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Posted Tue May 27 2014: from kirotv 7:
New bill hopes prize money will help find a solution to ocean acidification
Rep. Derek Kilmer introduced the Ocean Acidification Innovation Act, a bill that would offer prize money to researchers who find a solution to carbon dioxide dissolving into the ocean. "The way we're addressing this is trying to get more research attention on monitoring and addressing the situation of ocean acidification," said Rep. Derek Kilmer D-6th District. Kilmer says ocean acidification is a huge threat to the state's $250 million shellfish industry. He wants federal money to be leveraged into more minds working on a solution to saving the dying shellfish. "What we found is you can provide a $5 million research grant for a researcher to go solve a problem or you can provide a prize.
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