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In mid-october 2012 ETC Group, working with partners, uncovered a large-scale unauthorised geoengineering scheme that had been carried out in July 300km off the west coast of Canada, close to the islands of Haida Gwaii. We discovered that this ocean fertilization scheme, which involved at least 120 tons of iron dust and iron sulphate being dumped into a highly biodiverse marine ecosystem, appeared to have given rise, at least in part, to an unusually large (10,000 sq km) plankton boom. We also learned that the principal actor behind this large dump of iron was Russ George formerly CEO of Planktos, a company that had attempted to dump iron in the waters west of the Galapagos Islands and the Canary islands in 2007. In ETC Group’s view this activity violated at least three international moratoria established through the IMO’s London Convention and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.

ETC Group brought this news to allies from the indigenous Haida Nation of Haida Gwaii as well as to a journalist from the Guardian newspaper who broke the story on October 15th as countries were meeting at the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad India - where ETC also directly informed the world’s governments who were negotiating on Geoengineering oversight. The news prompted shock and alarm from the marine science community, governments and civil society and also from many of the residents of Haida Gwaii and the west coast of Canada.

The links below represent a partial record of the media reporting and scientific and official responses to this large real-world geoengineeirng scheme. They are arranged by date with the latest news articles at the bottom of the list.

World’s biggest geoengineering experiment ‘violates’ UN rules by MARTIN LUKACS, The Guardian, Oct. 15 2012 http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/15/pacific-iron-fertilisation-geoengineering

“A controversial American businessman dumped around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate into the Pacific Ocean as part of a geoengineering scheme off the west coast of Canada in July, a Guardian investigation can reveal. “

Geo-engineering Violation. An illegal iron dumping project off the west coast has caused a dangerous plankton bloom. by CBC Radio: As it happens, Oct. 15 2012 http://www.cbc.ca/asithappens/features/2012/10/15/the-monday-edition-48/

‘Rogue’ Geoengineering Scheme In Pacific Violated UN Rules, Groups Say by ENVIRONMENT 360, Oct. 15 2012 http://e360.yale.edu/digest/rogue_geoengineering_scheme_in_pacific_violated_un_rules_groups_say/3662/

Here We Go Again With Dumping Iron Into the Ocean by Dr. M., Deep Sea News, Oct. 15 2012 http://deepseanews.com/2012/10/here-we-go-again-with-dumping-iron-into-the-ocean/

Geoengineering experiment off B.C. coast called ‘blatant violation’ of UN rules. The experiment involves controversial Californian businessman Russ George. by MARGARET MUNRO, The Vancouver Sun, Oct. 15 2012 http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Geoengineering+experiment+coast+called+blatant+violation/7394085/story.html

Ocean Geoengineering Experiment Likely Broke International Law by MATT MCDERMOTT, Treehugger, Oct. 15 2012 http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/ocean-geoengineering-experiment-likely-broke-international-law.html

Here We Go Again With Dumping Iron Into the Ocean by Dr. M., Deep Sea News, Oct. 15 2012 http://deepseanews.com/2012/10/here-we-go-again-with-dumping-iron-into-the-ocean/

A massive and illegal geoengineering project has been detected off Canada’s west coast by GEORGE DVORSKY, io9, Oct. 16 2012 http://io9.com/5952101/a-massive-and-illegal-geoengineering-project-has-been-detected-off-canadas-west-coast

Geoengineering experiment off B.C. coast called ‘blatant violation’ of UN rules by MARGARET MUNRO, Postmedia News, Oct. 16 2012 http://www.canada.com/technology/Geoengineering+experiment+coast+called+blatant+violation+rules/7394027/story.html

Its livelihood gone, fishing village tries scheme to seed a barren sea by MARK HUME, The Globe and Mail, Oct. 16 2012 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/its-livelihood-gone-fishing-village-tries-scheme-to-seed-a-barren-sea/article4617262/

Iron fertilization project stirs West Coast controversy. Project intended to raise nutrient levels offshore for salmon population by CBC News, Oct. 16 2012 http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/10/15/bc-iron-sulfate-dumping-haida-gwaii.html

Geoengineering Nut Dumps Tons of Iron Into Ocean by ALYSSA DANIGELIS, Lives Science, Oct. 16 2012 http://news.discovery.com/earth/geoengineering-nutball-dumps-tons-of-iron-into-pacific-121016.html

