Ocean Acidification Workshop in Nelson Focuses on Protecting Our Marine Resources

This past week my deputy Marie Damour traveled to Nelson for a workshop on ocean acidification which our Embassy co-sponsored with the New Zealand government, the NZ seafood industry and the Gordon & Betty Moore foundation. The workshop, titled “Future Proofing New Zealand’s Shellfish Aquaculture:  Monitoring and Adaptation to Ocean Acidification,” was intended to respond […]

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European Union is funding a €3.6 million shellfish study to understand affects of OA

Created on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 A team of international scientists has launched an ambitious mission to understand how the warming and acidification of the world’s oceans will affect Europe’s shellfish. Currently scientists do not fully understand how species such as oysters, mussels, scallops and clams produce their shells, or how a change in environment […]

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20 facts about Ocean Acidification

In early October, Washington Sea Grant released 20 Facts About Ocean Acidification–the product of a collaboration between WSG, NOAA, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Plymouth Marine Labs and other international partners. Feedback on this initial document has helped us improve the precision of the facts, resulting in this November 2013 update: OA20Facts

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Carbon taxes? Inslee wants a look

  By John Stang, crosscut.com Gov. Jay Inslee wants a climate change panel to consider a cap-and-trade program on industrial emissions and a carbon tax to be sent to the Washington Legislature as recommendations. Meanwhile, the panel’s two Republican members want the economic costs of any climate change-related proposals researched before any are adopted. The […]

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