COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Iron Fertilization Of Oceans: A Real Option For Carbon Dioxide Reduction?
Description: Commercial efforts have been launched to manipulate a portion of the Pacific Ocean to increase the uptake of atmospheric carbon dioxide by artificially enhancing phytoplankton activity. This article provides an overview of some research being conducted to investigate to which extent, the ocean's biological potential (i.e., "Biological Pump") could be used to damp the CO2 problem. [Source: ScienceDaily]
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Source: ScienceDaily
Publish Date: 6/10/2007
Reading Level: Basic
Page Length: 2