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Coral Reefs

NOAA: Miami Dredge 'Clearly' Affecting Endangered Corals

Miami New Times | Michael E. Miller | Posted 09.18.2014 | Miami

A month ago, state regulators raised the alarm over silt from the Deep Dredge killing Miami corals. Now the feds are stepping in as well. According...

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...

Is Nemo Ready for His Climate Close-Up?

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 09.03.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

The climate crisis isn't just about searing heat, super storms and polar bears. Sea life is getting hammered too. Help can't come soon enough.

20 New Species Of Coral Listed As Threatened

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because ...

Tour Marine Sanctuaries With Google Street View, No Scuba Lessons Required

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the ...

Bonaire: Fantasy Island, For Real!

Victor Dorff | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Victor Dorff

For most visitors, a trip to the Caribbean island of Bonaire is all about the diving, but the culture Bonaire is building - both in and out of the water - deserves some attention, too.

The Meeting of Inner and Outer Space

Clayton Anderson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Science
Clayton Anderson

Returning to the Aquarius underwater habitat and Reef Base having spent actual time living and working in outer space, I found that its remarkable suitability as a perfect analogy to spaceflight was now clearly evident.

Protecting Our Air Is Protecting Our Oceans

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Whether it be for actions taken by the EPA or the State Department, congratulations to the Obama Administration are due for leadership on both carbon emissions and marine conservation. Let these efforts be the first of many.

Finding Hope Visiting the World's Only Underwater Research Station

Greg Stone | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

The sun was burning hot and high in the sky above the Florida Keys as we cruised across the aquamarine waters off the Gulf Coast. I could think of no ...

10 Locations That Could Be Destined For Extinction

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.30.2014 | Travel

Australia, Africa, Italy, India -- all exquisite tourist destinations that have one, unfortunate thing in common: their treasured attractions may not ...

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, ...

A Paradise Going To Hell -- Thanks To Global Warming

David Frey | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
David Frey

More important than the reefs may be what they tell us about the warming world. They are the canary in the coalmine, and they're gasping.

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.

These Tiny Remote Islands Are Just Begging You To Visit

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.29.2014 | Travel

Welcome to Thailand's Mu Koh Surin National Park! This archipelago in the Andaman Sea consists of five islands (also known as the Surin Islands...

27 Of The Best Places In The World To Swim

The Huffington Post | Jenna Rak | Posted 04.25.2014 | Travel

Planet Earth is made up of 71% water allowing so many opportunities for great swimming. That would require quite a bit of exploring to find perfection...

Reef Mappers: Visually Documenting Coral Reefs, Before They're Gone

Amber Jackson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
Amber Jackson

In an effort to capture the hearts and minds of people, a group of reef mappers with the Catlin Seaview Survey have set out to visually document coral reefs, before they're gone.

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...

The Secret Ingredient To Hawaii's White Sand Beaches? Parrotfish Poop

James Cave | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green

There are seven quintillion, five hundred quadrillion grains of sand in the world, according to math geniuses at the University of Hawaii. That’s mo...

10 Things You Must Do During Your Next Trip to Belize

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Maybe your cruise ship docked for only a day in Belize. If so, book the next flight you can back to this breathtaking Central American country. Its 9,000 square miles has an abundance of adventures to offer and is often overlooked by travelers.

Geospatial Revolution

Peter Neill | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Those attempting to plan, or govern, in these areas -- be they local, regional, national, or international -- have not had these tools before. They have been thwarted by conventional inaccuracies, vested interests, ideological determinations that bear no relation to reality, and aggressive opposition.

Building From a Merger That Didn't Happen

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

The following post is jointly authored by Mark Tercek, President & CEO of The Nature Conservancy and Brett Jenks, President & CEO of Rare. Last fa...

Best. News. Ever!

Sun Sentinel | By William E. Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

South Florida's coral reefs, a natural wonder worth more than $6 billion to the local economy, appear to be rebounding after decades of damage, diseas...

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...

What's a Danajon Bank?

Michael Ready | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Michael Ready

When I travel to developing areas I am reminded that for some, conservation may seem a luxury. I'm grateful for those groups working towards lofty conservation goals, while still providing sustainable livelihood options for the people who depend on the reef.

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 ...