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Avoiding Deforestation to Limit Climate Change 'Cheap and Practical'

Avoiding Deforestation to Limit Climate Change 'Cheap and Practical'

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 23, 2008 (ENS) – Wealthy nations could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally by paying landowners in developing nations not to clear forested land for agriculture, finds a new study by a research team from Austria, Brazil and the United States. The research attaches estimated dollar amounts to each metric ton of…

U.S. Scientists Head to Antarctica for Climate Research

U.S. Scientists Head to Antarctica for Climate Research

WASHINGTON, DC, February 21, 2008 (ENS) – More than 30 scientists will embark on a research cruise this month to the Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica. There they will combat cold and wind to study how gases that impact climate change move between the atmosphere and the ocean under high winds and seas. The Southern…