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Sea Change: Carbon dioxide imperils marine ecosystems

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8:59am, July 14, 2004

Almost half the carbon dioxide produced by human activity in the past 2 centuries is now dissolved in the oceans. It's wreaking chemical changes there that, if unchecked, could threaten the capacity of corals and other marine organisms to make their hard shells and skeletons, scientists say.

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