Investing in nature pays off as vineyard goes carbon positive

Man with grapes

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 […]

Bangladesh’s carbon emission plan a model for the world: Environment Minister

Bangladesh’s carbon emissions plan or updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) is a role model for the world in tackling climate change, environment, forest and climate change minister has said. Bangladesh will be able to reduce carbon emissions by a total of 21.85 percent by 2030 if it receives cooperation from the developed world, he said. […]

Farmers talk about government’s role in carbon markets

Rick Clark, Chris Lehe, Matt Willard and Jordan Seeger

The Indiana Legislature considered a bill to establish carbon markets in 2021 but didn’t pass legislation. The federal government is debating proposed legislation that could lead to a role for USDA. Where do farmers think the government fits in this potential new market? Jorden Seeger, deputy director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, chaired […]

My Turn: So who’s carbon is it anyway?

My Turn: So who’s carbon is it anyway?

There seems to be a new commodity coming from the farm these days. It doesn’t get trucked to the elevator or run through the sale barn. It might be the biggest crop to come from agriculture since high fructose corn syrup. It is carbon. Green plants sequester it and burning fossil fuel and other things […]

  Hydrogen energy could be key to carbon neutrality in China  

Jinmiao Xu and Darshak Mehta   | Published: August 16, 2021 19:49:01 Hydrogen energy is clean and storable with no tailpipe emission except water vapor after combustion. It produces neither carbon dioxide. Unfortunately, most hydrogen energy still produces the carbon dioxide that contributes to climate change. Across the world, more than 95 per cent of […]

Debt in a warm climate: coronavirus and carbon set scene for default

Debt in a warm climate: coronavirus and carbon set scene for default

Reuters Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:00 AM A house hit by a landslide is seen after heavy rain caused flooding in towns surrounding Lake Como in northern Italy on July 27. REUTERS/FILE “> A house hit by a landslide is seen after heavy rain caused flooding in towns surrounding Lake Como in northern Italy on […]

Investors call for action by steelmakers on carbon emissions

Steelmakers must take urgent action to produce less carbon in order to meet the Paris Agreement on climate change, investors with $ 55 trillion in assets said Wednesday. Emissions from steel production represent 9 per cent of the global total and must fall by 29 per cent by 2030 and 91 per cent by 2050 […]

Offaly to spearhead Carbon Farming Pilot

Offaly to spearhead Carbon Farming Pilot

Green Restoration Ireland, a cooperative founded in 2019, has launched a new European Innovation Partnership for Agriculture (EIP-Agri) to develop baseline studies with a pilot cohort of 30 farms with peat soils in the West Offaly catchments of the Silver, Camcor, and the Little Brosna rivers. “This is a farmer-science led program” says project coordinator, […]