Biodiversity

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Death of corals on the Great Barrier Reef

Increasingly frequent marine heatwaves can lead to the almost instant death of corals, scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found.
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Ocean acidification can cause the mass extinction

Carbon emissions make seas more acidic and wiped out 75 per cent of marine species around 66 million years ago, reports a new study according to the Guardian.
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Editorial: IPCC Ocean and Cryosphere report is a powerful diplomatic asset

The IPCC’s Special Report on The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate and its summary for policymakers provide scary reading about ongoing changes and risks, as well as projected risks.
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Ammonia pollution damaging more than 60% of UK land

Over 60 per cent of the United Kingdom land area currently receives ammonia concentrations above the critical level set to protect lichens and bryophytes (1μg m-3).
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In pursuit of net-zero farming

Slashing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions is a tricky balancing act: we will need to use all the tools available, while making sure we do not sacrifice other environmental interests along the way.
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A 1.5°C world increases chances for coral reefs

Tropical coral reefs face high risks of becoming unsustainable if warming exceeds 1.5°C.
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Ecosystems hit by air pollutant fallout

Three-quarters of EU ecosystems are currently exposed to more nitrogen deposition than they can cope with and nearly one-tenth is still receiving too much acid fallout.
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Freshwater is also becoming more acidic

Rising CO2 in lakes and reservoirs may harm animals that live in those ecosystems, reports Scientific American. 
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Effects of climate change on salmonids

Salmonid fish are sensitive to increased water temperatures. Decreased precipitation, forest fires and ocean acidification are other threats that come with climate change.
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Ocean acidification threat to sea life

By absorbing CO2 the ocean is becoming more acidic, and this is happening at a faster rate than during any other period in the past 300 million years.
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