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Biochar Offered as Climate Change Reduction Tool

Biochar Offered as Climate Change Reduction Tool

ATHENS, Georgia, December 17, 2008 (ENS) – Former inhabitants of the Amazon Basin enriched their fields with charcoal and transformed some of the Earth’s most infertile soils into some of the most productive. They disappeared 500 years ago, but their soil is still rich in organic matter and nutrients. Now, scientists, environmental groups and policymakers…

Slow Progress in Poznan While Climate Threats Mount

Slow Progress in Poznan While Climate Threats Mount

POZNAN, Poland, December 13, 2008 (ENS) – The annual UN climate change conference ended shortly before 3:00 am today in Poznan with a commitment from governments to shift into full negotiating mode next year in order to shape a effective international response to climate change, to be agreed in Copenhagen at the end of 2009.…

Construction Industry Could Trim Climate Emissions Cheaply

Construction Industry Could Trim Climate Emissions Cheaply

POZNAN, Poland, December 8, 2008 (ENS) – Energy use in buildings accounts for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, but the potential of the construction sector to combat climate change has not been tapped, according to a new report issued by the United Nations Environment Programme. The report was released Saturday to governments meeting in…

U.S. and Canada Collaborate on Arctic Sea Bed Mapping

U.S. and Canada Collaborate on Arctic Sea Bed Mapping

DAKAR, Senegal, September 4, 2008 (ENS) – To help Africa obtain its fair share of climate emissions reduction projects under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism and satisfy a growing interest in a carbon market on the continent, the International Emissions Trading Association on Wednesday launched the first all Africa Carbon Forum at Le Meridien…