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Cuba Has An Ambitious Plan To Protect Its Environment From Tourists

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 03.19.2016 | Science

President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Cuba on Sunday promises to revive a question raised when the U.S. began normalizing relations with the islan...

Keeping Romantic Spark Glowing in Marriage

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 01.20.2017 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

Do you think marriage has to become boring after a while? That's a myth. You can add excitement to your relationship -- by branching out from your "same old same old," familiar, predictable actions.

Watch: Coral Reef Is Destroyed In Seconds By Cruise Ship Anchor

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.10.2015 | Science

An underwater video posted to YouTube Tuesday captures portions of a coral reef being obliterated by a cruise ship’s anchor and chain in mere second...

Healthy, Dying, Dead: This Is What It Looks Like When A Reef Is Bleached

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.04.2015 | Science

Sometimes, when things aren't quite right with the oceans, a once-pristine, colorful reef will start to die. Corals that take thousands of years to gr...

As the Earth Enters Its Third Mass Bleaching Event, Will Corals Survive?

The Conversation US | Posted 11.23.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

The world is experiencing its third mass coral bleaching event. Due to elevated temperatures at tropical locations over the whole planet, large populations of corals are starting to turn white. This is bad, as bleaching can lead to large-scale decreases in coral health and ultimately their death.

Missing WWII-Era Shipwreck Finally Found In Waters Off Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.02.2015 | Science

After years of searching, researchers have finally found the missing wreckage of a World War II-era tanker in waters off the Northwestern Hawaiian isl...

Spratly Islands: Burying Coral Reefs Alive

Michael Webster | Posted 08.26.2016 | Science
Michael Webster

If we are serious about saving coral reefs and the many benefits they provide to wildlife and people, we must resist the temptation to engineer small platforms of land aimed solely at flexing geopolitical muscle. Instead, we must prioritize conservation and management actions that allow corals to thrive.

An Extraordinary Hope Spot: Sylvia Earle on the 20th Anniversary of Cabo Pulmo Marine Park and the Future of the World's Oceans

Wild River Review | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Wild River Review

by Joy E. Stocke Over the past 50 years, humans have put an enormous amount of pressure on coral reef environments by altering their waters and tea...

Santorum's Political Theology of Climate Denial

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Former Pennsylvania Senator and recurring presidential hopeful, Rick Santorum, as a devoted Catholic, recently publicly sparred with the spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis.

WCS at 120: Celebrating a 12-Decade Commitment to Protecting Wild Places

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

It is perhaps fitting that the 120th anniversary of WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) this week coincides with the establishment of three new marine parks in Madagascar. Since its founding 12 decades ago, WCS has dedicated itself to the protection of wildlife and wild places.

Can Ocean Health Be Saved Through Underwater Apps?

Brett Greene | Posted 01.22.2015 | Denver
Brett Greene

On the last EcoWatch report card our oceans received a "D" grade. This grade is based on factors including pollution, overfishing and the impacts of climate change, biodiversity, carbon storage, coastal protection, clean waters, natural products, coastal livelihoods, economies, tourism and recreation.

Were Scientists Wrong About Reefs?

natureheader | Jessica Morrison | Posted 06.28.2014 | Science

Animal reef-building evolved millions of years earlier than previously thought, researchers report today in Science1. Scientists have discovered fossi...

Could 'Designer Reefs' Save The Oceans?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green

Coral reefs are up against steep odds, according to the 2014 National Climate Assessment released last week. Among the many scary charts therein, ...

The Occasional Evolutionist III: Coral Reefs Down for the Count

Ann Reid | Posted 07.01.2014 | Science
Ann Reid

Life is resilient. Evolution provides a lot of tools for adaptation. But organisms can only change so much, so fast. The fossil record provides thousands of examples of organisms that could not adapt to abruptly changing conditions and became extinct.

You've Never Seen A Coral Reef Like This Before

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green

A hard piece of coral transforms into a flexible creature, its finger-covered tendrils extended toward the ocean currents. Alien surfaces morph and fl...

LOOK: These Macro Coral Photos Are Jaw-Dropping

Posted 11.10.2014 | Green

We knew coral reefs were beautiful, but these macro shots of the aquatic polyps are totally breathtaking. The photos were taken by Daniel Stoupin, ...

Grounded Ship May Have Damaged Coral Reef

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green

MANILA, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino has given instructions not to allow the U.S. navy to salvage its grounded USS Guardia...

Alarming Thing Makes Coral Have Less 'Sex'

Posted 12.26.2012 | Science

By: Julie Manoharan, LiveScience Contributor Published: 12/26/2012 09:02 AM EST on LiveScience No one thinks damaging coral is sexy, but researche...

For Love of Nature

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

2012-12-05-Screenshot20121205at2.28.07PM.jpgIt was my sophomore year of college when I discovered Tom Eisner's class: For Love of Nature.

Can Nation's Last Remaining Coral Reef Be Saved?

Posted 10.22.2012 | Green

By OurAmazingPlanet Staff: Despite the frosty scenes its name evokes, Sweden has a coral reef. In fact, it formerly had three, and the la...

Coral Hotspots Discovered Off Northeast U.S. Coast

Posted 09.30.2012 | Green

From OurAmazingPlanet Staff: A survey of underwater canyons off the U.S. East Coast found a number of previously unknown hotspots for deep-sea cora...

LOOK: Google Maps Breathtaking New Locations

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.27.2012 | Technology

While Apple can't seem to map the world correctly, Google has once again upped its global cartography collection -- this time by plunging into the dee...

Is Ozone Hole To Blame For Weird Ailment Affecting Fish?

Posted 08.02.2012 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 08/01/2012 05:11 PM EDT on LiveScience The first case of skin cancer in a wild marine fish population looks eeri...

WATCH: Chef Creates Edible Coral Reef

Posted 02.06.2012 | Home

Peter Gilmore is the chef of Quay, one of Sydney's -- and the world's -- best restaurants. Fittingly, Gilmore is inspired by Australia's Great Barrier...

Saving The Reefs, One Aquarium At A Time?

Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

In an effort to help preserve the world's coral reef ecosystem, marine researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are developing ways to breed s...