Illegal Iron Dumping Spawns Huge Algal Bloom Seen from Space by JEANNA BRYNER, Lives Science, Oct. 16 2012 http://www.livescience.com/24025-illegal-iron-dumping-phytoplankton-bloom.html

100 tonnes of iron sulphate dumped off Canada’s Pacific coast by Metro News, Oct. 16 2012 http://metronews.ca/news/canada/404783/100-tonnes-of-iron-sulphate-dumped-off-canadas-pacific-coast/

Haida Gwaii: ‘We have created life out there’: Iron-dust trial to foster sea life in B.C. waters arouses hope, horror by JUDITH LAVOIE, Times Colonist, Oct. 16 2012 http://www.timescolonist.com/business/Haida%20Gwaii%20have%20created%20life%20there/7396120/story.html

Geoengineering experiment off Canadian coast is the world’s largest ever by ALEXANDER BESANT, Global Post, Oct. 16 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/121016/geoengineering-experiment-canadian-coast-the-worlds-largest-ever

World’s biggest geoengineering experiment ‘violates’ UN rules? by WILLIAM M. CONNOLLEY, Sb Science Blog, Oct. 16 2012 http://scienceblogs.com/stoat/2012/10/16/worlds-biggest-geoengineering-experiment-violates-un-rules/

When geoengineering goes rogue by BRAD PLUMER, Washington Post, Oct. 16 2012 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/10/16/when-geoengineering-goes-rogue/

Canadian government ‘knew of plans to dump iron into the Pacific’. Chief executive of company responsible for controversial geoengineering test implicates several departments. by MARTIN LUKACS, The Guardien, Oct. 17 2012 http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/17/canada-geoengineering-pacific

Covert Geoengineering - ETC Group on illegal geoengineering in Pacific Radio Ecoshock, Oct. 17 2012 http://archive.org/details/ESThomas/

Independent geoengineer’s ocean field test condemned by MICHAEL MARSHALL, New Scientist, Oct. 17 2012 http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22390-rogue-geoengineers-ocean-field-test-condemned.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|climate-change

Ignoring geoengineering at our peril by SARA PHILLIPS, abc Net Environment, Oct. 17 2012 http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2012/10/17/3611967.htm

Russ George Releases 100 Tons Of Iron Into Pacific by BRETT SMITH, Red Orbit, Oct. 17 2012 http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112715116/russ-george-geoengineering-iron-pacific-ocean-101712/

Rogue Geoengineer Dumps 100 Tons of iron Off Canada’s West Coast. Geoengineering is always controversial, but it’s even more controversial when you don’t tell anyone first. by CLAY DILLOW, PopSci - Popular Science, Oct. 17 2012 http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-10/rogue-geoengineer-dumps-100-tons-iron-canadas-west-coast

OIF Accusations Fly at CBD COP11 by JOSH HORTON, Blog Geoengineering Politics, Oct. 17 2012 http://geoengineeringpolitics.blogspot.de/2012/10/oif-accusations-fly-at-cbd-cop11.html

Iron fertilization bloom in the north Pacific Ocean Goddard Earth Scieces Data and Information Service Center (Giovanni visualizations) http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/giovanni/giovanni_user_images#iron_bloom_northPac


Environment Canada to probe ocean experiement on west coast by RAVEENA AULAKH, The Star, Oct. 17 2012 http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1272964--environment-canada-to-probe-ocean-experiment-on-west-coast

Haida company facing controversy over pacific ocean iron dust dump says its creating life. by JORGE BARRERA, APTN National News, Oct. 17 2012 http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/10/17/haida-company-facing-controversy-over-pacific-ocean-iron-dust-dump-says-its-creating-life/

Rogue Geoengineer Dumps 100 Tons of Iron into the Ocean. by STEVEN SPARKMAN, Newsy, Oct. 17 2012 http://www.newsy.com/videos/rogue-geoengineer-dumps-100-tons-of-iron-into-the-ocean/

The council of the Haida Nations comments: “The consequences of tampering with the nature at this scale are not predictable and pose unacceptable risks to the marine environment.”

Please see the “Statement from Council of Haida Nation Oct 18 2012.pdf” for more information.

