carbon capture and storage

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carbon capture and storage

(1) A technology which attempts to prevent the release of large quantities of CO2 from fossil fuels consumed by power plants when producing electricity. The CO2 would be stored in deep geological formations, ocean trenches or as mineral carbonates.
(2) An older definition referring to the planting of trees to offset the buildup of CO2 secondary to burning of fossil fuels.
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"It is seemingly OK to offset emissions from flying around the world through carbon sequestering actions such as tree planting and peatland management, but not OK for a farm to do its own internal offsetting."
* Healthy Soils Initiative provides technical assistance and grants for farmers and ranchers to adopt soil carbon sequestering practices and measurement and verification plans.
The total carbon avoided can be compared to saving about 9.1 million liters of gasoline, or 7,136 hectares of carbon sequestering forests.
The total carbon avoided can be compared to saving approximately 9.1 million liters of gasoline or 7,136 hectares of carbon sequestering forests.
Similarly, she said under extreme conditions of soil or water salinity where no crop of agricultural interest can be grown it is possible to imagine dedicated halophyte plantations for forage production, soil rehabilitation, bio-energy generation, landscaping, carbon sequestering, and a number of other useful purposes at no cost in terms of good quality water and soil.
Jatropha cultivation is to be addressed for biodiesel in the country for gaining the benefits of Carbon sequestering. There are the gains of environment upgrading and reclamation of ruined soils.
In a June 2011 debate about responsible forest management to ensure clean air in Lane County (known as carbon sequestering), the conservative majority voted to pressure our federal government to increase logging on protected forest lands.
Payment for environmental services is a scheme by which people are paid to adopt land uses and practices that support such services as clean air, clean water, biodiversity, and carbon sequestering. Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) is a program being discussed that would require rich countries to pay people with rights over forests to conserve those forests.
Dr Baldock outlines two broad approaches to soil carbon abatement including looking for better efficiencies, carbon sequestering avenues and examining options for carbon-friendly agricultural management changes.
Rotation sequences and nominated carbon sequestering technologies for major agro-ecological zones of south-eastern Australia, including IPCC classifications and associated sources of greenhouse gas emissions For rotations: W, wheat; B, barley; C, canola; G, grain legume; P, pasture; Lf, long fallow; 1 crop or pasture every year; numbers preceding abbreviation denote number of consecutive years.