EU’s Carbon Capture and Storage Problem

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Europe has a carbon-trading market and tougher emission targets, making it appear somewhat more responsible than the rest of the world at climate-policy negotiations. But recently, the region has fallen behind North America in the effort demonstrate systems for capturing greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants and industry, even as its coal use increases.

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Carbon Absorption by Plants Limited by the Abundance of Soil Nutrients

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As carbon dioxide levels continue to climb in the Earth’s atmosphere, most current climate models project that the world’s oceans and trees will keep soaking up more than half of the extra CO2. However, researchers have spotted a problem with the capacity of plants to absorb more CO2. It’s now expected that this capacity will be much lower than previously thought, due to the limitations in soil nutrients.

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