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Missouri Farms Hold Big Potential as Carbon Storehouse

Through conservation farming practices, Missourians are finding ways to battle erosion and benefit the soil. Many of these practices have an added bonus of sucking carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then storing the carbon in the soil.

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Go Zero – The Conservation Fund’s Reforestation Program

The Conservation Fund’s forest carbon offset projects are developed with careful consideration of climate and community benefits. The Fund’s carbon program supports both conservation-based forest management and forest restoration projects in some of America’s favorite places.

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Carbon Sequestration

“Carbon sequestration” describes the process of capture and long-term storage of  atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) in a stable state. “Carbon finance” describes financial tools that aim to monetize avoided emissions to create markets, […] more »

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Forest Lands

Forests are areas of land covered with trees or other woody vegetation. In the United States, EPA reports that forests occupy approximately 751 million acres – about one third of the country’s total land area. These forests provide many benefits and services, including recreation, clean air and water, wildlife habitat, carbon storage, and a variety of forest products.

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The Elkhorn Slough Foundation – Clearing the Floodplain, Adapting to Change

The ESF has been responding to potential climate change impacts by working cooperatively to study and address salt marsh loss. In addition to working with agencies and regional research facilities, ESF conservation projects such as constructing water control structures to adapt to rising sea levels and acquisition and management efforts to “clear the floodplain” address climate change challenges by allowing for migration of tidal marshes and building ecological resilience.

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USGS Land Carbon

Since 2010, the USGS has released a methodology (USGS Scientific Investigations Report 5233) for the national assessment of biologic carbon sequestration, completed the assessment for the conterminous United States divided […] more »

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Through Smoke and Fire, NASA Searches for Answers

In addition to monitoring active fires, NASA is working to improve fire activity tracking and forecasting and well as quantify impacts of smoke and cloud interactions on weather and climate models.

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For a Sustainable Climate and Food System, Regenerative Agriculture Is the Key

The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that agriculture is responsible for 37% of greenhouse gas emissions. There’s hope—and a solution.

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The World Passes 400 PPM Threshold. Permanently.

The carbon dioxide we’ve already committed to the atmosphere has warmed the world about 1.8°F since the start of the industrial revolution. This year, in addition to marking the start of our new 400 ppm world, is also set to be the hottest year on record. The planet has edged right up against the 1.5°C warming threshold, a key metric in the COP21 Paris climate agreement of 2015.

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Building Carbon in America’s Farms, Forests, and Grasslands: Foundations for a Policy Roadmap

“Building Carbon in America’s Farms, Forests, and Grasslands: Foundations for a Policy Roadmap” offers new analysis to support long-term planning to enhance U.S. land management of carbon sinks to ensure healthy and productive landscapes contribute to greenhouse gas reduction goals.

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