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Acidifying Oceans Endanger Coral Reefs Studies concerning the effects of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide on oceans has concluded that coral reefs are gravely endangered by the resulting acidification of the water. The reefs become soft and vulnerable because they are calcium-based and cannot withstand even subtle increases of acidity. (07-12-2008)
Wildlife and environment already hit by climate change Global warming is disrupting wildlife and the environment on every continent, according to an unprecedented study that reveals the extent to which climate change is already affecting the world's ecosystems. Scientists examined published reports dating back to 1970 and found that at least 90% of environmental damage and disruption around the world could be explained by rising temperatures driven by human activity. (05-15-2008)
Flood Gate Antarctica About 90 percent of the world's fresh water is locked in the thick ice cap that covers Antarctica; if it all melts, scientists estimate it could cause a 23-foot rise in world sea levels. Even a 39-inch sea level rise could cause havoc in coastal and low-lying areas around the globe, according to a World Bank study released this week. (02-16-2007)
Inhabited Island Overcome By Rising Sea Level Lohachara Island, off the coast of India, was once home to 10,000 people. Now it's completely under water. (01-28-2007)
Rising Seas Threaten Pacific Island Nations People have lived in Tuvalu for 2,000 years, but some inhabitants of the island nation are now beginning to leave, fearing that global warming and rising seas will render their homes uninhabitable. As they emigrate to New Zealand, the Tuvaluans may be the vanguard of a new and growing category of displaced people: environmental refugees. (01-28-2007)
ExxonMobil the Ultimate Corporate Villain The company has paid millions of dollars to refute the significance or even the existence of global warming, and the role of energy companies in exacerbating it. (06-01-2006)
A Human Folly Beyond Imagining News agencies are missing what may be the biggest story in human history. (01-19-2006)
Shuttle Commander Sees Wide Environmental Damage Commander Eileen Collins said astronauts on shuttle Discovery had seen widespread environmental destruction on Earth and warned on Thursday that greater care was needed to protect natural resources. (08-04-2005)
Boycotting Exxon Mobil A coalition of environmental and liberal lobbying groups is planning to boycott Exxon Mobil products to protest the company's challenges to warnings about global warming and its support for oil and gas exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (07-13-2005)
United States Evades Kyoto Protocol The Kyoto Protocol, the landmark treaty requiring cuts in gas emissions which cause global warming, is now in effect with the support of 141 nations but not of the world's biggest polluter the United States. (02-16-2005)

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