Sunday, January 15, 2012 Climate Science

Ocean Acidification in Washington State

by Andy Hollis

In North America, private venture and corporate investments in clean energy tech grew 30% over 2010. One of the more troubling implications of rising  carbon dioxide emissions is the ongoing acidification of the world’s oceans.  Acidic waters threaten oceanic food chains by preventing shellfish from building their shells.  The State of Washington has declared Puget Sound  a “water of concern” because of acidification.

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