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To combat coral bleaching, Kenya turns to reef nurseries

WASINI, Kenya (AP) — Minutes away from the Kenyan mainland, the densely forested island of Wasini is one of several starting lines for coral reef restoration efforts in the western Indian Ocean. On a ...

Coral reefs provide stunning images of a world under assault

MIAMI (AP) — Humans don't know what they're missing under the surface of a busy shipping channel in the “cruise capital of the world.” Just below the keels of massive ships, an underwater camera provi...

Orsted to test breeding corals on Taiwan’s offshore wind farm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Orsted will embark on an innovative initiative to grow corals on offshore wind turbine foundations in the waters of Taiwan this summer as it seeks to support biodiversity ...

Concerned scientists probe sea urchin deaths in Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Sea urchins are dying across the Caribbean at a pace scientists say could rival a mass die-off that last occurred in 1983, alarming many who warn the trend could further d...

Great Barrier Reef suffers widespread coral bleaching

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is suffering widespread and severe coral bleaching due to high ocean temperatures two years after a mass bleaching event, a government agency ...

Court rules Australian minister has no climate duty of care

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday overturned a groundbreaking ruling that Australia’s environment minister had a duty to protect younger people against climate change. ...

'Crisis': Climate panel flags Great Barrier Reef devastation

SYDNEY (AP) — It was the silence of the sea that first rattled the teenage snorkeler, followed by a sense of horror as she saw the coral below had been drained of its kaleidoscopic color. This once-vi...

Taiwan's Liuqiu island in danger of losing its exceptional corals

Human activities have also played a big role in the decline of the coral cover on Liuqiu, a coral island that lies about 15 kilometers off Taiwan's southwest coast and is part of Pingtung County, ...

Australia pledges $704 million to save Great Barrier Reef

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday pledged to spend another 1 billion Australian dollars ($704 million) over nine years on improving the health of the Great Barrier Reef af...

Damage on tsunami-hit Tonga's main island hampering relief efforts

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Tonga’s massive underwater volcanic eruption could deliver long-lasting damage to coral reefs, erode coastlines and disrupt fisheries, say scientists studying satellite images...

The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record

Earth simmered to the sixth hottest year on record in 2021, according to several newly released temperature measurements. And scientists say the exceptionally hot year is part of a ...

Australia’s Barrier Reef erupts in color as corals spawn

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is spawning in an explosion of color as the World Heritage-listed natural wonder recovers from life-threatening coral bleaching episodes. ...

Hong Kong Baptist University's discovery of new coral and nudibranch species reflects Hong Kong's rich marine biodiversity

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 25 October 2021 - Biologists from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have discovered in Hong Kong waters a new species of hard coral and two new species of nudibra...

Court rejects fired physicist's intellectual freedom claim

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's highest court Wednesday dismissed an intellectual freedom claim by a university physicist who was fired in part over his public statements that scientists exagge...

Australia avoids UNESCO downgrade of Great Barrier Reef

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Friday garnered enough international support to defer for two years an attempt by the United Nations’ cultural organization to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’...