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→  October 14, 2012

Mr. Hrubes’s task, a far cry from forestry of the past, was to calculate how much carbon could be stored within the tanoak, madrone and redwood trees in that plot. Every year or so, other foresters will return to make sure the trees are still standing and doing their job. Such audits will be crucial […]

→  October 14, 2012

LEGGETT, Calif. — Braced against a steep slope, Robert Hrubes cinched his measuring tape around the trunk of one tree after another, barking out diameters like an auctioneer announcing bids. “Twelve point two!” “Fourteen point one!” Hrubes’ task, a far cry from forestry of the past, was to calculate how much carbon could be stored […]

→  August 22, 2012

The following information was released by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF): By Erica Morehouse Last week, the New York Times highlighted a specific design flaw in the UN carbon offsets program that the EU has allowed entities subject to its emissions trading system to utilize. In particular, the article highlighted a poorly designed offset that […]

→  July 30, 2012

South Korea is asking its largest emitters to make cuts at home before giving them credit for overseas spending to reduce greenhouse gases. The nation, which agreed earlier this year to start a cap- and-trade system in 2015 to rein in the fastest-growing emissions in the developed world, won’t allow so-called global offsets until after 2020, according […]