October 24, 2021

Scientists think that maybe electrically shocking coral reefs is a good idea

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By Mike Wehner From BGR t’s no secret that the Earth’s coral reefs are in dire need of some TLC. Combinations of severe weather and manmade global warming have left massive stretches of coral dead all over the world, and countries are ponying uphuge sums of cash to try to fix the problem. If we […]

Scientists built a robot that hunts and kills starfish

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By Mike Wehner from BGR Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has seen better days. The massive natural wonder is dealing with the impacts of ocean warming (thanks to manmade climate change) which have pushed species away and killed off massive sections of coral, but that’s not the only problem the reef has been forced to deal […]

Australia’s most popular natural tourist spots are under threat from climate change

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BY SHANNON CONNELLAN From Mashable Want to visit a pristine Australian beach, or discover the delights of the Great Barrier Reef? You’d better be quick. Like many of the world’s natural wonders, Australia’s five most popular natural tourist pulls are under serious threat thanks to climate change, with specific risks detailed in a new report. […]

Debbie batters Australia

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‘Monster’ cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia AFP From PHYS A “monster” cyclone smashed into northeast Australia Tuesday, cutting power, damaging buildings and uprooting trees, with coastal towns in lockdown as residents battled lashing rain and howling winds. Great Barrier Reef islands popular with foreign tourists were battered by the category four storm which hit the […]

Aussies cry foul over Adani’s firm in Cayman Islands

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From NH National Bureau India The visit by two Australian delegations, one to support and the other to oppose Adani Group’s coal mining project, highlights the raging debate Down Under Anyone wishing to follow the raging controversy sparked by Adani Group’s mining project in Queensland has just to follow the hashtag #StopAdani on Twitter. The […]

Coral greenhouse in talks with Florida Aquarium and National Aquarium of Cuba

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By HEATHER WILKINS From Blasting News In order to save the coral reefs within the Caribbean, Florida and Cuba discuss a coral nursery to save natural species. Two aquariums from two different regions are joining together to provide a coral nursery to combat coral bleaching that appears in the Caribbean and within the Barrier Reef […]

Plan won’t save Great Barrier Reef: Australian scientists

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From Business Insider Sydney (AFP) – Australian government plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef are inadequate, short-sighted and will not prevent its decline, the country’s pre-eminent grouping of natural scientists said Tuesday. The draft plan, released for consultation last month, was supposed to allay concerns by the United Nations about the reef’s health after […]

Another story about our dying reefs and another warning – take heed

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From DW ‘If we don’t change now we will lose the reefs’ A major study has found Caribbean coral reefs could disappear in 20 years. DW spoke to Carl Gustaf Lundin, director of the global marine and polar programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Coral reef in the Caribbean The report Status […]

Great Barrier Reef’s ‘unprecedented’ threat from dredging, dumping

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By Oliver Milman The Guardian UK Conservation society says impact of previous sediment dumps far greater than claimed The impact of dredging and dumping sediment on the Great Barrier Reef has been far greater than the mining industry has claimed, with nearly 150m tonnes of new dredging set to take place in the reef’s waters, […]