Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon

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Iron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by man-made air pollution and washed into the sea – potentially increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that the world’s oceans can absorb, a new study suggests.

Full research article: “Air pollution–aerosol interactions produce more bioavailable iron for ocean ecosystems,” Science Advances, advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/3/e1601749

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