Click the button below for a link to a fascinating study by Rebecca Ryals and Whendee L. Silver of UC Berkeley, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, published in ESA Journal, about the carbon sequestration potential of grasslands.
Title: Effects of organic matter amendments on net primary productivity and greenhouse gas emissions in annual grasslands (note purchase is necessary to access full article)
- You might also be interested in the work of The Marin Carbon Project featured in carbon nation. Access their website HERE.
Click on the below link to listen to the audio report by Lauren Sommer for QUEST Northern California and the experimental tule wetland farming
On December 1, the U.S. Embassy's Deputy Chief of Mission, Minister Barbara Stephenson, hosted an evening reception at her residence to showcase the entertaining and insightful documentary "Carbon Nation." (www.carbonnationmovie.com) Director and Producer Peter Byck narrated a selection of clips from the film, and engaged in a lively Q&A session with an enthusiastic audience. One of Peter's central themes – which he stressed in his remarks and is evident throughout "Carbon Nation" — is that the United States is not nearly as divided on climate/clean energy issues as many media accounts would have us believe. This is particularly true when the focus of discussion is on finding innovative solutions to the growing energy demands of the country and the world.
The film highlights a range of clean energy technologies that are taking root in the U.S., including wind, geothermal, bioenergy, solar, combined heat and power, new generation electric vehicles, as well as a range of cost-effective energy efficiency measures. While there is no doubt that there have been difficulties enacting comprehensive climate/energy legislation at the federal level, Peter's film makes clear that there is a tremendous amount of activity taking place across the United States — at the State and Local levels of government and among many very creative and forward thinking U.S. companies.
For those who have not had a chance to see "Carbon Nation" yet, we wholeheartedly encourage you to do so. After having seen it, you will have a much richer and more comprehensive picture of the many exciting clean energy developments underway in the U.S. For those interested, the film will be shown in its entirety on December 6 at 6:00 PM at The Tabernacle, off Portobello Road in Notting Hill, followed by a Q&A with Peter Byck. For more information on tickets and directions, please see the attached flier: Carbon Nation Showing on Dec 6.
Entry written by Sam, posted by Mike
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carbon nation is a NOMINEE for the
ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA AWARDS(EMA)
- DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY
Thank you to the Environmental Media Association for the honor!
The annual EMA Awards honor film and television personalities, productions, musicians and musical tours that convey environmental messages in the most creative and influential ways. The award ceremony will take place on October 15, 2011 at Warner Bros Studios.
More information about the 2011 awards is available HERE.