Gallery: Scientists Propose Dumping Iron in the Sea to Slow Climate Cha...

 

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Algae blooms can have positive and negative effects on the environment. While they can absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, they can also consume a large amount of oxygen suffocating other species. However, a new report from an international team of scientists states that by dumping iron in the seas, we can encourage bloom growth, capture carbon from the atmosphere and bury it on the ocean floor for centuries.

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  1. bthinker October 17, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I guess I’m more informed than the “scientists” again.
    The reason they stopped dumping iron into the ocean was the toxification Diatoms and Domoic acid were causing to many shellfish and fish. The Shellfish are able to pass this to the consumer causing neurological brain disorders. Here, Read.
    This is what happens when you dump iron.
    http://www.pnas.org/content/107/13/5887.full
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domoic_acid
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesic_shellfish_poisoning

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