AP - The ocean, which has absorbed some excess carbon dioxide from the
atmosphere for centuries, may be losing that ability, a new report says.
The buildup of carbon dioxide in the air since the beginning of the
industrial revolution has raised concerns that it would trap solar
energy and cause a warming of the climate. The oceans are believed to
absorb about one-quarter of human-related carbon emissions. But
researchers reporting in the journal Science say at least one large
ocean area - the Southern Ocean that surrounds Antarctica - seems to be
losing its ability to take up the gas.