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September 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Sea change: ocean acidification due to carbon dioxide

Champion a cleaner tomorrow LEFT: One of the plates taken from the control site away from the CO2 vents off of Normanby Island, a healthy reef. The baby corals and coralline algae on the tile provide a glimpse of the next-generation reef.RIGHT: Algae and seaweed crowd out reef growth. The more corrosive water mirrors what’s expected…

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September 20, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Sea Change

Quit coal This coal-fired power plant in Colstrip, Montana is mainly owned by Puget Sound Energy. [Alan Berner, The Seattle Times.] Bravo for your excellent series on the causes and costs of ocean acidification. [“Sea Change,” page one, Sept. 15-17.] It is a tragedy of unimaginable scope. The carbon dioxide responsible for this disaster is created by…

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September 18, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Sea Change

One solution LEFT: One of the plates taken from the control site away from the CO2 vents off of Normanby Island, a healthy reef. The baby corals and coralline algae on the tile provide a glimpse of the next-generation reef.RIGHT: Algae and seaweed crowd out reef growth. The more corrosive water mirrors what’s expected throughout the…

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September 18, 2013 at 7:19 AM

Sea Change

Commendation This pteropod, also known as a sea butterfly, comes from Puget Sound. The tiny shelled creatures are an important food source for many fish and seabirds. The shells of pteropods already are eroding in Antarctica, where the water chemistry isn’t as bad as it is in parts of the Pacific Northwest. [Steve Ringman, The Seattle…

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July 30, 2013 at 6:52 AM

Trapping carbon dioxide in basalt

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists have started pumping carbon dioxide into the ground on mill property, testing whether Washington’s porous basalt deposits might be a good storage site for carbon dioxide. This is one possible way to slow global warming by preventing CO2 from power plants from getting into the atmopshere. [Ellen M. Banner, The…

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June 26, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Army Corps of Engineers has narrow scope for coal review

Carbon emissions must be considered One hundred twenty-five cars long, this train being loaded at the Spring Creek mine in southeastern Montana is headed west through Washington State to British Columbia and shipped to plants in the Far East, especially, energy poor countries including South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. [Alan Berner, The Seattle Times.] My faith in…

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