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The same things that make Alaska's marine waters among the most productive in the world may also make them the most vulnerable to ocean acidification.
The burning of fossil fuels has released tremendous amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, significantly impacting global climate.
What do the Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone," global climate change, and acid rain have in common? They're all a result of human impacts to Earth's biology, chemistry and geology, and the natural cycles that involve all three.
This summer, one of the world's leading ocean science bodies, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO's) and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) adopted the new international thermodynamic equation of state for seawater called TEOS-10.
A scientist reported Friday that the Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone," where low amounts of oxygen in the water make it hard for anything to live there, is less than half the size as predicted earlier this year.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCENational Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationNATIONAL OCEAN SERVICEMonterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary299 Foam StreetMonterey, California 93940PALM BEACH, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following letter by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is being republished by the Save the Earth Foundation:Neal Pargman, FounderSave The Earth37594 Eveningside RoadPalm Desert, CA 92211Dear Neal,Many years before it was widely...
The world's peak ocean science body has adopted a new definition of seawater developed by Australian, German and US scientists to make climate projections more accurate.
University of Michigan aquatic ecologist Donald Scavia and his colleagues say this year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" could be one of the largest on record, continuing a decades-long trend that threatens the health of a half-billion-dollar fishery.
Changes in ocean chemistry â€” a consequence of increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from human industrial activity â€” could cause U.S.
Ocean acidification, a direct result of increased CO2 emission, is set to change the Earth's marine ecosystems forever and may have a direct impact on our economy, resulting in substantial revenue declines and job losses.
Ocean acidification is the name that was given to the ongoing decrease in the pH of Earth’s oceans, a cause of the uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. About 30 to 40 percent of the carbon dioxide that is released by humans into the atmosphere dissolves into the lakes, oceans, and rivers. To maintain the chemical equilibrium, some of it reacts with the water to create carbonic acid. Some of these extra carbonic acid molecules react with a water molecule to provide a...
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