18.03.2012

# New Publications

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Galaz, Victor (2012): Geo-engineering, Governance, and Social-Ecological Systems: Critical Issues and Joint Research Needs

Galaz, Victor (2012): Geo-engineering, Governance, and Social-Ecological Systems: Critical Issues and Joint Research Needs. In: E&S 17 (1).

"In this article, I elaborate three joint key challenges to geo-engineering research from a resilience perspective, with a special emphasis on governance issues.": 1. "planitary boundaries", 2. "earth stewardship", 3. institutional setting.

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16.03.2012

# Media

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Deutschlandfunk: Risky Climate Manipulation (German Language)

German interview with Hugh Hunt on risks of CE (esp. SRM).

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16.03.2012

# Media

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The Economist: Combating climate change - Net benefits

"The idea of pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere is a beguiling one. Could it ever become real?"

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16.03.2012

# New Publications

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Fischer, Daniel; Glaser, Bruno (2012): Synergisms between Compost and Biochar for Sustainable Soil Amelioration

Fischer, Daniel; Glaser, Bruno (2012): Synergisms between Compost and Biochar for Sustainable Soil Amelioration. In: Sunil Kumar und Ajay Bharti (Hg.): Management of Organic Waste: InTech, pp. 167–198.

Article on biochar.

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16.03.2012

# New Publications

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Lalonde, Karine; Mucci, Alfonso; et al. (2012): Preservation of organic matter in sediments promoted by iron

Lalonde, Karine; Mucci, Alfonso; Ouellet, Alexandre; Gélinas, Yves (2012): Preservation of organic matter in sediments promoted by iron. In: Nature 483 (7388), S. 198–200.

Paper on the effectiveness of maritime iron fertilization.

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16.03.2012

# Media

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Physorg.com: Iron is key to reversing global warming, Nature research shows

Article on iron fertilization. "Yves Gélinas, associate professor in Concordia's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has found the solution in a surprising element: iron."

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15.03.2012

# Media

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L'usine à GES: The likelihood of geopolitical frictions or even military conflict would be high (French Language)

"Ken Caldeira, climatologue à l’Institut Carnegie et à l’université de Stanford, co-auteur du 5eme rapport du GIEC sur les changements climatiques à long terme, a répondu aux questions de « L’Usine à GES »."

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15.03.2012

# Media

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Die Zeit (online): Climate scientists warn of Climate Manipulation (German Language)

Alan Robock warns of risky effects of CE. "Der prominente Klimaforscher Alan Robock warnt davor, die Erde künstlich abzukühlen."

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14.03.2012

# Calls & events

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International Summer School “bio:char crossroads”

Summer School 09. - 16.09.2012

"The multi-talented biochar is one of the world's fastest growing research topics. The 1st International Biochar Summer School “bio:char crossroads” offers excellent young scientists from around the world a valuable means of information exchange and professional development. It will be a highly productive event with good opportunities for networking with senior scientists and peers in the field of biochar. The main topics of the Summer School are: biochar production, feedstock availability, system integration, biochar characterization, and soil effects of biochar."

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13.03.2012

# Media

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environmental research web: Lack of detail spoils geoengineering schemes

"Scientists still know too little to use geoengineering as a weapon to fight climate change, said Richard Turco. Having organised one of the first ever geoengineering conferences at the American Geophysical Union in 1991, the UCLA researcher is unimpressed by progress made since."

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