Tag: climate change

UK Committee on Climate Change publishes reports on land use and biomass

UK Committee on Climate Change publishes reports on land use and biomass

November 20, 2018 |

In the UK, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) publishes two linked reports: ‘Land use: Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change’ finds that fundamental reform is required to ensure land becomes a more effective carbon store. The critical services we receive from the land; clean water, healthy soils, wildlife, timber and food, are threatened […]

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IPCC report says biofuel necessary to keep climate change under control

IPCC report says biofuel necessary to keep climate change under control

October 8, 2018 |

In South Korea, AFP reports the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change has launched a new report saying time is running out to stop climate change but that significant investment in biofuels and associated carbon capture and storage could make a big difference. The report says it the Earth’s temperature could rise 1.5C by 2030 and […]

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Researcher warns runaway seaweed taking over the Caribbean but could be good biofuel feedstock

Researcher warns runaway seaweed taking over the Caribbean but could be good biofuel feedstock

August 27, 2018 |

In Mexico, Xinhua news agency reports that a researcher from the National Autonomous University of Mexico has warned climate change over the last decade has led Sargassum seaweed to invade beaches around the Caribbean, creating a threat to local ecosystems, but at the same time some believe the plant could be a good feedstock for […]

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Clemson gets USDA grant to evaluate biofuels effect on climate change

Clemson gets USDA grant to evaluate biofuels effect on climate change

August 26, 2017 |

In South Carolina, Clemson University received a $147,744, two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to analyze how switchgrass fields and loblolly pine forests affect local temperatures through the exchange of water, energy, radiation and carbon with the atmosphere. The purpose of the project and grant is […]

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President Trump pulls US out of Paris Climate Treaty: “We’re getting out”

President Trump pulls US out of Paris Climate Treaty: “We’re getting out”

June 1, 2017 |

In Washington, President Trump said that he would withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Treaty signed by President Obama last year. The move leaves the US as one of three countries that are opposing the Paris Agreement — the others are Syria and Nicaragua. The President denounced the Climate Treaty for its “draconian terms” […]

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Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

June 21, 2016 |

Is that Miss Scarlet in the Library with the Rope, or Mr. Licella in Canada with biomass? In British Columbia, the experts convene and unveil the unusual suspects. The eyes of the world might well be on tiny Prince George, British Columbia these days — because that is the proposed site of Canfor’s commercial-scale biofuels and […]

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Washington state judge rules that states have a “mandatory duty” to “preserve, protect, and enhance the air quality for the current and future generations”

Washington state judge rules that states have a “mandatory duty” to “preserve, protect, and enhance the air quality for the current and future generations”

November 22, 2015 |

In Washington state, King County Superior Court Judge Hollis R. Hill issued a groundbreaking ruling that the “scientific evidence is clear that the current rates of (emissions) reduction mandated by Washington law. . . cannot ensure the survival of an environment in which [youth] can grow to adulthood safely.” The judge determined that the State […]

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US DOE launches SPRUCE to measure carbon sinks under climate change pressure 

US DOE launches SPRUCE to measure carbon sinks under climate change pressure 

August 30, 2015 |

In Michigan, the SPRUCE (Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change) project launched today about 25 miles north of Grand Rapids. The site consists of about seven acres of raised bog in the peatlands of the Chippewa National Forest. With the ability to control heating of the air and soil within the enclosures […]

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Who’ll Stop the Rain?

Who’ll Stop the Rain?

August 13, 2015 |

Future Farm, Future Crop: Part 5 of 5. What happens when the rain moves, as it already is moving? Are farms in the right places? Are cities? Are the rivers and lakes? If you haven’t noticed lately, the rain is moving. It’s not raining exactly where it used to, the way it used to. So […]

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“Nothing will happen without the will” – addressing climate change through low-carbon fuels

“Nothing will happen without the will” – addressing climate change through low-carbon fuels

July 22, 2015 |

Condensed from remarks by Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, on receiving the Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology,  from the Biotechnology Industry Organization. So many people beginning with my mother but including colleagues, professors and many others who have guided me, occasionally kicked me. Rosalind Franklin said that technology is about making […]

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