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New Material Captures CO2 and Converts It Into Useful Chemicals

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The author writes, “A new material that can selectively capture carbon dioxide (CO2) molecules and efficiently convert them into useful organic materials has been developed by researchers at Kyoto University, along with colleagues at the University of Tokyo and Jiangsu Normal University in China. They describe the material in the journal 'Nature Communications.' Human consumption of fossil fuels has resulted in rising global CO2 emissions, leading to serious problems associated with global warming and climate change. One possible way to counteract this is to capture and sequester carbon from the atmosphere, but current methods are highly energy-intensive.” Photo credit: Deepwater Horizon Response / Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)
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The author writes, “In November, Instacart workers across the country will disrupt operations of the grocery delivery app by cancelling and refusing to take orders.”

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