January 11, 2010
NPR Science Friday, Jan. 11, 2010


Earth and Environmental Sciences
Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor

 Video from NPR Science Friday

Basalt formations off the East Coast of the U.S. could hold a billion of tons of carbon dioxide, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Paul Olsen, of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, takes us to a basalt quarry in New Jersey and explains what makes the rock ideal for soaking up emissions