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Scientists Find Underwater Plants Can Combat Ocean Acidification
Our carbon dioxide emissions are making the oceans more acidic. As we pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, a portion dissolves into the world’s oceans. Once there, the carbon dioxide goes through a series of chemical changes that have an acidifying effect on seawater.

Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the air and through photosynthesis. Underwater vegetation, like seagrass meadows and kelp forests, photosynthesize like their land-based relatives. In the process, this aquatic vegetation removes some of the excess carbon dioxide in the surrounding seawater that causes ocean acidification. 





 
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$1.5 Million in Funding will be Used to Eradicate Invasive Weeds - Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone signed legislation to fund phase two of the Canaan Lake restoration project late last week. The $1.5 million in funding will be used to eradicate invasive weeds and remove sediment in an effort to restore the lake’s original recreational use.


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