Tag Archives: marine organisms

Measuring carbon’s impact in our ocean

A new Antarctic experiment seeks answers to one of the biggest questions about our planet: how will acidifying ocean waters affect marine life? [22 October 2013 | Peter Boyer] Mutual dependence is a common thread running through the story of … Continue reading

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How we trash our oceans

Plastic, the ubiquitous product of fossil carbon, has penetrated to the remotest parts of the world’s oceans. We now have a huge, toxic mess on our hands. [24 September 2013 | Peter Boyer] The impact of humanity on Planet Earth … Continue reading

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The price we’re paying for a budget surplus

The federal government’s determination to keep its budget in the black is a serious threat to Tasmanian-based climate science. [30 October 2012 | Peter Boyer] In Italy they’ve starting jailing scientists who make mistakes. Six Italian scientists got six-year sentences … Continue reading

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