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Protesters in the Tuscan village of Certaldo, Italy, have put up this sign to protest against plans to mine CO2. Image: Silvia Giannelli.

Protesters in the Tuscan village of Certaldo, Italy, have put up this sign to protest against plans to mine CO2. Image: Silvia Giannelli.

Have a drink, with natural Tuscan CO2

Did you know that while countries all around the globe struggle to curb their CO2 emissions, some companies actually extract the gas right from the ground? In Italy, the residents of Certaldo, a small Tuscan village are protesting a company that plans to dig into their land to mine CO2. There is a chance that if extracted it might end up in your beverage, as carbon dioxide is what makes our drinks all bubbly and sparkly.  Continue reading