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  • PEAT in INDCs: Getting ready for Paris 2015

    The UNFCCC conference of Paris (“COP 21”), which will take place during the first two weeks of December this year, will need to square many circles in order to become a success. One of the more vicious ones concerns the level and quality of climate change mitigation commitments from Parties. A “protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force under the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • The ARK Enterprises featured by World Business Review

    Innovative soil remediation and the use of natural products to protect the environment are proving more beneficial to companies with petroleum spills or problems. P.O.L. Sorb, manufactured by The ARK Enterprises, Inc., is leading the market in excellent performance with organic peat moss as an oil absorbent. World Business Review helps us to consider why natural products can be better for the ...


    By The ARK Enterprises, Inc.

  • Russian spring flood threats

    Dozens of villages were flooded and roads washed out in Saratov Region, Russia. Rescue teams evacuated more than 600 people. A monastery with precious icons and frescos near the town of Pskov submerged. Specialists say that this is only the beginning of the spring flood in Russia and the water level is still far from its maximum. The day before scientists and experts in emergency control ...

  • The ARK Enterprises featured by World Business Review for innovative soil remediation technologies and natural spill cleanup products.

    Innovative soil remediation and the use of natural products to protect the environment are proving more beneficial to companies with petroleum spills or problems. P.O.L. Sorb, manufactured by The ARK Enterprises, Inc., is leading the market in excellent performance with organic peat moss as an oil absorbent. World Business Review helps us to consider why natural products can be better for the ...


    By The ARK Enterprises, Inc.

  • Climate change: Commission dishes the dirt on the importance of soil

    A new report made public by the Commission underlines the crucial role that soils can play in mitigating climate change. Soils contain around twice the amount of carbon in the atmosphere and three times the amount to be found in vegetation. Europe's soils are an enormous carbon reservoir, containing around 75 billion tonnes, and poor management can have serious consequences: a failure to protect ...

  • Ontario to protect northern boreal forests

    The Government of Ontario has announced plans to protect at least 225,000 square kilometres of the Far North Boreal region under its Far North Planning initiative. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty in making the announcement noted that scientists, First Nation and Métis leaders will collaborate to map and permanently protect an interconnected network of conservation lands across ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Science article on GHG accounting misses the mark on biofuels

    Biofuels produced from biomass feedstocks (i.e. plant matter) are, by definition, carbon neutral because carbon dioxide tailpipe emissions from the combustion of biofuels are readily absorbed by growing plants. As such, the tailpipe emissions resulting from the use of a gallon of ethanol produced from corn grown on U.S. farmland are negated by the growing of the corn itself. Yet, in a newly ...

  • With proper care, contaminated urban soils are safe for gardening

    A six-year study by Kansas State University researchers indicates that crops grown in contaminated urban soils present little to no risk for people eating those crops when gardeners have followed best practices. The findings are significant for urban and suburban gardeners, who according to a 2012 estimate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provide about 15 percent of the world's food, ...


    By Kansas State University

  • Ireland could reap big CO2 savings from biofuels

    Rapid economic growth places unique challenges on Ireland as it seeks to meet its future energy needs as well as its Kyoto emissions targets. New research suggests that using willow and miscanthus as biofuel crops could reduce Ireland's overall carbon emissions whilst securing long-term economic benefits. Food crops, such as corn, are often used as feedstocks for biofuels such as ethanol. Food ...

  • US testing confirms worn out artificial turf poses lead exposure risk

    While conducting a routine health investigation at a scrap metal facility in Newark this spring, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the federal Agency for Toxic Substances tested a nearby community athletic field for lead contamination. When samples taken from the field showed high levels of lead in the field dust, but not from the scrap metal facility, red flags went ...

  • 2 New tools can cut deforestation and support sustainable palm oil in Indonesia

    Can the world have its palm oil and forests, too This is an issue that my colleague and I discussed a while back. I am pleased to say that we recently moved a step toward ensuring that the answer is “yes.” At the 10th Annual Meeting of the ...

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