Northern Red Sea coral reefs may survive a hot, grim future

Asia & Pacific 02/20/19, 01:47

As the outlook for coral reefs across a warming planet grows grimmer, scientists in Israel have discovered a rare glimmer of hope: The corals of the northern Red Sea may survive, and even thrive, into the next century.The carbon dioxide that humans pump into the atmosphere spikes the temperature and ...

Sea reefs and sunsets: Living Coral is color of the year

Entertainment 12/05/18, 17:34

It's the color of underwater reefs hanging on for dear life. The sky at dusk. Some of the latest iPhones and the latest looks on the runways of Marc Jacobs and other top fashion designers. Living Coral has been chosen by the Pantone Color Institute as its 2019 color of ...

Scientists wind up deep-water probes in Caribbean waters

Science 11/21/18, 16:44

A rarely seen shark embryo. Corals up to 7 feet (2 meters) high. Sponges with sharp edges.These were among the hundreds of findings reported by U.S. scientists who have wrapped up a 22-day mission exploring waters around Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the deepest dives ever recorded ...

Palau to ban sunscreen as it tries to save its coral reefs

Science 11/02/18, 00:44

In an attempt to protect the coral reefs that divers so admire they have dubbed them the underwater Serengeti, the Pacific nation of Palau will soon ban many types of sunscreen.President Tommy Remengesau Jr. last week signed legislation that bans "reef-toxic" sunscreen from 2020. Banned sunscreens will be confiscated from ...

‘Super coral’ scientist dies in Hawaii at age 56

Science 10/30/18, 19:23

Pioneering coral reef scientist Ruth Gates, who dedicated much of her career to saving the world's fragile and deteriorating underwater reef ecosystems, has died. She was 56.The University of Hawaii said Tuesday that Gates died in Honolulu on Thursday. The researcher, also the president of the International Society for Reef ...

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