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Ocean Acidification: Impacts on Sea Life

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Ocean Acidification: Impacts on Sea Life

In a more acidic ocean, shellfish, plankton and corals struggle to adapt.

Ocean Acidification: More CO2 = More Acidic

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Ocean Acidification: More CO2 = More Acidic

CO2 mixes with seawater to form carbonic acid, making the oceans more acidic.

Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise: Advancing Waters

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Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise: Advancing Waters

As the climate warms, rising sea levels will mean more damage from hurricane storm surge.

Where’s the Heat? Check the Oceans

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Where’s the Heat? Check the Oceans

Greenhouse gases are trapping a lot of heat in the climate system and most of it is ending up in the ocean.

El Niño’s Winter Impacts

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El Niño’s Winter Impacts

A look at how El Niño influences global weather patterns.

September Arctic Sea Ice

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September Arctic Sea Ice

2014's Arctic sea ice minimum isn’t going to be as low as the record set in 2012, but it will be well below the 1981-2010 average.

Antarctic Ice: What’s Going On

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Antarctic Ice: What’s Going On

September marks the end of winter when the sea ice that surrounds Antarctica swells to its maximum extent.

Atlantic Hurricane Season

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Atlantic Hurricane Season

The peak of hurricane & tropical storm activity doesn’t usually come until Sept. 10. And, on average, there tend to be significantly more storms after the peak than before it.