Climate change fight has new Canadian businesses sucking CO2 from the atmosphere

Somewhere in west Texas, amid one of the most productive oilfields in the continent, a Canadian company is building a plant that it hopes will eventually suck from the air a million tonnes of carbon being pumped out of the…

Study finds seismic lines in Alberta’s boreal forest increase methane emissions

University researchers say seismic lines used in energy exploration increase emissions of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas. In a paper released today, Greg McDermid of the University of Calgary says seismic lines release enough methane to increase estimates of…

Calgary researchers turn greenhouse gases into carbon fibre

A researcher at the University of Calgary says she has developed a method of turning greenhouse gases into valuable carbon nanofibres. Mina Zarabian came up with the concept while completing her doctorate in chemical and petroleum engineering at the university’s…