ocean acidification


The Seafloor Is Dissolving Because of Climate Change

According to a new study, ocean acidification is setting off a dangerous feedback loop that’s dissolving the very bottom of the ocean.
Caroline Haskins
Dig Deep

The Geoduck Diver

Hozoji Matheson-Margullis is widely recognized for her pummeling drum chops. But at 37, the emerging marine biologist is making waves at the forefront of Native American STEM in an age of climate change and Trump.
Brian Anderson
climate change

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed

Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.
Stephen Leahy

Mathematical Formula Predicts Global Mass Extinction Event in 2100

If we put another 310 gigatons of carbon into the ocean by 2100, which we’re well on track to do, we enter “unknown territory.”
Kate Lunau
Year 2050

Sushi as We Know It Will Be Wiped Out by 2050

Climate change will likely make good sushi incredibly expensive, and cheap sushi will be really gross.
Mike Pearl

Our Oceans Are Dying and Kelp Forests Might Be Their Only Hope

As humans burn fossil fuels and mow down forests with abandon, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere skyrockets—and it ends up in the ocean. Now, scientists are turning to kelp to suck up that CO2.
Lauren Rothman

Goodbye World: We’ve Passed the Carbon Tipping Point For Good

Atmospheric carbon levels are probably stuck at 400 parts per million, scientists say.
Sarah Emerson

Saving the Great Barrier Reef Will Cost $6 Billion, But It Could Be Worse

New report from the Queensland government recommends altering land use and improvement farm management.
Leif Johnson
Hell or Salt Water

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.
Brian Merchant
Hell or Salt Water

"Look Down at Your Body. You Have Become a Coral."

Can virtual reality make us care about ocean acidification?
Ben Goldfarb

A Small Team of Scientists Won $1.5 Million for Making the World's Top pH Sensor

The small team took home more than $1 million in prize money at a competition promoting ocean health.
Kari Paul

The Last Time Oceans Got This Acidic This Fast, 96% of Marine Life Went Extinct

The greatest extinction event in the history of the planet was driven by oceans acidifying about as fast as they are today.
Brian Merchant