ocean acidification http://kuow.org en The Danger Of Rising Carbon Dioxide In The World's Oceans http://kuow.org/post/danger-rising-carbon-dioxide-worlds-oceans <p>Rising levels of carbon dioxide are corroding the world's seas. It’s called ocean acidification, and it’s already threatening Northwest oyster beds.</p><p>Scientists think the impact of ocean acidification is happening much more rapidly than previously thought.</p><p>The Seattle Times has published a major print and online series on its impacts called <a href="http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/sep/11/pacific-ocean-perilous-turn-overview/">"Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn"</a> by reporter Craig Welch and photographer Steve Ringman. Craig Welch talks with Ross Reynolds. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:33:12 +0000 Ross Reynolds 20666 at http://kuow.org The Danger Of Rising Carbon Dioxide In The World's Oceans Scientists Embark On West Coast Ocean Acidification Mission http://kuow.org/post/scientists-embark-west-coast-ocean-acidification-mission <p></p><p>On Monday scientists from the <a href="http://www.oceanacidification.noaa.gov/WhatsNew.aspx" title="">National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will begin a one-month US West Coast expedition</a> to investigate ocean acidification, an issue that poses a serious threat to the Pacific Northwest’s shellfish industry.</p><p>“We will for the first time not only study the chemistry of acidification, but also study the biological impacts on the marine ecosystems in the open ocean,” says Richard A. Feely, a scientist from NOAA’s <a href="http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/" title="">Pacific Marine Environmental Research Laboratory</a> in Seattle. Feely is co-chief of the mission.</p><p><em><a href="http://earthfix.kuow.org/water/article/scientists-embark-on-west-coast-ocean-acidificatio/">Read the full story at KUOW's EarthFix.</a></em> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:36:52 +0000 Katie Campbell 17554 at http://kuow.org Scientists Embark On West Coast Ocean Acidification Mission Conlangs: The Art Of Fake Languages http://kuow.org/post/conlangs-art-fake-languages <p>Constructed languages, or "conlangs," are the made-up tongues that bring the worlds of "Avatar," &nbsp;"Lord of the Rings" and "Star Trek" to life. We talk with linguist&nbsp;<a href="http://conlang.org/">David J. Peterson</a>, creator of the&nbsp;Dothraki&nbsp;language for HBO's "Game of Thrones," about what goes into creating a language from scratch.</p><p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 4129 at http://kuow.org