UN agreement urges caution over geoengineering tests. Guidelines on the deployment of geoengineering have been agreed at the UN biodiversity summit in Hyderabad following intense negotiations. by TIERNEY SMITH, RTCC, Oct. 18 2012 http://www.rtcc.org/technology/un-agreement-urges-caution-over-geoengineering-tests/

Canada Green leader warns against fertilizing seas by AFP, Oct. 18 2012 http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jhvAPKSdfhOtaBkwES5ktDZO29cA?docId=CNG.6a119bbeec8558b2164e0e9605bcd163.8e1

Rogue geoengineering experiment dumps 100 tonnes of iron into the Pacific by Avaaz Daily Briefing, Oct. 18 2012 http://en.avaaz.org/981/rogue-geoengineering-experiment-dumps-100-tonnes-of-iron-into-the-pacific

ETC Group Goes After Canadian Government by JOSH HORTON, Blog: Geoengineering Politics, Oct. 18 2012 http://geoengineeringpolitics.blogspot.de/2012/10/etc-group-goes-after-canadian-government.html

Canada’s government knew about the geohacking project off its Pacific coast by GEORGE DVORSKY, io9, Oct. 18 2012 http://io9.com/5952851/the-canadian-government-knew-about-the-geohacking-project-off-its-pacific-coast

Beware the rogue geoengineer by MELISSA FELDER, Straight.com, Oct. 18 2012 http://www.straight.com/article-815006/vancouver/melissa-felder-beware-rogue-geoengineer

A Rogue Climate Experiment Outrages Scientists by HENRY FOUNTAIN, The New York Times, Oct. 18 2012 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/science/earth/iron-dumping-experiment-in-pacific-alarms-marine-experts.html?_r=2&hp

The First Geo-Vigilante by MICHAEL SPECTER, The New Yorker, Oct. 18 2012 http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/10/the-first-geo-vigilante.html

Rogue Dumping of Iron into Ocean Stirs Controversy by STEPHANIE PAPPAS, LiveScience, Oct. 18 2012 http://news.yahoo.com/rogue-dumping-iron-ocean-stirs-controversy-225503475.html

Feds, Haida at odds over program over ocean fertilization program by Canadian Press, Oct. 18 2012 http://www.ipolitics.ca/2012/10/18/feds-haida-at-odds-over-program-over-ocean-fertilization-program/

Contents of the Media package from our press conference on October 19, 2012. Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation, Oct. 19 2012 http://www.hsrc1.com/current-events/press-releases/press-kit-october-19-2012/

Canada wins Dodo Award by BOB MCDONALD, CBC News, Oct. 19 2012 http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/quirks-quarks-blog/2012/10/canada-wins-dodo-award.html

Ocean fertilization: ‘Rogue climate hacker’ Russ George raises storm of controversy by MARGARET MUNRO, The Vancouver Sun, Oct. 19 2012 http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Ocean+fertilization+Rogue+climate+hacker+Russ+George+raises/7416834/story.html

Businessman Russ George defends experiment seeding Pacific with iron sulphate by MARK HUME & IAN BAILEY, The Globe and Mail, Oct. 19 2012 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/experiment-to-seed-pacific-defended/article4622528/

Haida leader explains why he voted against massive ocean fertilization project by CBC, Oct. 19 2012 http://www.cbc.ca/daybreaknorth/interviews/2012/10/19/haida-leader-explains-why-he-voted-against-massive-ocean-fertilization-project/

US businessman defends controversial geoengineering experiment. Russ George says he has been under a ‘dark cloud of vilification’ following his ocean fertilisation test off Canada’s Pacific coast. by MARTIN LUKACS, The Guardian, Oct. 19 2012 http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/19/geoengineering-canada

Profitable climate fixes are too tempting for rogue geoengineers to resist. It is the politics of climate change – not the science of geoengineering – that has created the opportunity for controversial iron dump. by ADAM CORNER, The Guardian, Oct. 19 2012 http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/19/climate-fix-geoengineering

Feds, Haida at odds over program that saw iron dust deposited in ocean by KEVEN DREWS, Edmonton Journal, Oct. 19 2012 http://www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Feds+Haida+odds+over+program+that+iron+dust+deposited+ocean/7413041/story.html

West Coast ocean fertilization project defended. Dumping iron dust off B.C. coast violated no laws or treaties, leaders say. by CBC News, Oct. 19 2012 http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/10/19/bc-ocean-fertilization-haida.html

Canadian Government Knew of Illegal Geoengineering Scheme by MARIO A., Set You Free News, Oct. 19 2012 http://www.setyoufreenews.com/2012/10/19/canadian-government-knew-of-illegal-geoengineering-scheme/

