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A huge city polluter? Buildings. Here’s a surprising fix

By Brad Plumer

11 Mar 2023 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

The buildings we reside and work in pump CO2 into the atmosphere, contributing to rising heat levels. The NYT reports on a building in Manhattan tackling this issue by mixing the CO2 into concrete.

NEW YORK — On cold mornings in New York City, boilers in the basements of thousands of buildings kick on, burning natural gas or oil to provide heat for the people upstairs. Carbon dioxide from these boilers wafts up chimneys and into the air, one of the city’s biggest sources of global warming emissions.

But there is one exception.

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