While we've just learned that over 80% of new farmland in the tropics came at the expense of forests, another new study shows us that when it comes to calculating how much carbon tropical forests store, variable on the ground
File this one in the maybe someday category: At the national meeting of the American Chemical Society scientists have presented work on the potential of so-called 'dry water' to store gases, with an eye to store carbon emissions as
Even with all the serious doubts about its scalability or financial viability, carbon capture and storage repeatedly continues to get talked up as a key part of a future low-carbon energy economy. Adding to the practical
Mongstad industrial area at night. Photo Tøssekaien via flickr.
The Norwegians have been big supporters of carbon capture and storage, and the government helped get the public to go along with building of a gas-fired plant near an existing oil refinery
Gather up agricultural leftovers, blast them with pyrolysis (high heat, low oxygen), and what you get is a crumbly, black matter that could save the world. Making biochar generates clean energy, and at the same time sequesters carbon dioxide in a
Though it's a small percentage of the total 5.5 gigatonnes of carbon emissions released annually from human activities, it appears that echinoderms such as starfish, sea urchins and sea lilies are greater
I may not have been a huge fan of the promo video for its organic farm school, but the UK's Soil Association has been a tireless advocate for sustainable, planet friendly farming for years. And in looking at everything
The first year-by-year study of the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by the world's oceans since the industrial revolution confirms a disturbing trend: Oceans are struggling to keep up with all the carbon humans are
More and more research has been coming out recently on how much carbon is stored in different ecosystems. The latest is from an IUCN report (via Mongabay) which shows that coastal habitats store up to 50 times
There aren't too many good un-anticipated consequences when it comes to climate change, but here's one: Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey have discovered that in areas of open water left exposed by rapid ice melting around
Money from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (aka The Stimulus) continues to find its ways through the governmental pipes and out into the world. The latest: The Department of Energy has announced that $151 million in
Organic soils such as those seen here could sequester 40% of global carbon emissions. Image source: Rodale Institute stock.
Global Climate Change Chaos
We've overshot sustainability. Three hundred fifty parts per million (350 ppm) is the recommended
Agroforestry plot in Ethiopia. Photo: Trees for the Future via flickr.
The World Agroforestry Centre has just released a new report showing that while farming and deforestation are often linked together -- particularly when talking about the