Coming to a shore near you?

Acidified water has shown up sooner than we thought.   Five years ago, many scientists probably thought they’d never see large pools of corrosive water near the ocean’s surface in their lifetimes. Basic chemistry told them that as the oceans absorbed more carbon dioxide pollution from cars and smokestacks and industrial processes,

The acid test

Posted on the EPOCA blog: 25 May 2011 — Why ocean acidification matters to you. Every day, the oceans do us a huge favor. Across the planet, they absorb nearly one million metric tons of carbon dioxide each hour, removing about a third of the greenhouse gases from the atmosphere that would otherwise