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  • Finding the real potential of no-till farming for sequestering carbon

    The potential of no-tillage (NT) soils for increasing the soil organic carbon (SOC) pool must be critically and objectively assessed. Most of the previous studies about SOC accrual in NT soils have primarily focused on the surface layer (<20-cm soil depth), and not for the whole soil profile. The lack of adequate data on the SOC profile is a hindrance to conclusively ascertain the effects of ...


  • ECOS reviews proposed `Carbon Farming Initiative`

    The CFI aims to enable Australian farmers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate tradeable carbon credits. The agricultural sector accounts for over a quarter of the nation’s total annual greenhouse gas emissions. It also offers significant opportunities for emissions reductions through tree conservation and planting, improved land management, and new technology. Challenges ...

  • `Carbon farm` project will study ways to capture atmospheric CO2

    Imagine a new kind of farming in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta - 'carbon-capture' farming, which traps atmospheric carbon dioxide and rebuilds lost soils. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the University of California, Davis plan to make it happen. DWR has awarded USGS and UC Davis a three-year, $12.3 million research grant to take ...

  • Australia to link carbon pricing to world carbon markets

    From July 2015, Australia's carbon pricing mechanism will be linked to carbon markets around the world according to a press statement from the Australian Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. This will allow reductions in carbon pollution to be pursued globally at the lowest cost. Carbon pollution is not confined to national borders - it affects the whole planet. International linking ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cleaning up the carbon market

    This week the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism (CDM) has registered its 1000th project, an energy efficiency project in Andhra Pradesh, India, expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 34,000 tonnes annually. While many are celebrating the start up success of multibillion-dollar CDM experiment designed to curb global warming, CDM regulators themselves are ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Market traders recycle food waste at the farm

    Market traders in Newham are providing food for nearby farm animals as part of a new recycling initiative. Stallholders at Queen’s Market, Upton Park are being encouraged by Newham Council to donate produce past its best to pigs, horses, goats and chickens in a bid to reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfill. This low-carbon move forms part of the council’s plans to save 375 tonnes from ...

  • 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

  • Is Carbon Capture doomed to fail?

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is backed by governments and the International Energy Agency (IEA) as one of the best methods of reducing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and saving the planet from overheating. The problem is that despite this enthusiasm and the fact that CCS (also called carbon sequestration) is technically possible, it is not happening. It ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Cut carbon and create jobs

    The Energy and Climate Change Committee of the U.K. House of Commons says low carbon technologies will create jobs and lower carbon dioxide emissions but the Government must act faster if the UK is to reap the economic benefits it deserves. To date, there has been disappointingly slow progress with the move towards a green economy, it adds. Launching the report, Paddy Tipping MP, Acting Chair of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Sainsbury’s launches carbon reduction programme

    In an industry first, Sainsbury's has announced a major extension to its carbon reduction scheme for farmers who supply the supermarket with beef, lamb, pork, poultry and eggs. The move follows the success of the scheme with Sainsbury's 325 dairy farmers, who are part of Sainsbury's Dairy Development Group (SDDG) - they recorded a reduction in excess of 5,000 tonnes of CO2 during their carbon ...


    By J Sainsbury

  • Carbon nation film premiere NYC

    Carbon Nation is an optimistic, solutions-based, non-partisan documentary that illustrates why it's incredibly smart to be a part of the new, low-carbon economy: it's good business, it emboldens national and energy security, and it improves health and the environment. Through a cast of engaging and ...

  • Carbon-neutral wastewater treatment plant

    Aquaviva will treat wastewater from eight districts in the Cannes Basin: Auribeau sur Siagne, Cannes, Le Cannet, Mandelieu, Mougins, Pégomas, La Roquette sur Siagne and Théoule sur Mer. Designed in line with high-quality environmental (HQE) standards, the future wastewater treatment plant, with a capacity of 300,000 inhabitant equivalents, represents a genuine technological and environmental ...


  • Carbon capture goes down the tubes

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is backed by governments and theInternational Energy Agency (IEA) as one of the best methods of reducing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and saving the planet from overheating. The problem is that despite this enthusiasm and the fact that CCS (also called carbon sequestration) is technically possible, it is not ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Eight key trends in carbon consumption

    Give your business strategy the competitive edge. Hugh Jones, Managing Director, Carbon Trust Advisory, investigates the trends impacting your business 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 reduction becomes ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • New treatment system cleaning up groundwater At Crossley Farm Superfund Site

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin commemorated the opening of a new water treatment system today in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new system will remove contamination from the groundwater at the Crossley Farm Superfund site in Hereford Township in Berks County. “This construction project, which used approximately $6.5 million in funding from the ...

  • Green Mountain Power-Shelburne Farms Solar Project Moves Ahead

    COLCHESTER, VT -- (Marketwire) -- 07/16/10 -- Green Mountain Power and Shelburne Farms are working together to build solar generation at Shelburne Farms. Under the terms of a 25-year cooperative agreement, Green Mountain Power will install a 770 solar panel array at Shelburne Farms. The panels will occupy three quarters of an acre in a field that Shelburne Farms has recently designated as a ...


  • enXco and Gamesa Announce Operation of the 38 Megawatt Chestnut Flats Wind Farm

    Gamesa Technology Corp. and enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, today announced that the 38 megawatt Chestnut Flats Wind Farm, located northwest of Altoona, Pennsylvania in Blair County, achieved commercial operation on December 29, 2011. The project features 18 G90-2.0 MW and one G87-2.0 MW Gamesa wind turbines. Developed and built by Gamesa Energy USA, LLC, Chestnut Flats will deliver ...


  • Carbon Neutral and Peregrine:Making Adventure Travel Greener

    Adventure travel company Peregrine and Carbon Neutral have joined forces to offer responsible travellers greener opportunities to explore the world. The two organisations have established a unique carbon reduction programme with the aim to work towards providing totally carbon neutral travel for Australian customers. The new project will offset carbon emissions created by ...


    By Carbon Neutral

  • Agra-Cycle Announces Carbon Sequestration Project

    Agra-Cycle announces carbon sequestration project likely to become the largest landfill reduction strategy in Tennessee State history composting a projected 10 million tons of organic waste by 2022. Using EPA computations this will eliminate approximately 7,000,000 million tons of greenhouse gases (methane) that would normally be produced if the waste were sent to a landfill to ...


    By AgraCycle.com

  • Product carbon labeling takes shape in South Korea

    The South Korean government has decided that selected products will carry labels in the marketplace to show the size of their carbon footprints. During the testing phase, just 10 products will get carbon labels, but if the program is successful, it will be used more widely. The labels will show the amount of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide emitted during the products' lifecycle - production, ...

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