big ideas

How to remove carbon from oceans.

“Like on-land carbon capture technologies, which can extract carbon from our air, marine carbon capture harvests the molecules from seawater or the air above. Carbon causes problems for both: Excess carbon dioxide gas in the atmosphere creates a kind of […]

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The great cash-for-carbon hustle.

A long piece in The New Yorker digs deep into the carbon offsets market and one of its big players, South Pole. “Offsetting has been hailed as a fix for runaway emissions and climate change—but the market’s largest firm sold […]

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How accurate is carbon dating?

I was reading something that relied on carbon dating estimates, and I decided to check how accurate the dating process is. Spoiler: it’s pretty accurate. But last year, a discovery called into question its usefulness for dating within the span […]