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Transforming excess carbon into bio-oil

Transforming excess carbon into bio-oil

A company aims to reverse the carbon cycle by converting biomass into bio-oil and storing it underground to fight climate change.

Michelle Nijhuis reports for The New Yorker.

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Why humans are putting a bunch of 'coal' and 'oil' back in the ground

Startups are processing plant waste into concentrated carbon to be buried or injected underground. It’s like fossil fuels, but in reverse.
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Firelighters ‘hidden culprit’ behind black carbon air pollution, study finds

Previously unknown health and climate effects from firelighters exposed by researchers from Ireland, China and India.

Demonstrators gather outside Enviva's Raleigh office to protest wood pellet industry

Demonstrators gather outside Enviva's Raleigh office to protest wood pellet industry

Crowned with colorful hats, their aprons studded with protest buttons, a half dozen members of the Raging Grannies charmed their way past security — “we’re just going to our cars” — and took an elevator to Suite 1020 of the Bank of America building in midtown Raleigh.

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Can 'untested' carbon removal technology BECCS deliver?

Carbon removal technologies promise to help meet the world's emissions targets and keep climate change in check. But there are downsides.
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Vermont solar advocates push for more aggressive renewable energy goals

Solar energy advocates on Wednesday called for Vermont to adopt more aggressive renewable-energy goals to ensure the state does its part to fight climate change.

A little Xmas cheer for trees - by Bill McKibben
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A little Xmas cheer for trees - by Bill McKibben

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