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CO2 Build-Up In Oceans May Harm Marine Life

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CO2 Build-Up In Oceans May Harm Marine Life

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CO2 Build-Up In Oceans May Harm Marine Life

CO2 Build-Up In Oceans May Harm Marine Life

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A buildup of carbon dioxide is changing ocean chemistry; biologists are concerned about how these global changes will affect the ecology of the oceans. Corbis hide caption

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A buildup of carbon dioxide is changing ocean chemistry; biologists are concerned about how these global changes will affect the ecology of the oceans. Corbis hide caption

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A decade-long study finds that half the carbon dioxide produced since the industrial revolution has ended up in the world's oceans, changing their chemistry. Scientists say the continuing trend could be bad news for marine life. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

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