News for the Week (1/25/2019)

Carbon Capture System Turns CO2 into Electricity and Hydrogen

Scientist at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) and at Georgia Tech have developed and successfully tested a new type of carbon capture system. The system reacts carbon dioxide (CO2) with sodium (Na) to produce electricity, hydrogen fuel, and baking soda. The reaction runs at 50% efficiency and was tested at 1,000 hours without any damage to the electrodes. (Link)

Image Credit: UNIST

Vancouver Declares Climate Change an Emergency

The Vancouver city council passed a motion to declare a state of emergency in regards to climate change. City staff will set targets and work on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Link)

Image Credit: Tourism Vancouver

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