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  • Characterising the biodiversity and functioning of European soils

    World Soil Day (Dec 5, 2014) concludes a week-long series of events in Dijon bringing together international scientists. The results of the European EcoFINDERS project, coordinated by INRA, were revealed for the occasion. This project helped create standardised methods of measuring soil biodiversity, and as a result, vital data on the health of Europe’s soils were gathered. The analyses ...

  • Figuring out where to put the carbon

    To meet our immediate energy needs without exacerbating climate change, most experts agree, we’ll need to find a way to store the carbon dioxide given off by the combustion of coal, oil and natural gas. But no full-scale storage systems exist, and the plans to create them have many unknowns. New projects at MIT could help to fill that information gap. At the American Geophysical Union’s fall ...

  • When it comes to forest soil, wildfires pack one-two punch

    For decades, scientists and resource managers have known that wildfires affect forest soils, evidenced, in part, by the erosion that often occurs after a fire kills vegetation and disrupts soil structure. But, the lack of detailed knowledge of forest soils before they are burned by wildfire has hampered efforts to understand fire’s effects on soil fertility and forest ecology. New research ...

  • UN Says Global Carbon Neutrality Should be Reached by Second Half of Century, Demonstrates Pathways to Stay Under 2°C Limit

    In order to limit global temperature rise to 2°C and head off the worst impacts of climate change, global carbon neutrality should be attained by mid-to-late century. This would also keep in check the maximum amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that can be emitted into the atmosphere while staying within safe temperature limits beyond 2020, says a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). ...

  • Macaulay Institute chooses Enviro Technology’s Picarro for their international research

    Leading Aberdeen based land-use research centre the Macaulay Institute has purchased two Picarro isotopic CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) analysers from Enviro Technology for its world-wide research programme. The analysers are being used for the Institute’s field campaigns, which look at the 13C isotope content of CO2 which leaves the soil surface. By measuring  the ...

  • Management of rice paddy fields affects greenhouse gas emissions

    How rice paddy fields are managed significantly influences the release of greenhouse gases (GHGs), a recent study concludes. Permanently flooded soils release more methane than soils that are flooded and then dried between production periods, for example. In general, the researchers recommend growing other crops in dried soil between production cycles, as well as limiting nitrogen fertilisers, to ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Benchmark of 400 Parts per Million reached and excceded

    For the first time since the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began tracking carbon dioxide in the global atmosphere, the monthly global average concentration of this greenhouse gas surpassed 400 parts per million in March 2015, according to NOAA’s latest results. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Robert Janzen joins ClimateCHECK as Director of Western Canada

    ClimateCHECK is pleased to announce that Robert Janzen, PhD, PAg, has joined the firm as Director of Western Canada. Rob has several years of experience as President of Agrologics Consulting Ltd., from which he brings highly technical expertise and experience concerning greenhouse gas (GHG) dynamics associated with agricultural and environmental systems to ClimateCHECK. Rob’s education and ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and capture, regionally

    A new report, Agriculture’s Role in Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Capture, commissioned by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America, examines the evidence for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sequestration in America’s major agroecosystems. The report summarizes current knowledge of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide ...

  • Global methane levels on the rise again

    After eight years of near-zero growth in atmospheric methane concentrations, levels have again started to rise. 'This is not good news for future global warming,' says CSIRO's Dr Paul Fraser, who co-authored a paper to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysccical Union. 'Over recent years, the growth of important greenhouse gases, namely methane and the ...

  • Regenesis Oxygen Release Compound (ORC) facilitates cost-effective contaminated site closure at 29 major petroleum company sites in Midwest

    Using the enhanced in-situ bioremediation technology Oxygen Release Compound (ORC®) and targeted contaminant source removal, remediation professionals restored and secured regulatory closure for 29 petroleum- contaminated sites across Indiana at an estimated cost saving of $75,000-$900,000 per site. The cleanups used an innovative and increasingly popular site closure strategy designed to achieve ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Germany lowers biogas formaldehyde emissions

    The renewable energy sector has grown enormously in Germany in recent years and there are now large numbers of plants producing energy from biogas/anaerobic digestion. The emissions from these plants are regulated, but the measurement of formaldehyde (a carcinogen) is being reduced as a result of a financial incentive system. However, the measurement of formaldehyde is challenging and in order to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • India should consider new-generation biofuels

    Sustainable biofuel production strategies and second-generation options involving woody biomass and tall grasses that do not need additional land can help India realise its green targets, a review says. India needs to minimise any adverse impact and promote potential synergies with respect to reclamation of degraded lands, creation of rural livelihoods and promotion of energy security, the review ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • A `black magic` CO2 fix

    Biochar is made by heating woody waste at high temperatures without oxygen, a process that also produces biogas and usable ‘bio-oil’, renewable energy sources. The stable black carbon-rich solid left after these are captured can remain in soil for up to 5000 years. Used in agriculture, it could increase crop production and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and nitrous ...

  • Land use conflicts necessitate integrated policy

    Demand for land in Europe is high. Food and biomass production, housing, infrastructure and recreation all compete for space, with impacts on our climate, biodiversity and ecosystem services. In a recent assessment, the European Environment Agency (EEA) analyses land use change in Europe, concluding that we need an integrated policy approach based on reliable data to balance sectoral demands and ...

  • UK to contribute GBP 100m for forestry protection deal

    The United Kingdom will contribute GBP 100 million to reduce the impact of deforestation on the world's climate, whilst supporting those who are most dependent on the forests for their livelihoods, UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband will announce in Poznan, Poland today [Friday 12 December]. The funding will help ensure that economic growth in rainforest countries is sustainable; ...


  • PetroAlgae’s Protein Achieves Successful Test Results for Human Consumption

    PetroAlgae Inc. (OTCPK: PALG), a global provider of licensed technology that ...


  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

  • U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 33 R&D 100 Awards for 2015

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) researchers have won 33 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in recognition of exceptional new products or processes that were developed and introduced into the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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