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Q: How can kelp farming combat ocean acidification?

A: Bren Smith is a former cod fisherman in Connecticut who now grows groves of kelp. He explains that too much carbon in our waters is creating acidification, and that kelp farms soak up to five times more carbon than land-based plants, filter nitrogen out of the water column, function as an artificial reef so species can come and hide and thrive, and acts as storm surge protectors for most local communities. A recent World Bank study found that a network of kelp farms spanning just under 5 percent of the U.S.’ oceans could remove the carbon equivalent of almost 95 million cars from the ocean each year. More at Greenwave