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Rising ocean acidity threatens West Coast ecosystems

Posted by: | June 15, 2012 Comments Off on Rising ocean acidity threatens West Coast ecosystems |

Humanity’s use of fossil fuels sends 35 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year. That has already begun to change the fundamental chemistry of the world’s oceans, steadily making them more acidic. Now, a new high resolution computer model reveals that over the next 4 decades, rising ocean acidity will likely […]

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