Will a Fishy Geoengineering Experiment Raise the Stakes of Global Environmental Law? It may have taken someone dumping iron into the ocean to make the world take notice. by BIDISHA BANERJEE, Slate, Oct. 19 2012 http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/10/haida_gwaii_geoengineering_experiment_may_finally_prompt_re_evaluation_of.html

Scientists warn deep ocean iron dump could have serious consequences for ocean by JAMES KELLER and KEVEN DREWS, Winnipeg Free Press, Oct. 19 2012 http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/haida-village-company-legal-counsel-to-defend-controversial-project-174896421.html

Native village defends ocean experiment; Canada launches probe by NICOLE MORDANT, Reuters & Chicago Tribune, Oct. 19 2012 http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-10-19/business/sns-rt-us-environment-dumpingbre89i1cv-20121019_1_ocean-fertilization-iron-ore-experiment; http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/19/us-environment-dumping-idUSBRE89I1CV20121019

Satellite imagery of the rogue Canadian iron dumping experiment

by MARCUS BECKER, Spiegel Online, Oct. 19 2012


Satellite imagery of the rogue Canadian iron dumping experiment by MIRIAM GOLDSTEIN, Deep Sea News, Oct. 19 2012 http://deepseanews.com/2012/10/satellite-imagery-of-the-illegal-canadian-iron-dumping-experiment/

Replacing iron in sea not pollution, village says

by JUDITH LAVOIE, Times Colonist, Oct. 20 2012 http://www.timescolonist.com/health/Replacing+iron+pollution+village+says/7421187/story.html

Scientists warn iron dump could seriously harm ocean by JAMES KELLER and KEVEN DREWS, CTV News, Oct. 20 2012 http://bc.ctvnews.ca/scientists-warn-iron-dump-could-seriously-harm-ocean-1.1003778#ixzz2A2Cp5DkT

Living Oceans Society releases new evidence Re: Old Masset Iron Fertilization Scheme by KAREN WRISTEN, Living Oceans Society, Oct. 20 2012 http://livingoceanssociety.createsend3.com/t/ViewEmail/r/70B148466556C2DC

Rogue geoengineer creates massive Pacific plankton bloom by DUNCAN GEERE, Wired.co.uk - Science, Oct. 20 2012 http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-10/20/plankton-bloom

Geoengineering Schemes Split Scientists. A do-it-yourself ocean-seedig plan landed one man in hot water, but credible geoengineering plans are getting a closer look.

by ERIC NIILER, Discovery News, Oct. 21 2012 http://news.discovery.com/earth/geoengineering-climate-change-121021.html#mkcpgn=rssnws1

(German:) Umstrittenes Geoengineering-Projekt im Pazifik. Meeresdüngung entsetzt Umweltschützer. (Ocean fertilization horrified environmentalists)

by MARKUS C. SCHULTE VON DRACH, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Oct. 21 2012 http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wissen/umstrittenes-geoengineering-projekt-im-pazifik-meeresduengung-entsetzt-umweltschuetzer-1.1501135

Iron dumping in Haida Gwaii done to sell carbon credits, group claims by ZOE MCKNIGHT, Vancouver Sun, Oct. 22 2012 http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Iron+dumping+Haida+Gwaii+done+sell+carbon+credits+group+claims/7424439/story.html

UN questions ocean seeding test project off coast of Haida Gwaii by MARK HUME, The Globe and Mail, Oct. 23 2012 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/un-questions-ocean-seeding-test-project-off-coast-of-haida-gwaii/article4633368/?cmpid=rss1

Ocean-fertilization project off Canada sparks furore by JEFF TOLLEFSON, Nature, Oct. 23 2012 http://www.nature.com/news/ocean-fertilization-project-off-canada-sparks-furore-1.11631

Ocean Geoengineering: Serial Climate Hacking Radio Ecoshock, Oct. 23 2012 http://www.ecoshock.info/2012/10/ocean-geoengineering-serial-climate.html

Legal? Perhaps. But Controversial Fertilization Experiment May Produce Little Science by ROBERT F. SERVICE, Science Inside, Oct. 23 2012 http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/10/legal-perhaps-but-controversial.html?ref=hp

Scientists Eat Crow on Geoengineering Test. Me, Too by MICHAEL D. LEMONICK, Climate Central, Oct. 23 2012 http://www.climatecentral.org/blogs/iron-dumping-leaves-geoengineers-with-egg-on-their-faces.-me-too-15147; http://www.adventure-journal.com/2012/10/rogue-geo-engineering-test-sparks-outrage/

‘Fertilização’ de oceano reacende polêmica

By BRUNO DEIRO, in O Estado de S.Paulo (Brazil), Oct. 24 2012 http://www.ihu.unisinos.br/noticias/514865-fertilizacao-de-oceano-reacende-polemica

Can controversion Ocean Iron Fertilization save salmon?

