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BP206G Smoke in a forest, sun comes slowly through the fume, 2010

Geoengineering: Scientists in Berlin debate radical ways to reverse global warming

Research scientists, policymakers and ethicists gathered in Berlin this week to discuss the emerging field of “climate engineering” and what it... Read More

Geoengineering | Oct 11. 2017.
Typical of wet country paths in winter, this one bears the imprint of recent passing traffic. A dead oak leaf has been blown onto the dark, sodden, muddy path, where its outline is highlighted.

UK launches 'world first' research programme into negative emissions

The UK has launched a £8.6m national research programme on how to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. It is thought to be the world's first... Read More

Technology | Apr 21. 2017.
1.5 degrees conference at Keble College, Oxford

Highlights: Day two at the 1.5C conference on climate change in Oxford

Today saw the second and final full day of the conference “1.5 degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement”, organised by the... Read More

Global temperature | Sep 22. 2016.
The RRS James Clark Ross, a marine research vessel, in South Georgia.

Guest post: An Antarctic voyage in search of blue carbon

A guest article from Dr David Barnes, a marine benthic ecologist at the British Antarctic Survey, and colleagues Chester Sands, Narissa Bax, Rachel... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 1. 2016.
Sunlight through winter forest in Surrey, England

Analysis: Is the UK relying on 'negative emissions' to meet its climate targets?

The Paris Agreement on climate change pledges to keep warming “well below 2C” and “pursue efforts” to limit the increase since preindustrial... Read More

Features | Apr 15. 2016.
Willow Grown To Supply Steven's Croft Biomass Power Station

Guest post: Do we need BECCS to avoid dangerous climate change?

Prof Jason Lowe is Head of Knowledge Integration and Mitigation Advice at the UK’s Met Office and lead scientist for the government-funded AVOID2... Read More

Features | Apr 14. 2016.
Pine logs stacked for collection, Sweden.

Timeline: How BECCS became climate change's 'saviour' technology

Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage - better known by the acronym "BECCS" - has come to be seen as one of the most viable and cost-effective... Read More

Features | Apr 13. 2016.
Aerial view of Earth's atmosphere

In-depth: Experts assess the feasibility of 'negative emissions'

To limit climate change to "well below 2C", as nations agreed to do in Paris last December, modelling shows it is likely that removing carbon dioxide... Read More

Features | Apr 12. 2016.
Infographic: Ten options for negative emissions

Explainer: 10 ways 'negative emissions' could slow climate change

The Paris Agreement, adopted at the COP21 climate talks in December, sets out a global aim to limit average global surface temperatures to “well... Read More

Features | Apr 11. 2016.
Carbon dioxide capture and storage facility in Schwarze Pumpe

Geoengineering is ‘no substitute’ for cutting emissions, new studies show

Attempts to limit climate change by removing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere would not prevent the irreversible damage to the oceans,... Read More

Geoengineering | Aug 4. 2015.
Melting ice forms rivers across the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier

Reaction: Geoengineering is no substitute for cutting carbon emissions, conclude US researchers

On Tuesday, the US National Research Council  published two new reports on 'climate interventions', or what's more commonly known as... Read More

Geoengineering | Feb 11. 2015.
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