coral reefs

Netflix Doc ‘Chasing Coral’: ‘This Has Got to Wake Up the World’

Netflix Doc ‘Chasing Coral’: ‘This Has Got to Wake Up the World’

Richard Vevers was an advertising executive in London with a passion for diving. Then, he witnessed the dramatic effects of coral bleaching at Bali’s Airport Reef. Shocked by what he saw, Vevers became an advocate for ocean conservation. You can see him in the new Netflix docu0mentary, Chasing Coral. Nexus Media spoke with Vevers about […]

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    Watch Richard Branson Sink This WWII Ship and Giant Steel Octopus

    Watch Richard Branson Sink This WWII Ship and Giant Steel Octopus

    By Sabrina Imbler The Kodiak Queen had a long, storied life. One of five vessels to survive the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, the ship later traveled up north to serve as an Alaska king crab vessel and salmon tender. She was one of the largest crab vessels at the time, plus one […]

    Big Oil Faces Big Trouble in the Amazon

    Big Oil Faces Big Trouble in the Amazon

    By Andy Rowell We have known for years that the days of finding easy oil outside the Middle East are over. It means that the oil industry has to go into fragile ecological areas like the Arctic or exploit dirty unconventionals like the tar sands or shale gas. Or the industry can go deep offshore, […]

    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 […]

    Rate of Ocean Warming Quadrupled Since Late 20th Century, Study Reveals

    Rate of Ocean Warming Quadrupled Since Late 20th Century, Study Reveals

    By Roz Pidcock The buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases is warming the upper ocean four times faster than during the period 1960-1990, according to new research. [facebook https://facebook.com/EcoWatch/videos/1482563161756616/ expand=1] The paper, published March 10 in the journal Science Advances, is the latest effort to piece together current and historical measurements from ships, self-propelled floats, satellites […]

    Amazing Underwater Photos Reveal Newly Discovered Brazilian Coral Reef

    Amazing Underwater Photos Reveal Newly Discovered Brazilian Coral Reef

    Greenpeace Brazil has captured the first underwater images of the Amazon Reef, a 9,500 km2 system of corals, sponges and rhodoliths located where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean—an area that the Brazilian government has opened for oil exploration. A team of experts, including several oceanographers who announced the discovery of the reef last […]