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

October 22, 2014
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” of five oysters: Brook, Manny, Bronxy, Queeny and Stats. Read More

Join the Crowd: Scenes from the Climate March

September 25, 2014
Student Jane Rebecca Marchant was one among the hundreds of thousands who joined the People’s Climate March Sunday, and she took a lot of photos. You can see her photo essay on the march on the website of the Morningside Post, the student-run newspaper at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs. Read More

10 Reasons to Take Direct Air Capture Seriously

July 18, 2014
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 are 10 reasons why policy makers should take direct air capture seriously. Read More

The Advances and Challenges of Carbon Capture and Storage

July 9, 2014
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 the Lenfest Center in April, much can be done, and much more should be done at a much quicker rate than we’re doing it. Read More

From Theory to Reality: Closing the Carbon Loop

April 8, 2014
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. Read More

Researcher Takes Measure of Carbon Storage in Iceland

March 28, 2014
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? Read More

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

October 28, 2013
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). Read More

National Grid Joins the Corporate Circle

May 17, 2013
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. Read More

Klaus Lackner Takes Step Toward Workable Carbon Capture Technology

February 1, 2013
Klaus Lackner’s approach to slowing global warming is to scrub carbon dioxide from the air—literally. Read More

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

September 27, 2012
“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. Read More
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