carbon sequestration

Stripping air of CO2 may become unavoidable


July 25th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Emerging techniques to strip the atmosphere of carbon dioxide (CO2) and store it away to stabilise climate may become unavoidable, as our planet tips into a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ocean warming might hit microbes’ carbon storage capacity


February 13th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Climate change is warming the oceans and preventing water layers from mixing, which could upset the carbon storage capacity of microbes and plankton.As the ocean surface ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sex promotes seagrass which acts as carbon sink


January 17th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Sex promotes greater growth of seagrass, a vegetation that doubles as a huge carbon sink and shelters marine species, reveals a study.Seagrass meadows grew predominately via ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tropical forest growth could worsen carbon dioxide problem


August 16th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, August 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the University of Cambridge, UK have reported that more trees may rather worsen the carbon dioxide problem the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Crop with deeper roots could slash CO2 levels


August 4th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Rearing crops whose roots burrow a metre deeper into the ground than those of existing plants could slash carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. Douglas Kell, professor of ... Read more...

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What is a forest? India yet to define (World Environment Day is on June 5)


June 4th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Most people have read the definition of a "forest" at some point or another, but in India its legal definition is still evolving within the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Carbon credits: Himachal inks pact with World Bank


May 22nd, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Sunday inked a green pact with the World Bank to allow the hill state to secure carbon credits through carbon sequestration under ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

NALCO to set up pilot project on managing carbon


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) State-run National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) Monday said a pilot project on carbon sequestration will be implemented at its captive power plant at Angul in Orissa.Sidhanta ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Most college students lack scientific literacy: Study


January 8th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new study from Michigan State University has pointed out that most college students don't have the basic scientific literary skills to understand the causes and effects of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Freshwater methane emission changes greenhouse gas equation


January 7th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Greenhouse gas uptake by continents is less than previously thought because of methane emissions from freshwater areas, to newly released data by an international team of scientists.John Downing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India, Norway to collaborate for protecting biodiversity


November 19th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) India and Norway will work together for developing professional expertise in dealing with policy and legal issues relating to protection of biodiversity.Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Genetically altered trees could reduce global warming


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that forests of genetically altered flora could sequester several billion tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year and thus, could help reduce ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Using algae to trap carbon dioxide, Orissa show how


September 6th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The green slimy algae can play a major role in reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and cleaning industry-polluted air. The Orissa government is launching ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Organic farms have higher quality fruit, better soil


September 3rd, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): Compared to the conventional farms, organic ones produce more flavourful and nutritious strawberries while leaving the soil healthier and more genetically diverse, says a new study."Our findings have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ants really do scare elephants


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): They may be tiny, but ants can bring giant elephants down to their knees, according to a new study that reveals that elephants in the savannah have good ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The good, bad and the ugly about carbon sequestration


June 28th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): Carbon sequestration is fast gaining popularity as a way to counter global warming. However, its effectiveness and consequences are not yet fully understood. Now, a Niels Bohr Institute ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

BP oil disaster threatens goods and services worth far more than BP’s value - Study


June 10th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) - The BP oil disaster, hurricanes and wetlands loss threaten a net value of $330 billion to $1.3 trillion in natural system goods and services, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Australia to give 2.4 million dollars for biotechnology research with India


May 12th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Top scientists will receive funding for cutting-edge research into everything from bioenergy and biofuels to vaccines and medical diagnostics as part of a joint multi-million dollar program ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Iceland president keen on Indian investment in energy sector


January 15th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Icelandic President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, the longest-serving head of state of the island nation, has met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and lobbied for Indian investment ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Logged rainforests can support as much biodiversity as virgin forest within 15 years


October 21st, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Leeds, UK, has found that logged rainforests can support as much plant, animal and insect life as virgin forest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change mitigation strategies ignore carbon cycling processes of inland waters


September 28th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have said that current international strategies to mitigate manmade carbon emissions and address climate change have overlooked the carbon cycling processes of inland ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Don’t expect a miracle at Copenhagen Summit: Jairam Ramesh


September 19th, 2009 - 8:31 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 19 (ANI): Union Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said developed countries should not expect miracles at the Copenhagen Climate Summit to be held in December.Ramesh said ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Climate change mitigation strategies ignore carbon cycling processes of inland waters


September 2nd, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): In a new report, scientists have determined that climate change mitigation strategies ignore carbon cycling processes of inland waters.Scientists from the University of Vienna, Uppsala University in Sweden, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian forests absorb 11% of annual greenhouse gas emissions: Jairam Ramesh


August 29th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 29 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh, said on Saturday that about 11 per cent of the annual greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) is being absorbed ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Trees vital part of agricultural production worldwide


August 24th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 24 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have used detailed satellite imagery to demonstrate that almost half of all farmed landscapes worldwide include significant tree cover, which implies that trees ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Farming does not reduce tree cover as much as thought earlier


August 24th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Satellite imagery has revealed that there is significant tree cover in nearly half the farmed landscape worldwide, contrary to a belief that agriculture leads to massive deforestation. It reveals ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Forest fire prevention efforts can add to greenhouse warming


July 9th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Forestry researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have said in a new report that widely sought efforts to reduce fuels that increase catastrophic fire in Pacific Northwest forests ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Land management practices in agricultural watersheds can affect carbon losses


June 20th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that specific land management practices in agricultural watersheds, such as manure application, can affect carbon losses.Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) losses from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Underground rocks may turn carbon dioxide into harmless chemical


March 6th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Geologists have mapped large rock formations in the US that can absorb carbon dioxide and potentially be harnessed to vastly accelerate the process. The report, by scientists at ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Earths climate troubles may be solved by burial at sea


January 30th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): New calculations by scientists suggest that making bales with 30 percent of global crop residues, and then sinking them into the deep ocean could reduce the build ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Geoengineering could prove to be weapon to combat global warming in future


January 28th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): If scientists have their way, geoengineering could well be the future weapon to combat global warming and cool the climate.This is the conclusion of a the first ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify microbes that can increase plant growth


January 27th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Through work originally designed to remove contaminants from soil, scientists have identified plant-associated microbes that can improve plant growth on marginal land.The findings by the team ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists use lasers to monitor changes in Hawaiis tropical forests


January 24th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): In a new research, scientists are quantifying landscape-scale changes occurring to Hawaiis Big Island tropical forests using lasers deployed on airplanes.The research would observe changes to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Burning peat bogs may be a good way to capture carbon from the atmosphere


December 6th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): A new research has suggested that burning peat bogs in a controlled way may be a good way to capture carbon from the atmosphere.Peatlands are dense carbon ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Marine jelly balls can combat global warming


November 17th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists have found a large number of marine jelly balls appearing off the Australian east coast that could be part of the planets mechanism for combating global ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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