Lake Kivu • The Danger Of A Limnic Eruption

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Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes, located on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. Its claim to fame is not pristine waters, rare fish, or an elegant shoreline. Instead, Lake Kivu, along with Lake Nyos and Lake Monoun, share the deadly habit of sporadically belching massive gas clouds of carbon dioxide.

How African Solar Addresses Energy Inequity

How solar can help rapidly modernize the African electric grid. (Image: Unsplash)

Community solar may not seem like an energy source with enough ground shaking force to make an impactful dent in the goal to reach net zero emissions. However, with scale comes strength. As of the end of Q2 2021, there was an estimated 3.4GW  of community solar installed and available in the US. While this only […]

Biomass-Based Carbon Removal

Biochar (Image: Unsplash)

Here, we’ll focus on biomass-based carbon removal. On a basic level, this means that biomass, typically waste biomass, is converted through some process into a more stable form.

Reforestation’s Crucial Role as a Carbon Sink

Reforestation is a crucial part of drawing down carbon. (Image: Envato Elements)

Reforestation has started to garner a larger portion of the general public’s attention. Its importance in habitat and wildlife conservation, its key role in supporting rural populations, and the growing need to reforest areas ravaged by wildfires are all strong motivators.

Conservation’s Crucial Role as a Carbon Sink

Conservation requires understanding how much carbon a tree can actually capture. (Image: Forrest preserves of cook county)

Conservation, as we’ve seen, is vastly important. It takes much more time to break, remake, and then wait for the gains to hopefully reappear. Governments and businesses alike must adjust their definition of value so that the long-term benefits of our environmental impact weigh more heavily than the short-term cost of investment and a quick turnaround to profitability.

Everyone Should Understand The Carbon Cycle

Carbon capture is a critical sector required for global decarbonization. (Image: Envato)

Measuring carbon levels is important because it is our planet’s natural thermometer. Earth’s atmosphere regulates temperature and will respond to extreme imbalances much like how the human body does once it reaches an internal temperature of around 104°F (40°C): the major organs that give us life will begin to break down.

What Is The Cost Of Innovation In Energy?

DOE loan goes bust

the DOE loaned Tonopah Solar Energy LLC $737 Million to fund its solar thermal plant in Nevada. Sadly, Tonopah filed for bankruptcy while still owing the government $425 M on its loans