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Green news harvest: The Economist Energy Debate, China passing US in clean tech

Solar-powered bus shelters; Auto Xprize inspires 100 MPG cars; Planktos looks for a new plan; Americans want clean but costly clean energy; Suniva scores another solar cell supply deal for India; emerging solar scams; LED lighting for NYC.

By August 22, 2008


Climos enlists plankton, venture funds to fight climate change

Shortly after rival Planktos folds, ocean fertilization start-up Climos is set to announce $4 million in series A venture funding.

By February 22, 2008


Ocean fertilization firm Climos gains financial backing

Start-up Climos, which wants to experiment with large plankton blooms to mitigate climate change, gets $3.5 million from Braemar Energy Ventures.

By March 5, 2008


Plankton grower Climos gathers funds for climate mitigation

Is fertilizing the ocean with iron to grow plankton a viable way to fight global warming? Climos, and its backers, want to find out.

By February 22, 2008


Another carbon sequestration idea: Turn it into chalk

Carbon Sciences says it can transform the ubiquitous greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into a harmless solid fairly cheaply. We shall see.

By February 20, 2008


Bringing seapower to the fight against global warming

Interview with CEO and Founder Dan Whaley of Climos, on ocean iron fertilization for carbon sequestration and trading

By January 21, 2008


'Geoengineering': Space mirror over Greenland?

Shields in space, artificial volcanic eruptions, pumping carbon dioxide underground, ocean fertilization--all these "geoengineering" ideas are being discussed, says Harvard professor.

By November 19, 2007


'Ocean seeding' plans to capture carbon in oceans draw fire

A geo-engineering technology called ocean seeding is gaining interest from green tech entrepreneurs but criticism from some environmental groups.

By November 5, 2007


Seeding the ocean to capture carbon

Can stimulating plankton growth slow climate change? A crew from a company called Planktos is setting sail to find out. Image: Plankton bloom

By May 10, 2007


Cool Earth Solar: Solar farms on the cheap

Cool Earth Solar, a company now raising an initial round of outside funding, is looking to prototype a plastic balloon capable of generating electricity in solar farms.

By May 23, 2007