Book/Report
UNEP Emerging Issues: Environmental Consequences of Ocean Acidification: A Threat to Food Security
United Nations Environment Programme

Carbon dioxide is altering the chemistry of the surface oceans and causing them to become more acidic. From scientists and marine resource managers, to policy and decision-makers, there is growing concern that the process called ocean acidification could have significant consequences on marine organisms which may alter species composition, disrupt marine food webs and ecosystems and potentially damage fishing, tourism and other human activities connected to the seas.


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2010
Book/Report
Baseline Study of the Vitogo River and Associated Environment - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 93. SPREP Topic Review No. 28
United Nations Environment Programme

The Vitogo River enters the sea near Lautoka, the second largest city in Fiji. This area has not been influenced by any major environmental changes arising from industrial development. However, the construction of the sawnill and chipmill may significantly affect water quality in the Vitogo River and associated coastal areas. The effects of the mill on the quality of the environment can be evaluated in future only on the basis of comparison with the present state of the environment. This necessitates the completion of a baseline study. This report is a record of the findings of the baseline study.


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