Posts Tagged ‘reefs’

‘Should be a global wake-up call’: Coral reefs suffer fourth mass bleaching event

The world’s coral reefs are undergoing a severe crisis, marked by the fourth global bleaching event on record—the second such event within the last decade. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), extensive coral bleaching has been documented globally from February 2023 to April 2024. This […]

Decade of Climate Breakdown Saw 14 per cent of Coral Reefs Vanish

Reef fish and corals in the waters of the Seychelles archipelago. UNDP Between 2009 and 2018, the continuous rise in sea temperature cost the world 14 per cent of its coral reefs – that’s more than the size of Australia’s reefs combined – an UN-backed report revealed on Tuesday. In the Sixth Status of Corals of […]

Sunscreens destroy coral reefs by releasing harmful chemicals that disrupt microorganisms found in water

(Natural News) Summer is a time for sun, sea, and surf. Now, it’s also becoming a time to harm corals and the marine life they protect. That’s because the sunscreen which tourists apply generously on their skin before getting into the beach has chemicals that harm the corals living thousands of  feet below […]

Another danger for coral reefs: Plastic trash transports microorganisms that spread disease across the ocean floor

(Natural News) The phrase “deep, blue sea” may slowly become a thing of the past, as more seas and oceans are being filled up with waste plastic. Its adverse effects have surely been felt by nearly all marine life, but a team of international researchers led by Cornell University has discovered one more unfortunate effect of plastic. They […]

Billions of pieces of plastic on coral reefs send disease soaring, research reveals

Scientists examined 125,000 corals across the Asia-Pacific region, home to half the world’s reefs, and found 89% of those fouled by plastic were suffering disease. On plastic-free reefs, only 4% of the corals were diseased. The work is highly significant because it is the first to examine the impact of plastic on […]

Monsanto’s Glyphosate Linked to the Death of Our Oceans and Coral Reefs

Alex Pietrowski, Staff WriterWaking Times Monsanto’s glyphosate, aka Roundup, is the most heavily used agricultural chemical in history, with some 3.5 billion plus gallons of the herbicide being used in the Unites States alone since its introduction in 1974. Worldwide use of glyphosate is rising fast, in spite of very legitimate concerns that the […]

Hawaii seeks to ban toxic chemical sunscreens to save the coral reefs from chemical decimation

(Natural News) Many snorkelers who are drawn to Hawaii’s coral reefs have noticed that they are not brimming with life the way they once did, and it looks like they only have themselves to blame. A lot of explanations have been put forth for coral die-offs, but one of the biggest culprits is the sunscreen […]

Hawaii Seeks a Ban on Chemical Sunscreens in Effort to Save Coral Reefs

Vic Bishop, Staff WriterWaking Times Around the world ocean’s coral reefs are dying as a result of bleaching, water temperature increases, poor stewardship, vandalism, tourism, and pollution, and worldwide attention is needed to protect them. Now, in an effort to save coral reefs, Hawaii is making an effort to ban certain chemical sunscreens for […]

Eco Artists Build Gigantic Octopus To Save Coral Reefs In The British Virgin Islands

In mid-April, a group of artists, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, and locals gathered on the shore of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. They watched the Kodiak Queen, one of the surviving boats from the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, submerge beneath the water’s surface, eventually sinking to the bottom of the ocean. Four months prior, artist group Secret […]

Dallas Sniper: “I Did This Alone, I’m Not Affiliated With Any Groups”

David Lee | Courthouse News Service DALLAS (CN) – Snipers killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven more at the end of a peaceful protest against police brutality Thursday night in what Mayor Mike Rawlings calls the city’s “worst nightmare.” Dallas Police Chief David Brown said it appeared […]

US rejects request to halt Keystone XL review

Supervolcanoes, massive eruptions with potential global consequences, appear not to follow the conventional volcano mechanics of internal pressure building until the volcano blows. Instead, a new study finds, such massive … Source Article from

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