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Estimated change in annual mean sea surface pH between the 1700s and the 1990s. Graphic: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WOA05_GLODAP_del_pH_AYool.png">Plumbago</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Estimated change in annual mean sea surface pH between the 1700s and the 1990s. Graphic: Plumbago, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Natural Selections: How rising CO2 levels are changing our oceans

Most of the concern about carbon dioxide is focused on the quantity in the atmosphere and its effect on climate. But rising CO2 levels in the oceans can have equally significant effects on the ecosystems of the seas. Martha Foley and Curt Stager discuss the changing aquasphere.  Go to full article

Coal, pt.3: The costs of carbon capture

Coal has a reputation as a sooty, dirty fuel. More recently, environmentalists and the coal industry alike have become just as worried about the carbon dioxide released when coal is burned. In the third part of our series on the future of coal, Matt Sepic of the Environment Report has this look at the science behind so-called "clean coal".  Go to full article
Reseacher Steve Long is growing crops in the atmosphere of 2050.
Reseacher Steve Long is growing crops in the atmosphere of 2050.

Climate Change: Will CO2 help farms?

For years, researchers studying the effects of climate change on agriculture have focused on two big issues: the availability of water and the impact of increasing carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere. Carbon dioxide released from our cars and factories is the number one cause of global warming. But scientists have long theorized that more of the gas in the atmosphere could actually help grow bigger plants. New research is challenging that assumption. David Sommerstein went to the breadbasket in Illinois to learn more.  Go to full article

Rising Asthma May Be Result of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Some public health experts are concerned a changing global climate, along with increases in carbon dioxide emissions, might be contributing to a sudden rise in the number of asthma cases.  Go to full article

Regional Effects of Global Warming

Some scientists in the Great Lakes basin are looking at how global warming might be affecting the region.The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Greenhouse Gas Trading Tested in Great Lakes Region

The Great Lakes region will soon be the location of a pilot program for trading greenhouse gases. 25 companies in seven states are volunteering to reduce emissions and trade some of those reductions to other companies in the region. Lester Graham reports for the Great Lakes Radio Consortium.  Go to full article

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