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Whaling worsens carbon release, scientists warn

Date : 26th February 2010, Source : BBC Link to News Story



A century of whaling may have released more than 100 million tonnes - or a large forest's worth - of carbon into the atmosphere, scientists say. Whales store carbon within their huge bodies and when they are killed, much of this carbon can be released. US scientists revealed their estimate of carbon released by whaling at the Ocean Sciences meeting in Portland, US.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8538033.stm





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