Sunday, February 11, 2007

Hope for Storing Carbon?

Carbon dioxide produced by power plants and other industrial facilities can be safely stored underground, helping to avert global warming, recent research by MIT scientists suggests. The scientists say their research shows that the CO2 should not resurface and enter the atmosphere, as is feared.

Without carbon sequestration, expanding use of coal to produce electricity would present significant climate risks. But many scientific, technical and economic hurdles remain, not the least of which is making sure that pumping CO2 underground isn't done in vain.

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