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Straw from agriculture could play an important role in the future energy mix for Germany. Up until now it has been underutilised as a biomass residue and waste material. These were the conclusions of a study conducted by the TLL (Thueringian regional institute for agriculture), the DBFZ (German biomass research ... keep reading
Written by Tilo Arnhold, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, original article: Renewable Energy World. in November 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Green energy
Researchers at the University of Western Australia have found out that some marine plant ecosystems can develop strategies to adapt to, and even mitigate, climate change. Professor Carlos Duarte, Director of UWA's Oceans Institute said seagrass, mangrove and salt-march ecosystems ranked among the world's most intense carbon sinks ... keep reading
Financial bubbles can wreak havoc on industries (think dot com) or commodities (like gold). Investor excitement builds, asset prices skyrocket, and eventually enthusiasm gives way to a crash, wiping out huge amounts of value practically overnight. In short, the bubble bursts. It’s time we extended this framework to a ... keep reading
The ability of tropical forests to store carbon is affected by the availability of nitrogen, a major element that limits plant growth, particularly when recovering from natural or human disturbances. Trees that can convert (or fix) atmospheric nitrogen into biologically essential nutrients provide an important fraction of the nitrogen needed ... keep reading
Written by Celsias in September 2013, about Carbon Sequestration
As forests begin to thin and countries continue to pour emissions into their atmosphere, the delicate natural cycle that allows trees to soak in atmospheric CO2 is continually disrupted. The natural worlds inability to return to a balanced state in the carbon cycle can partially be attributed to the natural ... keep reading
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnAQagkgpx8 This video is an extract from the EIO's soon-to-be-launched crowd funding campaign. Please check back soon for more details. In the meantime if you would like to support the EIO in continuing its work, please visit the donate page. keep reading
Our ocean is changing rapidly from the burning of fossil fuels. Last week an unfortunate milestone was reached, carbon dioxide levels in the air passed 400 parts per million (ppm) according to the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. These results mark the highest carbon dioxide levels in human history and ... keep reading
Global agriculture is currently a major contributor of carbon emissions. However, there are crops and practices that can reverse that trend, actively sequestering carbon while producing food and other essential human needs. The first component of this strategy is the use of perennial crops, like trees and other long-lived plants ... keep reading
Adding charcoal to land used to grow bioenergy crops can greatly increase their overall benefit in helping cut our greenhouse-gas emissions, scientists have shown. Applying so-called 'biochar' before planting energy crops can cut soil greenhouse-gas emissions by around a third. Soils are among the biggest sources of UK emissions, and ... keep reading
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