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 Ants & CO2 emissions

Ants could be both increasing and reducing CO2 levels in the atmosphere!

These tiny critters could have a lot more to do with CO2 emissions – one way and the other – than one would have thought.

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Confusing? Here we go.

On the one hand, underground nests built by ants such as leaf cutter ants reportedly release 100,000 times the amount of CO2 from those soils than the surrounding soil surfaces, according to one study, which calls these nests “CO2 chimneys” – a fair enough term, in my opinion. ( See more – )

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On the other, an Arizona State Univ study has found that some ant species help weathering minerals in using CO2 to produce calcium carbonate, and in the process sequester carbon. (See more – )


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Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.


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