Case Studies in Earth & Environmental Science Journalism

Carbon Sequestration.

Questions to Ponder and Discuss


Background information:

Web content

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Flatow, Ira, and Klaus Lackner.  Experimenting with Carbon Sequestration [transcript].  Talk of the Nation, NPR, June 1, 2007.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Special Report: Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, Summary for Policymakers, 2005.  Cambridge University Press.

Geological Carbon Sequestration, MIT Study on the Future of Coal, 2007.

Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF).  Listing of Carbon Sequestration projects around the world (incomplete list).

Scientific Papers .

Holloway, S.  Underground sequestration of carbon dioxide—a viable greenhouse gas mitigation option.  Energy: 30, 2318-2333, 2005.

Lackner, K., A Guide to CO2 Sequestration, Science: 300, 1677-1678, 2003.

Matter, JM, Takahashi, T., and Goldberg, D.  Experimental evaluation of in situ CO2-water-rock reactions during CO2 injection in basaltic rocks: Implications for geological CO2 sequestration.  Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems: 8:2, 2007.

Arts, R., Chadwick, A., Eiken, O., Thibeau, S., and Nooner, S.  Ten years’ experience of monitoring CO2 injection in the Utsira Sand at Sleipner, offshore Norway.  First Break: Vol. 26, 2008.


Popular Articles.

Adam, David.  Plan to bury CO2 under North Sea.  The Guardian, November 5, 2003.

Adam, David.  Is it dangerous to store carbon dioxide underground?  The Guardian, November 4, 2004.

Monroe, Don.  Capturing Carbon Dioxide.  Scientific American, February 14, 2005.

Homer-Dixon, Thomas, and S. Julio Friedmann.  Coal in a Nice Shad of Green.  New York Times, March 25, 2005.

Plumbing the depths.  The Economist, July 6, 2006.

Watson, Frank.  Greens say no to carbon capture and storage in CDM for now.  Platts International Coal Report, October 9, 2006.

Simonite, Tom.  Geothermal power plants could also consume CO2.  New Scientist, November 8, 2006.

Dittrick, Paula.  Existing state laws, regulations urged for CO2 storage.  Oil & Gas Journal, December 18, 2006.

Biello, David.  Future of ‘Clean Coal’ Power Tied to (Uncertain) Success of Carbon Capture and Storage.  Scientific American, March 14, 2007.

Moore, James.  BP scraps its carbon capture venture.  Independent, May 24, 2007.

Coal CEOs in capital to lobby for slower pace for CCS mandate.  Platts Coal Outlook, June 11, 2007.

Stell, Jeannie.  CO2 from carbon sequestration not useful to oil and gas producers right now, Oil and Gas Investor This Week, 15:28, July 16, 2007.

Calhoun, Gerry.  Coal can be green: the trick is capturing, sequestering CO2.  The Tennessean, April 6, 2008.

Williams, Nikki.  We can bury carbon dioxide forever.  The Australian, April 9, 2008.

Editorial.  Oregon positioned to help shape debate on global warming.  The Lake Oswego Review, April 10, 2008.

Popular Articles: Sleipner

Statoil Press Release.  Carbon dioxide storage prized.  December 18, 2000.

Dirty king coal.  The Economist, May 31, 2007.

Mouawad, Jad.  A Quest for Energy in the Globe’s Remote Places.  New York Times, October 9, 2007.

Farther Afield (image).  New York Times, October 9, 2007.

Rosenthal, Elisabeth.  Lofty Pledge to Cut Emissions Comes With Caveat in Norway.  New York Times, March 22, 2008.

O’Brien, Clodagh.  Success for carbon dioxide burial.  New Scientist, September 10, 2002.

Joyce, Christopher.  Norway Buries Its CO2 Under the Sea [transcript].  All Things Considered, NPR, December 17, 2007.

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