Category: Carbon Capture

forest conservation and global warming

Trees Also Shelter Us From Climate Change What’s low-tech, sustainable and possibly the most effective thing that we can do to fight global warming and climate change? Planting trees and saving forests. Tom Crowther is a climate change ecologist at Swiss university ETH Zurich. Four years ago he found there are about 3 trillion trees already on […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Soil Restoration Vital To Climate Change Mitigation A soil scientist at The Ohio State University, earned the 2019 Japan Prize, considered one of the most prestigious honors in science and technology. Rattan Lal is the first Ohio State scientist and the first soil scientist to ever receive the prize. He is Distinguished University Professor of […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Deforestation Fueling Global Warming, Extinction Deforestation is one of the largest contributors to global warming, climate change and the extinction of endangered species. The conversion of ancient rainforests into plantations for commodities, including palm plantations, is the driving factor behind deforestation. Global tree cover loss reached a record 29.7 million hectares (73.4 million acres) in […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Carbon Models Off Target  By Abrahm Lustgarten. This article is a partnership between ProPublica, where Abrahm Lustgarten is a senior reporter, and The New York Times Magazine. In addition to the contribution to global warming, palm oil production is driving the extinction of the orangutan and Sumatran tiger. Indonesia has already pushed the Bali tiger and […]

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tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Innovative Conservation Models Can Refine REDD+ In December 2015, with the signing of the Paris Agreement, the nations of the world reached agreement on a historic, collective and comprehensive approach to combat climate change. The primary goal of the agreement, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is to hold the increase […]

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climate change and deforestation

Ecosystems Can Curb Global Warming, Increase Resilience Though his business card says Director of Forest Carbon Science at The Nature Conservancy, Bronson Griscom introduces himself as an ecological accountant. Griscom radiates an optimism somewhat rare in seasoned environmentalists, especially when he discusses the “carbon economy” of nature: the everyday role that trees, grasslands and coastal […]

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climate change and deforestation

Fossil Fuels Only Part Of The Equation The global carbon capture and storage (CCS) market is expected to exceed US $8.75 billion by 2025, according to a new report. The rising global energy demand along with the growing awareness towards reducing carbon dioxide emissions in most of the industrial economies is anticipated to drive the […]

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deforestation and climate change

Reforesting Kilimanjaro Region Ecosystems around the world are under assault like never before. The collapse of any ecosystem impacts life around the world–especially when the ecosystem is an anchor in Africa’s greenbelt. The greater Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania and Kenya is one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet. Millions of people and several endangered species […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Economy Promoted Deforestation The Chinese government has paid close attention to ecological and environmental issues for years. Contrary to popular belief, sustainability and environmental protection are long-term strategies vital to the country’s health and wealth. China started framing environmental protection as a fundamental national policy in the 1980s. It established sustainable development as a national […]

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deforestation and climate change

Restoring Forests More than a dozen African countries have joined an “unprecedented” $1.6bn (£1bn) initiative to boost development and fight climate change by restoring 100m hectares (247m acres) of forest across the continent over the next 15 years. The African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative – known as AFR100 – was launched on Sunday at a […]

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