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Protect the coral reefs—the life you save might be your own

Coral reefs are in big trouble worldwide — and that’s not just bad news for snorkelers. It could mean death instead of life for millions of people … maybe even you. Here’s why: Coral already provides the elemental compounds for a growing … Continue reading

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Unsustainable sea-farers: the last Bajau sea nomads

As the Malay Bajau people risk destroying the reefs that sustain them, photographer James Morgan captures a centuries-old culture close to extinction http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2010/sep/20/bajau-sea-nomads#/?picture=366866849&index=0

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Extreme Heat Puts Coral Reefs at Risk, Forecasts Say

This year’s extreme heat is putting the world’s coral reefs under such severe stress that scientists fear widespread die-offs, endangering not only the richest ecosystems in the ocean but also associated fisheries that feed millions of people. From Thailand to … Continue reading

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Thailand creates artificial reefs

In an unusual use of military hardware, the Thai government has dumped 25 abandoned army tanks, 273 old train carriages and 198 rubbish trucks into the southern sea, in an effort to create an artificial reef. The project, which aims … Continue reading

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Coral: Lost at sea?

A a result of rising sea temperatures, we are seeing the degradation and eventual destruction of one of the most beautiful ecosystems on Earth. Corals around the world are succumbing to yet another mass “bleaching event”; reefs that were once … Continue reading

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Could online maps save coral reefs?

Harnessing the power of interactive maps is Reefs at Risk Revisited, a conservation and research project headed by the World Resources Institute. It is in the process of updating its 1998 survey on the threats to the world’s coral reefs … Continue reading

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