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By Emma Loewe This year's extreme storms have further damaged coral reefs—an ecosystem that was in bad shape to begin with. Corals thrive in warm, tropical waters, and even slight shifts in temperature and acidity can throw them off. Though warming oceans have threatened their livelihood for years,...
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Australia and other nations must be held to account for obligations they have made to protect World Heritage sites such as the Great Barrier Reef, legal groups say. US-based Earthjustice and Environmental Justice Australia on Thursday unveiled legal analysis in Paris that they said demons...
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Over two-thirds of Japan’s biggest coral reef is dead, the country’s Environment Ministry has found.  Increased coral bleaching, which is mainly caused by rising ocean temperatures was blamed, following a survey.  The Sekiseishoko coral reef is set between the remote Ishigaki and Iriomot...
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Coral reefs around the globe already are facing unprecedented damage because of warmer and more acidic oceans. It’s hardly a problem affecting just the marine life that depends on them or deep-sea divers who visit them. If carbon dioxide emissions continue to fuel the planet’s rising...
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Tropical island nations should team up to ban coral-killing sunscreen products, following the example of Hawaii, a conference has heard.Chemical compounds in sunscreen lotions cause irreparable damage to reefs, which are crucial to the livelihoods of 500 million people in the tropics, scientist and ...
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This is what passes for good news about coral reefs these days: Around the world, some reefs aren't dying as quickly as scientists thought they would. A newly published study in Nature identifies 15 places in the Pacific and Indian Oceans where fish populations in coral reefs are doing better than ...
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I saw this and the title alone was a shock to my senses. Why do we sit by while the coral reefs very possibly the "canary in the cola mine" for climate change a life on this planet die and its not big news. When will the truth be worth something again? Let's hope its not too late already. And ...
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Coral reefs around the world are rapidly dying – just when humans need their protective services the most. The plight of the world's reefs has become all too clear this month with news from the Australia that the 30 to 50 percent of the Great Barrier Reef is already dead, and the realizati...
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Just past Johnny Depp's private island in the Caribbean sits Lee Stocking Island, a little piece of paradise that's going to hell. The coral reefs that surround it are some of the healthiest in the Atlantic. And they're dying. They're dying in so many different ways, from so many different causes, ...
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Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS) at James Cook University are engaging social science to help solve some of the world’s biggest environmental problems. Dr Christina Hicks, an interdisciplinary social science fellow at the ARC CoECRS, holds a joint positi...
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will study a remote island used as an airstrip in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands that is often littered with plastic debris, the first step in a process that could eventually place it on the list of the country’s most hazardous sites. In a let...
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Coral Reefs around the world are under attack due to human activities. Deforestation, overfishing, global warming, climate change, warmer waters, and the decrease in water PH are destroying this beautiful marine world.   An entire ecosystem lives beneath the water’s surface. Sea Anemones live...
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Biologists have identified the world's most vulnerable coral reefs. Each so-called hot spot is a marine region rife with organisms found nowhere else and threatened by human influence.   The 10 hot spots "represent very high priorities for conservation because they contain a disproportion...
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