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 […]

Off-season ‘cover’ crops expand as U.S. growers eye low-carbon future

Off-season 'cover' crops expand as U.S. growers eye low-carbon future

CHICAGO, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Illinois farmer Jack McCormick planted 350 acres of barley and radishes last fall as part of an off-season crop that he does not intend to harvest. Instead, the crops will be killed off with a weed killer next spring before McCormick plants soybeans in the same dirt. The barley and […]

Turning air into perfume

Turning air into perfume

While capping carbon dioxide from being freely dumped into the atmosphere is turning into a very long deliberation among our world leaders, capturing and repurposing it is another option. And that alternative has proved promising by Air Co, a 4-year-old startup that uses carbon dioxide in all of the products it creates. Its latest creation […]

Summer wildfires emit record amount of CO2

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Firefighters and volunteers try to extinguish a wildfire burning in the village of Galatsona, in Greece on August 9, 2021 Reuters Globally, forests going up in flames emitted more than 2.5 billion tons of CO2 Wildfires in Siberia, North America and around the Mediterranean caused record levels of planet-warming CO2 emissions this summer, the EU’s […]

UN says world likely to miss climate targets despite COVID pause in emissions

UN says world likely to miss climate targets despite COVID pause in emissions

The virus-related economic downturn caused only a temporary downturn in CO2 emissions last year and it was not enough to reverse the rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said. Reduction targets are not being met and there is a rising likelihood the world will miss its Paris Agreement […]

Study: Since 2010, Amazon forest emitted more CO2 than it absorbed

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Aerial view of an area burnt by a forest fire on September 13, 2019 in Cali, Colombia, north of the Amazon basin. – The Colombian national police and air force patrol forests from the air to detect fires and help fight them AFP From 2010 through 2019, Brazil’s Amazon basin gave off 16.6 billion tons […]

Farmers struggle to break into booming carbon-credit market

Farmers struggle to break into booming carbon-credit market

When Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) made a massive purchase of carbon credits in January, it turned to a relatively new source: farmers who plant crops meant to trap carbon in the soil. The credits are financial instruments generated by projects that reduce or avoid the release of greenhouse gases, such as solar farms or tree-plantings. The […]

CO2 pollution bounces back, climate goals at risk

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White smoke rises from the blast furnace Schwelgern at the plant of the German industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp in Duisburg, western Germany, on February 4, 2021. – ThyssenKrupp will broadcast the annual general meeting live via internet streaming with presentations by CEO Martina Merz on February 5, 2021 AFP Energy-related emissions were 2% higher in December […]

UK to launch greener vehicle petrol to reduce CO2 emissions in September

UK to launch greener vehicle petrol to reduce CO2 emissions in September

A greener vehicle petrol that could cut transport CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes a year is to be introduced across Britain in September 2021, the British government has announced. The British Department for Transport (DfT) said the greener fuel E10 petrol could cut transport emissions equivalent to 350,000 fewer cars on the roads of Britain. […]

France exceeded CO2 reduction target in 2019: Macron

France exceeded CO2 reduction target in 2019: Macron

France outperformed its target for reducing carbon emissions in 2019, President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday, four days after a court rapped the state for not respecting its own climate targets. “France reduced its greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 by -1.7%. It is beyond our objective!” Macron wrote on Twitter. Earlier, Environment Minister Barbara Pompili was […]