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Turning Carbon Dioxide Gas into Rock

Certain minerals readily react with carbon dioxide, effectively taking it out of the air and converting it into solid rock. Could this process be speeded up to help offset the buildup of the greenhouse gas in our atmosphere? (Production and audio by Ari Daniel Shapiro)

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