Carbon in Earth
The rapid growth in energy demand in the United States and
abroad makes fossil fuels essential for continued economic growth and
human well being. But using these fuels produces the greenhouse gas carbon
dioxide. Geologists have much to contribute to one possible solution.
S. Julio Friedmann
A saline aquifer in the North Sea is one of two large
projects in action for storing carbon dioxide in geologic formations.
At the same time, companies and governments in several countries are teaming
up to understand a range of storage methods, from burial in coal seams
to making carbonate rock.
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