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World's Largest Carbon Removal Plant & Jakarta's New Sky Train | WEF | Top Stories of the Week

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0:15 US building world's largest carbon removal plant - Project Bison in Wyoming is due for completion by 2030. By then, it will remove 5 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere every year and store it deep underground permanently. The plant uses direct air capture (DAC), a promising carbon removal technology but how does it work?

2:33 How coffee is being used to strengthen concrete - This could cut the amount of organic waste going to landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from concrete production and help tackle a global shortage of sand.

4:04 What are semiconductors? - Semiconductors are also known as microchips or integrated circuits. They are the fundamental building blocks of our digital world. A semiconductor is a silicon wafer imprinted with tiny switches called transistors. The silicon chip was invented more than half a century ago and this technology has moved on a long way since then.

7:19 Jakarta's new sky train helps the city breathe easier - The new elevated rail line aims to reduce air pollution and tackle traffic congestion. The 41.2km line connects central Jakarta with 3 satellite cities, Bogor, Depak and Bekasi. Jakarta is one of the world’s worst cities for air pollution ,with levels 7.6 times greater than WHO air quality guidelines . Air pollution is one of the greatest risks to human health.

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