Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Back Into Coal

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Carbon dioxide could be removed from the atmosphere and stored as a solid in a bid to manage climate change, using a new technique pioneered at Australia’s RMIT University.

The research team turned CO2 into a coal-like solid, in what could be a potential negative emission technology that actively removes a greenhouse gas from our atmosphere.

To keep climate change at a manageable level, the United Nations considers some kind of carbon dioxide-removal process a necessity.

One of the current most-discussed methods for sucking CO2 from the atmosphere involves storing it as a liquid deep underground, raising concerns about potential leaks.

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