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This month, Elon Musk donated $100 million toward a prize for carbon-capture ideas.

The RS model has a five-layer, carbon-reinforced plastic top, which Audi says is a first for the segment.

The fashion industry is notoriously wasteful, accounting for 10 percent of global carbon emissions and putting as much as nine million tons of textiles in landfills each year.

Although unconnected, the moves show that despite a general drop in spending because of the pandemic, some energy companies are willing to invest heavily to get big low-carbon projects moving ahead of their competitors.

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China, the world’s largest emitter, has promised to reach zero net carbon emissions by 2060.

It reacts very readily with oxygen by burning smokelessly, with carbon dioxide and water as its byproducts.

Methane (chemical formula CH4) is one of the simplest hydrocarbons, which literally means “containing hydrogen and carbon.”

Al Gore, however, sold his Current TV channel to Al Jazeera, which is funded by the royal family of famously carbon neutral Qatar.

Other psychiatrists attempted to treat schizophrenia with carbon dioxide gas and artificially-induced comas.

And “stinking rich” is the smell of zero carbon emissions at eco-friendly tech company campuses.

What are a few paltry, lumps of crystallised carbon compared to a galaxy of a million million suns?

The carbon dioxid evolved distends the stomach, and its outline can easily be determined by percussion.

Carbon is the largest constituent of plants, and forms, in round numbers, about 50 per cent of their weight when dry.

The particular phenomena of vegetation also afford abundant evidence that humus cannot be the only source of carbon.

The composition of animal caseine differs from this principally in the amount of carbon.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to carbon, such as: graphite, soot, charcoal, coal, coke, and copy.

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