Key to Speeding Up Carbon Sequestration Discovered

Source: m.phys.org Published: July 17, 2017 Scanning electron microscopy image of calcite. Credit: Adam Subhas/Caltech by California Institute of Technology Scientists at Caltech and USC have discovered a way to speed up the slow part of the chemical reaction that...

Peatlands Are 2nd Only to Oceans in The Amount of Carbon They Store

Source: drawdown.org Published: July 25, 2017 Peatlands: Although they cover just 3% of earth’s land area, they are 2nd only to oceans in the amount of carbon they store. Peatlands, also known as bogs or mires, are neither solid ground nor water but something in...

AirCarbon wins Popular Science Innovation of the Year

Source: matteroftrust.org Published: May 1, 2015 Every day, plants and microorganisms use greenhouse gases to make useful materials, from carbon dioxide-capturing redwood trees and coral reefs to deep sea methane-capturing hydrothermal vent ecosystems. Inspired by...

Just Add Compost: How to Turn Your Grassland Ranch into A Carbon Sink

Source: grist.com Published: January 16, 2014 Shutterstock Nathanael Johnson When UC-Berkeley ecologist  Whendee Silver first heard about the idea behind the Marin Carbon Project, she was pretty skeptical. The group wanted her to study the land they were ranching to...