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Environment | Water

Oyster Decline Linked To Ocean Acidification

April 12, 2012 2 p.m.

PORTLAND -- Researchers have published their first scientific paper linking the collapse of oyster larvae in the Oregon Coast's Netarts Bay to ocean acidification.

Animals | Science | Climate change | local | News | Food | Pacific Ocean | Environment

Native Olympia Oysters Have Built-In Resistance To Ocean Acidification

June 12, 2016 9:45 p.m.

Native Olympia oysters have a built-in resistance to ocean acidification, according to a newly published study in the Journal of Limnology and Oceanography.

Communities | Environment

ICYMI: Coal, Ocean Acidification And Air Pollution

Oct. 1, 2013 7 p.m.

As October rains upon us, a round up some of the big news and great reports from our team and from other outlets in September.

Environment | Water

West Coast Scientists Team Up On Acidification Panel

Aug. 28, 2013 8:18 p.m.

West Coast scientists are teaming up to better understand a phenomenon known as ocean acidification.


Oyster Decline Linked To Ocean Acidification

April 11, 2012 3:50 p.m.

Researchers at Oregon State University have published their first scientific paper linking the collapse of oyster larvae in Netarts Bay to ocean acidification.


Dungeness Crab Vulnerable To Ocean Acidification in Unexpected Ways, Study Finds

Jan. 14, 2017 12:03 a.m.

New research shows Dungeness crab fisheries could suffer as the Pacific Ocean grows more acidic.

Pacific Ocean | Environment

Northwest Faces Greater Risks From Acidifying Waters

Feb. 24, 2015 1 a.m.

The Pacific Northwest faces a higher risk of economic harm from ocean acidification than other parts of the country, according to a new study.

Environment | Water

How Ocean Chemistry Threatens The NW Oyster Industry

Aug. 11, 2014 8 a.m.

The Pacific Northwest's ocean chemistry is changing. The waters are acidifying. And that has oyster farmers worried about the future of their industry.

Communities | Environment

NW Tribes Are Leading The Way In Climate Adaptation

Nov. 1, 2013 9:39 p.m.

While President Obama tries to return his administration's focus to climate change, several Northwest tribes are leading the way in adapting to the challenges of warming average temperatures.

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Ocean Acidification

July 11, 2013 5:20 a.m.

Think Out Loud

Ocean Acidification Creates Problems For Shellfish Farms

Dec. 3, 2012 8:45 p.m.

Shellfish farming is a $270 million industry (pdf) that provides 3,200 jobs to the state of Washington, but ocean acidification may bring the whole business to a halt.  Until a few years ago, no one knew very much about ocean acidification, but the corrosive waters of Puget Sound have provided an early indication of what effect the trend could have. Shellfish in the Sound are having problems getting larvae to grow, due to a 30 percent increase in ocean acidity since pre-industrial times. That means fewer and fewer new shellfish to harvest, and a potential end to the vital Northwest industry. Washington Governor Chris Gregoire sees the threat, and convened a panel to try to address the issue. Among the recommendations it came up with are:

  • Limit water pollution from sewage and other sources that cause algae blooms that acidify the water.
  • Deposit shell material in the Sound, which would make the water less acidic.
  • Breed shellfish that are resistant to acidifying water.

Oregon Field Guide

Ocean Acidification

Feb. 18, 2010 8:30 p.m.

The ocean is more acidic as CO2 emissions rise and shellfish are struggling to survive.

Ocean Acidification; Pygmy Owls; Green Roofs

Ocean Acidification; Pygmy Owls; Green Roofs

Maug's Caldera: A Natural Laboratory a Co-Produc

Dec. 14, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Scientists study the impacts of ocean acidification on coral reefs on the islands of Maug.

Think Out Loud

Scientists Predict Climate Change Will Affect Most Ocean Life By 2100

Oct. 18, 2013 7:25 p.m.

A new study predicts about 98 percent of the world's oceans will be affected by acidification, warming temperatures, low oxygen, or lack of biological productivity.

Oregon Field Guide

Undersea Eruptions

Oct. 9, 2008 8:30 p.m.

We head off the Oregon coast to look at our planet's only known active undersea volcanoes.

Think Out Loud

Ocean Acidity Is Harming Oysters

Feb. 12, 2015 8:35 p.m.

The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the Environmental Protection Agency over the impacts of ocean acidity on shellfish.

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