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Scientists Pursue CO2 Storage In The Ocean Floor

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Scientists Pursue CO2 Storage In The Ocean Floor

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Scientists Pursue CO2 Storage In The Ocean Floor

Scientists Pursue CO2 Storage In The Ocean Floor

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Could porous rocks deep in the ocean floor be a place to stash unwanted carbon dioxide? Scientists at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory suggest that undersea basalt formations 8,000 feet below the ocean on the Pacific Northwest coast could absorb up to 120 years worth of U.S. CO2 emissions.

Geophysicist David Goldberg talks about the research, which appears in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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