24.04.2017

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Project: NERC with £8.6 million UK research programme on greenhouse gas removal

"To help answer these questions, the £8·6 million Greenhouse Gas Removal Research Programme will evaluate the potential and wider implications of a variety of options. For example, researchers will investigate the potential for increasing carbon storage in agricultural soil and forests, and new ways to remove methane gas from the air on a local scale. Other researchers will look into using waste materials from mining as a greenhouse gas removal technique, and explore how bioenergy crops could be used in power stations in combination with carbon capture and storage methods. Recognising that the UK alone cannot solve these problems, the research will address the political, socio-economic, technological and environmental issues concerning the potential for greenhouse gas removal on a global scale."

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19.04.2017

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Project: Oceanseeding

Iron fertilization project mainly on fishery. "Oceans are in decline. Projections show that fisheries could collapse by mid-century. [...] Can we still turn the tide?"

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15.04.2017

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Project: Tyndall Centre on BECCS

"Tyndall research are working on a range of projects related to BECCS, from the sustainability of the bioenergy to the acceptability of CCS."

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10.04.2017

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Project: Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx)

"SCoPEx is a scientific experiment to advance understanding of stratospheric aerosols that could be relevant to solar geoengineering. It aims to reduce the uncertainty around specific science questions by making quantitative measurements of some of the aerosol microphysics and atmospheric chemistry required for estimating the risks and benefits of solar geoengineering in large atmospheric models. SCoPEx will address questions about how particles interact with one another, with the background stratospheric air, and with solar and infrared radiation. Improved understanding of these processes will help answer applied questions such as, is it possible to find aerosols that can reduce or eliminate ozone loss, without increasing other physical risks?"

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10.04.2017

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Project: Pleistocene Park: Rewilding Siberia to Save the Climate

"In the heart Siberia a sleeping giant has awakened. The permafrost, frozen for thousands of years, is starting to thaw. As the climate heats up, methane trapped in the permafrost could kick climate change into overdrive. A team of Russian Scientists, led by Ecologists Nikita and Sergei Zimov, have a solution for stopping permafrost meltdown in the Taiga…by restoring an ancient ecosystem." (see also this link)

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10.04.2017

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Project: Emmett Institute Takes on Climate Engineering Project

"The potential and pitfalls of climate engineering technologies are the subjects of a new research project led by UCLA School of Law's Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment."

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29.03.2017

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Project: Developing a Research Agenda for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration

Project " Developing a Research Agenda for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration" funded by US NAS.

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27.03.2017

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New Blog: OLIVOA (Enhanced Olivine Weathering)

"OLIvOA is a research initiative investigating the use of enhanced weathering of the silicate mineral olivine against Ocean Acidification. Olivine weathering causes the seawater to become less acidic and increases its capacity to take up (more) carbon dioxide (CO2). OLIvOA 'headquarters' is currently located in Brazil, but collaborates with researchers from all over the world. The epicenter of OLIvOA research is (still) in Europe."

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02.02.2017

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Carnegie Council (2017): Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance (C2G2) Initiative

Carnegie Council (2017): Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance (C2G2) Initiative

"The long-term objective of the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2) is to encourage dialogues on and to develop governance framework(s) for climate geoengineering."

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02.02.2017

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Geoengineering Research Governance Project: Request for public comments and guidelines

"We invite comments on the draft Code of Conduct and commentaries. Those wishing to submit comments are asked to do so by emailing a Word document containing the submission to geoengineering@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk by 31 March 2017. Please do not use the .pdf format for your submission and please limit your comment to a maximum of 2000 words."

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