COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Human Pollution May Be Fertilizing The Oceans. That's Not a Good Thing
Description: Scientists now understand how the carbon and methane emissions from our cars, livestock and electricity use are helping drive dramatic shifts in our climate through their contribution to the greenhouse effect. But they're just beginning to untangle the effects of some of the other pollutants we produce. For instance, iron emissions from coal burning and steel smelting could actually be helping the oceans thrive and suck up more atmospheric carbon, according to new research. [Source: Smithsonian]
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Source: Smithsonian
Publish Date: 3/2/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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