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US Steel plant in Indiana to host a $150M carbon capture experiment
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US Steel plant in Indiana to host a $150M carbon capture experiment

"CarbonFree’s proprietary SkyCycle technology will essentially treat the steelmaking facility as a provider of raw materials, Keighly said. The company will combine the carbon it captures from blast furnace gas with the calcium it extracts from slag, a byproduct of the steelmaking process. The result is calcium carbonate, an ingredient used in everything from chemicals and construction materials to foods and cosmetics."

Sustainable Agriculture Gets a Push From Big Corporations
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Sustainable Agriculture Gets a Push From Big Corporations

"Other methods are quite new. McCarty’s farm reduces water consumption by using soil-moisture probes and smart cow-cooling technologies and ups energy efficiency with electric tractors, LED lighting and variable speed motors. The longer-term, direct supply relationship with Danone has really changed the trajectory of his family’s farm, he said."

Startups aim to curb climate change by pulling carbon dioxide from the ocean—not the air
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Startups aim to curb climate change by pulling carbon dioxide from the ocean—not the air

"One challenge for all these approaches is determining exactly how much CO2 the decarbonated water absorbs and at what rate, figures that are critical for selling carbon credits to companies looking to offset their emissions. To avoid that uncertainty, Equatic plans to pipe its CO2-stripped seawater to the top of a 13-meter-high cooling tower and drop it through the air, where it absorbs atmospheric CO2 in a way that can be precisely measured before it is returned to the ocean."

Vidalia Mills Finds A Better Way To Grow And Trace Hybrid Pima Cotton
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Vidalia Mills Finds A Better Way To Grow And Trace Hybrid Pima Cotton

"Vidalia is working with farmers on developing a not-for-profit that would distribute the technology to any mills or supply chains that would adhere to its standards. 'Farmers are teaching us,' Feibus said. 'They’re eking a living out of a very challenging environment and are innovative, entrepreneurial and deeply committed to the land and the way of life.'"

Nuclear Energy Is the Only Way to Achieve Maine’s Climate Goals
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Nuclear Energy Is the Only Way to Achieve Maine’s Climate Goals

"Maine used to host a nuclear power plant that generated 119 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity — enough for the entire state’s energy needs. The Maine Yankee Atomic Power plant in Wiscasset provided good jobs and massive tax revenue for the town, with the plant contributing 91% of the town’s tax base in 1996. Plant employees who lived locally did not have to pay for their utilities, a great perk for many Wiscasset residents. After several referendums against the plant and maintenance that became too expensive to fix, Maine Yankee was closed in 1996. Today, almost 20 percent of Wiscasset residents live below the poverty line."

Underwater Robots Are Helping Maritime Shipping Clean Up Its Act
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Underwater Robots Are Helping Maritime Shipping Clean Up Its Act

"Stopping biofouling buildup isn’t just good for the climate: Many scientists have sounded the alarm on ecological threats posed by invasive species that hitchhike on ships. In recent years, Australia and New Zealand tightened scrutiny of ships arriving in their waters, including requiring regular removal of biofouling. California, home to some of America’s biggest ports by cargo tonnage, also requires biofouling management."

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