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Brazil, the United States and China -- three of the world’s top 10 greenhouse gas emitters -- all announced new goals Tuesday to curb climate change.
President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, leaders of the Western ...
A new study published in Nature Climate Change has found analyses of carbon emissions may be misleading as they failed to include the impacts of policies such as trading schemes, emission caps or quotas."The inclusion of policy mechanisms ...
Frustrated by what they see as skewed news coverage of biomass
, a coalition of forest
industry groups is attacking media outlets, charging that reporters are giving free rein to environmentalists' critiques of wood-fired power generation while ...
For the sake of a greener Europe, thousands of American trees are falling each month in the forest
s outside this cotton-country town.
Every morning, logging crews go to work in densely wooded bottomlands along the Roanoke River, clearing ...
Scientists at the Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts have developed vegetation height maps for the entire tropics at very fine spatial scales. These first-of its-kind high resolution maps can help researchers estimate forest
In the wake of the drought, many orchards now dead wood• Open-field burning may increase as biomass
plants close• AB 590 would keep biomass
plants going with millions of state dollars———In drought-wounded Terra ...
Denmark has distinguished itself as the country moving the fastest toward the eventual replacement of fossil fuels. Its goal of 100 percent renewable energy
by 2050 is laudable, but the assumption that this path will reverse global warming while ...
It is well known that tropical deforestation is just as costly as carbon pollution when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. But while research has mostly focused on forest
s that have been completely mowed down, scientists are now saying that ...
About 1% of all the tree species in the Amazon account for half of the carbon locked in the vast South American rainforest, a study has estimated.Although the region is home to an estimated 16,000 tree species, researchers found that just ...
Researchers will genetically modify tobacco plants to produce enzymes that can break down biomass
raw materials. This may lead to a more effective, economic and sustainable production of biofuels.
Biorefining industries ...
French Ambassador for the Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP 21) Philippe Zeller and COP 21 adviser Emmanuel Guerin, were in Bangkok to attend meetings recently. The pair spoke to The Nation's Wiraj Sripong on the readiness of Asean nations, ...
A new report from the World Resources Institute finds that dedicating land to the production of biofuels, a form of renewable energy
made from plants, may undermine efforts to achieve a sustainable food future, combat climate change, and protect ...
A group of 78 scientists is criticizing an Environmental Protection Agency memo they say may dramatically undermine President Barack Obama's directive to cut planet-warming emissions.
In a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, a ...
Fifty years ago, the idea of reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the earth to address climate change officially entered the scientific and political vernacular. That concept has since been lumped under the banner of geoengineering with other ...
Climate ChangeIn Geoengineering Study, Science Academy Sees Merit in CO2 Removal, Risk in Reflecting SunlightBy Andrew C. Revkin February 10, 2015 11:00 am February 10, 2015 11:00 amPhotoGlobal warming might be slowed by ...
Does combating climate change require burning the world’s forest
s and crops for fuel?It certainly looks that way, judging from the aggressive mandates governments across the globe have set to incorporate bioenergy into their ...
President Obama's signature environmental initiative, his Clean Power Plan, is designed to fight climate change and crack down on America's carbon-emitting power plants. But behind the scenes, a dispute is raging over obscure language that could ...
If commercial aviation were a country, it would rank seventh in global greenhouse gas emissions according to a recent report by the International Council on Clean Transportation.
The aviation industry is growing so quickly that its ...
Restoring degraded land and forest
s with the world’s fastest growing plant, bamboo, can contribute to major carbon emission reductions. This is according to a new report released at the COP20 in Lima by the International Network for Bamboo and ...
Deep in the forest
s of the U.S. South, tree scraps are fueling a little-known but controversial energy
boom: wood pellets. Long used to heat homes in the country's Northeast, they're now destined for a new market.
Europe is importing the ...
If we’re to believe the biomass energy
industry, the U.S. Forest
Service and a chorus of politicians from both sides of the aisle, we can solve the energy
crisis, cure climate change and eradicate wildfire by logging and chipping our national ...
Environmental icon Marina Silva may struggle to advance her environment agenda if elected president.
Marina Silva rose from poverty deep in the Amazon jungle to become a prominent politician and the advocate who kick-started Brazil’s ...
OVERDEPENDENCE on biomass
as a source of energy
by both urban and rural households is a major contributing factor to climate change hence needs urgent change.Former Prime Minister, Fredrick Sumaye on Thursday in Johannesburg that current ...
If you’re driving through the South and you see a denuded field filled with stubby new plantings where lush forest
once stood, the blame might lie with an unlikely culprit: the European Union and its well-intentioned clean energy
At a time when we`re well aware of the benefits of living forest
ecosystems, in terms of not only mitigating the effects of air and water pollution, but also in recharging groundwater, storing carbon, serving as wildlife habitat, and perhaps even ...