By DAVID BIELLO, Scientific American, Oct. 24 2012 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=fertilizing-ocean-with-iron-to-save-salmon-and-earn-money

Pacific Ocean Hacker speaks out. Is Russ George a “rogue geoengineer,” salmon savior or something else?

By DAVID BIELLO, Scientific American, Oct. 24 2012 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=questions-and-answers-with-rogue-geoengineer-carbon-entrepreneur-russ-george

Iron-fertilizing experiment took place in worst possible spot, say scientists. Impossible to determine how iron affected the study without proper isolation. by ZOE MCKNIGHT, Vancouver Sun, Oct. 24 2012 http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Iron+fertilizing+experiment+took+place+worst+possible+spot+scientists/7437393/story.html

Haida iron-dumping project sought Swiss company to sell carbon creditst. Schoppmann & Partner Ag declined because they said there’s no market. by ZOE MCKNIGHT & GORDON HOEKSTRA, Vancouver Sun, Oct. 24 2012 http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Haida+iron+dumping+project+sought+Swiss+company+sell+carbon/7442556/story.html

Geoengineering project was about salmon fishery by New Scientist, Oct. 25 2012 http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21628883.600-geoengineering-project-was-about-salmon-fishery.html

Greatest risk of ocean experiment is that it will spawn more: critic by DENE MOORE, Montreal Gazette, Oct. 25 2012 http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/national/Greatest+risk+ocean+experiment+that+will+spawn+more+critic/7447916/story.html#ixzz2APzHo8Zf

Designer of controversial ocean project tried similar experiment in the past by MARK HUME, The Globe and Mail, Oct. 25 2012 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/designer-of-controversial-ocean-project-tried-similar-experiment-in-the-past/article4650768/

No to geo-engineering Editors Opinion, The Observer, Oct. 26 2012 http://www.qciobserver.com/Opinion.aspx?Opinion=2

Geoengineering: Testing the Waters by NAOMI KLEIN, The New York Times, Oct. 28 2012 http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/opinion/sunday/geoengineering-testing-the-waters.xml

Investigations of Russ George’s Activities by STEVEN B KRIVIT, New Energy Times, October 2012 http://newenergytimes.com/v2/sr/companies/RussGeorge/RussGeorge.shtml

B.C. geoengineering experiment attracts worldwide attention at UN / Haida Gwaii iron dumping hot topic as nations negotiate international geoengineering treaty By DENE MOORE, Canadian Press, Oct. 28 2012




Viewpoints: International forum must rein in rogues Read more here:http://www.sacbee.com/2012/10/28/4941764/international-forum-must-rein.h... by ALBERT LIN, The Sacramento Bee, Oct. 28 2012 http://www.sacbee.com/2012/10/28/4941764/international-forum-must-rein.html

7.7 Earthquake Hits Where The Worlds Largest Geoengineering Experiment Took Place Read more here:http://www.sacbee.com/2012/10/28/4941764/international-forum-must-rein.h... by TERRY WILSON, Canadian Awareness Network, Oct. 28 2012 http://canadianawareness.org/2012/10/7-7-earthquake-hits-where-the-worlds-largest-geoengineering-experiment-took-place/

(German:) Privates Eisenduengungs-Experiment vor Kanada (Private Iron Fertilization Experiment in Canada)

by STEPHANIE LAHRTZ, Neue Zuericher Zeitung, Oct. 29 2012 http://www.nzz.ch/wissen/wissenschaft/privates-eisenduengungs-experiment-vor-kanada-1.17734914

Controversy over ocean geoengineering experiment (article + audio) Radio Canada International, Oct. 29 2012 http://www.rcinet.ca/english/daily/reports-2012/16-30_2012-10-29-controversy-over-ocean-geoengineering-experiment/

Geoengineering trouble: Iron fertilization project denounced by scientists and activists

by TOM INGRAM, The Manitoban, Oct. 29 2012 http://www.themanitoban.com/2012/10/geoengineering-trouble-iron-fertilization-project-denounced-by-scientists-and-activists/12386/

