Palau has become the first country to place a ban on reef-toxic sunscreen. The ban was signed into law last Oct. 25 and is set to take effect starting Jan. 1, 2020.
Earth/Environment November 8, 2018
Queensland University of Technology's "LarvalBot" will be aiding the restoration of damaged reefs at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The underwater drone will deliver baby corals in damaged areas.
Earth/Environment November 3, 2018
It's normal for cars, homes, and people to get their own insurance but for coral reefs? In a world's first, the Mesoamerican Reef is getting its own policy protecting itself from storms, hurricanes, and other natural disasters.
Earth/Environment March 9, 2018
The impact of global warming on ocean temperature has started taking the toll on coral reefs. According to reports, 70 percent of Japan’s biggest coral reef, the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa, has died from coral bleaching.
Earth/Environment January 16, 2017
A UN-sponsored study has warned that coral bleaching will become an annual affair because of rising heat in ocean waters by mid-century. This is despite Paris climate accords on emission reduction exceeding the targets.
Earth/Environment January 7, 2017
New research on personality traits of fish has revealed that they have a unique personality. However, this personality will be gone once they join schools and display consensus behavior.
Animals September 17, 2016
A comprehensive survey showed that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef is affected by coral bleaching. Its northern portion is the most affected, with 81 percent of its 522 reefs severely bleached.
Earth/Environment April 21, 2016
Experts warn that continuously rising ocean temperatures may eventually lead to a coral bleaching event close to the last recorded incident that led to mass bleaching. The economy of Hawaii, which depends on tourism, may decline if coral bleaching worsens. Officials ask that sightings be reported.
Earth/Environment September 14, 2015