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  • Fighting climate change with grasslands

    Grasslands have vast untapped potential to mitigate climate change by absorbing and storing CO2, according to a new report by FAO. Pastures and rangelands represent a carbon sink that could be greater than forests if properly managed. Covering some 30 percent of the earth’s ice-free land surface and accounting for 70 percent of its agricultural land, the world’s 3.4 billion ha of grasslands can ...

  • Moringa Biodiesel qualifies social, technical & commercial criteria for sustainable Advanced Biofuel

    Global biofuel production has grown sevenfold since 2000, and today biofuels provide 7% of road fuel transport by energy basis and can provide up to 27% of world transportation fuel by 2050, To date, food crops (corn, sugar, and vegetable oil) have been the primary source of biodiesels for transportation, but increased use of these fuels has created more problems than solutions: rising food ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Rice Farmers in China use Less Fertilizer, Increase Yield

    “Rice farmers can decrease their nitrogen fertilizer and pesticide use by around 20%, and increase their yield by 10% by using the ‘three controls technology’ (3CT),” says Dr. Xuhua Zhong, crop physiologist at the Rice Research Institute of the Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GDRRI).  The meaning of “three controls” is controlling the amount of ...

  • Form Ghana First to Earn VCS Verification in West Africa

     A project that aims to reforest 15,000 hectares of degraded lands in central Ghana and absorb more than 80,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually has been independently validated by SCS Global Services (SCS) under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).  Under the project managed by ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Bion Announces Kreider Farms Project Sampling Results

    Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB/QB: BNET) announced today the test results from the most recent round of sampling of its system at the Kreider Farms dairy operation. These samplings will be part of Bion's submissions to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) for the issuance of its final water quality permit and approval of Bion's nutrient ...

  • The UK joins partnership to tackle deforestation

    Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker today pledged UK support to the Tropical Forests Alliance 2020, a partnership set up by the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the US Government to tackle deforestation. Minister Barker made the announcement during a meeting with Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, in Washington today. The ...

  • New Report Offers Menu of Solutions to Close the Global Food Gap

    New research presents solutions to meet the world’s growing food needs, while advancing economic development and environmental sustainability. The analysis finds that the world will need 70 percent more food, as measured by calories, in order to feed a global population of 9.6 billion people in 2050. It is possible to close the food gap, while creating a more productive and healthy ...

  • Bion Announces Sample/Testing Program Initiated at Kreider Farms

    Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB/OTCQB: BNET) announced today that it has initiated a testing program to demonstrate the performance of its micro-aerobic treatment system at Kreider Farms dairy operations in Manheim (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania.  Over the next 60--90 days, samples will be taken at various points ...

  • Converted Organics Announces New TerraSphere Licensee, Eco-Leaf Farms

    BOSTON, July 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Converted Organics Inc. (Nasdaq:COIN) announced today that TerraSphere Systems, LLC continues to build momentum with its vertical farming business by signing a new licensee for the Atlantic Provinces (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova ...


    By Converted Organics Inc.

  • Forest carbon scheme gains support, faces hurdles

    Among the few policy agreements to emerge from December's United Nations climate summit was recognition of the 'immediate' need to sequester more greenhouse gases in forests through a mechanism known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, or REDD.  The ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Greening Pepsi, from fertilizer to bottles

    Pepsi recently demonstrated its commitment to reducing its environmental impacts up and down the value chain with two rapid-fire announcements about new initiatives. The old-school approach to greening is to focus on operations within the proverbial "four walls." But Pepsi, like other leaders, is approaching sustainability more holistically, with much greater impact. I recently spoke with Tim ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Mission Achieves the World’s First Jatropha ISCC Certification

    Mission NewEnergy Limited (NASDAQ:MNEL) (ASX:MBT), a global provider of environmentally sustainable biofuels, today announced that the Company has received the coveted International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its Jatropha contract farming model, a world first for any Jatropha business. To qualify for ISCC certification, companies must ...


    By Mission NewEnergy Limited

  • Insights from the Rokwood close out and future initiatives

    Short Rotation Plantations (SRP) have a high CO2 emissions reduction potential, they protect biodiversity in rural areas and increase the soil organic carbon content. In addition they can be used as an effective prevention method against soil erosion, as a defence against floods and as windbreak barriers.  Despite their proven benefits and viability, SRP account for less than 0.1% of EU crop ...


    By Rokwood

  • Meeting the 2 Degree Global Temperature Goal Can be Done – UNEP

    ‘Too Little, Too Late’ could be one way to sum up the key message in the latest United Nations Emissions Gap Report assessing what is needed to keep global temperature rise to below 2°C by 2050. But in fact, the message is far more subtle, and more positive than one might assume from reading the press headlines. The 2013 Emissions Gap Report, released by the UN Environment ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Building the foundation for REDD+: Recommendations for Durban on Forest Monitoring

    Though forests play an essential role in international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the development of systems to monitor deforestation and forest degradation has been slow. This is due to the demanding technical requirements and the large capacity gaps in many countries. ...

  • Insights from the Rokwood close out and future initiatives

    Short Rotation Plantations (SRP) have a high CO2 emissions reduction potential, they protect biodiversity in rural areas and increase the soil organic carbon content. In addition they can be used as an effective prevention method against soil erosion, as a defence against floods and as windbreak barriers. Despite their proven benefits and viability, SRP account for less than ...

  • 176% Rise in Metal Prices, 260% Rise in Energy Prices Marks Era of Soaring Costs as Resources Decline

    Rapidly rising prices - metal up by 176 per cent, rubber by 350 per cent, and energy by 260 per cent since 2000 - signal a potentially crippling trend of increasing costs as current consumption patterns rapidly deplete the world's non-renewable resources, according to a new report released today. Decoupling 2: Technologies, Opportunities and Policy Options, produced by the United Nations ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Eye on Earth: 2008 in review

    From promises of 'green jobs' on the U.S. campaign trail to record-setting global investments in renewable energy, the year was marked by an international mobilization to address the world's most daunting environmental challenges and forge a green economy. While the science is clear that the time to address catastrophic climate change is now, a turbulent year - including food crises, natural ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Climate issues loom at the UN world food summit

    A three-day United Nations summit on world food security opened in Rome this week, with a grim message from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that on any one day more than 17,000 children will die of hunger - one every five seconds, 6 million a year - even as the planet has more than enough food for all. Climate related factors are a major cause of this problem, he added. 'Today, more than one ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Linde and Sapphire Energy Announce Deal to Co-Develop CO2 Management System for Algae Fuel Production

    The technology group, The Linde Group, and Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world's leaders in algae-based crude oil, today announced that they have entered into a multi-year agreement to co-develop a low-cost system to deliver carbon dioxide (CO2) to commercial-scale, open-pond, algae-to-fuel cultivation systems.   Linde, the leading merchant CO2 supplier in the U.S., will partner with ...


    By Sapphire Energy

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