20.05.2019

# New Publications

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Loisel, J., et al. (2019). Soils can help mitigate CO2 emissions, despite the challenges

Loisel, J., Casellas Connors, J. P., Hugelius, G., Harden, J. W., & Morgan, C. L. (2019). Soils can help mitigate CO2 emissions, despite the challenges. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1900444116

"Furthermore, we assert that current agricultural practices are contingent upon, and will be shaped by, transitions in the global energy systems. Therefore, continued soil-restoration efforts may not only contribute to climate mitigation, but may also play a role in supporting energy transitions as well as climate adaptation."

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13.05.2019

# Media

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Forbes: What If GMOs Can Fight Climate Change?

"Could this natural biological carbon cycle be harnessed to absorb more carbon from the atmosphere, store more carbon on land, or use a combination of both to produce negative emissions? Could this be achieved as a positive co-benefit of increasing productivity of crops for food, bioenergy, feed and fiber that the world will need, and thereby be of commercial value?"

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13.05.2019

# Media

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The Nation: How Carbon Farming Can Help Stop Climate Change in Its Tracks

"New agricultural methods offer hope of restoring ecological balance."

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13.05.2019

# Media

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Woodworking Network: Upcoming mechanical trees suck carbon dioxide from the air

"Twelve hundred "mechanical trees" will suck carbon dioxide from the air as part of a joint effort between Arizona State University and Ireland-based Silicon Kingdom Holdings (SKH). The 1,200 carbon-cleansing metal columns, built by Silicon Kingdom to help put a stop to climate change, would allow for the cheap removal of nearly 8,000 cars' worth of CO2 emissions per year. The technology was invented by ASU's Klaus Lackner, who directs the University's Center for Negative Carbon Emissions."

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13.05.2019

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Bloomberg: Carbon-From-Air Success Rides on Federal Support

"The U.S. will need to suck carbon out of the air in large quantities to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, and the technology will need significant, targeted federal support to meet the challenge, a new report says. The federal government should pursue a multi-pronged approach to support direct air capture technologies and ensure they reach the scale at which they’ll be needed to meet national and global climate goals."

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12.05.2019

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Journal of Commerce: Vancouver commits to intensive carbon reduction strategy

"In addition to a reduction of 45 per cent by 2030, Vancouver is committing to a new target of negative emissions by 2050, with an objective of limiting warming to 1.5 C."

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05.05.2019

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Moderndiplomacy: The Existential Crisis of Global Warming and Carbon Capture

"Direct air carbon capture and storage (DACCS) is an enticing prospect until one examines the costs.  Scientific scenarios project DACCS capacity to remove 10-15 billion tons of CO2 per year by century’s end.  Optimists up it to 35-40 billion tons solving the CO2 problem in one fell swoop.  Not so, say those who have examined costs."

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05.05.2019

# Projects

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Project: Project Vesta

"Project Vesta is a project to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and oceans by accelerating the weathering of a type of rock called olivine. When olivine interacts with water and the CO2 dissolved in it, a chemical reaction (called weathering) occurs that creates a bicarbonate solution that marine animals like corals use in their shells. The CO2 remains locked in that form and eventually settles as sediment or turns to limestone rock on the sea floor."

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05.05.2019

# Media

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The Engineer: Mechanical trees capture CO2 passively

"The technology involves discs of sorbent stacked in columns. When a column is fully extended, the discs are exposed to air and capture atmospheric CO2. Once full, the discs are them lowered back into the column where the CO2 is extracted and either sequestered or sold for commercial use."

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05.05.2019

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Der Standard: Images of man in (climate-) change (German)

German article on CE

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