COSEE Ocean Systems: News
UMaine Oceanographer, Colleagues Say Selling Carbon Credits Premature in Unproven CO2-Reduction Plan
Description: A University of Maine oceanographer has joined several scientists from around the world in questioning the sale of carbon credits for a proposed CO2-reduction strategy until more is known about its possible long-term affects on the marine environment. The method involves seeding large sections of the ocean with tanker loads of iron particles that mix with seawater to stimulate the growth of microscopic plants called phytoplankton. [Source: University of Maine Press Release]
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Source: University of Maine Press Release
Publish Date: 1/31/2008
Reading Level: Basic
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