carbon sequestration


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carbon sequestration

n
(Environmental Science) the prevention of greenhouse gas build-up in the earth's atmosphere by methods such as planting trees to absorb carbon dioxide or pumping carbon dioxide into underground reservoirs
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Study implies that carbon sequestration techniques (the process of capture and long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide) must be brought into practice to better understand the charcoal producing processes and its transport to the oceans.
Gulf Times "Floating mangroves for carbon sequestration is an ideal contribution to Qatar's legacy of hosting the United Nations Climate Change Conference late last year," Unesco Arab Region's ecological sciences adviser, Dr Benno Boer, told .
Qatari Diar Construction's (QDVC) has signed an agreement with Creocean, a leading environmental engineering consultancy specialising in coastal and marine environment and oceanography, to set up a major carbon sequestration project in the country, reports TradeArabia News Service.
The report's authors discovered that if current N fertilizer levels were cut by 60 percent in over-fertilized areas, nitrous oxide emissions would decrease substantially without significantly influencing crop yield and soil organic carbon sequestration.
Biotic carbon sequestration is currently being considered as a practical option for mitigating C[O.
It concerns the protection of soil and water, carbon sequestration and biodiversity conservation.
To date, studies examining the technical and economic feasibility of carbon sequestration have been carried out mostly in the United States (Paustian et al.
Reports by the Congressional Research Service from 2008 discuss emerging policy issues regarding carbon dioxide pipelines for carbon sequestration, network needs and cost uncertainties regarding pipelines for carbon dioxide control, and jurisdictional issues in regulating carbon dioxide sequestration pipelines.
So the United Nations is trying to hammer out an agreement under which governments would be compensated for managing their countries' forests to maximize carbon sequestration.
Known as soil carbon sequestration, this natural process already helps curb climate change, and many believe it can be enhanced to provide additional sequestration.
The team based in Aberystwyth are part of FUTUREforest, a partnership of regions looking at the key role trees and forests can play in carbon sequestration and reducing flooding.