March 2021

31.03.2021

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Nature News: US urged to invest in sun-dimming studies as climate warms

"National academies report is most explicit call yet for a government research programme to explore the controversial field of solar geoengineering."

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31.03.2021

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Fast Company: This new device captures CO2 from trucks as they drive

"While other carbon-capture equipment is designed to collect pollution from power plants or even pull CO2 directly from the air, the new technology is the first to focus on mobile carbon capture."

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31.03.2021

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Grist: This machine in Texas could suck up companies’ carbon emissions — if they pay

"Microsoft, Shopify, and others are backing new carbon-removal projects. Good idea?"

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31.03.2021

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E&E News: Biden and CCS: Plans, politics, pitfalls

"The Biden administration is facing pressure on multiple fronts to expand U.S. efforts on carbon capture technology, laboring to fulfill requirements of a sweeping federal law while also moving to ensure that the technology serves the White House's clean energy ambitions."

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31.03.2021

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The Hill: Bipartisan lawmakers back carbon capture with new legislation

"A bipartisan group of lawmakers is throwing its support behind a still-developing type of technology that seeks to capture carbon that’s released during activities such as burning fossil fuels to prevent it from going into the atmosphere."

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31.03.2021

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Blog: Gernot Wagner: Eight priorities for calculating the social cost of carbon

"Advice to the Biden administration as it seeks to account for mounting losses from storms, wildfires and other climate impacts."

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31.03.2021

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Blog: Gernot Wagner: Recalculate the social cost of carbon

"The science is ripe to update estimates of CO2 emissions costs. Calls to scrap the calculation are misguided."

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31.03.2021

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Reuters: Saudi Arabia sees fields of green with major tree-planting drive

"Saudi Arabia aims to plant 10 billion trees in the coming decades as part of an ambitious campaign unveiled by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday to reduce carbon emissions and combat pollution and land degradation."

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31.03.2021

# Calls & events

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Call for Innovators: Carbon Engineering

Deadline: 15. April 2021

"With our partner, Shopify, we are calling on companies working on carbon dioxide storage methods to collaborate with us on atmospheric carbon dioxide removal."

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31.03.2021

# New Publications

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Crystal-Ornelas, Robert; et al. (2021): Soil organic carbon is affected by organic amendments, conservation tillage, and cover cropping in organic farming systems: A meta-analysis

Crystal-Ornelas, Robert; Thapa, Resham; Tully, Katherine L. (2021): Soil organic carbon is affected by organic amendments, conservation tillage, and cover cropping in organic farming systems: A meta-analysis. In Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 312. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2021.107356.

"Therefore, the main objective of this meta-analysis was to investigate the effect of BMPs, such as organic amendments, conservation tillage, and cover cropping, on soil health within organic farming systems. We focused on two principal soil health metrics: soil organic carbon (SOC) and microbial biomass carbon (MBC) concentrations."

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