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(article, Culinate staff)
We've known, for at least a few years now, that one of the side effects of too much carbon dioxide floating around the planet is increasingly acidic oceans. This is bad news for the undersea environment, especially for shellfish. The environmental reporter Elizabeth Kolbert has been trying to get the word out about acid oceans for some time, and her latest effort is beautifully showcased in the April issue of National Geographic, with underwater photos of healthy and blighted Mediterranean ecosystems just yards apart. If acidification continues, it won't just be oysters that we no longer get to enjoy.