Northwest Ocean Acidification

Sightline Institute, a sustainability policy center working across the Pacific Northwest, announced their latest blog series, written by Sightline researcher and former Seattle P-I reporter Jennifer Langston, looking at the problem of ocean acidification in the Pacific:

 Oceans–and their salt-water extensions, like Puget Sound,–play an enormous role in our region’s culture and prosperity. Marine life, from oysters to king crab, have supported Northwest communities for generations. But years of addiction to fossil fuels have put them at risk.


This series explores the local costs of ocean acidification –the process by which water absorbs too much carbon pollution, becoming more corrosive. These changes in our water’s basic chemistry place our complex web of marine life in jeopardy.

It’s not tomorrow’s problem; it’s happening here and now.

Read more here.