- a compensatory measure made by an individual or company for carbon emissions, usually through sponsoring activities or projects which increase carbon dioxide absorption, such as tree planting
- (as modifier)a carbon-offset scheme
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It reacts very readily with oxygen by burning smokelessly, with carbon dioxide and water as its byproducts.
Methane (chemical formula CH4) is one of the simplest hydrocarbons, which literally means “containing hydrogen and carbon.”
Fortunately, Pomplamoose made some money to offset some of these expenses.
Al Gore, however, sold his Current TV channel to Al Jazeera, which is funded by the royal family of famously carbon neutral Qatar.Up To A Point: What We Really Need Is a Nobel War Prize|P. J. O’Rourke|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other psychiatrists attempted to treat schizophrenia with carbon dioxide gas and artificially-induced comas.
What are a few paltry, lumps of crystallised carbon compared to a galaxy of a million million suns?God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
The carbon dioxid evolved distends the stomach, and its outline can easily be determined by percussion.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Carbon is the largest constituent of plants, and forms, in round numbers, about 50 per cent of their weight when dry.
The particular phenomena of vegetation also afford abundant evidence that humus cannot be the only source of carbon.
The composition of animal caseine differs from this principally in the amount of carbon.