Archives for Ocean Acidification

Coastal Conversations 1/23/15 (Debut!)

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

Program Topic: Ocean Acidification

Key Discussion Points:
a) What is Ocean Acidification?
b) How does ocean acidification affect shellfish and other organisms?
c) What are people in Maine doing to mitigate ocean acidification?

Joe Salisbury, Research Professor of Oceanography/Biogeochemistry at University of New Hampshire..
Bill Mook, Mook Sea Farm in Walpole
Damian Brady, Assistant Professor at UMaine School for Marine Sciences, and Associate Director of Research at Sea Grant
Esperanza Stancioff, Climate Change Educator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant

RadioActive 12/6/12

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Issue: Environmental and Social Justice

Program Topic: Ocean Acidification

Key Discussion Points:
a) As the United Nations climate talks conclude this week, we look at another serious consequence of carbon dioxide emissions : ocean acidification. The world’s oceans absorb 25-30% of the global CO2 outputs, resulting in lowering pH. This acidification is corrosive to shellfish and other calicifiers.
b) This week, Washington state became the first state to adopt a policy to address ocean acidification and its effect on shellfish fisheries.
c) This weekend, an event organized by community organizations and the University of Maine at Machais will look at ocean acidification and its effect on Down East fisheries.

A) Bill Rucelshaus, co-chair of Washington State Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification
B) Sven Huseby, producer of film “A Sea Change”.
C) Andy Burt, environmental justice consultant for the Maine Council of Churches, [email protected] or 380-5387