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Racing to save Florida’s coral from climate change, scientists turn to a once-unthinkable strategy: ‘assisted evolution’

Published: 
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:15pm

In a hurricane-proof lab miles down the Florida Keys, scientists coddle, the way a parent might, tiny pieces of coral from the moment they are spawned until they are just hearty enough to be separated into specimens equipped to survive in the wild.

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Protecting your skin and saving baby corals doesn't have to be mutually exclusive

Published: 
Tue, 07/10/2018 - 5:17pm

Beach season is officially in full swing, with Americans heading to the coast to swim, lounge, camp, party and generally cool off from the heat-drenched cities. And because we’ve been so well trained to avoid the harmful ultraviolet rays that cause skin cancer, most beachgoers will be mindful to slather on a generous coating of sunscreen.

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In Rare Good News For Coral, UN Agency Says Belize Barrier Reef No Longer In Danger

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Thu, 06/28/2018 - 5:35pm

The Belize Barrier Reef System, a 190-mile-long swatch of coral that includes famed sites like the Great Blue Hole, has been removed from UNESCO’s list of imperiled sites after a widespread campaign to protect the structure, the UN agency said Tuesday.

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Climate Change Has Quadrupled Ocean ‘Dead Zones,’ Researchers Warn

Published: 
Sat, 01/06/2018 (All day)

The size of oxygen-starved ocean “dead zones,” where plants and animals struggle to survive, has increased fourfold around the world, according to a new scientific analysis.

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As Mass Coral Bleaching Occurs More Frequently, Hopes For Recovery Fade, Study Finds

Published: 
Fri, 01/05/2018 (All day)

Mass coral bleaching events are happening far more frequently than in the past, giving some of the world’s most majestic and fragile ecosystems almost no time to recover, according to a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science.