If the Earth’s vegetation were not absorbing tremendous amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the climate would be much hotter and have already crossed highly dangerous thresholds.
A new methodology enables emission reductions from biochar in the U.S., developed jointly by The Climate Trust in partnership with the International Biochar Initiative, Prasino Group, and Carbon Consulting.
Forests in the United States, especially older carbon dense ones, can play a critical role in reducing climate change impacts through sequestering and storing carbon for centuries if undisturbed.
Building farm soil carbon represents a fortunate confluence between what farmers need to do to prepare for increased climate extremes, and what they can do to reduce the atmospheric carbon that is driving those extremes.
It’s fostering new connections between public, private and academic institutions. Done right, it just might stem the tide of runaway climate change.
The health of forests and their owners are directly connected, an insight that has generated an innovative Oregon program to increase forest carbon.
Call it Cascadia or just the great Pacific Northwest. Whatever you call it, recognize that this is a special place on Earth distinguished by its landscapes and especially by its deep, carbon-rich forests.
Grasslands where grasshoppers are afraid of being eaten by spiders retain more carbon. But the reason for this phenomenon might not be what you think.
Tyng farm support programs to environmental performance criteria could add £19 billion in natural services values annually in Britain.
Changing the way agriculture is done can draw heat-trapping carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere into farm soils to improve the viability of agriculture overall.
On August 1, the City of Portland graciously hosted the Northwest Biocarbon Initiative (NBI) along with our partners at Ecotrust and the Willamette Partnership to announce the release of NBI’s new report, Natural Infrastructure: A Climate-Smart Solution.
After 15 extraordinary years at Climate Solutions, Rhys is heading out for new career adventures and exciting changes are in the works at NBI and Climate Solutions. He is is delighted to report that Eileen V. Quigley is stepping in as the new Director of Strategic Innovation.
It is obvious we have a long way to go, both in reducing our personal carbon footprints, and increasing biocarbon. But for me, seeing that some of Olympia’s brightest young people care about their carbon footprints and biocarbon gave me hope that with their help, we can still make this right.
A new study reveals that these hardworking animals not only build dams but natural carbon storage as well.
President Obama delivers historic speech on climate change: but will his rainforest actions speak louder than his words?
The President’s groundbreaking speech on climate change was as an historic step to follow up on his message to Congress that if they don’t take action on climate change, he will. But will he now follow suit by taking even bolder actions on forests?
Climate Solutions is seeking a talented Coordinator to lead our Northwest Biocarbon Initiative in its movement-building work.
Biocarbon is emerging as a hot new field for addressing climate change. At the first-ever Northwest Biocarbon Summit innovators on June 10, 2013, thought leaders, academicians, urban planners, scientists, nonprofit leaders, and foundation program officers gathered to discuss a rich array of natural infrastructure solutions for forests, farms, cities, watersheds, and the ocean that help address climate change, save money, and reconnect landscapes that are vital to life on Earth.
One of the special highlights at the Northwest Biocarbon Summit–for me and many others–was a remarkable series of “Speed Talks” by real-world Northwest practitioners who brought to life the full portfolio of biocarbon solutions.
Soil—humble, lowly, everyday dirt—is an essential, irreplaceable, and strategic resource. Fertile topsoil sustains our food systems and forests and, it turns out, stores a whole lot of carbon in the process.
NBI Steering Committee member Mitch Friedman, who leads Conservation Northwest , is the first out of the gate to offer his reflections on Monday’s Northwest Biocarbon Summit