We’re four weeks into our exploration of how to remove carbon from the atmosphere and put it to use on earth and we’ve hit 350,000 page views! Here are the 10 most popular stories so far.
A string of carbon experts have pointed out that afforestation is an unreliable way of removing atmospheric CO2 since it’s hard to guarantee the forests will remain intact long enough to provide long-term sequestration.
With over 90,000 page views and 80 comments, this has been by far the most popular and controversial story of the series.
Our interview with Carbicrete CEO Chris Stern explains how cement, which is responsible for eight per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, can be turned into a carbon store rather than a carbon emitter.
Our roundup of carbon-storing materials includes bioplastic, 3D-printed wood, mycelium, olivine and even food and vodka.
This Dutch startup has invented a way of turning farm and forest waste into carbon-storing bioplastic, which can be used to make products and to clad buildings.
Real World Visuals, the creators of a viral video that showed New York City disappearing under a mountain of blue bubbles representing CO2 emissions, explain how they visualised the abstract concept of climate change.
This Dutch designer has created a library of materials that can sequester carbon.
One of the most promising is olivine, an abundant mineral that can neutralise carbon dioxide equivalent to its own mass.
Architecture writer Fred Bernstein analysed claims made by Perkins & Will that their timber SoLo House is carbon negative. It isn’t, he concluded.
Direct air capture company Climeworks makes machines that suck carbon out of the atmosphere so it can be turned into useful products or buried underground.
Being carbon neutral doesn’t have to involve advanced technologies and complex calculations, according to the Pakistani architect. Building with humble natural materials can be even more effective.
Hemp can capture twice as much carbon per hectare than a forest can, according to Darshil Shah. The problem is that current regulations prevent it from being grown freely in the UK.
This article is part of Dezeen’s carbon revolution series, which explores how this miracle material could be removed from the atmosphere and put to use on earth. Read all the content at: www.dezeen.com/carbon.