Burning Imported Wood in Drax Power Plant ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’, Says Kwarteng

The importing of wood to burn in Drax power station “is not sustainable” and “doesn’t make any sense”, the business and energy secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, told a private meeting of…

Amazon’s Growth Limited by Lack of Phosphorus

Growth of the Amazon rainforest in our increasingly carbon-rich atmosphere could be limited by a lack of phosphorus in the soil, new research shows.

Claim: Study Reveals how Climate Change Can Significantly Impact One of the World’s Most Important Carbon-rich Ecosystems

“The team’s goal now is to use the findings from this study to guide large-scale restoration of mangrove forests across the globe”, added the study’s co-author, Dr Simon Cragg from the University…

How ‘Viral Dark Matter’ May Help Mitigate Climate Change

The question of magnitude is a serious consideration when taking into account the vastness of the ocean.

Fastest Carbon Dioxide Catcher Heralds New Age for Direct Air Capture

The field of carbon capture, the removal and subsequent storage or conversion of carbon dioxide, is developing rapidly, but hurdles remain before it can be deployed at scale.

Claim: Climate Change Increases Risks of Tree Death

But all of that carbon in trees and forests worldwide could be thrown back into the atmosphere again if the trees burn up in a forest fire.

Carbon Collect Unveils Mechanicaltree™ In Partnership With Arizona State University

Carbon Collect’s MechanicalTree™ is up to a thousand times more efficient at removing CO2 from the air than a natural tree.

Friday Funny: ‘Carbon Extraction’ Only Way to Stop Climate Crisis

OMG OMG OMG Hair-on-fire article in the The Sunday Times

Spreading Asbestos Fibres and Running Fans Might Help Combat Climate Change

Scientists investigating the CO2 absorbing properties of mine waste have discovered asbestos fibres are a good candidate for climate change carbon capture projects.

In a warming world, New England’s trees are storing more carbon

Climate change has increased the productivity of forests, according to a new study that synthesizes hundreds of thousands of carbon observations collected over the last quarter century at the Harvard…

Tiny plankton drive processes in the ocean that capture twice as much carbon as scientists thought

Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea The ocean plays a major role in the global carbon…

“UN hosts drive to suck”… I thought it already did? (Stupid geoengineering tricks.)

Guest Grauniad & UN-bashing by David Middleton UN hosts drive to suck back carbon and reverse climate changeNew York forum aims to ‘restore’ the climate by reducing atmospheric levels of…

CO2 sequestration research stumbles onto something useful: a big lithium strike in Wyoming

Guest post by Alec Rawls Most lithium (the lightest metal) is now mined in the Andes (image above), but it looks like the U.S. has more than a little of it…

James Hansen Says Coal Is Greening The Planet!?!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an interesting measure of atmospheric CO2, called the “airborne fraction”. The airborne fraction is the fraction of the CO2 emitted each year which remains…

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…

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…