For the first time, harmful carbon dioxide emissions from a power plant have been captured, pumped underground, and turned into stone.  The quick yet expensive method is a major step in the fight against global warming and climate change, and is led in part by Professor of Environmental Science Martin Stute, a hydrologist and co-author of the Columbia University Lamont Earth Observatory study in Iceland.

Watch Professor Martin Stute's presentation, “Turning CO2 into Stone,” to learn more about the CarbFix project and how this groundbreaking technology works. 

"This opens another door for getting rid of carbon dioxide or storing carbon dioxide in the subsurface that really wasn’t seen as a serious alternative in the past,”  Stute said in Scientific American.

The study, originally published by the journal Science, has been hailed as a breakthrough in top media outlets including The Associated PressThe New York Times, The Washington Post and BBC News.  Stute also published a column in The Conversation about his role in and the importance of the project, and he was interviewed by Alex Smith on Radio Ecoshock. 

Hear from Stute in the Lamont Earth Observatory video below and in a video on his involvement in the Summer Research Institute.