standards for power plants. In September 2013, EPA introduced emissions standards for new power plants and is expected to ...

  • Why carbon capture and storage is vital, has no friends but must be backed

    James Smith, Chair of the Carbon Trust, sets out why we need to learn to love CCS - before it's too late In front of the Public Liaison Committee in Parliament last week the Prime Minister laid out the importance of carbon capture and storage to the setting of a 2030 carbon target and in helping resolve the current debate on how much gas in the UK it is safe to burn.  Just a month ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • The one thing we still need in order to get to a low-carbon economy

    Pension funds, insurance companies and other investors who manage trillions of dollars have an enormous opportunity to change the future by investing in clean energy. The global clean energy industry has plenty of reasons to feel good these days. First, there was last month’s historic COP 21 Paris climate ...


    By Ensia

  • Application of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry preceded by solvent extraction to determine volatile fatty acids in wastewater of municipal, animal farm and landfill origin

    This study describes extraction of selected volatile fatty acids (VFAs) (containing from 2 up to 8 carbon atoms) with methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE) from polluted aqueous samples followed by separation, identification and quantification by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Extraction parameters such as time and number of extractions, volume ratio, effect of acidification ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Landmark farm project uses XEBEC’s gas purification system to deliver pipeline-grade natural gas to Michigan Gas Utilities customers case study

    Fennville Biogas Project at a Glance: Type: Animal waste to pipeline-grade natural gas and electricity generation Claim to fame: First commercial facility in North America to generate both pipeline-grade methane and electricity from animal waste Location: Scenic View Dairy, Fennville, Michigan Animal waste received ...


    By Xebec Adsorption Inc.

  • A case study in land and water regeneration to reduce the impact of climate change by soil bio-sequestration of atmospheric carbon

    The whole of landscape regenerative processes are being studied to determine their effect upon carbon bio-sequestration in agricultural soils. The Mulwaree Ponds drainage system, south of Sydney, shows the effects of overgrazing by fine wool sheep over the past 160 years and the resultant loss of perennial groundcover causing nutrient leaching into Sydney's drinking water catchment. Natural ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The biggest hole in Australia's version of the solution to climate change - what is wrong with its carbon reduction trading scheme

    In June 2009, when farmers were at last considered in the USA climate bill, attention was belatedly directed at agriculture's potential for a major contribution to carbon emission reductions. The official line (Department of Climate Change, 2009) ignores the environmental effect of traditional farming methods in terms of desertification, soil degradation, water management and warming. Alternative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Note: How To End an Attempt to Institute a Carbon Tax: The Conseil Constitutionnel Declares That Article 7 Of The 2010 Budget Instituting a Carbon Tax Does Not Conform to The Constitution of The French Republic

    Keywords: Carbon tax, non-conformity with the Constitution, French Fifth Republic Constitution, Charter for the Environment. THE GENESIS OF THE CARBON TAX The Crenelle de l'environnement'* was conducted between 24 and 26 October 2007. It was a vast collaborative consultation between private and public bodies, at both central and local government ...


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