coral bleaching

Trump Administration’s Solution to Climate Change: Ban the Term

Trump Administration’s Solution to Climate Change: Ban the Term

In a bold new strategy unveiled on Monday in the Guardian, the U.S. Department of Agriculture—guardians of the planet’s richest farmlands—has decided to combat the threat of global warming by forbidding the use of the words. Under guidance from the agency’s director of soil health, Bianca Moebius-Clune, a list of phrases to be avoided includes […]

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    Toxic Cocktail of Man-Made Chemicals Found in Great Barrier Reef Turtles

    Toxic Cocktail of Man-Made Chemicals Found in Great Barrier Reef Turtles

    Green Sea Turtles in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are some of the world’s most majestic creatures. They have a lifespan of up to 50 years, but after recent results from blood tests on the marine animals, their health might be in jeopardy. Man-made substances and chemicals are contaminating the ocean and, consequently, sea turtles. After […]

    Will Trump’s Climate Denial Impact Outcome of Huge UN Ocean Conference Next Week?

    Will Trump’s Climate Denial Impact Outcome of Huge UN Ocean Conference Next Week?

    From severe coral bleaching to rising sea levels, climate change is drastically impacting the health of our oceans. However, these facts seem to evade the President of the United States. The Trump administration’s notorious skepticism of global warming is affecting plans for the upcoming United Nations ocean conference, according to Sweden’s deputy prime minister, Isabella […]

    Coral Reefs Could All Die Off by 2050

    Coral Reefs Could All Die Off by 2050

    By Dahr Jamail When he was six years old, Dean Miller already knew he wanted to be a marine biologist. At that time, growing up in Australia, the world of marine biology seemed both spectacular and limitless, he said. “I wanted to study the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, the intricate and complex connections […]

    Great Barrier Reef Reaches ‘Terminal Stage’

    Great Barrier Reef Reaches ‘Terminal Stage’

    Warming oceans have caused a large bleaching event in the Great Barrier Reef for the second year in a row, new aerial surveys show. This year’s bleaching extends much further south than areas impacted by the 2016 event and two thirds of the reef’s corals have now been impacted by bleaching. Reef scientists worry that […]

    Coral Reefs Are Dying, Only Hope Is Halting Fossil Fuel Emissions

    Coral Reefs Are Dying, Only Hope Is Halting Fossil Fuel Emissions

    The only hope to save the world’s coral reefs is to take immediate action to stop climate change, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The study analyzed 2016 bleaching events in the Great Barrier Reef, finding that they were mostly driven by rising temperatures and that local efforts to reduce pollution […]

    15 Most Surprising Trends for 2017

    15 Most Surprising Trends for 2017

    By Mary Hoff What should we be thinking about when we think about the future of biodiversity, conservation and the environment? An international team of experts in horizon scanning, science communication and conservation recently asked that question as participants in the eighth annual Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity. The […]

    Top 10 Weather Events of 2016 (#2 Will Surprise You)

    Top 10 Weather Events of 2016 (#2 Will Surprise You)

    By Jeff Masters The top weather story of 2016: Earth had its warmest year on record (again)! While the final numbers are not officially tabulated, 2016 appears certain to be the warmest year in every major dataset scientists use to track global warmth. Scientists Say 2016 Is Hottest Year Ever Recorded https://t.co/uRy1L8T2Qa @ClimateReality @sierraclub @NRDC […]