Friday, March 13, 2009

Mapping the mineral resource base for mineral carbon dioxide sequestration in the conterminous United States

Source: U.S Geological Survey
"To slow global warming, scientists are exploring ways to pull carbon dioxide from the air and safely lock it away. Trees already do this naturally through photosynthesis; now, in a new report, geologists have mapped large rock formations in the United States that can also absorb CO2, which they say might be artificially harnessed to do the task at a vastly increased pace."