Scientists need better Earth-monitoring tools to see whether climate policies are working. (Editorial)

A forestry project is being launched in Galyat to help control carbon emissions. An announcement here on Tuesday said the project was being undertaken by the Engro Polymers and Chemical Limited (EPCL) after successful completion of Chaanga Maanga Project.

A forestry project is being launched in Galyat to help control carbon emissions. An announcement here on Tuesday said the project was being undertaken by the Engro Polymers and Chemical Limited (EPCL) after successful completion of Chaanga Maanga Project.

Is a commitment to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2

The climate change bill being drafted in the U.S. Senate is unlikely to succeed unless it gives farmers and ranchers a role in locking carbon into the land, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Tuesday.

Vilsack said a carbon-offset program that pays landowners for practices like tree-planting and reduced tillage that lock carbon into soils and vegetation could reduce greenhouse gases.

A U.S. climate bill may eventually stoke major investment in the environmental sector, but analysts say a rise in takeover rumors is providing a short-term boost to shares in greenhouse gas emissions trading and offsetting companies. Britain is home to four major, publicly-traded carbon emissions trading companies, all of which have seen a marked rise in their share prices in the past month.

The efficient use of energy has been the goal of many initiatives within the United States over the past several decades. While the success of specific efforts has varied, the trend is clear: the U.S. economy has steadily improved its ability to produce more with less energy. Yet these improvements have emerged unevenly and incompletely within the economy.

Cambodia has signed agreements for a project that aims to protect 60,000 hectares of forest and reward local communities from the sale of carbon credits over several decades, the developers said in a statement.

Gazprom, the energy company, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dow Chemical Company to expand trading in carbon dioxide emission credits intended to slow climate change, a business that is a growing sideline for the Russian company.

Rich countries may act on their own to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by developing a carbon market they hope will lure in poor nations even if U.N. climate talks get bogged down, experts said.

Nearly 200 countries have been trying to reach an agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol on global warming with a December deadline at a meeting in Copenhagen approaching.

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