Basalt formations off the East Coast of the U.S. could hold a billion of tons of carbon dioxide, according to a new study
in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
. Paul Olsen, of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, takes us to a basalt quarry in New Jersey and explains what makes the rock ideal for soaking up emissions. En Español.
Production assistance from Shelley DuBois. Produced by Flora Lichtman