Carbon Removal Newsroom show

Carbon Removal Newsroom

Summary: A short-form podcast by Nori where we discuss current events around the world of carbon removal from the atmosphere with a rotating cast of guests.


 The latest on managed mine tailings & enhanced weathering—w/ Dr. Greg Dipple of UBC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:31

Dr. Greg Dipple is a Professor of Geology in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia—Vancouver,and a Nori podcast alumnus! On this bonus episode of Reversing Climate Change, Greg joins Ross to give us an update on his research around carbon mineralization in mine tailings, reminding us how the process works and explaining why it’s not already common practice.

 Can mangrove conservation pay for itself in flood protection? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:43

Dr. Michael W. Beck, professor at the University of California Santa Cruz, coauthored a new paper in Scientific Reports entitled, "The Global Flood Protection Benefits of Mangroves". Today we dig into how mangroves work against flooding, their carbon sequestration potential, how to quantify their financial benefit, and how that helps make them legible to financial systems.

 California's Getting to Neutral report from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:54

The State of California has set a goal of becoming net-zero by 2045. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's researchers have produced a report called Getting to Neutral: Options for Negative Carbon Emissions in California, detailing the various pathways available to California using actually-existing carbon removal technologies needed to do so. Carbon180's Managing Director, Giana Amador, is on the show to explain how this process works, the report's contents, and what happens now.

 The boom in carbon removal legislation and funding | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:11

Erin Burns is the Director of Policy and Ugbaad Kosar is the Senior Policy Advisor at Carbon180, a climate-focused NGO that partners with policymakers, scientists and businesses to advance solutions that transform carbon from a liability to an asset. On this episode of Carbon Removal Newsroom, Erin and Ugbaad join Ross to discuss the policy proposals involving carbon removal currently making their way through Congress.

 Welcome to Carbon Removal Newsroom! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01

Carbon Removal Newsroom is a Nori podcast which tracks carbon removal policy, technological development, and deployment. Episodes are typically +/- 10-20 minutes long, and come out whenever we see something in the news that we feel deserves an episode.

 Microsoft commits to being carbon negative by 2030 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:47

Microsoft has joined the ranks of prominent tech companies pledging to remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit. Elizabeth Willmott, Microsoft's Carbon Program Manager, comes on the show to tell us more.

 Boulder, Colorado is striving for carbon removal leadership | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:43

Boulder, Colorado is making moves to support carbon removal as a city. Brett KenCairn, the City of Boulder's senior policy advisor for climate & resilience, and director of the Urban Drawdown Initiative, comes on the show to explain what is happening on the front range.

 The state of blue carbon: are whales carbon-negative? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:14

Steven Lutz from GRID-Arendal comes on the show to discuss whether whales are or can be carbon-negative, and if and how this could be monetized in carbon markets.

 American Farmland Trust's primary focus now on climate change and agriculture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:51

American Farmland Trust is treating climate change as their "primary thrust" in their advocacy work. This is a major commitment by AFT to make strides in agricultural work to reverse climate change.

 Intuit to remove fifty times its emissions by 2030 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:59

Intuit has partnered with Project Drawdown to negate fifty times its emissions through carbon removal by 2030. Project Drawdown's Executive Director, Dr. Jonathan Foley, is on the show to explain Intuit's commitment, their collaboration, and whether this is the beginning of the tech industry's surge into carbon removal.

 Vote Climate U.S. PAC's 2020 voter's guide includes carbon removal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:34

Vote Climate U.S. PAC published a voter's guide for 2020 presidential candidates which includes a section for ranking candidates on carbon dioxide removal. Today, the founder and president of the organization, Karyn Strickler, joins the show to tell us more. We've never seen this as a criterion for evaluating politicians and is probably a reflection of carbon removal's growing prominence.

 A Kickstarter Called Negative: carbon-negative bracelets are now for sale | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:28

Tito Jankowski and his team at AirMiners and beyond have created a carbon-negative bracelet called Negative with direct air captured CO2 from ClimeWorks and Carbon Upcycling Technologies. It's being funded and is for sale through Kickstarter.

 At the United Nations, the first annual Global Climate Restoration Forum is held | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:50

The Foundation for Climate Restoration (F4CR)'s CEO Rick Parnell joins us from the United Nations to tell us about their First Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum, and the creation of their Global Coalition for Climate Restoration. They're raising the profile of carbon removal and trying to foster scalable climate solutions with decisionmakers.

 The Nori Lightning Sale is now live | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:51

People can now buy Carbon Removal Certificates from the Nori marketplace. This is the first time this has happened and is the first step in Nori launching its full platform. Nori CEO Paul Gambill is on the show to share the news. This episode is posted on Reversing Climate Change and Carbon Removal Newsroom.

 The Green Amendment Movement, carbon removal, and Andrew Yang | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:54

The Green Amendment Movement is an effort to constitutionally protect the environment, and Maya van Rossum has been leading this charge. Two states have them, most do not, and others are working on it. Andrew Yang recently announced his support for such an amendment at the federal level, which had us wondering: if governments are constitutionally required to provide a clean environment and stable climate, does that obligate their support for carbon removal?


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