carbon sequestration

3 Stories

Carbon Dioxide Gets Buried in Midwest Experiment

Site in Illinois may be able to hold 100 billion tons of CO2

(Newser) - Construction began this week on an Energy Department project that aims to bury a million metric tons of carbon dioxide beneath Illinois' surface by 2012, Wired reports. While that's peanuts compared to the billions of tons emitted each year, the project—the largest such injection to date—could pave the... More »

Gore Calls for Civil Disobedience Vs. Coal

Says world is losing climate change battle

(Newser) - Earth defender Al Gore is calling for a campaign of civil disobedience and protest to halt construction of 48 coal plants that lack the technology to capture and store carbon, Reuters reports. "If you're a young person looking at the future of this planet, I believe we have reached... More »

'Clean Coal' Advocates Blowing Smoke

Investing in carbon sequestration "reckless"

(Newser) - “Clean coal” is the buzzword of the moment, with industry groups and presidential candidates swearing by a work-in-progress technique known as carbon capture and storage (CCS), which ultimately buries carbon dioxide emissions deep underground. But Jeff Goodell, writing in Yale Environment 360, doesn’t buy it. “We don’... More »

3 Stories