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Old 03-26-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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Ocean Geoengineering Scheme May Prove Lethal
Seeding the oceans with iron could result in the production of a potent neurotoxin, putting the lives of birds, fish and even humans at risk.
By Jessica Marshall | Mon Mar 15, 2010 03:01 PM ET

Ocean Geoengineering Scheme May Prove Lethal : Discovery News
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* One type of phytoplankton that feeds on iron could sequester carbon, but may also produce a potent neurotoxin.
* The neurotoxin can and has killed or weakened fish, birds and people.
* Other geoengineering schemes may have similar, unintended consequences.

Although phytoplankton may prove an unlikely ally in the effort to reduce the impact of climate change, enlisting these microorganisms to sequester carbon could have deadly consequences.
One proposed method to combat climate change is to dump iron in regions of the ocean where...
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:49 PM   #2
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Interesting. The question is, will they forge ahead regardless of the findings?
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