February 28, 2020 5:00 AM KUALA LUMPUR • Major Asian cities, including Tokyo, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Shanghai, are most at risk from rising sea levels, researchers warned yesterday, urging the authorities to invest more in flood defences and to plan to relocate assets and people.
[The Point] A World Bank team led by Veronique Marie Morin Floissac and Ana Campos Garcia is currently in the country to look at possibilities with regards to addressing the issue of sea level rise in Banjul which is threatening all the economic assets in Banjul.
Thousands of Indonesian coral farms had to close after an export ban, but a policy U-turn offers hope.
According to a new study, published this week in the journal PNAS, reductions in nutrient pollution help corals avoid bleaching during moderate heatwaves.
Sea-level rise is surfacing as a key issue in the California Legislature, with measures that could trigger tougher reviews on sea walls and create a fund to buy threatened oceanfront homes.
FRANCE 24 takes you to discover France's eastern Vosges region. Each morning at dawn, the peaks of the Vosges mountains reappear through the mist. The famous Ridge Route can also be made out in the first rays of sun. On this road, created during World War I, we discover a multitude of landscapes characteristic of the region. At 1,200 metres above sea level, arnica flowers grow. The plant, well-known for its healing properties, is known locally as "Vosges gold".
NASA has announced a new project to study the effects of rising sea levels on the Mississippi River Delta in Louisiana, which has had more than 5,000 square miles of land go underwater.
Scientists in Hawaii have warned that sea surface temperatures and acidic waters could eliminate nearly all existing coral reef habitats by the year 2100.
Four people were killed after two light planes smashed into each other 4,000 feet above sea level over Mangalore airport in northern Melbourne on Wednesday morning.
The Belgian researchers found that within the matches studied the home team won 47.1 per cent of the time compared to 28.7 per cent for the away team.
A 17-year project to build underwater floodgates in the city has been mired in delays and corruption.
( Frontiers ) Researchers from the school of Geographical Sciences at Guangzhou University have revealed the stark decline of China's intertidal wetlands by studying archives of satellite imaging data. The area of these wetlands reduced by 37.62% between the 1970s and 2015, placing these vulnerable yet valuable ecosystems and the species they support under increased pressure from anthropogenic development and future sea level rise.
Cause of rise was ocean warming of less than 2C, which has major implications for future, researchers warn Mass melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet, driven by warmer ocean temperatures, was a major cause of extreme sea level rise more than 100,000 years ago, according to new research . A research team, led by scientists at the University of New South Wales, examined the cause of high sea levels during a period known as the last interglacial, which occurred 129,000-116,000 years ago. Continue reading...
In Foster City, where the 'king tide' over the weekend reached 9 feet, the answer is a taller levee, costing $90 million. The plan comes as legislators warn that California is running out of time to prepare for sea level rise.
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Airports are a major part of a country’s infrastructure. In addition to being travel hubs, they also enable economic activities and play a key role in national security. But many are vulnerable to sea level rise, especially those established in low-lying coastal areas.
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The rate of sea level rise along most of the U.S. coastline continues to accelerate, a new report says, calling the pattern a "game changer."
The rate of sea level rise along most of our coasts continues to accelerate, according to a new report.
Non-lethal shark hooks will be trialled in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Queensland after
federal government allocated $5 million towards non-lethal shark protection.
January 31, 2020 5:00 AM On the afternoon of Jan 31, 1953, the sea off the Dutch coast rose so high that it attracted sightseers.
Scientists find increasing levels of harmful chemicals, causing health issues and links to mass mortality events Harmful levels of long-banned chemicals, including the pesticide DDT, have been found in the tissues of two vulnerable dolphin species swimming in waters flowing into the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists found levels of the chemicals in the tissues of snubfin dolphins and humpback dolphins had tripled and, in some cases, risen even higher between 2010 and 2015. Continue reading...
Ocean acidification is threatening the entire marine food chain.
Ben Cropp, uncovered the ruins of a vessel last Monday on a dive with his son Adam Cropp at Sudbury Reef, 45 kilometers south east of Cairns.
