October 2012

24.10.2012

# Media

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Nature: Ocean-fertilization project off Canada sparks furore

Tollefson, Jeff (2012): Ocean-fertilization project off Canada sparks furore. In: nature 490 (7421), S. 458–459. DOI 10.1038/490458a

On the Canadian iron fertilization project. "Bid to boost salmon stocks relied on hotly debated science and dubious carbon credits."

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24.10.2012

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Afroline: Biodiversity meeting calls for more science-based information

On the COP 11 of CBD. "An international meeting on biodiversity has called for more science-based information, the closure of knowledge gaps, and increased precaution, in the emerging fields of synthetic biology and geoengineering (climate engineering)"

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24.10.2012

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Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation Press Kit

Contents of the Media package from the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation press conference on October 19, 2012.

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22.10.2012

# New Publications

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Haqq-Misra, Jacob (2012): An Ecological Compass for Planetary Engineering

Haqq-Misra, Jacob (2012): An Ecological Compass for Planetary Engineering. In: Astrobiology 12 (10), S. 985–997. DOI 10.1089/ast.2011.0796

Comparing CE with planetary engineering/terraforming. "Here we draw on insights from terraforming and environmental ethics to develop a two-axis comparative tool for ethical frameworks that considers the intrinsic or instrumental value placed upon organisms, environments, planetary systems, or space."

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22.10.2012

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The Harvard Crimson: Solar Geoengineering Holds Promise for Addressing Climate Change

Media version of latest MacMartin/Keith/et al. (2012). "Stopping or reversing climate change can be achieved with significantly reduced side effects if solar radiation management efforts are optimized for the different seasons and latitudes, according to a new study by a team of researchers at Harvard University, the California Institute of Technology, and the Carnegie Institution for Science."

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22.10.2012

# New Publications

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MacMartin, Douglas G.; et al. (2012): Management of trade-offs in geoengineering through optimal choice of non-uniformradiative forcing

MacMartin, Douglas G.; Keith, David W.; Kravitz, Ben; Caldeira, Ken (2012): Management of trade-offs in geoengineering through optimal choice of non-uniformradiative forcing. In: Nature Climate change. DOI 10.1038/nclimate1722 (online first)

"Here we show that optimizing the latitudinal and seasonal distribution of solar reduction can improve the fidelity with which solar radiation management offsets anthropogenic climate change."

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20.10.2012

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ground report: Biodiversity Preservation Gains Momentum

"The Convention on Biological Diversity (COP11) that concluded on Friday October 19, at the Indian city of Hyderabad had agreements made on all main topics under negotiation."

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20.10.2012

# Calls & events

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Job: Post-doc position for biochar research

"With our four PostDocs and four PhD students we aim to develop a synergetic process for the combined production of biogas and biochar and to optimize the effects of biochar in soil."

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19.10.2012

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MIT news: At MIT, Dalai Lama calls for better stewardship of Earth’s resources

Dalai Lama is slightly pro CE research.

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19.10.2012

# Projects

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New Project: Sustainable Climate Risk Management

New Project, mostly on climate change risk in general.

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