ocean acidification

Climate Change Could Ruin Florida's $5.5 Billion Reef Economy

Climate Change Could Ruin Florida's $5.5 Billion Reef Economy

SARASOTA, Florida, December 3, 2008 (ENS) – A new analysis of economic activity generated by Florida’s coral reefs finds that some 70,000 jobs and more than $5.5 billion in business in the state could disappear if climate change destroys the reefs. “A business-as-usual approach to climate change could mean a lot less business for Florida,”…

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…