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The BOREAS Project - The Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS) is a large-scale international interdisciplinary experiment in the northern boreal forests of Canada. Its goal was to improve our understanding of the boreal forests - how they interact with the atmosphere, how much CO2 they can store, and how climate change will affect them.

Carbon Cycle - Sections concisely summarize the history of the element and its presence on earth, from its discovery in 1594 to topics such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, fossil fuels, and carbon credits and sequestration.

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) - Global-change data and information analysis for the US Department of Energy (DOE). Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other radiatively active gases; role of the terrestrial biosphere and oceans in biogeochemical cycles of greenhouse gases; emissions of carbon dioxide; long-term climate trends; effects of elevated carbon dioxide on vegetation; vulnerability of coastal areas to rising sea level.

Fluxnet Canada - A Canadian research network, based on eddy covariance flux measurements, that studies the effects of climate and disturbance on carbon cycling processes in forest and peatland ecosystems.

Global Carbon Project - Scientific partnership that aims to develop a complete picture of the global carbon cycle, including both its biophysical and human dimensions together with the interactions and feedbacks between them. A project of the Earth System Science Partnership of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP), World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP)

Mystery of the Missing Carbon - Discusses the BOREAS research program, which investigated the "missing carbon" problem in global carbon cycle studies.

United States Trace Gas Network - The TRAGNET network is meant to accomplish the following two goals: 1. Document contemporary fluxes of CO2, CH4 and N2O between regionally important ecosystems and the atmosphere and 2. Determine the factors controlling these fluxes and improve our ability to predict future fluxes in response to ecosystem and climate change.

US Carbon Cycle Science Program - An interagency partnership to provide critical unbiased scientific information on the fate of carbon dioxide in the environment to contribute to the ongoing public dialogue.

Act on CO2 - UK Government campaign, with help and advice for consumers to help them reduce CO2 their emissions.

Algalabs reduces CO2 and produces oil - A process using micro algae to capture carbon dioxide and produce oil and biomass used as feed for animals and feedstock for ethanol production.

Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership - The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership addresses CO2 emissions and seeks the most suitable technologies, regulations, and infrastructure needs for carbon capture, storage and sequestration, both terrestrial and geologic.

CarboEurope - A EU-funded research project designed to better understand, quantify and predict under current and future scenarios the carbon balance of Europe.

Carbon Capture and Storage - Carbon (dioxide) capture and storage (CCS) in geological structures is fast-emerging as a promising method for decoupling fossil fuel use and carbon emissions. This site provides information about the UKCCSC project.

The Carbon Fund - The Carbon Fund is financing and promoting the protection, restoration and enhancement of forests all over the world through carbon sequestration, an important tool in preventing global climate change.

Carbon Mitigation Initiative - Website providing information about a joint research project of Princeton University, BP and the Ford Motor Company into impacts of climate change and measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Includes research papers that can be downloaded.

Carbon Neutral Digest - Weblog discussing matters related to carbon neutrality. Includes a rating of all carbon neutral providers, a discussion of offset projects and up to date news reports.

Carbon Sequestration - Information on US DOE's Office of Science research and development activities in sequestering carbon underground, in terrestrial ecosystems, in the ocean, and through manipulation of microbes.

Carbon Sequestration - Information about the US Department of Energy's portfolio of research and development programs into Carbon Sequestration.

Carbon Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems (CSiTE) - U.S. DOE research aimed at enhancing carbon capture and long-term sequestration in terrestrial ecosystems.

Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum - Information about the CSLF and its activities, including endorsed projects, papers and presentations.

The Carbon Trust - The Carbon Trust is an independent not for profit company set up by the UK Government with support from business to take the lead on low carbon technology and innovation in the UK.

Carbon-Dioxide Sequestration in Geologic Media - Texas Bureau of Economic Geology describes its research initiatives on the potential to sequester carbon in saline geologic formations and abandoned oil/gas reservoirs.

CELB-Climate Change - Carbon offset projects in tropical forests with combined carbon, biodiversity and social benefits.

CIRENE (Center of Initiative and Research on Energy and the Environment) - Information about syntheses and studies to solve problems of industrial partners regarding greenhouse gases (including taxation, permits for carbon trading, technical-economic studies, feasibility studies for capture and storage of CO2, forecasting studies).

CO2 Capture Project - Describes efforts by eight of the world's leading energy companies to reduce the cost of CO2 capture from combustion sources and to develop methods for safely storing carbon dioxide underground.

