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  • Published: Dec 7th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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American west’s forests face troubling carbon trend

| Sourced From Mysinchew |

WASHINGTON, Friday 3 December 2010 (AFP) — Crippled by drought, scorched by wildfires and dying from beetle infestations, forests in the American west are struggling and in some states they now exude more carbon than they absorb, experts say.

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  • Published: Nov 16th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Interior West Forests on Verge of Becoming Net Carbon Emitter

| Sourced From NYtimes |

Forests in the Interior West could soon flip from carbon sink to carbon source, forest experts say.

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  • Published: Sep 2nd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Pacific Northwest forests could be keys to study of missing carbon

| Sourced From Star-telegram |

WASHINGTON — A new study using laser pulses shot from satellites has found that the world’s tallest forests are along the Pacific Northwest coast.

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  • Published: Aug 17th, 2009
  • Category: India
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India is now a major carbon sink: govt report

| Sourced From PTInews.com |

Dehra Dun, Aug 16 (PTI) India is rapidly transforming itself into a major carbon sink igniting hopes of big funds for maintaining natural green cover, a new report has said.

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  • Published: Jul 7th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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A Threefold Strategy for Carbon Reduction

| Sourced From Huffingtonpost.com |

San Francisco — As Congress considers clean-energy and climate legislation, most of the fuss has been about whether (and how) to use price signals to encourage clean energy and reduce our dependence on dirty fossil fuels. Should we have a cap-and-auction system (as President Obama prefers), a carbon tax (as many economists have argued), or cap and trade (as the House recently voted)? Or, should we just pretend that energy markets work just fine without price signals, as the Republican leadership and the Chamber of Commerce seem to prefer? Markets where you don’t have to pay for what you use (in this case, the planet’s limited carbon sinks) used to be associated with communism. Now they’re the heart of a weird cult that calls itself conservatism.

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  • Published: Jul 5th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Change farming to cut CO2 emissions by 25 per cent

| Sourced From Theecologist.org |

A new report has revealed that a change in the way we manage agricultural land could help sequester a quarter of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions every year

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  • Published: May 11th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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China can sink carbon in soil

| Sourced From Nation.Ittefaq.com |

Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, mainly carbon dioxide, is a crucial task. Current measures include using technology to improve energy efficiency, planting forests to store carbon and promoting nutrient recycling so that carbon can be used to enrich the soil. The first two techniques are far more costly than nutrient recycling.

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Carbon Sinks Losing The Battle With Rising Emissions

| Sourced From Science Daily |

ScienceDaily (Mar. 21, 2009) The stabilising influence that land and ocean carbon sinks have on rising carbon emissions is gradually weakening, say scientists attending last weeks international Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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Is the Internet Carbon Negative? Yes, Says Sun

| Sourced From Greentech Media |

Keep shopping on Amazon and playing World of Warcraft, you electronic shut-ins. You’re helping the environment.

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The Orbiting Carbon Observatory and the Mystery of the Missing Sinks

| Sourced From NASA |

Picture a tree in the forest. The tree “inhales” carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, transforming that greenhouse gas into the building materials and energy it needs to grow its branches and leaves.

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Emissions trading scheme will ‘raise food prices, lower exports’

| Sourced From The Australian |

AUSTRALIA’S proposed climate change regime would push up food prices, cut inflows to the Murray-Darling and cut agricultural exports if it continues to encourage the development of carbon sink forests.

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