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 …
AUGUSTA — Maine should increase research and monitoring into how rising acidity levels in oceans could harm the state’s valuable commercial fisheries while taking additional steps to reduce local pollution that can affect water …
A report by the Royal Society, the UK's leading scientific academy, said that rising carbon levels caused by the burning of fossil fuels had dramatically increased the acidity of seawater, threatening the oceans' ecosystems. Sea creatures …
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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, …
Scientists have indicated that the overall pH of our ocean’s surface sea water has decreased 0.1 since the industrial revolution began, from an average of 8.2 down to 8.1, therefore demonstrating a 25% increase in acidic content. This …
sea level rise and ocean acidification pose grave threats to the Northwest U.S., a region which in the report includes Oregon, Washington and Idaho. These are threats that are being felt all over the world, but several are particularly …
According to the report prepared by a group of 30 expert scientists, the rising acidity levels in our oceans will have serious consequences for shellfish, coral and other calcium-making organisms considered important parts of the food …
The other (RCP8.5) reflects the current trajectory of business-as-usual CO2 emissions. Ocean acidification from CO2 blamed for world's worst mass extinction Rising acidity of oceans a major threat to coral reefs The study, published …
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The Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification report authors say some creatures may benefit directly from the chemical changes - but even these could still be adversely affected indirectly by shifts in the whole food web. What is more, the …
RISING acidity is eating away the shells of tiny snails, known as "sea butterflies", that live in the seas around Antarctica, leaving them vulnerable to predators and disease, scientists say. The study presents rare evidence of living …