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24 August 2020
Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico
To protect the Mesoamerican Reef from the effects of climate change, key stakeholders in Mexico created the world’s first insurance policy to protect a natural asset. The policy provides an immediate infusion of cash ...
12 February 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
The Coral Rescue Project is trying to save coral reefs, and their newest tool is a series of arks at Nova Southeastern University that will house and study corals that are under threat of a mysterious carribean diseas...
11 February 2020
Poompuhar, Tamil Nadu, India
After climate change led to a declining fish catch, fishermen in Tamil Nadu experimented with artificial reefs to boost biodiversity that would provide fishermen with a better catch. Artificial reefs can serve many pu...
4 November 2019
Coral reefs play a vital role in the ecosystem, but are facing a dire future in many parts of the world. In Jamaica, however, "grassroots-run coral nurseries and fish sanctuaries" have been established over the last d...
29 October 2019
Seattle, Washington, United States
Replanting and replenishing damaged ecosystems is crucial to mitigating further adverse effects of climate change. From the forests of the American Pacific Northwest, to the coral reefs around the globe, startups and ...
17 September 2019
Ochos Rios, Jamaica
In Jamaica, locally-led coral nurseries are working to restore the coral reef that have been lost to natural and manmade disasters. These organizations have small coral gardens where they can grow free of danger and w...
14 August 2019
To protect the health of Belize's coral reefs and fish populations, the tiny country has implemented restrictions around where and who can fish commercially. This managed access program divides the region's territoria...
2 May 2019
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Across the world, research is being done to figure out if probiotics – live bacteria that hold numerous health benefits – can help animals other than humans. Thus far, such treatments have yielded success in labs work...
18 February 2019
Bonaire's coral reef is one of the few in the world that is thriving, rather than dying. Thanks to a combination of local efforts, such as reef maintenance and restoration as well as rules that limit fishermen and div...
10 January 2019
Miami, Florida, United States
As corals die-off globally, research groups around the world are working on a suite of remedies. From Australia to Florida, scientists are breeding resilient corals strains, transplanting healthy corals to new areas, ...
29 October 2018
Researchers are using satellite imagery and data to create the first global, high-resolution map of all coral reefs. The project, known as the Allen Coral Atlas, will help provide a baseline for scientists to monitor ...
26 September 2018
Florida, United States
As climate change worsens, species such as coral reefs have been impacted at a detrimental rate. As the reefs begin to die off, so do the species that rely on them. In Florida, however, scientists have found success b...
26 September 2018
Over 3000 Words
Because of drastic reef declines globally, coral reef restoration efforts have gained support in recent years. To understand how to do it, a hardy band of conservationists in the Caribbean are looking at how corals re...
15 August 2018
Kāne'ohe Bay, Hawaii, United States
In Hawaii's Kāne'ohe Bay, an invasive algae introduced by a scientist in the 1970s was still wreaking havoc for coral reefs. After attempting human-driven solutions to rid the area of the species, scientists have inst...
9 August 2018
Over 15 Minutes
The island of Mauritius off the coast of Africa was once a prime destination for fishing and healthy coral reefs. However, the region deteriorated due to issues plaguing many coastal communities such as overfishing an...
29 June 2018
Coral reefs can dramatically reduce the power of a wave's energy, making the impact of severe storms (such as hurricanes) less devastating. In order for this to work, however, the coral reefs have to be healthy. In Me...
8 June 2018
Under 800 Words
Record heat is killing coral reefs throughout the world. Recent research in Australia however has lead to the piloting of a coral fertility treatment known as Coral IVF that is showing promising signs of healing damag...
4 June 2018
Over 3000 Words
Coral reefs across the world are quickly losing the battle against warming oceans, but one reef off the coast of Colombia is defying all odds. As shipping development threatens to become a reality in the near future, ...
23 May 2018
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Over 3000 Words
The 100 Island Challenge is a project through the University of California, San Diego to use photos and complex mapping programs to assess the health of coral reefs. Despite media attention declaring the demise of ree...
8 May 2018
The demise of coral reefs has made headlines recently as conservationists face the challenge of trying to save what is left of them from global warming, ocean acidification, pollution, overfishing – to name just a few...
11 April 2018
Belize City, Belize
Belize, cited by Darwin as home to “the most remarkable reef in the West Indies," recently became the first country to issue a moratorium on all offshore oil exploration and drilling in order to protect the reef and t...
12 September 2017
Scientists and conservationists have been pushing for more marine protected areas, regions that restrict human activity to protect marine life. But, they're quickly realizing it’s not about the quantity of mpa’s, but ...
Honolulu Civil Beat
11 September 2017
Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States
Over 3000 Words
Climate change is destroying coral reefs at a startling rate - threatening the livelihoods of millions of people, increasing the damage caused by storm surges, and affecting the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. Scient...
28 August 2017
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
After nearly back-to-back coral bleaching events made headlines internationally, there's been an increased awareness around the need to save what's left of the species. The newest strategy being implemented has to do ...
24 August 2017
Coral reefs on the brink of near extinction, but the more we know about the reefs themselves, the better chance they have to survive - or so says a group of coral reef specialists at Scripps Institution of Oceanograph...
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