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PNNLgov: Carbon Dioxide Tucked into Basalt Converts to Rock

Researchers at The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have successfully tested a new way to store carbon dioxide. They pumped 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide down into volcanic rock in the state of Washington. Now two years later, the drilling samples show that the carbon dioxide has turned into solid stone. Check out this article Carbon …

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Colombia University: Klaus Lackner Takes Step Toward Workable Carbon Capture Technology

Klaus Lackner’s approach to slowing global warming is to clean up the atmosphere literally. In his lab at Columbia’s Engineering School, Lackner is working on technology to scrub carbon dioxide from the air, reducing levels of the harmful greenhouse gas that plays a major role in the increase of the Earth’s temperature. ?We need ways …

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CarbonEngineering: Industrial-scale capture of CO2 from ambient air

This video explains the rationale and motivation behind direct capture of CO2 from the atmosphere (air capture), the air capture process itself, and what Carbon Engineering is doing to commercialize air capture in today’s economy.    

XPRIZE: $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE XPRIZE

A $20 Million global competition to develop breakthrough technologies that will convert CO₂ emissions from power plants and industrial facilities into valuable products like building materials, alternative fuels and other items that we use every day.  

NASA: A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2

An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe. Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern …

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Rice University: Carbon-capture breakthrough

Rice University scientists invent a porous material to capture carbon dioxide at natural gas wellheads. The recyclable material absorbs 82 percent of its weight in carbon dioxide and releases it as gas when the wellhead pressure is relieved.  

Aalto University: Researchers convert CO2 into a valuable resource

Researchers have opened a pilot plant that converts carbon dioxide and slag, the by-product of steel manufacturing, into a valuable mineral product. The product, Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC), is used in e.g. plastics, papers, rubbers and paints. The innovative plant represents the next stage prior commercialization of a new process that consumes carbon dioxide in …

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AMNH: Science Bulletins: Keeling’s Curve | The Story of CO2

As the leading greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide is one of the atmosphere’s most closely watched ingredients. The scrutiny began in 1958, when a young geochemist named Charles Keeling began regularly measuring CO2 atop a massive Hawaiian volcano—and discovered some intriguing patterns. Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and …

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University of Colorado Boulder: Recycle CO2 into a Fuel using Sunlight

Design organic photocatalyst to chemically recycle carbon dioxide (CO2) into a liquid fuel (methanol) using sunlight to power our future!  

Andreas Andersson: Acidifying the Ocean – Assessing Impacts on Coral Reefs

Ocean acidification, the well-documented increase in ocean acidity resulting from increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide, poses threats to ocean ecosystems that are not yet fully understood. Join ocean chemist Andreas Andersson as he explains the basics of ocean acidification and how his research is allowing him to monitor the function and health of coral reef systems …

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Michael Raupach: How humans shape the climate and carbon cycle

  A seminar with Michael Raupach on the 23rd of September 2013. Raupach talks about how to understand our home planet and shape our shared evolution, humanity now has to think across multiple intersecting dimensions (natural, economic, social, cultural). Here Michael Raupach presents and attempts to synthesise perspectives from two of these dimensions. 1. The …

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CO2 absorbing lamps

French biochemist Pierre Calleja and his team has built a “lamp” by using algae to absorb 150 times more carbon dioxide than a regular tree. The algae in the lamp absorbs CO2 and convert as much CO2 in a year as a regular tree does throughout its lifetime. These lamps are composed of a tube containing algae, …

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Discussion: Combating Carbon in an Economic Crisis

A discussion hosted by the London Business School of Economics and Political Science. The event focus on two key questions: Has the economic crisis irrevocably undermined the world’s chances of successfully addressing climate change? Or are the investment opportunities such that the private sector can still prevent an environmental disaster?