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Apple Invests in Forests to Fight CC

  $200 Million Forest Restore Fund Source:  Forest Stock Image Green, Profitable Forests To Remove Carbon Dioxide From the Air Apple is creating a $200 million fund that will invest in timber producing "Working Forests, managed specifically to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  Apple is partnering with the non-profit Conservation International on what it calls the Restore Fund, which will be managed by Goldman Sachs.  Besides fighting Climate Change, the forests will also generate a profit. Apple Fighting Climate Change The forests that the Restore Fund will invest in will produce commercial timber, be profitable and through proper forest restoration and management remove carbon dioxide.  Apple's goal for the Working Forests program is to remove one million metric tons of carbon dioxide every year.  Another objective is to demonstrate that sustainable forests and carbon removal can be profitable.   Multifaceted Green Approach The Restore Fund is a new initiative by Ap

New Bioreactor Pulls CO2 from Air

More Effective Than 400 Trees Source:  Hypergiant Industries  Converts CO2 into Biofuel This is breakthrough new energy innovation to combat Climate Change.  The Eos Bioreactor pulls carbon dioxide from the atmosphere with greater efficiency than 400 trees.  The footprint is only 3x3x7 feet.  The creator is Hypergiant Industries of Texas. Algae & Tubes The machine is filled with tubes that contain algae.  The algae type chlorella vulgaris is able to absorb more CO2 than any other plant.  The algae consumes the CO2 and converts it into biofuels that can be harvested.  There's a great deal of intelligence behind the process. Artificial and Machine Intelligence Hypergiant Industries say their Eos Bioreactor is more efficient than trees - 400 times more effective in pulling out CO2 from the air in the same unit area.  They use artificial and machine intelligence to constantly monitor and manage air flow, amount, type of light, temperature, ph, biodensity and other fac

Important Innovations Collection: Carbon Hungry Plants

Salk Institute's Audacious Plan to Cut Global Warming with Carbon Hungry Plants Source:  Cornfield Stock Image $35 Million in Funding from TED Audacious Project Scientists at the Salk Institute in San Diego are developing genetically engineered plants with the capability to greatly increase their storage of carbon dioxide.  They believe that widespread use of such plants on farms worldwide could reduce carbon dioxide in the air by 25%.  For a great news blog, go to  Important Innovations Collection: Carbon Hungry Plants : Fighting Global Warming With Plants Source:  Cornfield stock image $35 Million Project at the Salk Institute The Salk Institute in S...

Burying Carbon Dioxide Inside Mountains

Rocks Capturing Climate Change Swiss Innovation to Reverse Global Warming Swiss scientists from ETH Zurich University are injecting carbon dioxide into rocks deep inside a mountain to see if they can lock it away and stop increasing climate change. Novel Experiment Carbon dioxide is the main contributor to global climate change.  In the Swiss Jura Mountains, there is a layer of rock that contains impermeable clay.  Scientists are trying something novel.  They're injecting carbon dioxide into the impermeable clay to see if it can be captured and doesn't leak. Lab in a Mountain This is scientific innovation being performed in a lab in a mountain.  The scientists are now pumping carbon dioxide dissolved with salter water into rock.  They want to see if the gas interacts with the clay and a fault develops in the rock and the CO2 leaks.  If it doesn't, they may have invented a new means of reducing carbon dioxide in populated areas.  A number of nations and corpor

Shelled Sea Creatures Survival Fight

Rising Acidification of the Oceans Dissolving Shells Source:  University of Tsukuba, Japan Climate Change's Relentless Pace Another startling sign of climate change.  The ocean is getting increasingly acidified.  To the point that in sea regions with high level of carbon dioxide the shells of sea snails are dissolving from it.  Marine biologists say shelled sea creatures are fighting for survival. International Research Marine scientists from the University of Tsukuba, Japan and University of Plymouth, UK studied the impact of rising carbon dioxide levels on shellfish.  They found those living off Japan with high levels of carbon dioxide are 1/3 the size of their counterparts.  They also found shell deterioration in terms of thickness, strength, density, structure and in some cases shells totally dissolved. Scientific Warning The UK and Japanese university scientists warn that if carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise unchecked, it poses a clear threat to marine

Norway Plans All Electric Flights

Revolutionizing the Airline Industry Source:  Zunum Aero Electric Passenger Planes to Take-Off in Norway By 2040, Norway is committed to having all of its short-haul flights, from its airports, on electric aircraft.  This is one of the most dramatic government examples of cutting down on carbon dioxide, greenhouse gas emissions from the airline industry. Booming Industry - 100+ Global Projects Currently small planes comprise the electric aircraft market.  There are no airliner sized electric planes being built.  But Norwegian government and aviation industry officials believe that will soon change.  Boeing, NASA and Airbus are diligently working on prototype designs.  Boeing's Zunum Aero has plans for a 12-seater by 2022 and a 50-seater by 2027.  There are more than 100 electric powered aircraft projects currently around the world. Norway's Plans Norway's terrain is mountainous and there are many offshore islands. There are many airports because in many cases