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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.

A Shocking Solution to Save Coral Reefs

XPRIZE | Posted 09.29.2016 | Green

It's one thing to lament the continuing loss of the world's coral reefs due to rising ocean temperatures and acidity -- one study says they shrank from 240,000 square miles in 1997 to 108,000 in 2011 -- but it's quite another thing to put an actual price tag on that loss.

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...

Molasses Spill Thought To Cause Mass Coral Reef Death

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

The molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor that has already caused the death of thousands of fish is now confirmed to be the cause of mass coral bleaching ...

If You Love the Ocean, Embrace Clean Energy

Catharine Lo | Posted 11.05.2013 | Hawaii
Catharine Lo

During a recent presentation about Hokule'a's worldwide voyage, Polynesian Voyaging Society president Nainoa Thompson remarked that if you want to save the Earth, save the ocean. "Out of four breaths you take," he said, "three come from the ocean."

The Sea Wall Nature Gave You

Michael W. Beck | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Michael W. Beck

Aside from natural beauty, the seas offer us enormous benefits in terms of food and transport and helping to moderate the climate.

Unnatural Selection? Global Warming Favors One Reef Over Another

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2013 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, March 24 (Reuters) - Climate change is likely to make reef-building stony corals lose...

Dwindling Hope For Coral Reefs

Reuters | Posted 11.16.2012 | Green

* 70 pct of corals will suffer degradation by 2030 * To protect half of reefs, temperature rise must be under 1.5C By N...

WATCH: The Threat To The World's Coral Reefs

Posted 07.10.2012 | Green

With climate change threatening the world's coral reefs, the future of these underwater marvels remains uncertain. According to a new report, one regi...

All Coral Reefs May Be Gone By 2050

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A recent study has found that all of the world's coral reefs could be gone by 2050. If lost, 500 million people's livelihoods worldwide would be threa...