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Local Efforts to Save Coral Reefs May Be Futile

Local Efforts to Save Coral Reefs May Be Futile

  • Published: Jul 21st, 2016

Scientists are split over whether local safeguards can save some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs.

Global Climate Spending Focusing on Forest Protection

Global Climate Spending Focusing on Forest Protection

  • Published: Jul 15th, 2016

A study finds that the U.S. and four other developed countries are spending billions to keep forests intact.

‘Water Windfall’ Found in Drought-Stricken California

‘Water Windfall’ Found in Drought-Stricken California

  • Published: Jun 27th, 2016

California’s Central Valley has three times more freshwater in underground aquifers than previously thought.

Fishing For Bright Spots in a World of Sick Reefs

Fishing For Bright Spots in a World of Sick Reefs

  • Published: Jun 15th, 2016

Through a vast ecological analysis, scientists found reef fisheries that were healthier than expected.

Climate Impacts From Farming Are Getting Worse

Climate Impacts From Farming Are Getting Worse

  • Published: Jun 14th, 2016

As the energy sector starts to clean itself up, greenhouse gases released by farming continue to rise.

Best Protected Great Barrier Reef Corals Are Now Dead

Best Protected Great Barrier Reef Corals Are Now Dead

  • Published: Jun 1st, 2016

Great Barrier Reef corals that died had been growing in a pristine part of a well-run marine park.

Africa’s Most Vulnerable Face an Even Hotter Future

Africa’s Most Vulnerable Face an Even Hotter Future

  • Published: May 26th, 2016

Heat waves will happen more often in Africa, home to some of the most vulnerable populations on the planet.

Acidifying Waters Put Dungeness Crabs at Risk

Acidifying Waters Put Dungeness Crabs at Risk

  • Published: May 24th, 2016

New research shows acidification caused by carbon dioxide kills and stunts baby Dungeness crabs.