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Finding Hope for the Isle of Youth

Finding Hope for the Isle of Youth

Columbus’ ships were leaking, their provisions spoiling. It was clear that they would have to turn back. Yet, anchored off Cuba’s southwestern coast near a large, mountainous pine-covered island during his second voyage, Columbus had seen enough. He was convinced Cuba was part of Asia and that return to Spain by land would be possible […]

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    Fossil Fuel Industry Is Killing the World’s Coral Reefs

    Fossil Fuel Industry Is Killing the World’s Coral Reefs

    Divers from coastal communities around the world wrapped crime-scene tape around dead coral reefs during a series of underwater dives to highlight the catastrophic damage to this valuable ecosystem and the culpability of the fossil fuel industry for its loss. A series of underwater photographs collected from Samoa, the Australian Great Barrier Reef and the […]

    2016 on Track to be World’s Hottest Year on Record

    2016 on Track to be World’s Hottest Year on Record

    The Earth is warming at a faster rate than expected and this year is on track to be the hottest year on record, according to a report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). NOAA Arctic sea ice has also melted earlier and faster than usual, another indicator of climate change, says the organization. “Another month, […]

    ‘Horrifying’ Research Seeks to Save Hawaii Reefs

    ‘Horrifying’ Research Seeks to Save Hawaii Reefs

    By Daniel Grossman At times, marine biologist Ruth Gates is appalled by the path her research has taken. “It’s horrifying,” she said recently, sitting in a spartan office at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Science. Gates, the institute’s director, manages a far-reaching research program to develop novel techniques to prevent climate change from harming the […]