Scientists have used a new machine learning model to predict the migration patterns likely to result from sea level rise along the coasts of the United States.
PHUKET: A Taiwanese man has been arrested and charged with illegal possession of reef coral, which is protected, police said.
Shishaldin Volcano, one of the most active in Alaska, kicked out a plume of ash that satellite imagery detected as high as 28,000 feet (8,535 m) above sea level, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, the joint federal-state-university office that tracks the state's many volcanoes.
January 16, 2020 3:35 PM SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - Economic shocks stemming from rising sea levels pose a long-term risk to the sovereign credit ratings of dozens of countries which have large areas at risk of submersion, including Vietnam, Egypt, Suriname and the Bahamas, Moody's said on Thursday (Jan 16).
As sea levels rise and oceans become warmer, the consequences will hit us all. But some, like Knud Knudsen, a man who walks through the Wadden Sea to deliver the mail, are better placed to notice the shifting tides.
As sea levels rise, the planet's natural bulwarks against the ocean could help protect the coastline. But these very habitats are also under threat.
There is alarm at the speed that stony coral tissue loss disease is killing the Caribbean reef.
The new experiments use standardized methods and video recordings, but some researchers stand by earlier evidence that ocean pH influences coral reef fish's response to predator cues.
Key Largo, Fla. –– Technicolor coral once covered stretches of underwater reefs in the Florida Keys and beyond. But now, they are dying and researchers have likened them to abandoned underwater cities.
Pacific holiday spot Palau has taken a radical step towards protecting its marine life by banning sunscreen chemicals linked to coral bleaching.From January 1, sunscreen that includes ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate is...
Ocean acidification threatens to cause billions of dollars in damage to the U.S. economy, harming everything from crabs in Alaska to coral reefs in Florida and the Caribbean, NOAA researchers said in a new report.
One tiny Pacific nation has begun the new year with a ban on sunscreens that contain chemicals which affect the health of coral reefs and fish. "Environment is the nest of life," Palau's president said.
Scientists knew the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, a cold current circling through the Southern Ocean, is driven by winds, but until now scientists weren't sure of its stability.
A 386,000-square-mile chunk of the Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand is 10 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than average in what could be a marine heat wave.
Scientists in the Seychelles have started the world's first large scale coral reef restoration project.
China has embarked on a decade-long plan to revive the ravaged marine life of the South China Sea, creating a body to protect coral reefs amid criticism that its island building and fishing have devastated marine life in the disputed waters.Experts from various agencies – including the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences – will contribute to a China coral reef protection association set up this month in…
Ocean acidification caused by climate change could corrode parts of sharks’ skin, which may impair their swimming
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Attributing ocean acidification to major carbon producers extends anthropogenic atmospheric CO2 attribution to the ocean. The paper explores major historical contributors to ocean acidification, and the spatially nonuniform effects of CO2 absorbed into the ocean to reduced pH.
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An old revetment wall is being turned into a reef to help support recreational fishing in Hawke's Bay.
Napier Port is deconstructing a limestone revetment wall as part of the construction work in the ...
Gas emissions are prompting flooding around New Jersey, according to a report by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Rutgers.
Some 20 miles north of New York City, a team of scientists is searching for clues about how the environment is changing by studying organisms not usually found in the woods around here: corals.
President Trump dismissed the possibility of sea-level rise Tuesday by suggesting that ocean water might climb imperceptibly over the next two centuries, a claim that's contradicted by government measurements.
Federal officials have announced hopes to raise $100 million to fund projects to restore seven significant coral reef sites in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. (Dec. 10)
The world's second-largest ice sheet is declining seven times quicker than in the 1990s, according to a new UK study. The Greenland meltdown means tens of millions more people could also suffer from sea level rises.
Japan's weather bureau said on Tuesday there is a 60% chance of no El Nino or La Nina occurring from now through the northern hemisphere spring.
NOAA rolled out restoration plans today for seven coral reef sites in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, calling it one of the largest coral restoration efforts ever proposed.
