ocean acidification

UPDATE: Ocean Protection Council Approves Plan to Protect California’s Coast and Oceans

UPDATE: Lawsuits Spur Help for Ailing Corals We’ve had two important wins for corals, which are in serious trouble as oceans get warmer and more acidic. In response to a Center lawsuit, the Trump administration has agreed to propose habitat protection for five coral species in Florida and the Caribbean and seven species around islands […]

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Ocean Protection Council Approves Plan to Protect California’s Coast and Oceans

“Unfortunately, our oceans are at a tipping point. Greenhouse gas pollution is warming the oceans and creating the most significant change in ocean chemistry in 50 million years.  As a result, acidic waters off our coast are corroding larval Dungeness crab  shells. And 95 percent of our iconic underwater kelp forests off the North Coast have been destroyed.” 

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California Coast Acidifying Twice as Fast as World’s Oceans, Study Shows

“While the ocean has served a very important role in mitigating climate change by absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, there’s a capacity at which the ocean can’t absorb anymore,” NOAA’s Emily Osborne, one of the lead authors on the study, told the LA Times. “From this study, and so many other published studies, there’s no

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