The Yale Forum's Bud Ward on ocean acidification, electric cars, and the changing Florida coral reefs

They call it "the other carbon problem," this issue that goes by the popular name "ocean acidification," notwithstanding that our oceans, WHEW!, are still basic and not acidic. In the three decades-plus since scientists theorized the process, freelancer Mark Schrope writes, the U.S. has yet to launch a coordinated national research program. Is that time now coming to an end? [ Read the Article ]

A three-minute documentary video by environmental journalist Sara Peach explores the first-hand impressions of Billy Causey, Florida Keys Sanctuary Director, on changes "in our lifetime" in Florida coral reefs. [ Read the Article ]

Not so long ago, it appeared that the electric car was on its death bed, but science writer Zeke Hausfather explains that "every car company worth its road salt" is now rushing to offer plug-in hybrids and all-electrics. His feature explores the pros and cons of those options for the car-buying public. [ Read the Article ]

Bud Ward, Yale Forum Editor

Here are links to three different interesting green-related articles by Bud Ward, editor of the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media, including a short video interview about the changes in the Florida coral reefs. If you're interested in learning more about ocean acidification, electric cars and links to Santa Fe's example of the growing role of the arts, read more below.

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