ocean acidification http://kplu.org en Cantwell, Murray Join Senate Democrats' All-Nighter Focused On Climate Change http://kplu.org/post/cantwell-murray-join-senate-democrats-all-nighter-focused-climate-change <p>U.S. senators pulled an all-nighter Monday night to call attention to climate change. Democrats&nbsp;Brian Schatz of Hawaii and Barbara Boxer of California led the effort to shine light on the need for more curbs on carbon emissions.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. Maria </span>Cantwell&nbsp;and Sen. Patty Murray were both present for the event. Cantwell&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">took the floor early Tuesday morning following more than 12 hours of testimony. She said the issue isn’t about the future; it’s about negative effects that industries here are already seeing.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:46:19 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 14718 at http://kplu.org Cantwell, Murray Join Senate Democrats' All-Nighter Focused On Climate Change Wash. High School Teams To Go Head-To-Head At This Year's Orca Bowl http://kplu.org/post/wash-high-school-teams-go-head-head-years-orca-bowl <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Garfield High School students will put their smarts to the test to defend their title at the annual </span>Orca<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bowl at the University of Washington this weekend.</span></p><p>In a competition that slightly resembles the TV game show “Jeopardy,” 20 teams from around the state will try to answer multiple-choice questions about marine sciences, many of them specifically geared toward this year's theme of ocean acidification. Then finalists from Ocean Science Bowls around the country will meet again in May to vie for the national title. This year, it's taking place for the first time in Seattle.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 14161 at http://kplu.org Wash. High School Teams To Go Head-To-Head At This Year's Orca Bowl Cantwell Grills NOAA Nominee on Ocean Acidification Funding http://kplu.org/post/cantwell-grills-noaa-nominee-ocean-acidification-funding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ocean health is at stake as Congress decides whether to confirm the next&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.</span></p><p>The nominee faced tough questions from Washington Senator Maria Cantwell, about funding for research of and adaptation to ocean acidification.</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 23:27:06 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10074 at http://kplu.org Cantwell Grills NOAA Nominee on Ocean Acidification Funding Gov. Gregoire announces next steps on ocean acidification http://kplu.org/post/gov-gregoire-announces-next-steps-ocean-acidification <p>SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed <a href="http://www.governor.wa.gov/execorders/eo_12-07.pdf">an executive order</a> directing state officials to work on the problem of ocean acidification.</p><p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:49:03 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7207 at http://kplu.org Gov. Gregoire announces next steps on ocean acidification Blue Ribbon panel warns about dangers of ocean acidification http://kplu.org/post/blue-ribbon-panel-warns-about-dangers-ocean-acidification <p>Carbon emissions are threatening Washington&rsquo;s shellfish industry. That&rsquo;s the concern of the Governor&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.ecy.wa.gov/water/marine/oceanacidification.html#members">Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification</a>, which meets today in Seattle.</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 17:44:22 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5076 at http://kplu.org Blue Ribbon panel warns about dangers of ocean acidification Ocean acidification: Global warming's evil twin http://kplu.org/post/ocean-acidification-global-warmings-evil-twin <p>The focus of attention at the U.N. climate summit in Cancun, Mexico is global warming caused by too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But there’s another impact of high carbon levels that poses a whole different set of problems: it makes the ocean more acidic.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-939838.MP3</p> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 16:40:15 +0000 Liam Moriarty 331 at http://kplu.org Ocean acidification: Global warming's evil twin