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Science for Environment Policy: Seagrass decline releasing large quantities of carbon

Science for Environment Policy: Seagrass decline releasing large quantities of carbon

Grasses growing at the bottom of our oceans lock away large quantities of ‘blue carbon’, according to a new study. The results suggest that the soil that seagrass grows on is capable of storing more carbon than soils on land and as a result of the current global decline in seagrass, vast stores of carbon may be being released into the ocean and atmosphere.

Blue Carbon habitats damaged by wind farms

Despite its critical role in reducing climate change, Blue Carbon is a relatively unknown term to many people.Struan Stevenson, a Conservative Party MEP for Scotland and president of the European Parliament’s climate change, frequently draws attention …

Blue Carbon is key to fighting climate change

http://www.scotsman.com/news/cartoon/struan_stevenson_blue_carbon_is_key_to_fighting_climate_change_1_2058656  Blue carbon is key to fighting climate change 16 January 2012/ by Struan Stevenson/ Scotsman Online WE have long known the importance of our forests and peat bogs in capturing and storing CO2. These “green carbon” systems are the world’s natural carbon capture and storage system and a crucial factor in climate change mitigation,…

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