Ocean Acidification

By Izzy Avedisian, High Tech High North County Senior Intern

Oceans, bays, lakes, rivers, and other sources of water are being weakened and nearly destroyed by the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. Understanding the changing chemistry of the oceans and the impacts of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems requires the knowledge on the use of fossil fuels, deforestation, and how land is being used. Ocean acidification is the change in the chemistry of ocean water brought about by absorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The changing acidity of the oceans threaten…Read More


Plant-Based Diet: The Environmental Choice

By Emily Hayashida, High Tech High North County Senior Intern

When the entire production cycle of beef is taken into account, it is the single greatest source of greenhouse gases in the livestock sector. With the U.S providing 18% of the world’s cattle meat, the sector is faced with the dilemma of reducing the overall emission footprint. In personal terms, producing about 2 pounds of beef requires the same amount of energy as driving a car around for three hours, while leaving behind a fully lit house, according to The National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Sciences in Japan’s study. Which is actually an underestimate since…Read More

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