Tag Archives: ocean acidification

As Arctic Melts, Its Ocean Is Acidifying Rapidly

As predicted by chemistry, change in the Arctic Ocean is accelerating as temperatures warm faster than the global average, as the sea ice melts, delivering more fresh water farther into the northernmost ocean (which dilutes its ability to neutralize acid), and as … Continue reading

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Oceans Acidifying at Unprecedented Rates – Conference

Oceans are now acidifying faster than anytime in the past 300 million years of Earth’s history, noted Bristol University scientist Daniela  Schmidt recently, at the Third International Symposium on the Ocean in a High- CO2 World, reports Allison Winter at … Continue reading

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Manmade Global Warming Increasingly Affects Climate – Studies

The influence of manmade global warming on climate continues to grow, with human fingerprints identified in more than two dozen climate “indicators” – from air temperatures to ocean acidity – examined by an international research team, reports Andrew Freedman at … Continue reading

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Acidifying Coastal Waters Threaten California Fisheries – Study

Over the next few decades, coastal waters off of California, Oregon, and Washington will likely become acidic enough to harm the rich fisheries and diverse marine ecosystems there, according to a new study, reports Peter Spotts at the Christian Science … Continue reading

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Deja Vu – Global Warming Wiped Out Most Life 250 Mya

You might have heard previous reports on studies showing how rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide have been causing ocean acidification, making it harder for sea life to build their vital calcium shells or skeletons, and how oxygen dead marine … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuels Causing Fastest Ocean Acidification in 300 Million Years

The world’s oceans are turning acidic much faster than any time in the past 300 million years, even more rapidly than during a monster emission of planet-warming carbon 56 million years ago. That emission caused a 5,000 year hot spell, … Continue reading

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Marine Ecosystems Will Deteriorate Soon From Carbon Dioxide – Studies

If carbon dioxide emissions don’t decrease soon, the complex fabric of marine ecosystems will begin fraying — and eventually unravel completely, two new studies conclude, reports Janet Raloff at ScienceNews.  As the acidity of ocean water increases in response to … Continue reading

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Ocean Acidity from Climate Change To Harm Sealife Severely by 2050

Man-made pollution is acidifying the world’s oceans at unprecedented rates and is threatening sea life, an international team of researchers noted recently, reports Wendy Koch at USA Today. Scientists have found that human-caused carbon dioxide emissions, from the burning of … Continue reading

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West Coast Oysters, Others, Threatened by Global Warming

West Coast shellfish growers have learned to work around upwellings of corrosive waters and save the lives of their oyster stocks reports Laine Welch at the Alaska Journal of Commerce. Increased levels of carbon dioxide, or CO2, in the atmosphere are … Continue reading

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