05.07.2019

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The Times: Fertilising ocean with iron can combat climate change

"The oceans, when it comes to climate change, are normally viewed as the enemy. The more sea levels rise the more coastal cities, and eventually entire countries, are threatened with being submerged."

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05.07.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: Aerosol Approaches to Climate Engineering (AMS100)

Deadline: 1. August 2019

"This joint session covers broad topics such as results from climate modeling, using analogs such as volcanic eruptions and ship tracks, and development of technology to actually implement solar geoengineering. Papers on the physics of climate engineering should be submitted to this joint session, and on ethical and governance issues related to climate engineering to the session "Ethics and governance of weather modification and geoengineering" at the 22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification. Invited keynote speaker: Simone Tilmes (NCAR). Session Chair: Alan Robock (Rutgers University)."

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01.07.2019

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Newsletter of Week 27 of 2019

The newsletter of calendar week 27 in 2019 is now available here.


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01.07.2019

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MIT Technology Review: Another major oil company tiptoes into the carbon removal space

"ExxonMobil’s deal with a startup developing ways to suck carbon dioxide from the air marks another sign of the oil and gas sector’s growing interest."

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01.07.2019

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Energy Live News: UK ‘must use bioenergy with carbon capture and storage to go net-zero’

"The Renewable Energy Association has called on policymakers to ensure these technologies fulfil their potential as valuable tools to decarbonise the economy."

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01.07.2019

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Phys.org:First snapshots of trapped CO2 molecules shed new light on carbon capture

"Scientists from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have taken the first images of carbon dioxide molecules within a molecular cage—part of a highly porous nanoparticle known as a MOF, or metal-organic framework, with great potential for separating and storing gases and liquids."

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01.07.2019

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The Guardian: UK's biggest carbon capture project is step-change on emissions

"The UK’s biggest carbon capture project will soon block thousands of tonnes of factory emissions from contributing to the climate crisis, by using them to help make the chemicals found in antacid, eyedrops and Pot Noodle."

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30.06.2019

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Cox, E.; et al. (2019): Beyond carbon pricing: policy levers for negative emissions technologies

Cox, E.; Edwards, N. (2019): Beyond carbon pricing: policy levers for negative emissions technologies. In: Climate Policy 6 (38), p. 1–13. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2019.1634509.

"This paper explores policies for Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs), in an attempt to move beyond the supply-side focus of the majority of NETs research, as well as the current dominance of carbon pricing as the main NETs policy proposal. The paper identifies a number of existing policies from four key areas – energy/transport, agriculture, sub-soil, and oceans – which will have an impact on three NETs: Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS), Direct Air Capture (DAC), and terrestrial Enhanced Rock Weathering (ERW)."

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30.06.2019

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Synbiobeta: Why carbon recycling could be synthetic biology’s crowning achievement

"Many companies are already taking a stab at converting greenhouse gases into biofuels and plastics by rewiring microbial metabolisms. In nearly all cases, ‘waste’ gases emitted from factories or landfills are used as the carbon source."

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30.06.2019

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Nori: #80 2020 Presidential candidates and their climate plans—with Zoya Teirstein (Podcast)

"So many candidates, so little time! If you’re curious what some of the Democratic contenders for president are proposing when it comes to climate change, fasten your seatbelt. From plans to reach net zero emissions by 2045 to investments in direct air capture technology, the presidential hopefuls each have an ambitious climate platform."

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