Trapping carbon dioxide in minerals happens naturally over thousands of years. Can humans speed it up – safely?
Adding industrial chemicals and natural alkaline minerals could slow climate change, but like other geoengineering proposals, it comes with many complex technical and legal challenges.
Drax biomass plant, Yorkshire.
The Drax biomass plant in Yorkshire is the first in the world to pioneer carbon capture and some specialists see it as it has a bright future. But hold the rosy headlines.
Testing new ways to use this technology is underway in Japan.
These technologies could turn into a powerful tool for fighting global warming, and they have the potential to address historical climate injustices.
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Alternatives made from common metals like aluminium are available.
The calm before the storm.
Earth is fast approaching the red lines that scientists have urged temperatures cannot cross if we have any hope of avoiding catastrophic climate change. Here are the emergency measures we need.
Opportunities to help drive the energy transition are everywhere - even in Western Australia’s remote salt pans.
Peter C. Doherty
Nobel Prizewinning health researcher Peter Doherty reflects on the challenge of delivering a healthy climate for the world. From hydrogen power to wooden skyscrapers, the options are endless, but all require leadership.
Hydrogen fuel is just one opportunity for Australia in a clean-energy future.
The latest UN climate report makes it clear that the task of limiting climate change is urgent and huge. We must start to transform our economy today, but it will bring rewards as well as challenges.
Without rapid and dramatic changes, the world will face a higher risk of extreme weather and other effects of climate change.
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The UN's panel on climate change said that technologies to remove CO2 will be necessary to limit global temperature rise to only 1.5 degrees Celsius. But these techniques are largely unproven.
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.