Painkillers and life jackets are two of the many products that depend on carbon dioxide.
A aerial view of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain marine terminal, in Burnaby, B.C., is shown on Tues., May 29, 2018.
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Canada wants to move towards a green economy and meet its Paris Agreement targets, but it has also just taken ownership of a pipeline. How can the federal government deal with this paradox?
Drax and Eggborough power stations in England.
Why go to all that bother when you can just half-fill the kettle?
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New research calculates the huge cost of 'negative emissions' technologies that will be required to avoid dangerous climate change.
Poland’s first liquefied natural gas terminal, in the Baltic port of Swinoujscie,, under construction in 2014.
Can Poland reduce its dependence on cheap and dirty domestic coal power?
Has carbon capture and storage been tarnished by its association with the coal industry?
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Carbon capture and storage gets a bad rap from its associations with 'clean coal'. But the technology could prove vital in cutting emissions from other industries like steel, cement and chemicals.
Watt a good idea.
Many believe we can stabilise the power supply by asking customers to help - but there's a problem.
Can coal be part of Australia’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
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The idea of clean coal has been around for 40 years, but remains a pipe dream.
A political sign in West Virginia reflects the claim that the Obama administration, by developing policies to reduce carbon emission, was waging a campaign against the industry.
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Scholars of communications pick apart the rhetoric behind the 'war on coal' and explain why it ultimately benefits the coal industry.
The Norwegian capital shows other cities how it's done, by setting out a tailor-made plan to reduce emissions to zero by 2030.
Carbon capture and storage can clean up coal power.
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Despite advances in technology, carbon capture and storage could be unsettled by renewable upstarts.
The test site in Iceland where gases from a geothermal power plant are pumped underground and converted into minerals by reacting with basalt stone.
Storing waste CO2 in rock? Results from a test site at a geothermal plant in Iceland show that CO2 mixed with water can be turned into minerals in locations with basalt volcanic rock.
Iceland’s geothermal power plants are an ideal place to test pumping carbon dioxide underground.
An Icelandic trial shows carbon dioxide can be pumped underground and stored as rock.
Working out how Mars's carbon dioxide was turned into rock could help with carbon capture efforts on our own planet.
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Countries have signed up to the Paris climate deal, but they have not yet promised the necessary cuts to emissions.
Renewable sources of energy are already more cost-competitive than coal-fired power plants with carbon capture.
New analysis reveals carbon capture at coal power plants is significantly more expensive than thought, making renewables and natural gas power generation more attractive.
New technique captures 78% carbon using molten tin.
Cooling enthusiasm. Is a key part of climate change mitigation going up in smoke?
A technology designed to reduce the effect of fossil fuels on the climate has received £1 bln in subsidies and has nothing to show for it.
Carbon capture and storage would help the coal industry survive, but it remains elusive.
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For more than a decade the coal industry's favoured response to climate change was carbon capture and storage, or CCS. CCS is still the main defence, but the absence of functioning projects is making it ever more threadbare.
Replanting forests is one way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This is a site in China.
New research shows that we'll have to remove carbon from the atmosphere for any chance of keeping warming below 2C.