Biomass, definition of
Capacity of ecosystems to maintain their essential functions and processes, and retain their biodiversity in full measure over the long-term.News & Blog articles where 'Biomass' used:
Essentially it refers to the ability of an ecological system to 'keep running' over long time scales, such as centuries or longer.
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- The moment greens realize they’ve been used by Big Money Renewables — the Michael Moore documentary:
It’s like someone read all the major skeptic blogs in the world and turned them into a documentary.
- Powerbarn is a bioenergy plant offering power to 84,000 families
In the rural commune of Russi in northeast Italy, Italian architecture firm Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti has converted an industrial zone once used for sugar production into the new grounds for the Powerbarn, a bioenergy production plant with a sculptural...
- NASA, French Space Laser Measures Massive Migration of Ocean Animals
From NASA Global Climate Change Researchers used the space-based CALIPSO lidar to measure the planet’s largest animal migration, which takes place when small sea creatures swim up from the depths at night to feed on phytoplankton, then back down again...
- Reforesting is a good idea, but it is necessary to know where and how
An international group of ecologists contests an article published in Science, which among other cardinal errors proposed ‘reforestation’ of the Cerrado, Brazil’s savanna biome Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo...
- Eco-friendly crematorium is envisioned for Santa Monica
Experimental architect Margot Krasojević has proposed a fantastical, solar-powered crematorium in Santa Monica that would not only use renewable energy for cremation, but would also give people the option to turn the ashes into tattoos, a concrete reef...
- Scientists: Please Fund Us (or the microbes get it!)
From the Famous National Lampoon Cover department: Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn From the University of New South Wales (home of the Ship of Fools) More than 30 microbiologists from 9 countries...
- How plants are working hard for the planet
Since the beginning of the industrial era, photosynthesis has increased in nearly constant proportion to the rise in atmospheric CO2 James Cook University As the planet warms, plants are working to slow the effect of human-caused climate change –...
- LA is next city to announce 100 percent renewable energy goals
As of 2018, the city of Los Angeles boasted close to 350 MW of installed local solar power, according to reports. Its solar capacity increased some 44 percent year over year.
- IEA alarmed as new renewables capacity stalls
Last year was the first time since 2001 that growth in renewable power capacity failed to increase year on year.
What is Biomass?
- Biomass Energy
Energy produced by combusting biomass materials such as wood. The carbon dioxide emitted from burning biomass will not increase total atmospheric carbon dioxide if this consumption is done on a sustainable basis (i.e., if in a given period of time, regrowth of biomass takes up as much carbon dioxide as is released from biomass combustion). Biomass energy is often suggested as a replacement for fossil fuel combustion.
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- Historic Luxembourg building is metamorphosed into an eco-friendly powerhouse
Paris-based Vincent Callebaut Architectures has placed first in POST Luxembourg’s international design competition with its chrysalis-inspired vision for transforming the telecommunication company’s historic headquarters building into a carbon-neutral...
- Germany just generated a record 85% of its energy from renewable sources
Germany has outdone itself yet again when it comes to clean energy. From April 30 through May 1, the country set a national record by generating 85% of all its energy needs using renewable wind, solar, biomass, and hydroelectric power. And this isn't...
- Wait, What? I thought it was CO2 that was going to ‘destroy civilization’, not lack of plant life
From the the “Children won’t know what weeds are (h/t to Dr. David Viner) and the we must make more CO2 to save the plants” department, comes this out of left field. From the University of Georgia: Continued destruction of Earth’s...
- Mushrooms and Eggplants Could be Used to Store Gas, Research Shows
- EcoBot III is a Human Waste-Powered Robot that Cleans Wastewater!
EcoBot III is a lightweight self-sustaining robot designed to clean wastewater! Powered by Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs), the robot runs off human waste, using it to produce electricity necessary for performing its cleaning task...
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