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  1. Enhanced in situ Mineral Carbonation in Peridotite for CO2 Capture and Storage

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    Author info: Peter Kelemen is Arthur D. Storke Professor of Geochemistry at Columbia University, where he moved in 2004 after 17 years at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Hegraduated from…

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    • Zircons from Hell?

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      Author info: John Valley is the Van Hise Professor of Geology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he established theWiscSIMS Laboratory for Stable Isotope Geochemistry. His interests…

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      • DSSS: Hydraulic Fracturing: Theory – Reality – Uncertainty

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        ESD welcomes Maurice Dusseault, Ph.D. (Univ. of Waterloo) Hydraulic fracturing (HF) has emerged as an important enabling technique in development of shale oil and shale gas, geothermal energy exploitation,…

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        • Soil Water: A Microbes Perspective

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          In arid and semiarid ecosystems, water availability is a primary driver of ecosystem processes. Water impacts on belowground processes result in large part from the interactions of indigenous microorganisms…

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          • A Life in Climate Science: From Identification of a "Discernible Human Influence" on Climate to Identification of the "Top Ten"

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            Human-caused climate change is not a hypothetical future event. It is real, and we are experiencing it in our lifetimes. Despite compelling evidence of human effects on global climate, there is a…

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            • The Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Accident: What Happened and What Does It Mean?

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              In response to general interest in the events associated with the recent Fukushima disaster in Japan, the Division has scheduled Dr. Robert Budnitz as our speaker. Bob brings considerable expertise…

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              • Constructal Law of Design and Evolution in Nature

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                www.constructal.org The reoccurring patterns of nature have long puzzled even the most devoted proponents of chance and Darwin’s theory of evolution. But the Constructal Law changes the terms…

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                • The Asbestos/Carbon Nanotube Analogy: Will there be an epidemic of nanodiseases in 2030?

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                  Asbestos fibers were exploited commercially beginning in the early 20th century, with 50 million metric tons used between 1920-1970. Inhalation of asbestos fibers is associated with pulmonary fibrosis…

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                  • DSSS Enick video

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                    Bob Enick, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh). Microorganisms have existed on this planet for more than 3.6 billion years and represent the major drivers for the global biogeochemical cycles. There…

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                    • CaCO3 Prenucleation Clusters and Crystallization Control by Additives

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                      In this presentation, the earliest stages in the formation of a crystal will be discussed. For the example of stable prenucleation CaCO3 clusters, which can already be found prior to nucleation and…

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                      • Responding to Climate Change: Biofuels, Energy Security, and Management Options

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                        Author info: Professor Jerry Schnoor is the Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering and the Co-Director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa. Jerry is…

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                        • Current Uncertainties in Global Vegetation Mortality and Climate Feedbacks

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                          There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that vegetation mortality during drought or periods of high temperatures is rising across the globe. Research regarding the mechanisms of vegetation…

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