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Carbon Sequestration

The uptake and storage of carbon. Trees and plants, for example, absorb carbon dioxide, release the oxygen and store the carbon. Fossil fuels were at one time biomass and continue to store the carbon until burned.

Carbon sequestration is usually a natural process although machine based techniques can be used to extract or prevent carbon from getting into the atmosphere and put it into long term storage.

News & Blog articles where 'carbon sequestration' used:
  • Negative CO2 Emissions
    by Kevin Kilty An article in the January 2020 Issue of Physics Today (1) presents an interesting and very readable overview of methods to capture and store away CO2 emissions...
  • Carbon Sequestration
    Guest post by Rud Istvan, As most WUWT readers know, the issue of carbon sequestration is an important but largely IPCC undiscussed ‘anthropogenic global warming’ question...
  • E. coli bacteria engineered to eat carbon dioxide
    What could go wrong? ~cr From Nature Feat could turn bacteria into biological factories for energy and even food. The bacterium Escherichia coli has been engineered to grow by consuming carbon dioxide.Credit: Steve Gschmeissner/SPL E. coli is on a diet....
  • Department of Energy Announces $43 Million to Develop Carbon Capture and Storage Technology
    From Energy.gov November 14, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $43 million in funding to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies that...
  • 2017 NOAA Study Recommended Fewer Controlled Burns, Because Climate Change
    Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to the study authors, frequent controlled burns reduce the ability of some forests to sequester CO2. More frequent fires reduce soil carbon and fertility, slowing the regrowth of plantsLong-term effects of repeated...
  • Plants and fungi together could slow climate change
    International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis A new global assessment shows that human impacts have greatly reduced plant-fungus symbioses, which play a key role in sequestering carbon in soils...
  • MIT engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air
    The process could work on the gas at any concentrations, from power plant emissions to open air Massachusetts Institute of Technology A new way of removing carbon dioxide from a stream of air could provide a significant tool in the battle against climate...
  • Stanford study casts doubt on carbon capture
    Stanford University One proposed method for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere – and reducing the risk of climate change – is to capture carbon from the air or prevent it from getting there in the first place...
  • Clay minerals call the shots with carbon
    Rivers discharge a constant supply of sediment into the world’s oceans. This sediment is largely composed of various clay minerals – the products of rock weathering – and organic compounds of plant origin that have decomposed in soils....
  • Claim: Mixing AI with Green Slime will Fix Climate Change
    Guest essay by Eric Worrall The AI community are having another shot at getting their hands on a share of the climate emergency budget. Algae might be a secret weapon to combatting climate changeBy Ben Lamm October 1, 2019Founder, Hypergiant As fires...

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