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Carbon Pickling is Newest Idea to Remove Greenhouse Gas From Air

Shipwrecks can remain intact in saltwater for decades, and a startup is betting a similar idea can work for commercial carbon offsets.

The bow of the Endurance, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s wrecked ship. 

The bow of the Endurance, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s wrecked ship. 

Source: Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust/National Georgraphic/AP Photo

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When pictures of the wrecked ship Endurance emerged last week, most readers were told or reminded of the story of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, who struggled for months in the hostile Antarctic environment after his ship sank and found a way to save every man in his crew.