Author: The Beam

Spinning Gold From Carbon

Avoiding the worst effects of the climate emergency is a hugely complex problem. Where can we store all the carbon we have been blowing into the atmosphere for years? ‘Just capture it, recycle or bury…’ Carbon Management is the popular magic word. But new technologies like carbon capture also show … [continued]

7 Ways Of Getting CO2 Out Of The Atmosphere

There are currently seven recognized negative emissions technologies (NETs). What are their global CO₂ removal potential, costs, and relevant side effects? An overview of the pros and cons of carbon capture and storage. Afforestation & Reforestation (AR) Afforestation is the establishment of a forest or stand of trees in an … [continued]

Coal Mining In Extremo

In the Appalachian region of the United States, mountaintop removal mining of coal is still a common practice. With the help of tech, algorithms, and satellite imagery, it might finally come to an end. By Frank Odenthal For millions of people around the world, burning coal as a source of … [continued]