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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
People's Climate March, New York City, Jane Rebecca Marchant

Join the Crowd: Scenes from the Climate March

Student Jane Rebecca Marchant was one among the hundreds of thousands who joined the People’s Climate March Sunday, and she took a lot of photos. You can see her photo essay on the march on the website of the Morningside Post, the student-run newspaper at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.

by |September 25, 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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A Different Climate Change Message, on Stage Nov. 2-3

The Superhero Clubhouse eco-theater group will be putting on a double-billed performance –Don’t Be Sad Flying Ace! and Field Trip: A Climate Cabaret- on November 2nd and 3rd at the Theater at the 14th St. Y, 344 East 14th Street (between 1st and 2nd Aves).

by |October 28, 2013
Lenfest National Grid Blog

National Grid Joins the Corporate Circle

The Earth Institute is pleased to welcome National Grid into the Corporate Circle, a collective partnership of leading corporations from across the globe committed to pursuing sustainable development objectives. Through a generous gift, National Grid will support sustainable energy research at the Earth Institute.

by |May 17, 2013

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

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