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Industrial age helps some coastal regions capture carbon dioxide
December 4, 2013
Coastal portions of the world's oceans, once believed to be a source of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, are now thought to absorb as much as two-thirds more carbon than they emitted in the preindustrial age, researchers estimate.
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