Tag: carbon

Ken Gillingham on the Environment and Economics

Ken Gillingham on the Environment and Economics

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 3, 2019

I do research on environmental economics. I examine how policies can be better designed to be more effective and cost effective to reduce emissions and improve livelihoods. I’ve been very passionate about this issue going back to when I was a young child and I would go for hikes in mountains with my parents. I […]

Carbon Forest : la compensation raisonnée – Solutions Reporters ep.1

Carbon Forest : la compensation raisonnée – Solutions Reporters ep.1

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 20, 2019

Episode 1 : Carbon Forest, clever carbon offset One of the main challenges we face today with climate change is the fight against the greenhouse effect. And it goes hand in hand with reducing our carbon emissions. We have to reinvent our consumption and production models to pollute less, but we should also offset our […]

Ocean Seeding – A New Technology that can Save Marine Life

Ocean Seeding – A New Technology that can Save Marine Life

By Micah Moen 29 Comments November 9, 2019

People have relied on the abundance of the ocean since the beginning of human history. But things are rapidly changing. Scientists project that by 2048 the ocean will be depleted and fisheries will cease to exist. Billions of people rely on fish as their primary source of food and income – a number that will […]

Over 190,000 Newly Discovered Viruses Are Lurking in Our Oceans, Here’s What You Should Know

Over 190,000 Newly Discovered Viruses Are Lurking in Our Oceans, Here’s What You Should Know

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 8, 2019

If you didn’t think the ocean could get anymore weird, wonderful and kinda freaky…have I got news for you. There are viruses in it. A lot more than we previously thought. A new study reveals there are almost 200,000 distinct viral populations in the ocean. A liter of sea water contains anywhere between 1-10 billion […]

Protecting This Forest Can Help Stop Climate Change

Protecting This Forest Can Help Stop Climate Change

By Micah Moen 7 Comments October 29, 2019

– Here we are in a cold, wet boreal bog in Canada, where the moss grows quickly and the trees grow slowly. When the trees die and fall, that dead wood sits in an acidic, low-oxygen environment where bacteria is very, very slow to break it down, so it continues to hold its carbon. The […]

The Crazy Plan to Capture and Store CO2 Under the Ocean

The Crazy Plan to Capture and Store CO2 Under the Ocean

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 26, 2019

CO2 is created by every living thing on the planet, but also by burning fossil fuels, which is causing global warming… So, what if we just trapped it all under the ocean? That’d work, right? Howdy oxygenators, Trace here for DNews. Every breath you take, you’ll be exhaling CO2. In fact, each exhale contains 100 […]

What Are Carbon Footprints | Environmental Chemistry | Chemistry | FuseSchool

What Are Carbon Footprints | Environmental Chemistry | Chemistry | FuseSchool

By Micah Moen 5 Comments October 24, 2019

In this video you will be able to see how you can reduce your own contribution to climate change by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide you are releasing into the atmosphere. Imagine someone living in a warm place, with a house built of mud and straw, who cooks using firewood, with an ox to […]

NOAA Ocean Acidification Demonstration

NOAA Ocean Acidification Demonstration

By Micah Moen 32 Comments October 23, 2019

Ocean Acidification is a global-scale change in the basic chemistry of oceans that is under way now, as a direct result of the increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We are just beginning to understand the impacts of Ocean Acidification on life in the ocean. The moniker “osteoporosis of the sea,” gives you a hint […]

Tracking an Ocean of Carbon

Tracking an Ocean of Carbon

By Micah Moen 0 Comment October 16, 2019

The ocean is vast, covering over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, containing 97 percent of the planet’s water, and holding almost 50 times more carbon than the atmosphere. For something so large to change would seemingly be impossible. But the ocean is changing, and NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, or PMEL, has been measuring […]

European Forests: Central to the World We Live in

European Forests: Central to the World We Live in

By Micah Moen 17 Comments October 16, 2019

EUROPEAN FORESTS: CENTRAL TO THE WORLD WE LIVE IN Forests are the most important and versatile ecological infrastructure in Europe. Today forests cover 35% of Europe’s landscape, but this hasn’t always been the case. In late medieval times there was hardly any forest due to overgrazing and overcutting for timber and firewood, and decimation during […]