21.06.2021

# Media

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Phys.org: A brighter future: How whitening the Wheatbelt could cool the climate

"Like an enormous mirror, those crops bounce solar radiation back out to space. That means WA's Wheatbelt—and the wheat growing there—could become a crucial part of how southwestern WA adapts to climate change."

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21.06.2021

# New Publications

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Kala, Jatin; Hirsch, Annette L. (2020): Could crop albedo modification reduce regional warming over Australia?

Kala, Jatin; Hirsch, Annette L. (2020): Could crop albedo modification reduce regional warming over Australia? In Weather and Climate Extremes 30, p. 100282. DOI: 10.1016/j.wace.2020.100282.

"We use a regional climate model at 10 km resolution, to show that crop albedo enhancement of up to 0.1 could reduce monthly mean daily maximum temperatures by −1.0 °C to −1.2 °C, and monthly highest maximum temperatures by up to −1.4 °C to −1.6 °C during the cropping season."

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10.06.2021

# New Publications

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Mongin, Mathieu; et al. (2021): Reversing ocean acidification along the Great Barrier Reef using alkalinity injection

Mongin, Mathieu; Baird, Mark E.; Lenton, Andrew; Neill, Craig; Akl, John (2021): Reversing ocean acidification along the Great Barrier Reef using alkalinity injection. In Environ. Res. Lett. 16 (6), p. 64068. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac002d.

"In this study, we use a coupled hydrodynamic-biogeochemical model of the GBR and surrounding ocean to simulate artificial ocean alkalinisation (AOA) as a means to reverse the impact of global ocean acidification on GBR reefs."

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23.03.2021

# New Publications

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Spence, Elspeth; et al. (2021): Exploring cross-national public support for the use of enhanced weathering as a land-based carbon dioxide removal strategy

Spence, Elspeth; Cox, Emily; Pidgeon, Nick (2021): Exploring cross-national public support for the use of enhanced weathering as a land-based carbon dioxide removal strategy. In Climatic Change 165 (1-2). DOI: 10.1007/s10584-021-03050-y.

"This study explores how public attitudes across three countries influence support towards terrestrial enhanced weathering, whereby silicate minerals are applied to agricultural land to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere."

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18.03.2021

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Blog: Jill Storey on LinkedIn: Can an Australian start-up create a US$100 billion ocean carbon credit industry?

"Although some have viewed Australia as a climate laggard, times are changing and at an acceleratingly rapid pace."

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10.03.2021

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Renew Economy: How an Australian biochar start-up inspired Microsoft’s negative carbon plan

"Believe it or not, this obscure, small-scale technology, designed and built by Melbourne-based startup Rainbow Bee Eater and called “ECHO2”, has caught the attention of tech colossus Microsoft, which bought a large number of the project’s carbon credits over Finnish carbon removal marketplace Puro.earth."

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02.03.2021

# Calls & events

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Call for Applications: Carbon Capture Use and Storage Development Fund (Australia)

Deadline: 29. March 2021

"The Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Development Fund provides businesses with grants of up $25 million for pilot projects or pre-commercial projects aimed at reducing emissions."

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26.02.2021

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The Guardian: Soil carbon: what role can it play in reducing Australia's emissions?

"We break down the facts around one of the Coalition’s five priority areas in its ‘technology, not taxes’ response to the climate crisis."

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11.01.2021

# Projects

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Project: ANZ Biochar Industry Group (ANZBIG)

"The ANZ Biochar Industry Group (ANZBIG) will facilitate and assist companies, governments and institutions in the effective use and production of Biochar. ANZBIG will focus and streamline Biochar education, research, collaboration and commercialisation activities to provide better outcomes for the societies of Australia and New Zealand."

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30.11.2020

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The Conversation: Not just hot air: turning Sydney’s wastewater into green gas could be a climate boon

"Critics say the project will do little to dent Australia’s greenhouse emissions. But if deployed at scale, gas captured from wastewater can help decarbonise our gas grid and bolster energy supplies. The trial represents the chance to demonstrate an internationally proven technology on Australian soil."

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