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    Mangroves and Coral Reefs Yield Positive Return on Investment for Flood Protection, Study Finds

    Mangroves and Coral Reefs Yield Positive Return on Investment for Flood Protection, Study Finds

    Using a benefit-risk analysis, researchers have found that mangroves and coral reefs can be cost-effective in reducing coastal flooding, a press release from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), said. Using risk and insurance industry techniques, the researchers were able to show that the gains from reduced damage from floods outweighed the costs of […]

    More Than 90% of Great Barrier Reef Impacted by Sixth Mass Bleaching Event

    More Than 90% of Great Barrier Reef Impacted by Sixth Mass Bleaching Event

    More than 90 percent of the Great Barrier Reef was impacted by coral bleaching during the Australian summer of 2021-2022.  This is the conclusion of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, which released the results Tuesday of aerial surveys taken of 719 reefs between Torres Strait and the Capricorn Bunker Group. “The surveys confirm […]