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Saving Coral Reefs – Live Chat with Science

More than 100 million people depend on coral reefs for food. Even so, overfishing of algae-eating fish and pollution have caused many reefs to decline or die out altogether. What can be done about it? Join Science magazine’s Live Chat: Saving Coral Reefs this Thursday, Sep 1 at 3 p.m. EDT.

August 31st

Coral Reefs Putting Up a Good Fight Against Climate Change

Coral reefs may be more resilient that scientist previously thought, according to Marine scientist Ray Berkelmans, senior marine research scientist with the Australian Institute of Marine Science who has spent  27 years diving along the Keppels, a group of islands off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The coral reefs there can be viewed as a […]

December 22nd

Australian Government: World Killing the Great Barrier Reef

A new report from the Australian government shows that the country’s own proposed carbon emissions target will kill the Great Barrier Reef along with hundreds of marine species and the livelihoods of those communities who depend upon it for survival. The peer-reviewed Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report also states that an average global temperature rise […]

September 7th