California Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory Program

Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by

Overview The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) requires that the California Air Resources Board (ARB) determine the statewide 1990 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission level and approve a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit, equal to the 1990 level, to be achieved by 2020. Assembly Bill 1803, which became law in 2006, made ARB […]

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Air Quality Trends

Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by

Air Quality Trends EPA creates air quality trends using measurements from monitors located across the country. The table below show that air quality based on concentrations of the common pollutants has improved nationally since 1980. (See the trends graphs for 1980-2014, 1990-2014 and 2000-2014.) Percent Change in Air Quality 1980 vs 2014 1990 vs 2014 2000 vs 2014 Carbon […]

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Green House Gasses (GHG)

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by

There’s a reason we’re so interested in carbon. It didn’t take long after the industrial revolution for scientists to become concerned about pollution from carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide… We’ve created a human race against time. Too much pollution in our air creates an (almost) invisible roof over the Earth that traps in our heat […]

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The White House says “We Can Reverse Climate Change”

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by

On July 31, 2014 the White House and USDA hosted a meeting with food, agriculture and data industry officials in an attempt to encourage innovation to stem the effects of climate change on agriculture and food production…find out how soil can help actually REVERSE the effects of climate change! http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/08/01/we-can-reverse-climate-change-way-we-grow-food

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California is providing incentives for ranchers

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by

Recently we wrote that carbon emissions can be significantly reduced through the widespread application of compost, and now California is providing incentives for ranchers to do it. They can get tradable greenhouse gas emission reduction credits, bringing them another revenue stream for sustainable land management practices that also improves the soil and its ability to hold water. Ranchers can sell them on California’s Greenhouse […]

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