Carbon dioxide + water = unhappy solution

The more carbon dioxide we put into Earth's atmosphere, the more dissolves in the ocean. University of Illinois research just published says that's causing a problem.

The world's oceans are getting more acidic. And the research shows this mechanism of rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and ocean is operating independently of any climate change.

So? Well, more acidic oceans result from carbon dioxide reacting with seawater. That acidity could start killing off ocean life, the researchers warn. It could even make it difficult for shellfish to maintain their shells, which would soften or even dissolve in acidic water. The fear they hold out is what they describe as "like a piece of chalk dissolving in vinegar." There go your plans for oysters on your birthday in 2050.

Featured Video
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

New Google OnHub router is one of a kind

Reviewing the search giant's sleek and super-cool OnHub home router (while totally and completely trusting Google with personal info).

by Dong Ngo