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Press resulting from the Workshop

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Newspaper and Web Articles
Should Oceanographers Pump Iron? by Eli Kintisch

Dumping Iron, Marc Gunther, Fortune on CNN, April 16, 2008.

At the Poles, Melting Occurring at Alarming Rate, Doug Struck, Washington Post, October 22, 2007

Can a dose of iron supplements improve the health of the ocean and climate? RxPG News, October 10, 2007

Can a dose of iron supplements improve the health of the ocean and climate? FirstScience News, October 10, 2007

Leaders Discuss Ocean Iron Fertilization, Marine Technology Reporter, October 8, 2007

Pumping iron into ocean gets chilly reception,, October 7, 2007

Seeds of a Solution, Beth Daley, Boston Globe, October 1, 2007

Could Iron Fertilization Of Oceans Combat Global Warming? Science Daily, September 26, 2007

Scientists Meet to Debate Fertilizing the Oceans With Iron, Environment News Service, September 25, 2007

Scott Doney interviewed on the Leonard Lopate Show, " Underreported: Ocean Iron Fertilization to Slow Global Warming?", WNYC, National Public Radio, January 17, 2008
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Elizabeth White, WCAI, The Cape and Islands NPR Station, October 1, 2007
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Scientists Wary of Iron as Proposed Climate Fix, Chris Joyce, National Public Radio, October 15, 2007

Mindy Todd, WCAI, The Cape and Islands NPR Station, The Point, Interview with Ken Buesseler on Iron Fertilization, 7:30 p.m. EST, December 13, 2007

Press Releases

Can a Dose of Iron Supplements Improve the Health of the Ocean and Climate?
Colloquium will allow public to pose questions and comments about geo-engineering the seas

Oceanus - Parts 1-5 by Hugh Powell, Part 6 by Kate Madin and Amy Nevala

Part 1 - Fertilizing the Ocean with Iron: Should we add iron to the sea to help reduce greenhouse gases in the air? November 19, 2007

Part 2 - Will Ocean Iron Fertilization Work? Getting carbon into the ocean is one thing. Keeping it there is another. January 7, 2008

Part 3 - What are the Possible Side Effects? The uncertainties and unintended consequences of manipulating ecosystems. January 8, 2008

Part 4 - Lessons from Nature, Models and the Past: Other lines of evidence inform the debate on ocean iron fertilization. January 9, 2008

Part 5 - Dumping Iron and Trading Carbon: Profits, pollution, and politics all will play roles in ocean iron fertilization, January 10, 2008

Part 6 - Proposals Emerge to Transfer Excess Carbon into the Ocean: Increasing urgency about climate change has spurred schemes that may seem radical. January 11, 2008

Science Forum Article
As part of the follow-on to the Ocean Iron Fertilization Symposium held this past fall in Woods Hole, a policy forum article was published in Science magazine: Buesseler, K.O., S.C. Doney, D.M. Karl, P.W. Boyd, K. Caldeira, F. Chai, K. Coale, H.J.W. de Baar, P.G. Falkowski, K.S. Johnson, R.S. Lampitt, A.F. Michaels, S.W.A. Naqvi, V. Smetacek, S. Takeda, and A.J. Watson, 2008: Ocean iron fertilization: moving forward in a sea of uncertainty, Science, 319, 162, doi: 10.1126/science.1154305.

Last updated: May 7, 2008

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