Hotter oceans are killing corals, not just bleaching them. Then their reef corpses dissolve.
By Berly McCoy
Even if the Great Barrier Reef is someday covered in coral once again, its architecture and structure won’t be the same, according to a new study.
By Vicky Stein
In the new documentary “Chasing Coral,” a team of photographers, divers and scientists analyze more than 650 hours of underwater footage to illustrate the real-time effects warming seas. The film will premiere on Netflix on July 14. NewsHour Weekend’s Saskia…
By Saskia de Melker, Melanie Saltzman
Coral bleaching threatens a third of the planet's reef ecosystems, but can these creatures adapt? Take a voyage deep into the Atlantic Ocean, as the Nekton Mission searches for an answer.
By Nsikan Akpan, Matt Ehrichs
By Rebecca Lee
Australia will widen curbs on shipping around the Great Barrier Reef in an effort to protect the endangered coral system, the government said Saturday.
Two days after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, suggested in a report that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef be listed as a “World Heritage in Danger” site, UNESCO has backed away from its…
Storms, Starfish and Warmer Waters Wiped out Half of Great Barrier Reef Coral…
By PBS NewsHour
The Australian Institute of Marine Science reported that over half of the Great Barrier Reef has been lost due to storms, ocean acidification and a destructive species of starfish called crown of thorns. Here you can see the difference these…
In other news Tuesday, a new military offensive by troops in Afghanistan has killed 27 Taliban insurgents, but NATO and Afghan officials are investigating a NATO airstrike that killed four civilians.
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