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Honolulu Declaration Offers Ways to Curb Ocean Acidification

Honolulu Declaration Offers Ways to Curb Ocean Acidification

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, August 27, 2008 (ENS) – As the oceans absorb increasing amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, they are becoming increasingly acid, weakening the world’s coral reefs. Today, top marine scientists and The Nature Conservancy offered a plan to combat ocean acidification that includes limits on fossil fuel emissions, reduction of stress on…

Global Warming Chief Among Threats to Coral Reefs

Global Warming Chief Among Threats to Coral Reefs

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 7, 2008 (ENS) – Nearly half of U.S. coral reef ecosystems are considered to be in “poor” or “fair” condition according to a new analysis of the health of coral reefs under U.S. jurisdiction by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA. The report was released by NOAA today at the…