Sweden oceans: Scientists measure largest dead zone in world

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    The oceans have been a powerful ally in combating global warming, absorbing nearly 93 percent of the carbon dioxide released by human actions since 1970.

    But a mix of higher temperatures and pollutants has created “dead zones” – oxygen-depleted areas measuring tens of thousands of square kilometres, where plants or animals can’t survive.

    Al Jazeera’s Paul Rhys reports from Sweden on the Baltic Sea, where scientists have measured the largest dead zone in the world.

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    Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal. Stockholm is built on 14 islands. It has more than 50 bridges, as well as the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, royal palaces and museums such as open-air Skansen.

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