Tag: Lenfest Center

A Different Climate Change Message, on Stage Nov. 2-3

by | 10.28.2013 at 11:34am
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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).

National Grid Joins the Corporate Circle

by | 5.17.2013 at 11:15am
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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.

Klaus Lackner Takes Step Toward Workable Carbon Capture Technology

by | 2.1.2013 at 12:47pm | 1 Comment

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

Theater Group to Perform “Climate Cabaret” at Lamont Open House

by | 9.27.2012 at 12:23pm

“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.

Studying Cutting-Edge Carbon Storage Technologies

by | 7.2.2012 at 10:54am

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 [...]

One Planet, Too Many People?

by | 3.7.2012 at 2:05pm
Mumbai, India. (Photo: Deepak Gupta)

Can we manage the needs of 9 billion people for water, food and energy without depleting our resources and ruining the environment? “The solutions,” says Tim Fox, “are all within the capability of existing technology.”

Artificial Trees: Giving Us Time to Act?

by | 10.18.2011 at 11:23am
Klaus Lackner in the laboratory with students

Soon after Klaus Lackner met Allen Wright at Biosphere 2 in Arizona, they began dreaming up a way to pull CO2 out of the air. After years of work, the two have come up with a working laboratory-scale prototype…

Klaus S. Lackner – Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy

by | 9.21.2009 at 9:05am | 3 Comments

To address the exponential rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations since the Industrial Revolution, Professor Klaus S. Lackner, director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at the Earth Institute, is working on ambitious carbon capture and sequestration strategies.  “Our goal is to take a process that takes 100,000 years and compress it into 30 [...]