carbon sequestration Articles

  • Green infrastructure and flood management - Promoting cost-efficient flood risk reduction via green infrastructure solutions

    Executive summary Europe's floodplains once covered wide stretches along European rivers and were valued for their high ecological importance. Over a number of years they have been cleared for agricultural purposes and changed through urban expansion and artificial flood control structures. Existing natural waterways do not always have the capacity to bear any excess water which can lead ...

  • Evaluating the role of coastal habitats and sea‐level rise in hurricane risk mitigation: An ecological economic assessment method and application to a business decision

    Businesses may be missing opportunities to account for ecosystem services in their decisions because they do not have methods to quantify and value ecosystem services. We developed a method to quantify and value coastal protection and other ecosystem services in the context of a cost‐benefit analysis of hurricane risk mitigation options for a business. We first analyze linked biophysical and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Sunscreen’s Dark Side

    In 2013, more than 200 million tourists sunbathed on Mediterranean beaches. You can bet that most of them applied sunscreen. That sunscreen may be valuable for preventing skin cancer for humans, but it can also wreak havoc on marine ecosystems. A new study published in Environmental ...


    By Ensia

  • Evaluation of BioSoil demonstration project

    The BioSoil demonstration project is one of the studies initiated in response to the stipulations of Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No. 2152/2003 (Forest Focus) to develop the monitoring scheme by means of studies, experiments, demonstration projects, testing on a pilot basis and establishment of new monitoring activities. The aim of the BioSoil project is to demonstrate how a large-scale European ...


  • Optimization of adsorption process parameters by response surface methodology for hexavalent chromium removal from aqueous solutions using Annona reticulata Linn peel microparticles

    Fruit peel microparticles of Annona reticulata Linn were used as biosorbent for the sequestration of hexavalent chromium (CR(VI)). Characterization of the biosorbent was done using scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDXS), Fourier transfer infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS), carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and sulphur ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Continuous removal of contaminants from amine solutions

    The amine-treating unit is of great importance in gas processing and refinery operations for treating acid gases. It is also attracting increasing attention from the pressing needs of environmental compliance and for meeting stringent levels of H2S and CO2 removal. Amine scrubbing solutions used for gas treatment at refineries, chemical, sulphur and gas processing plants remove ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • Combining LiDAR and IKONOS data for eco-hydrological classification of an ombrotrophic peatland

    Received for publication March 11, 2009. Remote sensing techniques have potential for peatland monitoring, but most previous work has focused on spectral approaches that often result in poor discrimination of cover types and neglect structural information. Peatlands contain structural 'microtopes' (e.g., hummocks and hollows) which are linked to hydrology, biodiversity and carbon sequestration, ...

  • Green Urban Infrastructure: Assessing Potential Ecosystem Services in Urban Cities

    Cities all over the world are currently experiencing climate change caused by rapidly increasing atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs). Fortunately, cities may mitigate GHG concentrations by incorporating vegetation into green urban infrastructure (GUI) to develop parks, green roofs, waterways, and other structures. For example, plants sequester carbon (C) by removing atmospheric ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Latin America well-positioned for CDM

    The coastal desert of Colombia’s La Guajira state is a world away from Kyoto, the temperate Japanese city where representatives of 159 countries in 1997 signed the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouses gases. The Caribbean laps against rickety settlements. Herds of goats range across scorching sands. Months, whole years, pass without rain. But Kyoto is well known to the inhabitants of La ...


  • US Department of Energy Climate Vision 2007 Progress Report

    Climate change is a complex, long-term challenge that will require a sustained effort over many generations. As a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United States shares with many countries its ultimate objective: stabilization of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the ...

  • Position Brief on oil sands mining in Canada

    Background The oil sands (also called tar sands) in Canada are the second largest petroleum deposit in the world after Saudi Arabia and underlie about 140,000 square kilometres of land in northern Alberta, composed of woodlands and wetlands. Wetlands cover roughly half the landscape of the oil sands region and a vast majority of these wetlands are peatlands. Oil sands development has ...


    By Wetlands International

  • `Federal GHG Legislative Updates and International Landscape,` presented at the GHG Florida Seminar, February 2008

    Federal GHG BillsS.2191 –America’s Climate Security Act (Warner-Lieberman) Emission Targets Between 2005 and 2012: 5,775 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent, the estimated levels during 2005. Between 2012 and 2020: Further reductions of 2 percent per year should result in a 15% reduction below 2005 levels. Between 2020 ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Green House Gas Flow Monitoring

    This article addresses the challenges and solutions to flow measurement of green house gases in various industry applications.  GHG flow monitoring regulations are discussed and addressed. Last year the EPA implemented new regulations entitled “Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases.” The new regulations called for certain facilities emitting 25,000 metric tons or more per year ...

  • Who gets the EE stimulus money?

    The ink is dry on President Obama’s signature to the federal stimulus bill and word is out that energy efficiency receives more than US$20 billion. How will homeowners and businesses benefit? Two sources offer an excellent break-down on the incentives: the Alliance to Save Energy and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, a unit of the US Department of Energy. EERE goes so far as ...

  • When green is blue

    My colleagues and I have just worked out how much carbon there is in the world’s mangrove forests, give or take a bit. And we mapped it. And here’s why these findings are tremendously important. They quantify what some of us in marine conservation have been saying for a decade or more: ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Forest Focus Monitoring Database System - Technical Report 2003 Level II Data

    Forest Focus (Regulation (EC) No 2152/20031) is a Community scheme for harmonised, broad-based, comprehensive and long-term monitoring of European forest ecosystems. It concentrates in particular on protecting forests against air pollution and fire. To supplement the monitoring system, Forest Focus stipulates the development of new instruments relating to soil monitoring, carbon sequestration, ...


  • Perspective

    SUMMER days give many of us some time to relax and think. We have been reflecting on Compost Science & Utilization, which we have published since 1993. Throughout the years, we have relied upon the CSU Editorial Board and Scientific Advisory Board to provide peer reviews, suggest researchers to contact for submission of papers, and in general, advise us about the science of composting and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Peatlands – guidance for climate change mitigation by conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use

    Peatlands provide many important ecosystem services, including water regulation, biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration and storage. Because of the enormous size of the peat carbon pool, its high sensitivity for disturbance, the large emissions from a small land area (which continue long after conversion), and the virtual irreversibility of peat carbon losses, any further degradation ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 3 Key initiatives from Australia’s Climate Change Policy

    Australia is a major nation to watch when it comes to curbing climate change. The country made an international commitment to reduce its GHG emissions by 5 to 25 percent from 2000 levels by 2020. How Australia achieves these reductions can provide lessons on how other countries around ...

  • ISCR-Enhanced Bioremediation Accelerates Groundwater Cleanup at Active Manufacturing Facility

    In the winter of 2008, full-scale in situ chemical reduction (ISCR) was implemented as a removal action at the Siltronic Corporation site in Portland, OR, to treat a source area contaminated by releases of TCE. The source area was considered to be the portion of the site with concentrations of TCE in groundwater greater than 11,000 µg/L, suggesting the ...


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