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Ocean Acidification

Carbon dioxide in the water puts shelled animals at risk.<p>For tens of millions of years, Earth's oceans have maintained a relatively stable acidity level. It's within this steady environment that the rich and varied web of life in today's seas has arisen and flourished. But research shows that this …

Carbon emissions from warming soils could trigger disastrous feedback loop

26-year study reveals natural biological factors kick in once warming reaches certain point, leading to potentially unstoppable increase in temperatures<p>Warming soils are releasing more carbon into the atmosphere than previously thought, suggesting a potentially disastrous feedback mechanism whereby …

Climate Change

Oceans Might Become More Seltzer-Like in the Future

“I have to admit, we’re just scratching the surface here,” Ulf Riebesell told The Daily Beast recently. He’s talking about how only now, decades …

Climate Change

Rising CO2 levels threaten global marine life

The rising acidity of ocean waters due to increased levels of atmospheric CO2 will have profound adverse effects on sea life, according to a new study.<p>The report, called “Exploring Ocean Change,” from the group Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification, or BIOACID, shows rising acidity leads to …