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What If We Belched Less CO2 into the Atmosphere by Stashing It under Kansas?

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Large industrial operations — think electrical power plants, oil refineries, ethanol facilities — cough carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by the ton. That, in turn, warms the planet. But now, some researchers think Kansas could be a good place to pump the gas underground, rather than up in the air. Brian Grimmett, of the Kansas News Service, reports on why that could happen here.

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Brian Grimmett is a reporter for KMUW Radio and a contributor to the Kansas News Service. Follow him on Twitter. The Kansas News Service is a collaboration of public media news outlets, including Kansas Public Radio, KCUR, KMUW and High Plains Public Radio, dedicated to reporting on the health and well-being of Kansans, their communities and civic life. Discover more stories at

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