Rising ocean acidity is now considered to be just as much of a formidable threat to the health of Earth’s environment as the atmospheric climate changes brought on by pumping out greenhouse gases. Scientists are now trying to …
As the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rise, the pH balance of the ocean drops to keep a C02 equilibrium. That increases acidity. It’s what will happen to all of the things in the ocean that is the big mystery. “We don’t know …
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 unprecedented rate and …
After attending the talk "Ocean Acidification - The Other CO2 Problem" here at COP19 ... This creates a potential …
There, carbon dioxide turns into carbonic acid. And that turns ocean water corrosive, particularly to shellfish and corals. Biologists are now coming to realize that rising acid levels in the ocean can affect many other forms of sea life as well.
Two scientific studies released today highlight the dangers of rising acid levels in the world's oceans. Oceans play a vital role in climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) and helping to reduce global warming, but CO2 makes …
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 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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The burning of fossil fuels is causing a rise of acid levels in the ocean, and it may be harming sea life, according to a new study by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The burning of fossil fuels is causing a rise of acid