On ‘The Impact’ — Ocean acidificiation and whooping cough

By | November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week on “The Impact,” host Anita Kissee traveled to a shellfish farm to see how rising levels of acidity in the ocean are harming the state’s supply of oysters, geoducks and clams. Oceans absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which has increased its acidity by 30 percent — making it difficult for marine species like shellfish to adapt to their changing environment.

Plus, we spoke with Secretary of Health Mary Selecky about whooping cough — and why this year’s epidemic was the worst in 70 years.