New sea level rise projections for South Florida show an alarming trend: higher waters are coming faster than previously expected. According to the Southeast Florida Climate Compact , seas could rise between one foot and two-and-a-half feet by 2060 – two to five inches more than 2015 projections . Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties formed the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact as a way to create common strategic resiliency plans, including how high to construct buildings or elevate roads. The compact updates its sea level rise projections for the region every four years. WLRN has been asking listeners about how much the threat of rising seas plays a role in their lives. Here's some of those responses: “When I'm thinking long term about my future in Florida...
A climate system in the Indian Ocean, known as the dipole, is behind extreme weather events in East Africa and Australia.
Historic cities and towns along the southeastern U.S. coast have survived wars, hurricanes, disease outbreaks and other calamities, but now that sea levels are creeping up with no sign of stopping, they face a more existential crisis.
In a cleanroom in Ottobrunn, Germany, the latest Copernicus Sentinel satellite is ready for final testing before it is packed up and shipped to the US for liftoff next year. Designed and built to chart changing sea level, it is the first of two identical Sentinel-6 satellites that will be launched consecutively to continue the time series of sea-level measurements. This new mission builds on heritage from previous ocean topography satellites, including the French–US Topex-Poseidon and Jason missions, previous ESA missions such as the ERS satellites, Envisat and CryoSat, as well as Copernicus Sentinel-3. With millions of people around the world at risk from rising seas, it is essential to continue measuring the changing height of the sea surface so that decision-makers...
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New sea level rise projections for South Florida were released Wednesday. And the numbers are up.
Cayman Islands campaigners are fighting to stop coral reefs being dredged for bigger cruise liners.
After a series of disasters in the 1980s and 1990s, Jamaica lost 85 percent of its once-bountiful coral reefs and its fish population plummeted. But today, the corals and tropical fish are slowly reappearing thanks to some careful interventions.
U.S. and European space agencies are preparing to launch a 10-year mission aimed at measuring how much the seas will rise by 2030. The agencies plan to launch the first of two satellites next year in what they describe as the longest-running mission of its kind on sea level rise. The so-called Sentinel-6A satellite is scheduled to launch from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. A second identical satellite, called Sentinel-6B, will launch five years later. The agencies say the Sentinel-6/Jason-CS mission, as it’s called, comes after four other shared missions that found the seas are rising about three millimeters a year. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are partnering with two separate European space agencies on the mission.
Scientists working to bring the Great Barrier Reef back to its former healthy state have found that young fish can be drawn to the degraded coral reef by using loudspeakers to play the sound of healthy reefs. The team calls the technique “acoustic enrichment” and think it could be a valuable tool in helping to restore the damaged coral reef. … Continue reading
When coral bleaching events cause coral to die, many reef species are forced to relocate, but not the parrotfish. New research suggests parrotfish thrive when coral dies.
Cyclone is temporarily cooling distressed corals but experts say parts of reef that previously escaped bleaching are at risk The Great Barrier Reef is still at risk of a widespread outbreak of coral bleaching despite a cyclone to the far west helping to temporarily cool stressed corals, according to US and Australian science agencies. Clearer skies, weak tides and above-average ocean temperatures are combining to create stressful conditions for corals along much of the world’s largest reef system. Continue reading...
February 27, 2020 8:10 AM KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Major Asian cities, including Tokyo, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Shanghai, are most at risk from rising sea levels, researchers warned on Thursday (Feb 27), urging authorities to invest more in flood defences and plan to relocate assets and people.
Pacific nation’s protected zone has led to commercial tuna fishing vessels leaving the country Palau’s much-touted marine sanctuary has backfired, with the fishing ban leading to an increased consumption of the reef fish in the western Pacific country – such as grouper, snapper and parrotfish – that the marine sanctuary promised to protect. Palau introduced a new 500,000 sq km (193,000 sq mile) marine sanctuary on 1 January to much fanfare. Continue reading...
As coastal cities in California fight to defend their homes and roads from sea level rise, the small city of Marina is taking a different path, banning seawalls and adopting a policy known as managed retreat.
