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Billionaires Back Tiny Fungi to Slash Cost of Capturing Carbon

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High-profile investors including Chris Sacca and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes have backed an Australian project that seeks to slash the costs of sucking carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by using microscopic fungi.