Ships releasing alkalinizing agents could buy time for Great Barrier Reef

Scientists have proposed an interesting method to tackle acidification in the Great Barrier Reef, which involves releasing alkalinizing agents from existing shipping lanes

The increasing buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is reshaping the environment in many ways beyond the ongoing rise of global temperatures. Some major ones relate to the ocean, which is becoming not just warmer but also more acidic, threatening to degrade the world’s coral reefs. Researchers have put forward an interesting way of preventing some of this damage, through a study demonstrating how releasing an alkalinizing agent from shipping lanes could protect much of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

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