Texas, the largest energy consuming state in the nation, wants to reduce carbon emissions by 195 billion tons over the next 18 years- and it’s looking at an innovative program that will allow local businesses to renovate existing commercial and public buildings to lead the way. It’s called Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE, and it’s made […]
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There appears to be too much information about the world’s dwindling forests that is not properly considered. A new study released by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) contends that biodiversity is found to be a critical determinant of a forest’s ability to absorb greenhouse gases. The assessment also stresses that accounting for those who live in or near forests when implementing REDD+ (reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and enhancing forest carbon stocks in developing countries) increases the likelihood of achieving carbon and biodiversity goals.
The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between biodiversity, forest management and climate change mitigation in the framework of the United Nations-backed initiative REDD+. Importantly, the report reviews the social implications of forest and land management interventions envisaged under REDD+ and points to the need for an integrated landscape management approach that involves all people who have a stake in forests.
New studies were conducted by Angela Sanseverino who studied a combination of two biomarkers which now shows that methane is a crucial part of life systems found in lakes and which can be returned to the food chain.
Scientists and engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) have discovered an entirely new carbon-based material that is synthesized from the “wonder kid” of the carbon family, graphene. The discovery, which the researchers are calling “graphene monoxide (GMO),” pushes carbon materials closer to ushering in next-generation electronics.
One of a number of topics being discussed in terms of technology that pollutes our atmosphere and affects our health is the question of whether wood-burning stoves are harmful or safe as a way in which to create heating. Much debate has been made, on both sides, suggesting that it is either harmful to our […]
Steven Apfelbaum, founder of Applied Ecological Services (AES), has developed land-use solutions to help farmers, companies, landowners, and communities around the world. In a recent article, he called for developing a National Carbon Reserve.
Cascade Engineering has just launched its SWIFT Wind Turbine in the United States and Canada. Quieter than a whisper, SWIFT provides businesses and homeowners in windy environments an effective solution to lower energy bills and reduce carbon emissions.