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A Steel Company Plans to Save the Ocean With Its Molten Waste

  • Nippon Steel says leftover slag can be used as sea fertilizer
  • May sound like dumping, but scientists and fishermen agree
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Source: Shibuya Diving Industry Co. & Sanyo Techno Marine Inc

Deforestation is a bigger cause of climate change than all the world’s cars and trucks combined. Some of the damage is done underwater, where entire forests of kelp and seaweed are vanishing.

One fix may come from a Japanese company in an industry better known for its carbon-dioxide emissions than for environmentalism. Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. says it’s found a way to use some of its waste to stop underwater erosion and as a fertilizer that rejuvenates dying seaweed.