Future of the Environment

The world's first negative emissions plant turns carbon dioxide into stone

Glaciologist Christian Huggel checks the monitoring station he helped develop at Huascaran natural reserve in Ancash November 29, 2014. Peru has more tropical glaciers than any other nation but rising temperatures linked to global warming have helped shrink the ice masses by up to 40 percent, filling existing lakes to the brim and spawning hundreds of new ones. World greenhouse gas emissions are rising fast and it may be years before they start falling, prompting glaciologists to urge Peru to act fast to protect towns and villages in danger. In Lima, nearly 200 governments are meeting this week to thrash out a rough draft of a deal to cut carbon emissions in a bid to ward off more warming. The deal is due to be agreed in Paris in late 2015.  Picture taken November 29. To match story CLIMATECHANGE-LIMA/GLACIERS  REUTERS/ Mariana Bazo  (PERU - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - GM1EACC03R101

A Swiss company will start to extract carbon dioxide from thin air in Iceland on Thursday. Image: REUTERS/ Mariana Bazo

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