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New study: Up to 7 billion tonnes of Carbon Dioxide can be removed from the atmosphere each year through better soil management on farm land

by Georgina Smith | Nov 14, 2017 By better managing farmland soil, the amount of carbon stored in the top 30 centimeters of the soil could increase an extra 0.9 to 1.85 gigatons each year, say authors of a new study published today in Scientific Reports. This is equivalent to carbon globally emitted by the transport sector (1.87 gigatons of Carbon); …

Climate services for smarter farming – what’s it all about?

By Maria Eliza Villarino | Oct 5, 2017   Over the last few years, CIAT, CCAFS and their partners* have been doing groundbreaking work to provide climate information to help farmers make smarter decisions. Having achieved success in Colombia and Honduras, now the team wants to take climate services to the rest of the world. Dr. Julian …

Summer sea ice melt in the Arctic

Date: July 24, 2017, Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Summary: Earlier this year Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now NASA is flying a set of instruments north of Greenland to observe the impact of the melt season on the Arctic’s oldest and thickest sea ice. …

Closer look: Landscape level assessment for the Central Namib Desert

Written by: Pippa Howard The southern African country of Namibia has been high on Fauna & Flora International’s (FFI) agenda since early 2007. Both Pippa Howard and Dave Wright from FFI’s Business & Biodiversity programme have written lauding the dramatic beauty and high level of biodiversity of the Namib Desert’s varying landscapes. In these blog …

France is offering US scientists 4-year grants to move to the country and do research

By Chris Weller at the Business Insider, Jun. 8, 2017, 11:41 AM If you are an American scientist, student, teacher, or business person working on climate change solutions, France would love for you to stay awhile. Following President Trump’s June 2 decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement — a multi-country pact that acknowledges global warming …

How Effective is the IEA’s Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Regulation? A Critique of the U.S. CO2 Reduction through CCS

A CRITICAL REVIEW RESEARCH PAPER How Effective is the IEA’s Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Regulation? A Critique of the U.S. CO2 Reduction through CCS JENKINS DIVO MACEDO M.S. Environmental Science and Policy, 2014 ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION POLICY: A U.S. PERSPECTIVE LAURA BRENTNER, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Environmental Science & Policy Department of IDCE Clark University …

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