Scientists warn against deep-sea mining after key carbon cycle discovery

Kirsteen Paterson | 20 November 2018 As many as 16 contractors from countries including the UK, Germany, France and Korea have secured exploration rights to the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ) in the Pacific Ocean. However, the Lyell Centre for Earth and Marine Science and Technology at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh has produced findings that suggest […]

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New Battery Soaks Up Carbon Dioxide

 Prachi Patel | 4 October 2018 Researchers at MIT have made a new lithium-based battery that runs on carbon dioxide taken directly from a power plant. Their proof-of-concept battery, reported in the journal Joule, is a clever way to produce energy while cutting carbon dioxide emissions. As the world continues to burn coal and natural gas for […]

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