BSC Library Articles Tagged: Carbon Sequestration

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    Could carbon farming help reverse climate change?

    February 18, 2015

    New technologies like the roller crimper help farmers grow crops without releasing the carbon from their soils. Photo credit: SARE Outreach This is the second part of an article about the Climate Adaptation Conference. The previous article can be found here. Although agriculture is currently a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, some farms do the exact opposite, pulling carbon out of the atmosphere and sinking it into soils. If these carbon sequestering techniques spread to agricultural lands all across the globe, we could offset a huge portion of our yearly emissions and eventually bring the amount of carbon dioxide…

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    GREEN ROOF INDUSTRY PUTS DOWN ROOTS IN DOWNTOWN DURHAM

    December 4, 2013

    The First Green Roof in Downtown Durham’s Historic District Photo: Xero Flor America Green roofs are an increasingly popular feature on new sustainably designed and built structures - managing storm water, reducing air conditioning needs and promoting biodiversity in the process. Because of the additional weight, putting a green roof on an existing building, however, can be challenging - especially in a designated historic district. This is where “extensive” green roofs come into the picture. “Extensive” green roofs typically range from 2 to 6 inches in depth, and are relatively light weight, making them a possible option on retrofits without significant…

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