Month: September 2012

Acidifying ocean threatens ecosystems and US economy – congress learns about the potential impacts of ocean acidification

Posted on EPOCA: 28 Sep 2012  In a briefing hosted by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Representative Norm Dicks (D-WA), and Representative Don Young (R-AK), scientists shared their research about the impending ecological and economic consequences of increasing ocean acidity. Acidification is caused by the ocean absorbing increasing amounts of carbon

Hot, sour, and breathless

Posted on EPOCA: 28 Sep 2012   This week [Sep 24-27], 572 scientists gathered in Monterey for the Third International Symposium on the Oceans in a High CO2 World. The numbers mark a sharp increase from the first symposium in 2004 in Paris where the community of ocean acidification scientists numbered