Rising levels of ocean acidity is bad news for pteropods or “sea butterflies”, a species that plays a critical role in its ecosystem. Photo by Nina Bednarsek/NOAA SEATTLE – It’s a sunny and mild summer’s day in the …
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To what extent ocean acidification may harm marine life and ecosystems is still unclear, but already signs of stress have appeared in corals, mollusks and other shell-builders living in regions with naturally more acidic …
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 …
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WASHINGTON — With the oceans absorbing more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide an hour, a National Research Council study released Thursday found that the level of acid in the oceans is increasing at an …
SYDNEY—Oceansrising acid levels have emerged as one of the biggest threats to coral reefs, acting as the “osteoporosis of the sea” and threatening everything from food security to tourism to livelihoods, the head of a …
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IN the week of Scott Morrison’s first budget, 330 scientists in Hobart were focusing on the astonishingly rapid shift in global ocean chemistry. The fourth international conference on “the ocean in a high-CO2 world” looked at …
The unprecedented rate of ocean acidification is one of the most alarming phenomena generated by climate change and the only way to mitigate the dangers is to reduce CO2 emissions significantly. The world's …
Iron-poor oceans may cause populations of phytoplankton -- a critical base of the marine food chain -- to decline. Changing ocean chemistry caused by increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide may reduce the availability …
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An international group of scientists led by UCSB researchers demonstrated the effects of carbon dioxide on the acidity of the ocean’s surface. The study’s results indicate that human greenhouse gas emissions play a …
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