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The Devils of Darwin: Satan Takes on the Tea Party

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Democrats do not seem up to the task of taking on this new breed of crazy. With the freak show called the GOP primary season in full swing, the time has come to offer up a political counterbalance to dangerous right wing extremism -- beyond what traditional Democrats can muster.

Here's Evidence Something Very Bad Is Happening In Our Oceans

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 10.08.2015 | Science

The planet's coral reefs are experiencing a mass global bleaching, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Th...

Cayman Islands: Will They Pave Paradise?

Georgienne Bradley | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Georgienne Bradley

Many islanders believe that the plan to install concrete piers for easy cruise ship guest access is short sighted and the loss of corals will actually hurt not only the marine ecosystem, but also an important part of island income, tourism.

A Shocking Solution to Save Coral Reefs

XPRIZE | Posted 09.29.2015 | 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.

A Historic Chance To Save Our Ocean Treasures

Margie Alt | Posted 09.18.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

Southeast of Cape Cod, where the continental shelf drops off into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, there are canyons as deep as the Grand Canyon and underwater mountains higher than any east of the Rockies.

Spratly Islands: Burying Coral Reefs Alive

Michael Webster | Posted 08.27.2015 | 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.

The Climate Post: Studies Make Predictions of How to Comply, What to Look for in Final Clean Power Plan

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is slated to release the final version of its Clean Power Plan, regulating emissions from existing power plants, any day now. Many are already predicting changes, some that could be significant.

Leonardo Da Vinci's Personal Writings Show Us How A Genius Thinks

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts

What goes on in the mind of genius? A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts seeks to answer that question by examining Leonardo da Vinc...

Taking Education Underwater With A Virtual Field Trip To The Great Barrier Reef

Polynesian Voyaging Society | Posted 06.22.2015 | Hawaii
Polynesian Voyaging Society

For those navigating Hawaiʻi's sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa around the world, pairing indigenous voyaging with cutting-edge technology is a dream come true.

Blueprint for Saving Cuba's Coral Reefs

Luis A. Solórzano | Posted 06.12.2015 | Green
Luis A. Solórzano

Cuban coral reefs -- accounting for nearly a third of the coral reefs in the Caribbean -- do not appear to exhibit the more widespread disease and mortality occurring in other sites of the region.

On World Oceans Day, Biscayne National Park Paves the Way for Protecting Corals and Fish Populations with New Marine Reserve

Theresa Pierno | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Theresa Pierno

After 15 years of hard work and planning, we are thrilled to celebrate a major victory at Biscayne National Park. The National Park Service recently announced plans to create a no-fishing marine reserve that will protect about a third of the park's reefs, which are in desperate need of recovery and stronger protections.

Two-Step Strategy for Saving the World's Corals

Caleb McClennen | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
Caleb McClennen

While heat stress can cause mass mortality of reefs, well-managed reefs can recover and coral organisms themselves have even demonstrated the ability to adapt. While acidification provides a looming threat, some evidence suggests that healthy reefs may even alter the local chemistry of their surrounding waters to ensure proper pH for calcification.

Coastal Lights Threaten Coral, Study Says

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.13.2015 | Green

New research adds pollution from artificial light to threats facing coral, also vulnerable to bottom-trawling, coral bleaching and ocean acidification...

Goldman Prize Winners 2015: When Art Empowers Society, and So Much More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Once again, Goldman Prize awardees embody how single, determined individuals across the world can mobilize enough groundswell to conquer industrial Goliaths. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, these 2015 superheroes form a fountain of inspiration for all of us, and their weblinks show how we can act.

How to Train Your Coral

Craig Musburger | Posted 06.14.2015 | Green
Craig Musburger

Imagine you are in the tropics. Walk down the beach to the water's edge. Put on a mask and snorkel. Take a plunge into the warm, shallow sea, and swim...

Brilliant Lego-Like Structures Serve As Building Block For Restoring Coral Reefs

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.25.2015 | Good News

An Australian designer is going to allow plenty of sea creatures around the world to “just keep swimming.” Alex Goad, a designer in Melbourne, ...

This Undersea World Will Stop You In Your Tracks

Posted 02.23.2015 | Green

Do we really know what lurks in the deep? A new short film showcases some of the most breathtaking -- and bizarre -- creatures that live just beneath ...

Finally, Some Good News About Coral

AP | AUDREY MCAVOY | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) - Coral rely on algae for food and their survival. So when the stress of warmer-than-average ocean temperatures prompted many of Hawa...

To Fight Disease, Protect the Ocean

Dr. Ellen Prager | Posted 03.11.2015 | Science
Dr. Ellen Prager

Along with the world's rainforests, the ocean harbors a plethora of potentially effective drugs to combat human ailments and greatly improve human health. Many of these pharmaceuticals remain undiscovered or are in the preliminary phase of testing.

Around-the-World Boat Runs Aground

Tim Wendel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Sports
Tim Wendel

Everyone made it off safely and the crew then spent two days on remote Ile du Sud, with Mauritius coast guard air-dropping food, drink -- even chocolates. Nicholson described it as the worst night of his life followed by a night on tropical paradise.

Protected Areas: Much More Than Pristine Nature

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

To some, protected areas may seem like "traditional" conservation -- setting aside pristine places for the benefit of wildlife. And to be sure, protecting biodiversity remains at the very core of every conservation strategy in our toolbox. But protected areas also do much more.

Damages To Coral Reef Cost Ship Owner $840,000

AP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — The federal government and the state of Hawaii have reached an agreement for damages from the owner of a cargo ship that harmed more...

Here's The One Home Decor Trend You Need To Know For 2015

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.17.2014 | HuffPost Home

Which color will dominate everything from runways to room walls come 2015? Well, it depends who you ask. According to Benjamin Moore, "a neutral that'...

In Hawaii's Colorful Reefs, a Harrowing Death Knell

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

It's no secret that the world's corals are in trouble but right now in the waters around Hawaii, it's some of the rarest corals on Earth that are getting hammered.

Biodiversity: What's Worth Saving?

Bjørn Lomborg | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Bjørn Lomborg

New economic analysis shows it's a great deal to reduce coral losses -- but likely not to make more protected areas.