Trends related to Climate & Geoscience

Corporate Meteorologists

Virtually every business will be impacted by extreme weather events, sea level rise, and global warming. The financial models and predictive systems that guided companies in […]

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Reducing Corporate Reliance on Plastics

Plastic has long been the bane of the environment, piling up in oceans and landfills. We now know that, when exposed to the elements, plastic releases […]

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Geoengineering

To counteract extreme weather and climate change, researchers are looking to geoengineering—large-scale technological and scientific interventions to counteract the damage we’ve caused to the planet.

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Storing Captured Carbon with Algae and Bacteria

Scientists are building tubular bioreactors, filling them with green algae, and letting them eat away at the carbon captured from our environment. Quebec City-based CO2 Solution […]

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Converting Carbon Dioxide into Building Materials

Carbon dioxide captured from industrial factories can be repurposed as building materials. Startup Blue Planet developed a way to convert carbon dioxide into a limestone coating […]

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Stratospheric Aerosol Scattering with Sulfur Dioxide

Also known as solar radiation management, this technique involves injecting tiny particles into the sky that would reflect sunlight back into space. The idea comes from […]

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Injecting Clouds with Sea Salt Particles

Inspired by maritime observations, this geoengineering technique would try to expand the coverage of the long clouds left by the passage of ocean freighters on the […]

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Reflecting Sunlight

Some scientists are working on enormous, mirrored parasols to be launched into the stratosphere, which would reflect sunlight back into space and theoretically cool Earth’s atmosphere […]

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Sand for Glacier Melt

Sand is stronger than we once thought. One project from Princeton University scientist Michael Wolovick involves building massive piles of sand or similar materials dumped to […]

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