02.12.2013

# Projects

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Cambridge Carbon Capture

"Cambridge Carbon Capture’s electrochemical technology generates electrical power from hydrocarbons whilst simultaneously capturing and permanent sequestering CO2 via a mineralisation reaction with Ca/Mg silicates or wastes."

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10.10.2013

# New Publications

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Lin, Brenda B.; et al. (2013): Maximizing the Environmental Benefits of Carbon Farming through Ecosystem Service Delivery

Lin, Brenda B.; Macfadyen, Sarina, et al. (2013): Maximizing the Environmental Benefits of Carbon Farming through Ecosystem Service Delivery. In BioScience 63 (10), pp. 793–803. DOI 10.1525/bio.2013.63.10.6. (pre-publication)

"Conversely, carbon farming, if it is not implemented carefully, can create disbenefits, such as increased land clearing, monoculture plantations replacing diverse remnants, and unintended impacts across national borders."

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05.10.2013

# New Publications

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Klein, Stephen A.; et al. (2013): Are climate model simulations of clouds improving? An evaluation using the ISCCP simulator

Klein, Stephen A.; Zhang, Yuying; Zelinka, Mark D.; Pincus, Robert; Boyle, James; Gleckler, Peter J. (2013): Are climate model simulations of clouds improving? An evaluation using the ISCCP simulator. In J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (3), pp. 1329–1342. DOI 10.1002/jgrd.50141.

Study linked to could seeding. "The annual cycle climatology of cloud amount, cloud-top pressure, and optical thickness in two generations of climate models is compared to satellite observations to identify changes over time in the fidelity of simulated clouds."

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05.09.2013

# Media

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[press review] Iron fertilization in Canada/Haida Gwaii (7th update, 05.09.'13)

Press review with the media coverage of the iron fertilization project at the Pacific west coast of Canada. There has been massive media feedback since the 15.10.2012 'guardians' report. - There are some updates from 2013.


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16.05.2013

# Media

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The Sydney Morning Herald: Australia seeks to limit ocean 'geoengineering'

"Australia has launched a bid to stop the commercial use of a controversial ''geoengineering'' technique that involves dumping iron into the ocean in a bid to counter the effects of man-made climate change."

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16.04.2013

# New Publications

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Boyd, Philip W. (2013): geoengineering

Boyd, Philip W. (2013): geoengineering. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. (Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition).

Article in the online edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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03.03.2013

# Media

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The Conversation: Anyone can geoengineer: should we try to stop them?

"Assuming action by individuals won’t succeed in addressing the climate change problem – on the basis that “[t]he changes necessary are so large and profound that they are beyond the reach” of such action (the Gernot Wagner argument) – what about geoengineering?"

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04.02.2013

# Calls & events

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CfP: North American Biochar Symposium

04.03.2012, deadline for abstracts

"Established in 2006, the Pioneer Valley Biochar Initiative is a group of farmers, foresters, professors, students and concerned citizens, promoting public awareness that a growing body of soil science affirms that biochar can increase soil productivity and enhance crop health when incorporated into farm, forest and garden soils."

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28.01.2013

# Media

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DigInfo: Artificial Photosynthesis System as efficient as plants and can reduce CO2 levels

"A group at Panasonic has developed the Artificial Photosynthesis System, which produces organic materials with a world-leading efficiency in terms of solar energy conversion."

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05.11.2012

# Media

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the guardian: The man who would stop hurricanes with car tyres

On weather modification but with link to CE. "British scientist Stephen Salter and Bill Gates patent scheme to prevent huge storms"

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