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RSS FeedsTask force examines impacts of higher acid levels in LI waterways
(WorldNews Environment)


8 december 2019 20:27:14

Task force examines impacts of higher acid levels in LI waterways
(WorldNews Environment)

Efforts to reduce the impact of increased ocean acidification are being examined for the waterways around Long Island and New York City as increases in carbon dioxide change the chemical makeup of bays, coves and creeks and threaten rebounding shellfish populations. New York´s Ocean Acidification Task Force held one of its regularly scheduled meetings at Stony Brook University this week as the 14-member commission works to finalize a report that will outline ways to address the problem for New York. Oceans absorb around 30 percent of the carbon dioxide that enters the atmosphere from all sources, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But as CO2 levels rise...

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