The rising acidity of the world’s oceans could devastate coastal communities around the United States over the next century, according to a new analysis. And because ocean acidification is exacerbated by other water quality …
Portner, is a meta-analysis looking at the specific effects rising acid levels are likely to have on specific categories of ocean life: corals, echinoderms, molluscs, crustaceans and fishes. Every category is projected to respond poorly to …
The shells of some marine snails in the seas around Antarctica are dissolving as the water becomes more acidic, threatening the food chain, a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience said on Sunday. The tiny snails, known …
According to chemical oceanographer Triona McGrath, the ocean has been undergoing a long negative change in pH (the acid/alkaline balance of the water) since the rise of the Industrial Revolution. Low pH means high acidity. Carbon …
The problem is with the water, of course—its pH had dropped too much—but ... with an emphasis on how the global carbon cycle and ocean ecology respond to natural and human-driven climate change. Funding for NOVA Next is …
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As carbon dioxide levels continue to rise, our oceans are facing a major threat. Seawater absorbs this gas and become acidic, impacting marine species across the globe. Now, scientists have discovered that tiny crustaceans in the Arctic …
Ocean acidification triggered by massive volcanic eruptions helped cause the worst mass extinction in the history of life on Earth, according to a new study. The findings, published in the journal Science, shed light on the dangers of rising
As the oceans’ chemistry is altered by rising levels ... and CO 2 in experimental set-ups and ensure that experiments that manipulate acidity also simulate the accompanying rise in temperature from global warming, which many do not.
The report released Wednesday updates a strategic plan launched five years ago to address rising acidity levels in the ocean that threatens shellfish and other marine life. The report says new research is shedding light into the sources, …