coral bleaching

Ocean Heat Waves Kill Coral Instantly, Study Finds

Ocean Heat Waves Kill Coral Instantly, Study Finds

Marine heat waves are increasing in frequency, duration and intensity, which spell trouble for corals, according to new research from scientists working at the Great Barrier Reef. The increased frequency in heat waves is a direct byproduct of the climate crisis the scientists say, as the BBC reported. The researchers knew that oceanic heat waves […]

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    Indigenous Australians Challenge Government Over Climate at UN

    Indigenous Australians Challenge Government Over Climate at UN

    A group of indigenous Australians plans to submit a complaint to the UN that accuses Australia of failing to act on climate change. The group resides in the low-lying Torres Strait Islands in the country’s north. It argues that Australia’s lack of climate change policies is putting their culture and ancestral homeland at risk. “Tides […]

    Bleaching Has Struck the Southernmost Coral Reef in the World

    Bleaching Has Struck the Southernmost Coral Reef in the World

    By Tess Moriarty, Bill Leggat, C. Mark Eakin, Rosie Steinberg, Scott Heron and Tracy Ainsworth This month corals in Lord Howe Island Marine Park began showing signs of bleaching. The 145,000 hectare marine park contains the most southerly coral reef in the world, in one of the most isolated ecosystems on the planet. Following early […]

    Key West Bans Coral-Damaging Sunscreen

    Key West Bans Coral-Damaging Sunscreen

    City officials in Key West have put the cap on sunscreen—or at least varieties that contain chemicals believed to harm coral reefs and increase coral bleaching and death. The Florida Keys is home to the third largest living coral barrier reef system in the world. The ecosystem is a habitat for fish species and other […]