Investing in nature pays off as vineyard goes carbon positive

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A West Australian vineyard is one of the first in the state to become carbon positive and they say it makes the wine taste even better. Key points: Oranje Tractor vineyard in Albany is among the first carbon-positive agricultural businesses in WA The farm sequesters six times more CO2 and CO2 equivalents than the vineyard emits It’s […]

Around the frozen continent, a vast current circles the world

Around the frozen continent, a vast current circles the world

The ocean’s dominant feature, extending up to 2 miles deep and as much as 1,200 miles wide, is the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, by far the largest current in the world. It is the world’s climate engine, and it has kept the world from warming even more by drawing deep water from the Atlantic, Pacific and […]

ED: Cutting down the methane

Matuail Landfill emits about four tons of methane gas into the atmosphere every single hour One of the major drivers of climate change in the world is methane, the impact of which is 80 times greater than that of carbon dioxide, and it is worrisome that Bangladesh has serious sources of methane emission across the […]

Developing countries need to chart their own course to net zero emissions

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Translating complex climate science into language people understand has always been difficult. At various times, the aim of different climate policies has been holding average global temperature rise to 2°C or 1.5°C, or ensuring emissions peak by a particular year. Net zero targets are the most recent attempt to simplify the climate crisis in order […]

Wielding machetes and calipers, sweat-soaked scientists count carbon in Amazon

Rioterra project analyst Iara Barberena, a forestry engineer, measures dead plant matter on a parcel of Amazon rainforest in Itapua do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil, November 4, 2020. REUTERS

Soaked in sweat, the small group of men and women sawed and tore trees limb from limb. They drilled into the soil and sprayed paint across tree trunks. This is vandalism in the name of science. In the trees about 90 km (55 miles) from Rondônia state capital Porto Velho, the Brazilian researchers are seeking […]

2020 ties with 2016 as world’s hottest year on record, EU climate change service says

2020 ties with 2016 as world's hottest year on record, EU climate change service says

After an exceptionally warm winter and autumn in Europe, the continent experienced its hottest year on record in 2020, while the Arctic suffered extreme heat and atmospheric concentrations of planet-warming carbon dioxide continued to rise. Scientists said the latest data underscored the need for countries and corporations to slash greenhouse gas emissions quickly enough to […]