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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…

Climate Change Human Health Research Fast-Tracked for 2009

Climate Change Human Health Research Fast-Tracked for 2009

MADRID, Spain, October 9, 2008 – World health experts will document the human health effects of climate change under a new high priority research agenda agreed Wednesday at the end of a three-day meeting here convened by the World Health Organization and hosted by Spain’s Ministry of Health. “This meeting has made clear that there…

UN: Tens of Millions of New Green Jobs on the Horizon

UN: Tens of Millions of New Green Jobs on the Horizon

NEW YORK, New York, September 25, 2008 (ENS) – Efforts to tackle climate change could result in the creation of millions of new green jobs in the coming decades, according to a new report from the United Nations on the impact of the emerging global green economy. Green jobs reduce the environmental impact of enterprises…

Growth in China's CO2 Emissions Double Previous Estimates

Growth in China's CO2 Emissions Double Previous Estimates

SAN DIEGO, California, March 11, 2008 (ENS) – The growth in China’s emissions of the primary greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, CO2, is far greater than previous estimates, making the goal of stabilizing atmospheric greenhouse gases much more difficult, finds a new analysis by economists at the University of California. The authors of the study, Maximillian…