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Jun 27, 2017


Phys.Org

Could an artificial coral reef protect marine biodiversity against climate changes?
Phys.Org
The reef is made of small plastic structures that mimic natural coralline algae. Credit: University of Portsmouth. Climate change from rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) is having two major effects in our seas – global warming and ocean ...


ABC Local

Coal vs coral: plunging into Australia's climate wars
ABC Local
The CSIRO released a landmark report in 2013 stating that Australia is becoming hotter and will experience more extreme heat and fire seasons because of climate change. Yet the issue remains divisive, and debate is caught in a political a landscape ...

Jun 21, 2017


Phys.Org

In the Red Sea, coral reefs can take the heat of climate change
Phys.Org
Global warming has in recent years caused colourful coral reefs to bleach and die around the world—but not in the Gulf of Eilat, or Aqaba, part of the northern Red Sea. In the azure waters of the Red Sea, Maoz Fine and his team dive to study what may ...

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Radio New Zealand

Coral survival dependent on countries honouring climate agreement
Radio New Zealand
Scientists say most of the world's coral reefs could die if countries do not honour their commitments to the Paris climate agreement. The most significant global coral bleaching event on record has just ended leaving a trail of dead coral in its wake ...


International Business Times

Coral Reefs And Climate Change Facts: Massive Bleaching Event May Be Coming To An End
International Business Times
A forecast of ocean temperatures worldwide indicates that the widespread coral bleaching event that was declared in 2015 is likely coming to an end, according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The most recent ...
America's Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord Will Bleach Our Coral Reefs Within Decades [Report] [Opinion]The Inquisitr

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Jun 18, 2017


Daily Review

Anna Krien's The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia's Climate Deadlock extract
Daily Review
The following is an edited extract of Anna Krien's Quarterly Essay 66, The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia's Climate Deadlock. Krien (pictured above) is the author of Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport, Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania's ...

Jun 15, 2017


spectroscopyNOW.com

Stony coral: NMR and climate resistance
spectroscopyNOW.com
2D nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and ultra-high-resolution 3D imaging have been used to investigate a well-known and previously well-studied stony coral of the Indo-Pacific to reveal that it precipitates minerals through a biologically ...

Jun 14, 2017


Coral reefs show signs of climate stress, but there's still hope
Popular Science
Coral reefs are home to a vast array of ocean creatures. They provide food, protection against storm damage, sustain tourism and inspire wonder. “If we lose corals, we lose a vital piece of our planet,” said Kiho Kim. Kim, a professor in the department ...

Jun 12, 2017


The Hindu

Coral rehabilitation to deal with climate change threat
The Hindu
Coral rehabilitation is an effective adaptive mechanism to cope with the impact of climate change and to restore the eco-system service through resilience. This was evidenced from the comparatively less coral mortality at Thoothukudi coast during the ...

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May 31, 2017


Climate change may destroy US coral reefs in just 20-30 years
SlashGear
Efforts to conserve coral reefs around the globe are underway, but they may be too little, too late. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, warming oceans may result in US coral reefs dying out in the next 20 to 30 years ...
Great Barrier Reef 2050 plan no longer achievable due to climate change, experts sayThe Guardian

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