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Coral Reefs

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

Amber Jackson | Posted 04.11.2014 | 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 03.29.2014 | 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 02.18.2014 | 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 ...

XPRIZE Spurs Innovators to Tackle Climate Change's Evil Twin: Ocean Acidification

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Acidification has major implications for our seas and coastal economies, but scientists are only beginning to understand it. Today those efforts got a giant boost.

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."

Divers Witness 'Sex On The Reef'

Posted 08.30.2013 | Miami

Divers in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary witnessed one of nature's rare underwater spectacles Monday night off of Key Largo: coral sex. ...

'Hell Will Freeze Over' Before Artificial Reef Is Removed

AP | By ALICIA LOPEZ and CIARAN GILES | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green

GIBRALTAR (AP) — The European Commission said Monday it hopes Britain and Spain will be able to resolve their latest dispute over Gibraltar by thems...

New Environmental Concern Over Port Expansion

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 10.17.2013 | Miami

An expansion plan that Port Everglades calls essential for handling the bigger cargo ships plying the world's trade routes would cause far more enviro...

Climate Change This Week: Climate Shift Looms, Brilliant Wind Turbines, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Global Air Temperatures To Rise Faster Between Now and 2025 say scientists, reports Rob Painting at SkepticalSciencecom, as he reviews several studie...

Close to Home: Things Climate Change May Ruin

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.15.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Here is just a bit of what we've learned in recent years about some of the things that the science community thinks climate change is going to negatively affect, or even ruin.

LOOK: The Magic Of The South Pacific, But Much Closer To Home

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.12.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As Americans head into summer vacation, many can only dream of taking a trip to the South Pacific. Starting this summer, you'll only hav...

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.

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...

INFOGRAPHIC: World's Most Dangerous Seas

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green

The South China Sea, eastern Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea number among the world's most dangerous seas, according to a new study commissioned by th...

Saving the Last Coral Wilderness on Earth

Greg Stone | Posted 08.02.2013 | TED Weekends
Greg Stone

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe story of the Phoenix Islands shows how a single small action by a few individuals can grow to enlist the expertise, energy, and passion of people around the world, from ordinary citizens to professionals to policymakers at the highest levels of government.

Where Are the Predators of the Gambier Islands? (PHOTOS)

Michele Westmorland | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Michele Westmorland

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This Decision Could Devastate Our Coral Reef

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 07.25.2013 | Miami

Biscayne National Park has dropped a controversial proposal to ban fishing across nearly 16 square miles of coral reef, after vigorous opposition from...

Was Darwin Wrong About Reefs?

Posted 05.14.2013 | Science

By: Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 05/14/2013 10:06 AM EDT on LiveScience Charles Darwin sparked more than one controversy ...