High-Speed Storage Of CO2 Discovered In Bacteria Could Help Fight Climate Change

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The filaments of the enzyme HDCR, which produces formic acid from gaseous hydrogen (H2) and carbon dioxide (CO2), are wound around each other like a plait. Undated photo. (Verena Resch, luminous-lab.com/Newsflash)

An international team of scientists has discovered a new way of high-speed storage of carbon dioxide in a bacterial enzyme that could eventually help fight climate change. The accumulation of…

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High Speed Carbon Dioxide Catcher Heralds New Era In Fight Against Climate Change

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Atmospheric air with low concentrations of carbon dioxide is passed through an aqueous solution of IPDA, where the carbon dioxide rapidly reacts to create a solid product. Carbon dioxide is subsequently re-released with mild heating of the product in suspension, for storage or new applications. (Tokyo Metropolitan University/Newsflash)

Researchers at Tokyo Metropolitan University have created what they say is the fastest carbon dioxide catcher ever, possibly heralding a new era in the fight against carbon emissions linked to…

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Seaweeds Sweet Tooth Saves Carbon Emissions Of 300,000 Cars

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Lush meadows of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica in the Mediterranean sea discovered by the Max Planck Institute of Marine Microbiology in the German city of Bremen. (HYDRA Marine Sciences GmbH/Newsflash)

Worldwide seaweeds are saving the equivalent of carbon dioxide emitted by more than 300,000 cars each year, according to new research - which also shows that the amount of sugar…

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How Plastic Waste Could Be Used To Grab CO2

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Graduate student Paul Savas feeds raw plastic into a crusher to prepare it for pyrolysis, or heating in an inert atmosphere. (Jeff Fitlow/Newsflash)

Scientists have discovered a double environmental breakthrough - how to capture carbon dioxide by using heat-treated plastic waste. The breakthrough came from boffins at Rice University, in the city of…

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NASA Finds Thousands Of Volcanic Eruptions Occurred On Mars 4 Billion Years Ago Firing Water Vapour Into Atmosphere

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This image shows several craters in Arabia Terra that are filled with layered rock, often exposed in rounded mounds.

Thousands of the most powerful type of volcanic eruptions classified as so called "super-eruptions" occurred on Mars during an extremely volatile 500-million-year period in the history of the red planet…

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