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Scientists are harvesting seeds from a plant that grows around the British coastline in a bid to help prevent a global environmental catastrophe.

Seagrass grows in meadows under the sea and can capture carbon much faster - 35 times faster - than tropical rainforests.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) hopes that by gathering seeds and nurturing vast new areas of growth they might ultimately minimise some of the damage caused by incidents such as the recent Amazonian forest fires.

Source: Sky News