DOUGLAS QUENQUA

writer and editor

The Carbon Eaters

carbon-eaters-01While some researchers focus on developing alternatives to fossil fuels, others are dreaming up ways to suck the carbon out of the air, thereby returning us to a pre-Industrial Revolution atmosphere. One of these researchers is Peter Kelemen, a geochemist who showed that a certain kind of rock found in Oman (mostly) can not only suck carbon out of the air, but store it–harmlessly–forever. Seriously, it’s not as crazy as it sounds.

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ABOUT DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Currently Editor in Chief of Campaign US, former writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, Columbia Magazine, Redbook, The New York Observer, Wired, the New York Post and others. I write about media, science, culture, lifestyle and tech. Every so often, I post my writing here. It's pronounced Kwen'-kwah. Contact: Doug [dot] Quenqua [@] gmail.com

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