West Coast climate ‘action plan’: A carbon tax?

Monday, October 28, 2013   Seattle PI A trio of West Coast governors and a Canadian premier on Monday signed a “Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy,” described with great hyperbole as a comprehensive and far-reaching “strategic alignment” to promote clean energy and curb climate change. The states of California, Oregon and Washington, together […]

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Maine Confronts Sea Change

July 03, 2013 18:55 By Brad Warren Bill Mook suspected trouble in the water when he first noticed plankton blooms dwindling, raising questions about the future supply of natural feed for the clams and oysters he raises in a tidal reach of Maine’s Damariscotta River. Over the last decade he witnessed an increase in intense […]

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Scientists Embark On West Coast Ocean Acidification Mission

July 25, 2013 | KCTS9 SEATTLE — On Monday scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will begin a one-month U.S. West Coast expedition to investigate ocean acidification, an issue that poses a serious threat to the Pacific Northwest’s shellfish industry. “We will for the first time not only study the chemistry of acidification, […]

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Arctic Ocean ‘acidifying rapidly’

By Roger Harrabin Environment analyst, BBC News The Arctic seas are being made rapidly more acidic by carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new report. Scientists from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) monitored widespread changes in ocean chemistry in the region. They say even if CO2 emissions stopped now, it would take tens […]

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Ocean acidification emerges as new climate threat

By Juliet Eilperin, Published: September 30, 2012, The Washington Post HOMER, Alaska — Kris Holderied, who directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, says the ocean’s increasing acidity is “the reason fishermen stop me in the grocery store.” “They say, ‘You’re with the NOAA lab, what are you doing on ocean acidification?’ ” Holderied […]

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Shipping Emissions ‘Rival CO2-Driven Ocean Acidification’

Shipping pollution from sulfur oxides (SOx) and nitrous oxides (NOx) along busy trade routes can equal carbon dioxide-driven ocean acidification, a study says. Sulfur in marine fuel oil and atmospheric nitrogen create SOx and NOx in the exhaust gases from ships. According to the research paper that will be published in the journal Geophysical Research […]

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How the Global Ocean Health Program Helps Seafood Producers to Confront Ocean Acidification

Since 2007, the Global Ocean Health program, a joint program of NFCC and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, has been a pioneer in informing and preparing the seafood industry, coastal communities, and policy makers to respond effectively to ocean acidification. The Global Ocean Health program has hosted workshops for fishermen, seafood companies, growers, conservation and community […]

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Wash. state climate change bill signed into law

By PHUONG LE, Associated Press  Tuesday, April 2, 2013 SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Tuesday a bill he championed that would study the best ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Under the measure, an independent consultant would review efforts to cut carbon emissions in Washington state and elsewhere. A newly created […]

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How climate change threatens the seas

Dan Vergano, USA TODAY March 28, 2013 Special report: USA TODAY will explore how climate change is affecting Americans in a series of stories this year. OYSTER BAY, Wash. — The tide rolls out on a chilly March evening, and the oystermen roll in, steel rakes in hand, hip boots crunching on the gravel beneath […]

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