Ottawa says it knew nothing of ocean fertilization project by SANDY HALL; CFJC TV, Oct. 1292012 Source: http://www.cfjctv.com/story.php?id=11567

Ottawa attacks Haida’s ‘rogue science’ experiment. Alleged violation of Environmental Protection Act probed. by PETER O’NEIL & DENE MOORE, The Canadian Press (in Vancouver Sun and the NOW), Oct. 30 2012


Ocean Fertilization Could be a Boon to Fish Stocks by RON JOHNSON, Earth Island Journal, Oct. 31 2012 http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/ocean_fertilization_could_be_a_boon_to_fish_stocks

Geoengineering experiments come to the forefront by NATALIA REAL, Fish Information & Services (FIS), Nov. 02 2012 http://www.fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?l=e&country=0&special=&monthyear=&day=&id=56548&ndb=1&df=0

UN expresses ‘grave concern’ over B.C. sea experiment

by KEVIN DREWS, The Globe and Mail, Nov. 02 2012



UN group clashes with First Nation over iron dumbing by JUDITH LAVOIE with Canadian Press, Times Colonist, Nov. 03 2012 http://www.timescolonist.com/technology/group+clashes+with+First+Nation+over+iron+dumping/7494005/story.html

Geoengineering the Ocean off Haida Gwaii: A False Solution to Real Problems by EDUARDO SOUSA, Greenpeace Canada, Nov. 05 2012 http://m.greenpeace.org/canada/en/high/Blog/geo-engineering-the-ocean-off-haida-gwaii-a-f/blog/42855/

American businessman’s controversial ocean fertilization scheme off Canada’s west coast in breach of at least two UN conventions. by Ynet News, Nov. 06 2012 http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/ocean_fertilization_could_be_a_boon_to_fish_stocks

UN group issues statement of concern over iron dumping off B.C.’s north coast by KEVIN DREWS, Canada.com, Nov. 06 2012 http://o.canada.com/2012/11/06/un-group-issues-statement-of-concern-over-iron-dumping-off-b-c-s-north-coast/

Can dumping iron ino the sea fight climate change? by MARTIN KASTE, npr, Nov. 07 2012 http://www.npr.org/2012/11/07/164603969/can-dumping-iron-into-the-sea-fight-climate-change?sc=tw&cc=share,http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/npr.php?id=164603969

NPR drops the ball on BC iron dump Oceanographer’s Choice, Blogg commenting the npr story by MARTIN KASTE, Nov. 07 2012 http://www.oceanographerschoice.com/2012/11/npr-drops-the-ball-on-bc-iron-dump/

Mixing iron into the North Pacific stirs geo-engineering controversy by PETER STRUTTON, theconversation.com, Nov. 08 2012 http://theconversation.edu.au/mixing-iron-into-the-north-pacific-stirs-geo-engineering-controversy-10490

Geo-engineering and mad scietists by BINOY KAMPMARK, Independent Australia, Dec. 01 2012 http://www.independentaustralia.net/2012/environment/geo-engineering-and-mad-scientists/

Rogue geoengineering could ‘hijack’ world’s climate. by JOHN VIDAL, The Guardian, Jan. 01 2013 http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/08/geoengineering-hijack-world-climate

The Greens’ aAtack on Mariculture by ROBERT ZUBRIN, National Review, Jan. 03 2013 http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/336808/greens-attack-mariculture-robert-zubrin

To Revive Dying Oceans, Try Sinking a Bunch of Trees by GREG THOMAS, Feb.02 2013 http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/to-revive-dying-oceans-lets-sink-a-bunch-of-trees

False solutions to real problems by EDUARDO SOUSA, the Mark, Feb. 04 2013 http://www.themarknews.com/articles/false-solutions-to-real-problems/#.UK4qa4VyFPp

Is iron sprinkling the best solution for our oceans? by DAVID CLEMENTS, Langley Times, Feb. 04 2013 http://www.langleytimes.com/community/189745151.html

Questions, comments at ocean fertilization meetings in Skidegate, Masset QCI Observer, Mar. 09 2013 http://www.qciobserver.com/Article.aspx?Id=5832

Geoengineering Research Needs Better Guidelines, Climate Change Experts Say by LAUREN MORELLO, the Huffington Post, Mar. 17 2013 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/17/geoengineering-research-climate-change-rules_n_2896566.html

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