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Desert agriculture may amplify the process of burying carbon deep below the surface in aquifers

A Hidden Carbon Sink Underneath the World’s Deserts?

About 40 percent of the carbon dioxide released from deforestation and burning fossil fuel stays in the atmosphere. Another 30 percent is taken up in the oceans. It was thought that the remaining 30 percent of anthropogenic carbon was absorbed by plants on land, but subsequent measurements didn’t bear that out, leading to the question of the “missing carbon sink.” The…

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sustainable energy for all. IRENA promotes roadmap for 30 percent renewable energy

IRENA Launches Roadmap to 30 Percent Renewable Energy by 2030 Project

With Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2013 under way, the International Renewable Energy Agency launched a research project that aims to double renewable energy’s share of the global energy mix by 2030.