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14/6/2014
We don`t need to think big about climate change. We need to think small. More By Daniela Cusack June 14 at 9:00 AM Daniela Cusack is an assistant professor of geography at UCLA and lead author of "An Interdisciplinary Assessment of ...   
2/6/2014
Green technology and sustainability efforts are all well and good, but a new UCLA report says that the best way to combat global warming is to cut carbon emissions, coinciding with the Obama administration's new proposal to reduce such ...   
1/6/2014
Climate engineering is unlikely to provide an effective or practical solution to slowing global warming, according to a new study. Reducing the release of carbon remains the only likely answer to tackling climate change ahead of fanciful ...   
17/4/2014
Those wind turbines endlessly turning on the hill near your home tell of a changing world. So do the fields of solar panels sprouting from the deserts of California to the plains of Germany. But the world is not changing fast enough, says the ...   
4/4/2014
Pushing the needle back on billowing carbon dioxide emissions may be necessary to avoid catastrophic warming. But for those who are squeamish about drastically engineering the climate by seeding algae blooms or spraying aerosols to form clouds, ...   
20/3/2014
Each year there are more extreme weather events not only in the US but all over the world. Most scientists agree that, as more carbon dioxide is pumped into the air and the gaseous composition of the atmosphere is changed, extreme weather events ...   
4/3/2014
In the 19th century, as land-hungry pioneers steered their wagon trains westward across the United States, they encountered a vast landscape of towering grasses that nurtured deep, fertile soils. Today, just three percent of North ...   
12/1/2014
Members of the public have a negative view of climate engineering, the deliberate large-scale manipulation of the environment to counteract climate change, according to a new study. The results are from researchers from the University of ...   
21/7/2013
A gigantic, steaming-hot mound of compost is not the first place most people would search for a solution to climate change, but the hour is getting very late. "The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the 2001-2010 ...   
19/7/2013
This story first appeared in Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A gigantic, steaming-hot mound of compost is not the first place most people would search for a solution to climate change, but the hour ...   
10/5/2012
The Asia-Pacific region must continue to grow economically to lift millions of people out of poverty, but it must also respond to climate change to survive, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in a report released Thursday. "The ...   
5/10/2011
Soils store three times as much carbon as plants and the atmosphere. Soil organic matter such as humus plays a key role in the global carbon cycle as it stores huge amounts of carbon and thus counters global warming. Consequently, the Kyoto ...   
11/8/2011
of Thin Air: The Quest to Capture Carbon Dioxide Skip to this page's content Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement National Geographic Society P.O. Box 98199 Washington, DC 20090-8199 USA ...   
11/8/2011
Imagine a toilet that takes human waste and converts it into minerals for fertiliser and clean water, while harvesting energy in the process. The toilet doesn't use water, doesn't need expensive infrastructure of a sewerage system, ...   
27/7/2011
AS a way to save the world, digging a ditch next to a hillock of sheep dung would seem to be a modest start. Granted, the ditch was not just a ditch. It was meant to be a “swale,” an earthwork for slowing the flow of water down a slope on a hobby ...   
9/7/2011
Techno-fix ideas include artificial trees and firing silver iodide into clouds to produce rain.The alert on the Climate Ark website in January 2009 was marked urgent: "Take action: A rogue science ship is poised to carry out risky ...   
20/6/2011
The recent devastating floods that occurred in many parts of Australia were a reminder of the power of nature. Infrastructure and property took a hit, but can be rebuilt. Crops can be replanted and fences mended. Whether it's a natural cycle or ...   
19/6/2011
If you haven`t yet heard, hell froze over last week. Oddly, this is likely to be bad news for a warming planet. On Monday, more than 125 environmental groups sent a scathing letter to Rajendra Pachauri, the Nobel prize-winning head of ...   
18/3/2011
Nitrous oxide is a potent greenhouse gas and a precursor to compounds that contribute to the destruction of the ozone. Intensively managed, grazed pastures are responsible for an increase in nitrous oxide emissions from grazing animals' ...   
11/2/2011
It seems modest, as power plants go -- a 29-megawatt facility, situated just north of the Vermont-Massachusetts line, that will burn woody biomass to generate enough power for 25,000 to 30,000 homes. But like many proposed plants in the recently ...   
17/11/2010
Good news for everyone who loves a barbecue: soon you could be helping save the world as you flip your burgers. A new generation of small, barbecue-style stoves could soon be making it possible to sequester carbon while you cook -- with ...   
1/10/2010
What unites Malcolm Turnbull, Tim Flannery and James Lovelock? Enthusiasm for biochar: one of the most intriguing solutions to global warming and a possible boon for investors.Biochar, the charcoal-like residue when biomass (such as ...   
23/8/2010
Mimicking volcanoes by throwing particles high into the sky. Maintaining a floating armada of mirrors in space. Burning plant and other organic waste to make charcoal and burying it--or burning it as fuel and burying the CO2 emissions. Even ...   
16/8/2010
Biochar--the agricultural application of charcoal produced from burning biomass--may be one of this century's most important social and environmental revolutions. This seemingly humble practice--a technology that goes back thousands of years--has ...   

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