Gallery: Klaus Lackner’s Artificial Trees Soak Up CO2 Emissions Faster ...


As news breaks that global carbon dioxide levels are at an all-time high, one scientist is developing “artificial trees” to help cleanse the air and reduce greenhouse gas pollution. Columbia University’s Klaus Lackner has developed a carbon dioxide capturing material that acts as a powerful sponge – and it’s able to soak up CO2 faster than plants!

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1 Comment

  1. jlouisalmeida May 17, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    So it just absorbs the CO2 rather than using it and releasing oxygen? Converting one waste to another waste doesnt help. I\’ll stick to plants.

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