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Superhero Clubhouse Performs "Salty Folk"
Photo Credit: Jane Rebecca Marchant

Eco-Theater Engages Visitors at Lamont-Doherty’s Open House

Visitors to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory’s open house on Oct. 11 could tune in to a performance of “Salty Folk” by Superhero Clubhouse, a collective of artists and environmental advocates. Created by Jeremy Pickard and Nate Weida, the play uses music and humor to illustrate the history and importance of New York Harbor through the “eyes” of five oysters: Brook, Manny, Bronxy, Queeny and Stats.

by |October 22, 2014
Klaus Lackner's "artificial tree"

10 Reasons to Take Direct Air Capture Seriously

Though still requiring more research and development, direct air capture, a technology that extracts CO­2 from ambient air, offers reason for optimism. It is economically viable in several areas and can permit negative emissions to eventually stabilize atmospheric concentrations. While current support for the pioneers in this industry comes from private and philanthropic investment, here are 10 reasons why policy makers should take direct air capture seriously.

by |July 18, 2014
Maxim Stonor playback for communications of CCUS pracitce at RECS

The Advances and Challenges of Carbon Capture and Storage

While in energy policy discussions, I heard carbon capture, utilization and storage consistently dismissed as either too expensive or too uncertain in a low-carbon future that favors natural gas, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Yet as was made clear during the three-day Research Coordination Network on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage annual meeting hosted by the Lenfest Center in April, much can be done, and much more should be done at a much quicker rate than we’re doing it.

by |July 9, 2014
artificial trees, carbon capture

From Theory to Reality: Closing the Carbon Loop

Carbon capture, storage and reuse has the potential to help us reduce CO2 emissions and combat global warming. The Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy is bringing together experts from an array of fields to assess the state of the technology April 14-16.

by |April 8, 2014
Yinghuang, C14 tracer injection, Carbfix, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy

Researcher Takes Measure of Carbon Storage in Iceland

The idea of capturing carbon and storing it away offers an appealing solution to the “greenhouse gas” emissions from fossil fuels that are warming the planet. But how can we measure the process well enough to know what sort of impact the technology has?

by |March 28, 2014
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Klaus Lackner Takes Step Toward Workable Carbon Capture Technology

Klaus Lackner’s approach to slowing global warming is to scrub carbon dioxide from the air—literally.

by |February 1, 2013
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Theater Group to Perform “Climate Cabaret” at Lamont Open House

“Field Trip: A Climate Cabaret,” at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Open House on Oct. 6, will use song and dance to focus on the research of prominent female scientists.

by |September 27, 2012
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Studying Cutting-Edge Carbon Storage Technologies

This past June, PhD candidates from Earth Institute’s Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy Miriam Okun and Yinghuang Ji traveled to Alabama to attend Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS), an intensive 10-day program hosted by Southern Company and sponsored by the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.  The program allowed participants to study cutting-edge… read more

by |July 2, 2012