What are humans to do with the billions of tons of carbon dioxide we release into the atmosphere? Since 1996, an experiment in the North Sea has been injecting millions of tons of excess carbon dioxide captured from natural gas drilling back into the Earth for safe storage. The technology is gaining ground as a viable innovation to help combat climate change.

Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History.

RELATED LINKS

Statoil: Sleipner Vest
statoil.com/en/TechnologyInnovation/ProtectingTheEnvironment/CarboncaptureAndStorage/Pages/CarbonDioxideInjectionSleipnerVest.aspx

AMNH: Climate Change
amnh.org/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/climate-change

NOAA: Carbon Cycle
education.noaa.gov/Climate/Carbon_Cycle.html

NASA Earth Observatory: Carbon Cycle
earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/CarbonCycle/

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