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Climate Change

J-Power, Apple and Mitsui O.S.K. give blue carbon credits a try

Can tending coastal ecosystems absorb the same amount of carbon as forests?

Blue carbon could become a significant absorption tool -- if someone figures out how to quickly measure the carbon these programs soak up.

TOKYO -- An increasing number of companies are paying attention to the ability of algae and other marine plants to capture the perilous emissions being released into the atmosphere.

Electric Power Development, better known as J-Power, has begun using carbon credits it gains by raising algae in the sea near its facility in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, in the southwest of Japan.

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