Canadian Company Turns Air Into Fuel In Climate Change Fight

Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by

by Dominique Mosbergen – 07/05/2016 CARBON ENGINEERINGCarbon Engineering’s carbon capture plant in Squamish.  In an industrial plant in Squamish, British Columbia, a picturesque town near Vancouver where snow-capped mountains touch the sea, an environmental revolution is afoot. Scientists are sucking up carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere — and turning it into fuel. A growing crop […]

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Go Inside an Industrial Plant That Sucks Carbon Dioxide Straight Out of the Air

Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by

by Peter Fairley – 06/6/2016 Carbon dioxide emissions must decrease to nearly zero by 2040 if global warming by the end of this century is to be held to 2 °C. But we may well miss that target. A pilot plant started up last fall at Squamish, British Columbia, is testing a backup plan: sucking […]

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Swiss Company Aims to Build Commercial Scale Direct Air Carbon Capture Plant

Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by

The ETH spin-off company Climeworks AG has announced plans to construct and operate an industrial scale CO2 capture plant to be operational by mid-2016. The Oct. 21 announcement said the plant in Hinwil (Canton of Zurich, Switzerland) “has the capacity to capture 900 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere per year.” For comparison, The Carbon […]

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How to Invent Our Way Out of Climate Change

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by Gwyneth Kelly – 11/29/2015 If internal combustion was the monumental technological achievement that, over the decades, contributed to climate change, perhaps new technologies can help solve the crisis. The Paris climate talks are crucial not only for forging a political agreement to reduce carbon emissions, but for fostering a political environment that encourages green […]

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Why CO2 ‘Air Capture’ Could Be Key to Slowing Global Warming

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by Richard Schiffman – 05/23/16 For two decades, Klaus Lackner has pioneered efforts to combat climate change by pulling carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Now, after years of watching the global community fail to bring greenhouse gas emissions under control, Lackner — director of the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions at Arizona State University — […]

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The Suddenly Urgent Quest to Remove Carbon Dioxide from the Air

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 by

by Chris Mooney – 2/26/2016 Dr. Klaus Lackner with his team’s rooftop prototype on Feb. 9 at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment in Tempe, Ariz. (Caitlin O’Hara for the Washington Post.) Tempe, AZ — From the rooftop of Klaus Lackner’s seven-story building on the Arizona State University campus, photovoltaic panels seem […]

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Climate-smart soils’ may help balance the carbon budget

Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 by

Here’s the scientific dirt: Soil can help reduce global warming. While farm soil grows the world’s food and fiber, scientists are examining ways to use it to sequester carbon and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. “We can substantially reduce atmospheric carbon by using soil. We have the technology now to begin employing good soil practices […]

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How Carbon Farming Could Reverse Climate Change

Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by

Eric Toensmeier’s new book explores carbon sequestration through carbon farming as a way to cool a warming planet. As the climate crisis heats up, agriculture is in the hot seat, not only as a contributor to climate change, but also as a potential solution. Eric Toensmeier has spent the last several years tracking both. […]

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Urban soils release surprising amounts of carbon dioxide

Posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 by

Tracking biological emissions will allow more accurate assessments of climate action programs BOSTON UNIVERSITY Stephen Decina, Boston University PhD student, measures carbon dioxide being released from the soil using an automated soil carbon dioxide efflux system. The equipment, which is controlled with a smartphone, passes air through an infrared gas analyzer and measures the concentration […]

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France Paves The Way- new law forbids food waste by supermarkets

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by

Ever wonder what happens to unsold food at your favorite supermarket? Unfortunately, it usually gets tossed in the trash. However, there is still hope to be had; a newly passed French law has something big to say about diverting supermarket food waste, and it’s worth listening to. As the first country IN THE WORLD to […]

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