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Extensive Hidden Coral Reef Found At The Mouth Of The Amazon

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 04.23.2016 | Science

Researchers have discovered a massive coral reef in the muddy waters of the Amazon River. The international team made the discovery on a 2012 expediti...

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...

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 Thursday. The blea...

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 Ode To The Clownfish, Which May Soon Be Listed As Endangered

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.12.2014 | Green

Good luck finding Nemo. The National Marine Fisheries Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are considering adding the orange...

Bad News For The Great Barrier Reef

Reuters | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green

MELBOURNE, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Australia's Great Barrier Reef remains under threat despite efforts to rein in major sources of damage to the World He...

Climate Change Has A New Enemy: Super Corals

Posted 10.22.2013 | Green

In case you hadn’t heard, CO2 levels are rising, the ocean is absorbing the CO2 and ocean waters are becoming more acidic. This means dead coral, wh...

Green Burial Trend Could Also Restore Ocean Ecosystems

Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Melissa Breyer: Of all the strange ways to get buried in this world, the western tradition of burial may be the most b...

How This Destroyed Ecosystem Came Back To Life

| Posted 04.07.2013 | Science

By Lizzie Wade Back in 1998, Scott Reef was a ghost town. Rising ocean temperatures caused by El Niño had triggered a catastrophic bleaching event...

PHOTOS: Diving The Reefs Of Conception Island

Posted 05.31.2012 | Green

From Mavis McRae, Kip Evans and Mission Blue: Sirenuse headed back into open water on Friday night for the 10-hour journey north from Hawksbill C...