ocean acidification


The Ocean Is Screwed If We Don’t Do Something Now, UN Report Says

Melting ice, sea level rise, ocean acidification, heat waves, and deadly storm surges are among the many threats outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.


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

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


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.


Those Plumes of Methane Leaking Off the Coast of Washington Are Really Bad News for the Oceans

The methane contributes to ocean acidification, which is impacting the shellfish industry in the Pacific Northwest, but is probably not a big contributor to climate change — yet.


Your Sunscreen Might Be Killing the World's Coral Reefs

Researchers say the chemical oxybenzone damages the DNA of baby corals, disruptes their endocrine system, causes the corals to deform, and induces bleaching.


A Massive Amount of Death Is Plaguing the World's Oceans

Nearly half of marine vertebrates have disappeared in the past forty-five years, according to the World Wildlife Fund, and human activity is to blame.