· Pacific’s rising acid levels threatening marine life – Seattle Times
The most extensive survey of pH levels in the Pacific Ocean confirms what spot measurements have suggested: From Hawaii to Alaska, the upper reaches of the sea are becoming more acidic in concert with rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
· Enviro group: US must respond to coral concerns – Washington Post
A U.S. conservation group announced Wednesday it would sue the federal government to force a decision on whether to protect 83 coral species it says are threatened by global warming and more acidic waters.
· New challenge to offshore drilling in the Chukchi Sea – latimesblogs.latimes.com
Absent a long-range policy on oil and gas development in the offshore Arctic from the Obama administration, the federal courts continue to be the battleground of choice over America’s next oil frontier.
· Hanging EPA regulations around Democrats’ necks – Grist Magazine