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Regardless of Global Warming, Rising CO2 Levels Threaten Marine Life


March 8, 2007

News thumbnail of Professor Jain Ocean acidity is rising as seawater absorbs more carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere from power plants and automobiles. The higher acidity threatens marine life, including corals and shellfish, which may become extinct later this century from the chemical effects of carbon dioxide, even if the planet warms less than expected. Full Story

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