This year’s bleaching likely to be widespread although less intensive than previous outbreaks, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says The Great Barrier Reef could be about to experience its most widespread outbreak of mass coral bleaching ever seen, according to an analysis from the US government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But the analysis, seen by Guardian Australia, says while bleaching could hit the entire length of the world heritage-listed reef, the impacts may not be as intense as previous major outbreaks. Continue reading...
February 21, 2020 8:50 AM MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - The government agency tasked with monitoring the health of Australia's Great Barrier Reef has detected signs of heat stress in several coral regions, increasing the prospects of another major bleaching event.
The government agency tasked with monitoring the health of Australia's Great Barrier Reef has detected signs of heat stress in several coral regions, increasing the prospects of another major bleaching event.
If ocean temperatures don’t drop in the next two weeks, heat stress could tip reef over into another widespread event The Great Barrier Reef could be heading for a third major coral bleaching outbreak in the space of five years if high ocean temperatures in the region do not drop in the next two weeks, scientists and conservationists have warned. Heat stress is already building across the world’s biggest reef system, with reports of patchy bleaching already occurring. But a major widespread event is not currently taking place. Continue reading...
Filed under: News, Environment, Science & Tech As humans continue to struggle to adequately address climate change in a way that would mitigate its worst long-term effects, the threats to familiar habitats continue to grow. The latest example: coral reefs. According to a new study presented at this year's Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego, researchers revealed that if human-caused climate change continues to increase ocean surface temperatures and create more acidic waters, coral reefs could be nearly entirely eliminated by 2100.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
As sea levels rise, difficult decisions are being made about which communities to save.
The condition of the world's second-largest coral system, the Mesoamerican Reef stretching from Mexico to Central America, has taken a turn for the worse and faces further threats from climate change, according to a report by a group of scientists.
Sjoerd Groeskamp, an oceanographer at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, said a 'solution' to rising sea levels is to build a 300 mile dam between Scotland and Norway...
The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over part of the Dutch province of Flevoland – the newest province in the Netherlands and one of the largest land reclamation projects in the world.With almost a third of the country lying below sea level, the Netherlands is famously known as a ‘low country,’ and has a long history of land reclamation.One reclamation project resulted in Flevoland. After a major flood it was decided to tame the Zuiderzee, a large, shallow inlet of the North Sea, to improve flood protection and also create additional land for agricultural use.The project entailed the creation of land known as polders. The ‘Noordoostpolder,’ or the Northeast polder is the focus of this image. Over the years, the region has developed to become a home to a modern and innovative...
Dealing with sea-level rise is a top goal of a California agency tasked with protecting the state's iconic beaches.
Scientists investigating a devastating new coral disease infecting reefs from Florida to and throughout the Caribbean may be zeroing in on a culprit behind the unpredictable spread: ballast water from big ships. Investigators are now poring over shipping records housed at the Smithsonian to confirm the connection and better contain it. “This thing has now blown through most of the coral reef tract here in Florida,” said Dana Wusinich-Mendez, the Caribbean reef restoration team leader for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “In 2014, we had no idea what it was when it came and what it was going to become. This has completely just overtopped [our] resources.” Scientists were already battling increasing threat s on a 300-mile reef that they say has lost about 90 percent of its...
Inundation and flooding are steadily becoming more likely Worldwide rise being driven by melting of large glaciers The pace of sea level rise accelerated at nearly all measurement stations along the US coastline in 2019, with scientists warning some of the bleakest scenarios for inundation and flooding are steadily becoming more likely. Of 32 tide-gauge stations in locations along the vast US coastline, 25 showed a clear acceleration in sea level rise last year, according to researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (Vims) . Continue reading...
China faces a greater threat to its economy from sea-level rise than any other major nation.
January 29, 2020 3:55 PM TROMSO (NORWAY) - Rising sea levels threaten Singapore's survival directly, and mitigating the effects is a burden that future generations of Singaporeans have to shoulder, said Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sam Tan.
"We hope this research will empower urban planners and local decision-makers to prepare to accept populations displaced by sea-level rise."
