Category Archives: Carbon sequestration

Forests: Damned if they do, damned if they don’t

From the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Increased tropical forest growth could release carbon from the soil A new study shows that as climate change enhances tree growth in tropical forests, the resulting increase in litterfall could stimulate soil micro-organisms … Continue reading

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The Big Sky “drill baby drill” project – just another dry hole into which taxpayer money is sequestered

From Montana State University, news of a big drilling project, except this one produces nothing. MSU moves forward with U.S. Department of Energy backed carbon dioxide storage project in northern Montana Montana State University finalized negotiations with the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Law of unintended carbon consequences

From Oregon State University Northwest Forest Plan has unintended benefit – carbon sequestration CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Northwest Forest Plan enacted in 1993 was designed to conserve old-growth forests and protect species such as the northern spotted owl, but researchers … Continue reading

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High Costs Bury AEP’s Carbon Burial Plan

Story submitted by Hugh McCullough American Electric Power has scuttled its pilot project to bury CO2 from its Mountaineer coal-burning plant in Red Haven WVa. The original projected cost, before unanticipated overruns, was $668 million. About 1/3 of the gross … Continue reading

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Trees: sucking up the carbon

Higher density means world forests are capturing more carbon Forests in many regions are becoming larger carbon sinks thanks to higher density, U.S. and European researchers say in a new report. In Europe and North America, increased density significantly raised … Continue reading

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Warmer temperatures stimulate the gain of carbon stored in trees

Global Warming May Affect the Capacity of Trees to Store Carbon, MBL Study Finds WOODS HOLE, MA—One helpful action anyone can take in response to global warming is to plant trees and preserve forests. Trees and plants capture carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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Comments on the American Physical Society Report on Direct Air Capture of CO2

I try to give equal access to those who want to comment professionally on reports here, here is one such example. This is commentary on the WUWT story Princeton: Direct removal of carbon dioxide from air likely not viable – Anthony … Continue reading

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Princeton: Direct removal of carbon dioxide from air likely not viable

From the Princeton news website By Steven Schultz Technologies for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere are unlikely to offer an economically feasible way to slow human-driven climate change for several decades, according to a report issued by the American … Continue reading

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Forget CO2, US Debt “Causes” Warming

Guest Posting by Ira Glickstein Total US Debt (public and private) as a percentage of US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) correlates with NASA GISS US Annual Mean Temperature Anomaly better than CO2 levels! So, if we want to reduce warming, … Continue reading

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Breakthough solution for power plants – pump the CO2 into the sea…oh, wait

From the EPA might have something to say about that department…this press release from LNL suggests dumping tons of Calcium Bicarbonate as a byproduct of CO2 scrubbing into the oceans instead. Only one teeny little problem – most coal fired … Continue reading

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CO2 sequestration ‘splodes in Saskatchewan

From the “nobody could convince them it was a bad idea in the first place” department… UPDATE: More details now emerging – see below the read more line The Canadian Press – ONLINE EDITION Carbon injected underground now leaking, Saskatchewan … Continue reading

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CO2 is Plant Food (Clean Coal, Say WATT?)

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein. When Lord Monckton told Congress “CO2 is plant food”, the Global Warming activists went crazy because … well, because they know he spoke an inconvenient truth. Monckton’s statement was ridiculed in many blog posts and … Continue reading

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Study: CO2 sequestration may contaminate groundwater

From the “MTBE is perfectly safe department” and Duke University: Leaking underground CO2 storage could contaminate drinking water DURHAM, N.C. — Leaks from carbon dioxide injected deep underground to help fight climate change could bubble up into drinking water aquifers … Continue reading

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Climate mitigation built on eggshells

No word in yet from the Easter Bunny… Scrambling for climate change solutions Eggshell membrane can absorb 7 times its weight in carbon dioxide The food industry generates a lot of waste products, but one of these, eggshells, could help … Continue reading

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Antarctic Ocean: The Big Kahuna of glacial period carbon sinks

UF research gives clues about carbon dioxide patterns at end of Ice Age GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New University of Florida research puts to rest the mystery of where old carbon was stored during the last glacial period. It turns out … Continue reading

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Low-tech garbage heap makes for simplest carbon sequestration

From the Washington Post By Hugh Price In New Haven, W.Va., the Mountaineer Power Plant is using a complicated chemical process to capture about 1.5 percent of the carbon dioxide it produces. The gas is cooled to a liquid at … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week #36 – Carbon sequestration’s fatal flaw

This is a parody gone mad. Green advocates howl about the issues of nuclear waste storage, arguing that nuclear energy becomes impractical due to the need for long term safe storage, in some cases tens of thousands to millions of … Continue reading

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The Union of Concerned Scientists tackles gardening to save the planet

From a press release from the Union of Concerned Scientists, we learn that you don’t need to worry anymore about global warming, we can just garden our way to carbon nirvana, that is, if the bugs don’t eat it. -Anthony … Continue reading

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ACS: Amazonian Indians and “biochar” – sequestering carbon the old fashioned way

This is from the American Chemical Society journal via a press release. After making a bunch of this, I’d be tempted to have a “BBQ summer”. “Life cycle assessment of biochar systems: Estimating the energetic, economic, and climate change potential” … Continue reading

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More carbon is sequestered by echinoderms than previously thought.

Much more carbon is sequestered by echinoderms than previously thought. From Nature News Published online 7 January 2010 | Nature | doi:10.1038/news.2009.1041 Matt Kaplan Echinoderms are responsible for storing a significant amount of carbon each year.Lebrato, M. et al. Animals … Continue reading

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Carbon Dioxide Storage in East Coast U.S. Rocks

From Science Daily Scientists Target East Coast U.S. Rocks for Carbon Dioxide Storage ScienceDaily (Jan. 5, 2010) — Scientists say buried volcanic rocks along the heavily populated coasts of New York, New Jersey and New England, as well as further … Continue reading

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