To help combat climate change, many researchers are trying to pull CO2 from the air. However, researchers at MIT are working on another challenge—how to also remove methane, a much more potent greenhouse gas. In the first 20 years after it’s emitted, methane has more than 80 times the global heating power of CO2. That also means that if it can be pulled out of the air, it could quickly have a major impact on climate change.
Surprisingly, an ingredient found in some kitty litter could be the solution to scrubbing methane from the air. Everyone knows that cats are cute enough to take over the Internet. Who knew that cats would indirectly help save the planet as well?