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Fertilizing oceans with iron dust helps sink carbon: study

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:25pm
Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Dumping iron in the seas can help transfer carbon from the atmosphere and bury it on the ocean floor for centuries, helping to fight climate change, according to a study released on Wednesday.

The report, by an international team of experts, provided a boost for the disputed use of such ocean fertilization for combating global warming. But it failed to answer questions over possible damage to marine life.

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