Can the ever-present Atlantic seaweed turn into a climate fix?
Environment carbon sequestration Global Warming

Can the ever-present Atlantic seaweed turn into a climate fix?

Dr Shawna Foo
Dr Shawna Foo

In 10 seconds? As seaweeds absorb lots of carbon dioxide (CO2) while growing, seaweed farming has been mentioned as a potential strategy to capture CO2 from the atmosphere. A recent study, however, shows that when considering natural feedbacks of seaweed patches, this carbon sequestration capability is reduced.

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