The sole occupants of a million-dollar facility off the country’s coast are two adults and two small children, who are paying the price for its war on refugees It should be one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations – a remote Indian ocean island with beautiful palm-fringed beaches, coral reefs, turquoise waters and fascinating wildlife. Instead, Christmas Island has made its name as a notorious prison, home to a sprawling detention centre, purpose-built and razor-wired – and which holds just four occupants, two of them small children. Continue reading...
Exclusive : Bus company’s CEO Alex de Waal resigns from board of Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation after support for coal project declared ‘clear conflict’ A Great Barrier Reef conservation organisation has ended its partnership with bus company Greyhound just hours after Guardian Australia revealed the company’s contract at the controversial Adani coal project in Queensland. Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation held an emergency board meeting at 8am today, where its chairman Alex de Waal, who is the chief executive of Greyhound Australia, resigned. Continue reading...
A huge and long-lasting marine heatwave that became known as "the blob" is responsible for the death of one million seabirds in the Pacific Ocean, a new study reveals.
The Florida Senate is moving quickly to prevent towns like Key West from banning the sale of sunscreens that contain potentially coral reef harming chemicals.
Economic shocks stemming from rising sea levels pose a long-term risk to the sovereign credit ratings of dozens of countries which have large areas at risk of submersion, including Vietnam, Egypt, Suriname and the Bahamas, Moody's said on Thursday.
Some five kilometers from mainland Germany, 10 patches of marshland known as the Hallig islands are at risk from rising sea levels. Regular flooding could help them survive.
About 1,000 middle and high school students and teachers from 27 schools came together for the second annual Broward Youth Climate Summit in Fort Lauderdale. Students had the chance to participate in a Broward County version of 'Game of Floods,' an interactive scenario. They also heard panels on how sea level rise will impact politics, art, economics, law and how they can advocate for policy change. The day-long event took place at the Museum of Discovery and Science. "I just want to come here and have fun, hopefully inspire other people, and get inspired from other people," Khushi Desai said, a freshman at Deerfield Beach High School. Unlike most of the students there, she didn't come with her school. Instead, Khushi got permission to come on her own, and she brought her mom with her. She...
There is a 60% chance of no El Nino or La Nina occurring from now through the northern hemisphere spring, Japan's weather bureau said on Tuesday.
The year 2019 saw an early melt onset and high sea surface temperatures during summer in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The September minimum extent ended up tied with 2007 and 2016 for second lowest in the satellite record. Autumn … Continue reading →
Even if the world takes ambitious action on climate change, Bangladesh faces twice as much sea level rise as previously thought because of land subsidence
Analysis by a team of meteorologists suggests a pair of atmospheric patterns, the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation aren't real.
The island country of Palau banned chemical sunscreens Wednesday, becoming the first country to outlaw lotions that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate, two chemicals believed to cause damage to coral reefs.
What scientists can see and measure, in the garbage patches and on beaches, accounts for only a tiny fraction of the total plastic entering the water Every year, 8m tons of plastic enters the ocean. Images of common household waste swirling in vast garbage patches in the open sea, or tangled up with whales and seabirds, have turned plastic pollution into one of the most popular environmental issues in the world. But for at least a decade, the biggest question among scientists who study marine plastic hasn’t been why plastic in the ocean is so abundant, but why it isn’t. What scientists can see and measure, in the garbage patches and on beaches, accounts for only a tiny fraction of the total plastic entering the water. Continue reading...
[Seychelles News Agency] Authorities in Seychelles are undertaking blasting works in one of the eastern Mahe channels to remove a type of coral that grows like a boulder, said a top official.
University of Central Florida researchers have developed a model that leaders can use to plan for sea level rise in the state’s coastal regions. UCF Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering’s Thomas Wahl says their model doesn’t predict when or where sea level rise will happen.
For centuries, human beings have fought the sea to gain coastal land. In an era of rising ocean levels, the eternal tug-of-war that led to the creation of landmass in countries around the world, is entering a new era.
Fifty-six years after the Coral Gardens incident in St James, where police and soldiers detained Rastafarians, the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has signed a deed that will establish a trust fund for the benefit of victims.The deed was signed at the ministry's offices located on Trafalgar Road in Kingston yesterday.
