Seaweed could hold key to carbon capture

[UK] Farming seaweed around Scotland’s coastline could play a key role in meeting national climate change targets, according to conservationists, writes Julia Horton.

While traditional cattle farms have long been blamed for making global warming worse, because of the methane gas that cows produce, kelp absorbs significant amounts of greenhouse gases.

A report by the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) calls on the Scottish government, academics and the aquaculture industry to explore seaweed cultivation to reap the benefits of the plant’s ability to store carbon.

The proposal is one of a number made by the trust on the huge but largely unknown…

 

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