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California Bill Would Cut Ocean Acidification, Sequester Carbon In Wetlands

March 12, 2019
A California state senator is floating multi-pronged legislation to reduce ocean acidification and sequester more carbon dioxide in coastal wetlands and other shoreline ecosystems, though the measure faces opposition from wastewater treatment agencies and funding uncertainty. “Our ocean habitat is being damaged by the impacts of climate change. Vital species are being threatened with extinction, seawater is being acidified, and habitats that absorb carbon are being wiped out,” said Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), author of the bill, SB 69,...

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