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What Woodland Owners Should Know About Forest Carbon Offsets in the US South

Original economic analysis done by the authors suggests that under current market conditions (offset prices in the $8-$12/metric ton CO2e range), income from carbon offsetsmay be sufficient in some instances to pay property taxes or the “incremental” 

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  • Published: May 11th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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U.S. health care sector addresses carbon footprint with information technology

The health care sector in the United States, apart from having been the climate change bills biggest competitor for a passage, accounts for 8 percent of the countrys total greenhouse gas emissions and 7 percent of its carbon dioxide emissions.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Jamaica Plain Businesses Learn to Reduce Carbon Footprints

The Sustainable Business Leader Program aims to provide a unique and affordable course of action that small to medium-sized, locally and independently owned businesses can follow to become more ecologically conscious.

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  • Published: May 5th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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UI Students Plant Trees to Clear Their Carbon Footprint

A group of University of Iowa students got dirty to clean the air in Iowa City on Friday. All weekend they are planting trees with the hope of offsetting their carbon footprint. But, there is a payoff, a field trip across the country.

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  • Published: May 4th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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North Coast: Pot-growing power grab

Marijuana advocates are fond of calling their favorite weed a natural product, the epitome of a green commodity. But commercial pot cultivation increasingly done indoors with 1,000-watt lamps substituting for sunlight has a Godzilla-sized carbon footprint, according to a UC Berkeley energy analyst’s report.

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  • Published: May 2nd, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Does Chicago’s Old Housing Stock Lead to High Carbon Emissions?

This is a little bit old, but it’s new to me: in 2008, scientists from Purdue, Colorado State, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published “the first detailed inventory of carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels across the United States”: the Vulcan Project.

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  • Published: Apr 30th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Gas South launches carbon offset program

Gas South LLC has begun offering its business and governmental customers a chance to take part in a voluntary carbon offset program, the Atlanta-based utility announced recently.

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  • Published: Apr 26th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Diesel Emissions Causing High Black Carbon Levels Across Chicago

Black carbon levels are high throughout the city and no Chicago neighborhood is free from it, regardless of the average household income, according to recent testing done by the Chicago News Cooperative. Just one week after the City Council passed an ordinance aiming to reduce the amount of air pollution emitted by trucks doing city construction work,

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  • Published: Apr 25th, 2011
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N.Y. Solicitor General Argues To Uphold Right To Sue Carbon Dioxide Polluters

The New York State Attorney Generals Office — represented by state Solicitor General Barbara Underwood — urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the right of states to sue five polluting power companies to force them to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the primary cause of climate change. Leading a coalition on behalf of New York, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the City of New York, Attorney General Eric T. Schneidermans office argued that the power companies are causing a

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  • Published: Apr 24th, 2011
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Case on Carbon Emissions Before U.S. Supreme Court

Who has the authority to order utilities to cut their carbon emissions? That’s what the U.S. Supreme Court will hearing arguments about Tuesday, in a case that pits the Obama administration against environmentalists.

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  • Published: Apr 22nd, 2011
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MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY TO GO CARBON NEUTRAL IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY

West Long Branch, NJ (April 18, 2011) Monmouth University will go carbon neutral on Earth Day and help students and area residents to do the same. On April 22, 2011, Hess Corporation’s Energy Marketing division is providing the University with Verified Emission Reductions (VERs). The carbon off-sets are the equivalent of taking seven passenger cars off the road for a full year.

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PMC Develops New Online Resource to Help Municipalities Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Carbon Conscious is saving municipalities time and money in their efforts to meet their 2020 greenhouse gas reduction targets

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  • Published: Apr 18th, 2011
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Carbon Footprint Companies Plan Merger

Playa del Reys Planet Positive International LLC, which provides corporate environmental accreditation programs, has signed a letter of intent to merge with Green Globe International Inc.

Green Globe, based in the Riverside County city of San Jacinto, on Wednesday said that if due diligence is successful, Green Globe will acquire 100 percent of Planet Positive in a stock transaction, with Planet Positive becoming the surviving entity…

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  • Published: Apr 14th, 2011
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Zero Carbon Franchise Building Runs Itself

How do you make a franchise opportunity super compelling? Just ask Atlantic Windshield Repair (AWR). Theyve managed to take their windshield chip repair business and wrap it up into a totally inclusive package-building, tools, workstation, supplies

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  • Published: Apr 12th, 2011
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Uncommon Good Constructs a Zero Carbon Building with Superadobe

Uncommon Good is an on-profit organization that helps fight against poverty in their local community of Claremont, Calif. The organization works to break the poverty cycle in families as well as benefit the earth through sustainable means. Uncommon Good takes things a step further by creating a new superadobe building that will benefit the residents of Claremont and the earth.

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  • Published: Apr 7th, 2011
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State rules push Metro to slash carbon emissions

Metro must devise a plan to slash carbon emissions from passenger vehicles, under a proposed state regulation issued Friday.

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  • Published: Apr 4th, 2011
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Bozeman approves plan to reduce carbon footprint

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) The Bozeman City Commission has approved a plan meant to reduce the city’s carbon footprint, including recommendations to charge a 5-cent fee for shoppers to use plastic bags and allow residents to opt out of receiving telephone directories.

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  • Published: Apr 1st, 2011
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Teens work to reduce carbon footprint

With teenagers becoming more environmentally conscious, it is no wonder that many of them are making the effort to decrease their carbon footprint. It is the small, daily environmental tasks that students do, which can greatly influence the environment. Everything from recycling a plastic bottle to organizing a community cleanup can help to benefit the environment. Many teens wish to see changes in their communities’ carbon footprint and their actions definitely prove it.

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2011
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Natural gas can play as a bridge to a low-carbon future

March 25, 2011, SANTIAGO, Chile,(Coal Geology) – Energy featured prominently in talks held by US president Barack Obama during his tour of Latin America on 18-23 March. But Obamas messages appeared mixed at times, and discussions with countries such as Brazil and Chile overlooked the potentially key role that natural gas can play in the region, according to the international energy reporting service Argus.

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Yellow Creek State Park Reduces its Carbon Footprint by 20 Percent

Yellow Creek State Park in Indiana County is the first in the system to reduce its carbon footprint by 20 percent, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of State Parks Director John Norbeck announced today.

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  • Published: Mar 22nd, 2011
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CO2 Solution lands USD252,000 for carbon capture technology

CO2 Solution is receiving CAD250,000 (USD251,900) in funding from the Canadian government. The Quebec City-based firms technology uses a natural enzyme called carbonic anhydrase to increase carbon dioxide absorption efficiency from power plant emissions. The funding will be used to test the technology in an industrial setting.

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  • Published: Mar 11th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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New model to measure organic carbon in surface waters

Scientists have developed a new carbon model to estimate sources and losses of organic carbon in surface waters in the United States.

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  • Published: Mar 8th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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UPDATE 2-US Republicans launch bill to axe EPA carbon rules

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) – Republicans in both chambers of the U.S. Congress introduced bills on Thursday that would permanently stop the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating emissions blamed for warming the planet.

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  • Published: Feb 27th, 2011
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Court Affirms Forestrys Positive Role in Addressing Climate Change Decision Verifies Carbon Benefits of Active Forest Management ~Press Release by SPI Industries….Court Documents To Follow

Sacramento, Calif., February 22, 2011

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  • Published: Feb 26th, 2011
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Resizing their carbon footprint

Surrounded by paintings created by local artists, Rebecca Lesser piled used sweaters on a table at her art studio Sunday afternoon and hoped the snow outside wouldnt keep fellow Winonans inside.

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