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Microsoft Targets Carbon Removal With Climate Research Effort

The Microsoft campus in Mountain View, California.

The Microsoft campus in Mountain View, California.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Microsoft Corp. has launched a climate research effort in a bid to build a network of participants to tackle some key problems affecting the environment. 

The Microsoft Climate Research Initiative will at first focus on carbon reduction and removal, carbon accounting and environmental resilience, the Redmond, Washington-based company said in a blog post Wednesday. An initial round of nine projects includes work on reducing emissions from cement and monitoring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.