CO2 emissions - Listing of CO2 emissions by country compiled by the UN.

DOE: Carbon Sequestration R&D - U.S. Department of Energy program of research and other efforts to develop mid- to long-term solutions for reducing carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere, including sequestration in oceans, geologic formations, and terrestrial ecosystems.

DOE Center for Research on Ocean Carbon Sequestration - United States Department of Energy (DOE) view of techniques for storing carbon in the ocean.

Environmental Synergy, Inc. - A service organization providing reforestation and carbon quantification services to corporate clients as a means to offset carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and promote sustainable forestry.

ETV Greenhouse Gas Technologies - U.S. EPA and Southern Research Institute (SRI partnership provides independent verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and monitoring technologies.

The GEO-SEQ Project - Describes U.S. public-private research and development on methods for capture and geologic sequestration of CO2.

GHC Protocol Initiative - Standards and guidance regarding corporate greenhouse gas accounting and reporting.

The Gold Standard - An NGO-backed tool that generates premium carbon credits and promotes sustainable development. It is a source of information for all stakeholders involved in CDM/JI projects.

Greenhouse Gas Technology Center - Investigating the performance of technologies to mitigate and monitor greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Greenspace Research - Description of a program that aims to reduce the carbon emission of buildings.

Hydrogen Production With Carbon Sequestration - Research overview of the production of carbon sequestering fertilizer made during renewable hydrogen production.

Land-Use Management for Carbon Sequestration - Study of the potential for sequestering carbon from alternative land-use management options in SubSaharan Africa developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Lawrence Livermore National Labs - News Release - Models show growing more forests in temperate regions could contribute to global warming.

Low Carbon Knowledge Transfer Network - Information about a KTN that acts as a national network connecting organisations such as universities and investors to form communities interested in exploiting low carbon and fuel cell technologies.

Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium - The MGSC will assess the potential for geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide in the deeply buried unminable coal seams, depleting oil or gas reservoirs, and brine-filled rock formations found in the Illinois Basin.

MIT Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies - Background information and details of research projects.

Ocean Chemistry of Greenhouse Gases - Information about research by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) into ocean sequestration of carbon dioxide.

Safe Climate for Business - A website dedicated to helping business of all sizes to understand and take action on climate change.

Siberia II - Project Website - Multinational study to demonstrate the viability of full carbon accounting on a regional basis using the environmental tools and systems available to us today and in the near future. Site provides news, data and other information.

Sleipner CO2 project - Animation showing the separation process of CO2 and natural gas as used by Statoil prior to underground CO2 storage.

US EPA Methane Voluntary Programs - EPA methane and utility outreach programs are intended to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

What You Can Do: Go Carbon Neutral - The David Suzuki Foundation provides tips for becoming carbon neutral.

Care needed with carbon offsets - BBC article discusses the finding that the benefits that come from trees reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide can be outweighed by their capacity to trap heat near the ground. (December 15, 2006)

Planting trees to save planet is pointless, say ecologists - The Guardian UK article discusses findings that most forests do not have an effect on global temperature. (December 15, 2006)

BBC: Carbon emissions show sharp rise - The growth in global carbon dioxide emissions accelerated sharply around the year 2000, a new analysis shows. (November 27, 2006)

CO2nned - New Internationalist Magazine special issue on carbon offsets. (July 1, 2006)

How Coldplay's green hopes died in the arid soil of India - Telegraph.co.uk article discusses the outcome of a carbon offset environmental initiative by the rock band Coldplay. (April 29, 2006)

Business Gets Serious About Emissions - BusinessWeek Online special report about business and global warming. (December 12, 2005)

U.S. Agriculture and Forestry Greenhouse Gas Inventory: 1990-2001 - A comprehensive assessment of greenhouse gas emissions and sinks in U.S. agriculture and forests. Provides extensive, in-depth emissions and sinks estimates for livestock, cropland, and forests, as well as energy consumption in livestock and cropland agriculture (March 1, 2004)

Trends of Measured Climate Forcing Agents - Paper by Hansen and Sato (PNAS 2001;98:14778) makes the case for an increased focus on methane and aerosols in the short-term in order to mitigate climate change. (December 18, 2001)

The Royal Society - The role of land carbon sinks in mitigating global climate change - A report that highlights the considerable uncertainty in the scientific understanding of the causes, magnitude and permanence of the land carbon sink. The full report (27 pages) and a summary are available. (July, 2001)

 

 

 

 

       

 

       
       
       
       
       

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