Tag: "sequestration" at biology news
Cars, not crops, should be chief targets in reducing greenhouse gases
... carbon dioxide emissions by 10 percent. Carbon sequestration
steps include adopting no-till agriculture to reta...was to compare two different scenarios biological sequestration
and reduced auto emissions to give a sense of what we could do to lessen carbon dioxide emissions."...
By impounding iron, FHC foils cell suicide, fuels inflammation
...that the antioxidant activity of FHC involves iron sequestration
and that this sequestration
is crucial for suppression of death of white blood cells induced by proinflammatory factors," the au...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2005
...RNL's Stan Wullschleger originally used for carbon sequestration
applications such as determining the amount of carbon in soil. Since then, the technique has also proved useful for identifying chemical fingerprints in bones and for detecting counterfeit currency. The research is funded by the Department of Justice...
Researchers investigate 'whole farm' approach to reduce dairy pollution
...; Correcting cropland that has already phosphorus sequestration
limits through the use of year-around forage cropping; and Adjusting dairy feed mixtures so cows excrete less phosphorus in their manure. Many of these systems have been tried in part, Muir said, but what makes this project unique is the "whole-far...
Poplar trees redirect resources in response to simulated attack
...ssil-fuel combustion. This is a strategy of carbon sequestration
-- the provision of long-term storage of carbon so that the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will be reduced....
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Many of 2 billion dryland dwellers at risk as land degrades
...e downstream flooding, impairment of global carbon sequestration
capacity, and regional and global climate change. "Given the size of population in drylands, the number of people affected by desertification is likely larger than any other contemporary environmental problem," says the report. Occupying more than ...
Kentucky Geological Survey involved in global climate change research
... of the eastern and northeastern United States for sequestration
options. With these consortia, the Kentucky Geolo... Virginia-Kentucky border that might be useful for sequestration
and the possibility for enhanced recovery of coalbed methane that would be displaced by the injectio...
Humans trading short-term food production for long-term environmental losses
...RAP graduate student Nancy Fresco's work on carbon sequestration
in boreal forests is an example of this new approach to land-use decisions. "Crossing between academic fields and taking a global perspective on local issues can be daunting, because linked social and ecological systems are innately complex," Fresco ...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2005
ENVIRONMENT -- Sinking CO2 . . . Carbon sequestration
in the ocean could become far more feasible with a...-- at intermediate ocean depths provides increased sequestration
efficiency without the significant costs of deep injection. In addition to its application for CO2 s...
Measuring hidden parasites in falciparum malaria
...died. This finding fits with current thinking that sequestration
of red cells containing the mature forms of the parasite is the most important pathological process in falciparum malaria. Approximately 40% of the world's population, mostly living in the world's poorest countries, is at risk of malaria. In the tro...
Climate change will affect carbon sequestration in oceans, model shows
..., the net uptake of carbon dioxide and the oceans' sequestration
capacity could be affected by climate change. "Thr...nd Cao studied the effectiveness of oceanic carbon sequestration
by the direct injection of carbon dioxide at different locations and depths. They found that climate...
EPA-led group finds same protein that attracts nutrient iron protects lung from particles
...g IRE DMT1 expression leading to metal uptake with sequestration
of iron)is just a set of associations." However, the Belgrade data "rule out these alternatives and support the argument that this chain of events is a set of causal relationships because (these rats) have defective DMT1," which diminishes transport...
El Carmen the first wilderness designation in Latin America
...st conservation, biodiversity conservation, carbon sequestration
and scenic landscape protection. Recently, conservation groups and the private sector approached CONANP to suggest a new level of certification, one that will seek to promote the highest possible level of ecological integrity of the land and avoid ne...
Yale environment school professor receives research award
...tural lands may offset some of the proposed carbon sequestration
due to reforestation....
Seeing the forest and the trees
...of carbon a forest would be able to store. "Carbon sequestration
is just one of the many services that tropical for...al insurance" that prevents large swings in carbon sequestration
or any other service a healthy forest provides such as soil stability or fruit production that might...
Valuing biodiversity services, including its insurance against disease
...llination services Forest biodiversity and carbon sequestration
The insurance value of biodiversity Marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning Cross-cutting Networks Biodiversity in agricultural landscapes: How to save our capital and not lose interest Eco-health and conservation medicine: A new agenda f...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2005
...n soil moisture and soil temperature. While carbon sequestration
strategies like no-till are intended to reduce atm...ly be sequestered. By integrating potential carbon sequestration
dynamics into their new model, researchers can more accurately estimate where soil carbon sequestrat...
Storing carbon to combat global warming may cause other environmental problems, study suggests
...cientific and Industrial Research. "I think carbon sequestration
with trees will work, at least for a few decades,"...or the environment?' We have to be smart about our sequestration
policies." Originating in a series of meetings at the Center on Global Change, which Jackson directs...
Global warming - the blame is not with the plants
...wever, the climatic benefits gained through carbon sequestration
by reforestation far exceed the relatively small negative effect, which may reduce the carbon uptake effect by up to 4 per cent. Thus, the potential for reduction of global warming by planting trees is most definitely positive. The fundamental proble...
Declining snowpack cools off CO2 emissions from winter soils, says U. of Colorado study
... environmental picture, said Monson. "Most carbon sequestration
occurs in hilly or mountainous terrain, and forests store more carbon dioxide than other ecosystems," he said. "The only way to understand what is truly happening with carbon dioxide in the Northern Hemisphere is with monitoring systems like the one ...
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