Releasing too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, thanks to the burning of fossil fuels, isn’t a good thing. But what if leaves can provide some ideas for how we can turn this ‘nuisance gas’ into useful chemicals? From Nature, see how scientists are developing an ‘artificial photosynthesis’ system that might help combat climate change and boost the economy.

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