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Coral Reef

Equatorial coral reefs less affected by global warming

Ocean warming is threatening coral reefs globally. Whenever sea temperatures rise in an area, coral reefs degrade. However, a new study has found that...

Fleet of robots maps ocean fronts

The robots will help us to understand and monitor how key issues such as climate change, ocean acidification, unsustainable fishing, pollution, waste, loss of habitats and biodiversity, shipping, security and mining are affecting global ocean sustainability and stewardship.

Madagascar Coral Reef Massively Damaged

A new survey of reefs along Madagascar's southwestern coast found massive damage from coral bleaching, including some reefs that lost up to 99 percent...

Coral Reefs are Disappearing faster than Rainforests

The rate and extent of coral loss are greater than expected, American researchers have found. And the reduction of coral rapidly causes a...

Offshore wind farming is the most underrated source of renewable energy

In recent years, more and more attention has been given to renewable energy sources in contrast to the traditionally oversought crude oils, natural gases...
Unmanned Ocean Vehicles

Sailing drones are collecting data from the Arctic to the tropics

Over the next four months, NOAA scientists will launch unmanned ocean vehicles, called Saildrones, from the Arctic to the tropical Pacific Ocean to help...

Australia Creates World’s Largest Marine Park

Australia today announced the creation of the world's largest marine reserve, covering the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. Oil and gas exploration...
Acropora Table Coral. Photo credit: Tim Nicholson.

Over 30% of Species Threatened with Extinction

IUCN today released the latest update of their Red List of Threatened Species, on the eve of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in...

Faulty Sensor causes Arctic Sea Ice Error

A faulty sensor has caused a slowly growing underestimation of Arctic sea ice extent by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). The...
Diving in the Red Sea

Study finds alarming increase in flow of water into oceans

Freshwater is flowing into Earth’s oceans in greater amounts every year, a team of researchers has found, thanks to more frequent and extreme storms...