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Complexities of Carbon Lowering the-scientist.com

Complexities of Carbon Lowering

In 2012, a large team of international scientists explained how algal blooms consume atmospheric carbon, which they drag to the sea floor as they sink and die. As The Scientist reported at the time, the results pointed to iron fertilization as a potential geoengineering solution to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere. But a study published last month (November 10) in Nature Geoscience called into question whether this approach would be as effective a carbon sink as initially thought.

Dec. 2, 2014 Go to Article