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Scientists Devise Method Of Using Baking Soda To Capture Carbon, Remove Greenhouse Gases

February 7, 2015

EarthA team of researchers at Harvard University recently unveiled a new method for removing greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere by power plants.

This new method could prove not only more energy-efficient than current methods, but also safer and less costly.

The research team designed microcapsules of liquid absorbing materials. In tests, these microcapsules outperformed current methods for removing greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from emissions.

Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas, and because of it, Earth’s atmosphere traps more heat, which significantly warms up the planet. In 2012, power plants fueled by coal and natural gas put about a third of all greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.


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