Gallery: Study Reveals That Seagrass Stores More Carbon Than Trees

 

Seagrass Photo from Shutterstock

The destruction of rainforests has long been a huge cause of concern for environmentalists due to trees’ ability to capture carbon — however a new collaborative study published in the journal of Nature Geoscience has found that seagrass can actually store more carbon per square mile than forests can. The plants, which populate coastal wetlands, could play a major role in combating climate change.

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