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Police divers will search a remote reef for an elderly sailor who apparently fell overboard into waters off central Queensland.
For the coca farmers of western Bolivia's Las Yungas region, the loss of president Evo Morales -- himself a one-time coca grower, and a champion of indigenous rights -- is less worrying than the drop in price of their "holy leaf" crop. "Coquita," as it is known locally, is the only crop grown in Cruz Loma, a village near the town of Coroico, perched 1,700 meters (5,500 feet)above sea level in the Andes.
A new study has linked ocean acidification to the world's biggest fossil fuel companies, including Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and BP PLC.
A legislative study finds that the next 10 years could determine the fate of the California coast and urges state and local officials to act quickly.
Sea level rise, erosion and cruise ships are worsening Venice’s flood problem. But corruption nearly scuppered the solution. By Neal E Robbins I was in Venice when the acqua alta struck on 28 October 2018. I noted in my diary: “It happened today. The first big acqua alta of the year, with a siren at 09.17, followed by two steady tones. One tone is for 1.1 metres, two 1.2 metres, three 1.3 metres and four 1.4 metres or more. The tidal chart says the level should peak just after noon. At 12.30 I put on my green rubber boots. Stepping out along the canals, I found the water above my ankles and immediately had to re-learn how to walk. Walking at normal speed causes the water to splash over your boots and on to your legs. I slowed down, finding I also needed to watch out for little waves from...
December 09, 2019 2:29 PM CYPRUS (REUTERS) - A 63-metre cargo ship has been sunk off the coast of Cyprus in an attempt to make the area's first artificial reef.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Reef tourism, a nearly $36-billion-a-year industry today, could see more than 90% losses by 2100, ocean experts warn
December 07, 2019 12:24 PM LONDON (REUTERS) - Countries from Egypt to Mexico could lose 95 per cent of their income from coral reef tourism, and parts of West Africa could see their ocean fisheries decline by 85 per cent by the turn of the century if planet-warming emissions continue to rise, oceans experts warned on Friday (Dec 6).
Climate negotiators in Madrid are trying to avoid 2 meters of sea level rise, but research suggests 10 times that — 65 feet — is already inevitable
A cross-county police chase involving a hostage may be tied to an armed robbery in Coral Gables, police say. A UPS delivery van could be seen speeding down residential roads with officers not far behind, news helicopters show. Once the delivery van got trapped in Broward gridlock traffic east of Flamingo on Miramar Parkway, the suspects inside and police started firing at each other. Dozens of officers surrounded the vehicle. Read more updates at our news partner, The Miami Herald .
Scientists say that coral reefs have a distinct sound — and it's quite different if the reefs are healthy, or dying. But by playing the sound of a healthy reef underwater, Tim Gordon says at-risk reefs can be saved.
December 05, 2019 9:30 AM In its editorial, the Inquirer says that research has shown that parts of Manila, Malabon, Bulacan, Valenzuela and Pasay City will be below sea level in 30 years.
As sea levels continue to rise, historic cities like Charleston are preparing to get ahead of the issue before it's too late (Dec. 5)
The state Assembly's Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy convened Tuesday for the first time in five years.
Gov. Ron DeSantis and members of the state Cabinet on Monday named a Coral Gables securities lawyer to become Florida’s third top financial regulator in less than two years.
After a series of disasters in the 1980s and 1990s, Jamaica lost 85% of its once-bountiful coral reefs and its fish population plummeted. But today, the corals and tropical fish are slowly reappearing.
Scientists have looked at various methods to save endangered coral reefs for years, looking at everything from growing them in labs to making them pollution resistant. A new study suggests that sounds from healthy reefs could also play a role in saving them.
Scientists have looked at various methods to save endangered coral reefs for years, looking at everything from growing them in labs to making them pollution resistant. A new study suggests that sounds from healthy reefs could also play a role in saving them. Known as “acoustic enrichment,” researchers believe that putting underwater speakers near the...
Playing the audio of vigorous reef sounds can attract fish and rebuild damaged coral, according to a new study.