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Oceans

Climate Change To Shrink Animal And Plant Habitats Dramatically, Study Forecasts

* More than half of all plants, a third of animals at risk-study<p>* Rapid peak in greenhouse gas emissions could reduce impacts<p>By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle<p>OSLO, May 12 (Reuters) - The habitats of many common plants and animals will shrink dramatically this century unless governments act …

Here’s what burning fossil fuels is doing to our oceans

About a quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted by humans ends up in the seas, which causes them to become more acidic, killing off coral reefs and some types of shellfish.<p>Scientists trying to monitor changes in the ocean's acidity are usually stuck measuring small portions of the vast ocean with …

The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth

CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet (hundreds of meters) below to re-shape Earth.<p>Water is eating away at the Antarctic …

Global Warming

7 Insane Realities about Water Pollution

Water is our most basic necessity and most precious resource. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most abused. Pollution of all sorts, at all levels, …