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A close-up image of Sargassum seaweed on sand in Crane Beach, Barbados.

What Is Blue Carbon and How Can It Help Fight Climate Change?

Researchers at Columbia Climate School discuss the benefits and challenges of working with carbon from ocean and coastal ecosystems.

by |January 25, 2023

With Major Prize, a Project to Turn Carbon Emissions to Stone Gains Momentum

With the award of a 2022 Earthshot prize, new technology to remove carbon from the air by speeding up natural underground chemical reactions moves closer to reality.

by |December 12, 2022
wind turbines in the ocean

Offshore Wind Farms Could Capture Carbon From Air and Store It

When the wind can produce more power than is needed, that unused power could be used to remove carbon from the air and lock it away.

by David Goldberg |January 28, 2022

Oceans Could Be Harnessed to Remove Carbon From Air, Say U.S. Science Leaders

Seaweed cultivation, altering the chemistry of seawater, or even injecting electrical currents should be studied, say the authors.

by |December 9, 2021
Columbia Engineering professor Daniel Esposito and colleague at microscope

Columbia Launches a Carbontech Initiative to Bring Climate Solutions to Market

The program will help researchers and entrepreneurs develop and scale carbon-cutting technologies.

by |November 17, 2021

Proposed 45Q Tax Credit Reform Could Give a Big Boost to Carbon Capture Projects

Specifically, a direct pay option could help to incentivize carbon capture retrofits in U.S. power plants, according to a new analysis.

by Emeka Ochu |May 6, 2021
wolf in a forest

Want to Grow Forests? Protect Wolves.

Reforestation is an important tool for fixing climate change, and green areas regrow faster and healthier with predators present.

by Kevin Webb |December 15, 2020
list of years and CO2 counter

Columbia University Launches the World’s First ‘Carbon Dioxide Removal Law’ Database

New online resource provides the most comprehensive information to date on legal issues related to carbon dioxide removal, utilization, storage, and transportation.

by |October 8, 2020
A Climeworks plant captures carbon out of the air

What’s New and Noteworthy in the Latest Congressional Report on Climate Change

In its new report, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis decided to select more solutions — more technologies, more policy options, and more innovation.

by Julio Friedmann |June 30, 2020
Julio Friedmann

Carbon Capture Solutions for Climate Change

The latest episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange podcast discusses new legislation that would support new technologies that capture carbon emissions.

by |March 11, 2020