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Carbon Farming in Santa Barbara

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by

Recent research in Marin County, which has similar soils and agricultural makeup to Santa Barbara, shows that a one-time application of compost on rangelands can stimulate plant growth at a significant level. By kickstarting the carbon cycle, this strategy uses native grasslands as vehicles for pulling excess carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and sequestering […]

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Carbon Farming in Vermont

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by

June 28, 2016 Rachel Fussell Sitting in the 100-year old Farm Barn at Shelburne Farms during a two-day course on Carbon Farming with Eric Toensmeier, I couldn’t help but ponder how simple life’s decisions must have been for the folks who lived and tended this barn back then. The questions that we as individuals and […]

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Carbon Farmers of Australia

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by

The Principals of Carbon Farmers of Australia have been pioneers in the farm-based offsets industry. Experience counts. Carbon Farmers of Australia is one of the only Regionally based Carbon Trading Advisors and have 20 years of farming experience in the Central West of NSW. They understand farmers. The Principals of Carbon Farmers of Australia […]

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A Boon for Soil, and for the Environment

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by

By Beth Gardiner May17, 2016 When Gabe Brown and his wife bought their farm near Bismarck, North Dakota, from her parents in 1991, testing found the soil badly depleted, its carbon down to just a quarter of levels once considered natural in the area. Today the Brown farm and ranch is home to a diverse and […]

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Are ‘Blue Carbon’ Projects a Win for the Climate and the People?

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by

The international push to protect blue carbon started around 2009, when the United Nations published a report pointing out that coastal ecosystems capture and store carbon far more efficiently than their drier counterparts. Mangroves and coastal wetlands, for instance, suck up about 10 times more carbon dioxide per acre per year than rainforests do, and store three to […]

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This cement alternative absorbs CO2 like a sponge

Posted on Friday, January 27th, 2017 by

Cement has been called the foundation of modern civilization, the stuff of highways, bridges, sidewalks and buildings of all sizes. But its production comes with a huge carbon footprint. Environmental chemist David Stone was seeking a way to keep iron from rusting when he stumbled upon a possible substitute that requires significantly less energy. Ferrock […]

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Fighting Climate Change from the Ground Up

Posted on Friday, January 27th, 2017 by

A worker burns sugarcane waste, part of the process in making biochar, at the Eco Fuel Africa factory in Lugazi, Uganda Climate delegates from around the globe have converged on the COP22 Village in Marrakech, Morocco, to hammer out the details of implementing the Paris Agreement. We already know that nations’ Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, […]

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California’s dairy industry knows how to cut its greenhouse gas emissions

Posted on Friday, January 27th, 2017 by

Agriculture accounts for more than half of California’s methane emissions, making it an obvious industry for the air board to regulate as it tries to carry out Brown’s direction. Methane is a less common greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, although studies suggest it’s much more potent in trapping heat in the Earth’s atmosphere. It builds […]

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Indian firm makes carbon capture breakthrough

Posted on Friday, January 27th, 2017 by

Carbonclean is turning planet-heating emissions into profit by converting CO2 into baking soda – and could lock up 60,000 tonnes of CO2 a year A breakthrough in the race to make useful products out of planet-heating CO2 emissions has been made in southern India. A plant at the industrial port of Tuticorin is capturing CO2 from […]

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The Farm that Grows Climate Solutions

Posted on Friday, January 27th, 2017 by

The following is adapted from The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security by Eric Toensmeier (2016). The book introduces the concept of carbon farming, explains how it can help mitigate climate change, and explores strategies for adoption around the world. Published with permission […]

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