Title How Northern European waters soak up carbon dioxide Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet BBC Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 25/02/16 Description The seas around the UK and the rest of northern Europe take up a staggering 24 million tonnes of carbon each year.
It is a mass equivalent to two million double-decker buses or 72,000 747 jets.
The number was produced by scientists studying the movement of carbon dioxide into and out of the oceans.
The team, led by Heriot-Watt University and Exeter University, has produced a software "engine" that will allow other scientists to do the same for different parts of the globe.
Producer/Author Jonathan Amos URL www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35654938 Persons Lonneke Goddijn-Murphy