Chestnut Mountain: A Gift That Will Keep on Giving

  The new preserve connects a mosaic of 60,000 acres of protected public lands on the Cumberland Plateau.     No one was expecting the 5,763-acre gift. But when the Bridgestone tire company donated its Chestnut Mountain forests to The Nature Conservancy—the largest...

What Is Carbon Capture and Storage, and Why Do We Need It?

  A bipartisan group in Congress, including several Ohio Valley lawmakers, is pushing for more federal support for poorly understood technology known as carbon capture and storage. The lawmakers and an uncommon alliance of labor, business, and environmental groups...

What Is Carbon Capture and Storage, and Why Do We Need It?

  A bipartisan group in Congress, including several Ohio Valley lawmakers, is pushing for more federal support for poorly understood technology known as carbon capture and storage. The lawmakers and an uncommon alliance of labor, business, and environmental groups...

Key to speeding up carbon sequestration discovered

Scanning electron microscopy image of calcite. Credit: Adam Subhas/Caltech   Scientists at Caltech and USC have discovered a way to speed up the slow part of the chemical reaction that ultimately helps the earth to safely lock away, or sequester, carbon dioxide into...

Caltech scientists speed up carbon sequestration process by 500 times

Carbon sequestration, or removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it long-term, could help us fight climate change. It’s a complex chemical reaction, but a team of six scientists led by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) just made a...