COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Rising greenhouse gases profoundly impact microscopic marine life
Description: The prolonged, extensive emission of greenhouse gases over the next several decades could have significant impacts on ocean life according to a new study. Increases in carbon dioxide emissions - exacerbated by the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities - are making ocean water more acidic. The study shows that the increased acidity will fundamentally alter the way nitrogen cycles throughout the sea. [Source: EurekaAlert!]
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Source: EurekaAlert!
Publish Date: 12/20/2010
Reading Level: Basic
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