Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Scientists given go-ahead for ocean fertilization scheme

Scientists from Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute have been given approval to proceed with a controversial plan to dump several tons of iron into the Southern Ocean. A recent study from the University of Southampton has shown that seeding the ocean with iron can lock carbon away from the atmosphere permanently, but many environmentalists are concerned about the scheme’s long-term effects.

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Scientists Given Go-Ahead for Ocean Fertilization Scheme
Wed, 28 Jan 2009 22:35:30 GMT

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