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‘Forever chemicals’ are eternal no more thanks to a pollution destroying device from Tacoma startup
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‘Forever chemicals’ are eternal no more thanks to a pollution destroying device from Tacoma startup

"The startup’s weapon of PFAS destruction incorporates technology from the University of Washington and the Colorado School of Mines. It annihilates the pollutants in a device that can reach high pressure and temperature — hitting 570 degrees Fahrenheit. To that they add lye — an ingredient in soap — to create a caustic environment. The conditions dismantle the PFAS, breaking off the compound at its head, chopping up its spine of carbon molecules, and lopping off the fluoride molecules that run along the backbone."

Biochar is a proven form of carbon removal. Can it scale up?
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Biochar is a proven form of carbon removal. Can it scale up?

"Part of the challenge is that biochar doesn’t exactly fit into the standard American farming curriculum. It’s neither a fertilizer nor a pesticide, and it doesn’t supercharge crop production. ​'It’s not something that’s likely to double yield,' said Milton McGiffen, a cooperative extension specialist and agricultural researcher at the University of California, Riverside. Still, McGiffen said, biochar’s benefits are clear, particularly when it’s added to soils that have a lot of sand or clay and struggle to hold on to water and nutrients."

In Defense of Green Growth
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In Defense of Green Growth

Before further buying into the degrowth narrative, policymakers and citizens should look to history, economics, and science. Green growth and economic freedom have alleviated poverty, accelerated innovation, and delivered meaningful climate progress.

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