July 2016

11.07.2016

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CfP: Twenty-five Years of Science from the 1991 Mount Pinatubo Vulcano Eruption - AGU Session

Deadline: 03. August 2016

"The 1991 eruption of Pinatubo Volcano in the Philippines was one of the largest volcanic eruptions of the 20th Century and spawned research in many disciplines.For example, in the 25 years since the eruption, volcanologists substantially improved understanding of how strain, magmatic gases, and groundwater produce the distinctive patterns of unrest that foretold Pinatubo’s eruption."

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11.07.2016

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CfP: Multi-disciplinary Assessments of Radiation Management Geoengineering - AGU Session

Deadline: 03. August 2016

"Geoengineering (also known as climate engineering) is receiving increasing amounts of attention and may become an important part of the discussion about how society will address climate change. There are numerous proposed ideas that fall under the umbrella of Radiation Management Geoengineering (abbreviated geoengineering here), including idealized solar reduction, stratospheric aerosols, marine cloud brightening, surface albedo modification, and cirrus cloud thinning. In this session, we explore the latest discoveries in geoengineering research, as well as the broader context of geoengineering as a potential means of addressing climate change."

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11.07.2016

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Jamaica Information Service: Workshop on Scientific Mechanism to Reduce Radiation

"The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, hosted a workshop on July 7, to introduce a scientific mechanism of reducing global solar radiation to local and regional scientists. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, in remarks at the opening, commended the UWI for its participation in the initiative."

 

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07.07.2016

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Think Progress: Can Kelp Save The Pacific Ocean?

On artificial upwelling and other maritime sequestration. "When it comes to ocean acidification, the Pacific Northwest is set to be ground zero for some of the most dire impacts — so it makes sense that scientists in Washington state would be on the forefront of research aimed at finding solutions."

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07.07.2016

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ABlawg Blog: On the Charter, Freedom of Expression, and Scientific Research

"Does section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protect the freedom of scientific research? [...] In this post, I will explore arguments for and against the protection of scientific research under the free expression guarantee contained in the Charter. While strong criticism against inclusion of research as expression exists, I ultimately conclude that the Charter likely protects freedom of scientific research within the freedom of expression guarantee."

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06.07.2016

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Crutzen, Paul J.; Brauch, Hans Günter (2016): Paul J. Crutzen: A Pioneer on Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Change in the Anthropocene

Crutzen, Paul J.; Brauch, Hans Günter (2016): Paul J. Crutzen: A Pioneer on Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Change in the Anthropocene. Cham: Springer International Publishing (SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice, 50).

"The selection of texts is representing Paul Crutzen´s scientific oeuvre as his research interests span from ozone depletion to the climatic impacts of biomass burning, the consequences of a worldwide atomic war – the Nuclear Winter - to geoengineering and the Anthropocene."

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06.07.2016

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Energy Collective: The Carbonate Solution, Part 2: Other Approaches

"I want to cover three other ways to exploit the chemistries of common carbonate minerals for large scale carbon capture and storage. They are less direct, and each has its own issues, but all three are much more energy-efficient than brute force calcination of limestone."

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06.07.2016

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Moreira, José Roberto; et al. (2016): BECCS potential in Brazil. Achieving negative emissions in ethanol and electricity production based on sugar cane bagasse and other residues

Moreira, José Roberto; Romeiro, Viviane; Fuss, Sabine; Kraxner, Florian; Pacca, Sérgio A. (2016): BECCS potential in Brazil. Achieving negative emissions in ethanol and electricity production based on sugar cane bagasse and other residues. In Applied Energy 179, pp. 55–63. DOI 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.06.044.

"This paper assesses the potential and cost effectiveness of negative emissions in the joint production system of ethanol and electricity based on sugar cane, bagasse, and other residues in Brazil. An important benefit is that CO2 can be captured twice along the proposed BECCS supply chain (once during fermentation and once during electricity generation)."

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05.07.2016

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Climate Home: Red planet: What Mars can teach us about geoengineering

"The geology of meteorites from Mars could help to predict the long term effects of carbon capture and storage."

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04.07.2016

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News Review of Week 28 of 2016

The news review of calendar week 28 in 2016 is now available here.


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