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

    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”…

  • 10 Reasons to Take Direct Air Capture Seriously

    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…

  • The Advances and Challenges of Carbon Capture and Storage

    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…

  • From Theory to Reality: Closing the Carbon Loop

    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.

  • Researcher Takes Measure of Carbon Storage in Iceland

    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?

  • Klaus Lackner Takes Step Toward Workable Carbon Capture Technology

    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.

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

    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.

  • Studying Cutting-Edge Carbon Storage Technologies

    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…

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

    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”…

  • 10 Reasons to Take Direct Air Capture Seriously

    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…

  • The Advances and Challenges of Carbon Capture and Storage

    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…

  • From Theory to Reality: Closing the Carbon Loop

    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.

  • Researcher Takes Measure of Carbon Storage in Iceland

    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?

  • Klaus Lackner Takes Step Toward Workable Carbon Capture Technology

    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.

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

    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.

  • Studying Cutting-Edge Carbon Storage Technologies

    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…