February 24, 2023
How energy from Earth’s crust could pull carbon from the sky
Analysis by Shannon Osaka with research by Vanessa Montalbano, The Climate 202, February 23, 2023
"Sucking carbon dioxide out of the sky is a bit like a time machine for climate change. It removes CO2 from the atmosphere and stores it deep underground[.]
According to one study co-authored by [Hélène Pilorgé, a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania], if air capture were combined with all of the geothermal plants currently in the United States, the country could suck up about 12.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year."
California beach city OKs balloon ban to protect coast
By Amy Taxin, AP, February 21, 2023
"Environmental advocates are celebrating in Laguna Beach — but it won’t be with balloons.
The hilly seaside city known for stunning ocean views and rolling bluffs is banning the sale and public use of balloons to curtail the risk of devastating wildfires and eliminate a major source of trash floating near the community’s scenic shores."
Meet Henk Rogers, video game icon turned climate champion
By Mike Munsell, Canary Media, February 17, 2023
No notes for this. You really just need to read the whole thing!
Turns out permitting reform isn’t just needed for resource development, apparently nuclear needs it too.
A kid's guide to climate change (plus a printable comic)
By Lauren Sommer and Maraka Gharib, NPR’s Life Kit, January 17, 2023
"Are you a kid — or do you know a kid — who is learning about climate change?
It can be hard to know where to start. So we made a guide about how it's changing the planet and how to deal with the big feelings you might have when you hear about it."
Energy is booming on every level. Check out the stories we're pumped about this week!
Each year brings new developments and growth in various sectors of the energy industry. Check out our favorite headlines from 2023!
Velocity President Rysen Shirzadi provides his insight into our role as young professionals in the evolving energy space.
From Tetris to clean energy, creating a carbon time machine, and balloons are the new straws.
A myriad of new fuels see potential, but are many of them just hot air?
From the Supreme Court to AI improving supply chain, here's what we are following this week.
Stories about court cases, permafrost and an electronic nose(?!). Happy Friday.
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The pros and cons of a climate emergency, anti-styrafoam rhetoric, and using mining waste to capture CO2.