_Science_ has published an article, Direct Experiments on the Ocean Disposal of Fossil Fuel CO2, discussing a recent experiment conducted by scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and Stanford University. The goal of this radical and ambitious experiment was to directly dispose carbon dioxide (produced due to burning fossil fuels) in the cold and high-pressure environment of the deep sea to prevent it from adding to the greenhouse effect. However, due to unexpected results, this idea seems to be more difficult to implement than imagined. In addition, the effects of deploying liquid carbon dioxide on deep-sea organisms still need to be investigated. The site is for the above-mentioned article that appears in the May 7, 1999 issue of Science; and will be accessible online for a limited time period.
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