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12 07 2022 | 07:15

AFRICA: Builders Vision and Bloomberg invest $18m for coral reefs

Builders Vision and Bloomberg Philanthropies have committed US$18 million to the Global Coral Reef Fund (GCRF). The announcement was made on 28 June 2022 in Lisbon at the Sustainable Blue Economy…

30 11 2021 | 09:00

'Magical’ Coral Spawning Is Sign of Hope for Great Barrier Reef

The news is full of dire warnings about the future and current health of the Great Barrier Reef, but the World Heritage Site is not dead yet. Scientists on Tuesday night recorded videos of corals …

14 11 2021 | 09:14

Great Barrier Reef’s future dealt blow as study finds only 2% escaped coral bleaching

New research comes months after Australian government lobbied to keep coral reef off world heritage ‘in danger’ list Hopes that enough of the Great Barrier Reef could escape global heating long…

20 12 2020 | 07:39

Unique ‘climate refuge’ for coral discovered off coast of east Africa.

Jewel of biodiversity’ in natural oceanic basin formed during deglaciation of Kilimanjaro and Usambara mountains. Scientists in east Africa have discovered a rare ocean refuge for coral where…

01 12 2020 | 11:50

Cooling La Niña may not save Great Barrier Reef from mass coral bleaching, experts warn.

With the world 1C warmer, modelling shows there is still a risk of corals bleaching from heat stress this summer. A global weather phenomenon that would typically keep ocean temperatures lower…

05 11 2020 | 08:49

Why there is hope that the world's coral reefs can be saved.

From coral farming to 3D printing, scientists are using novel methods to save a vital part of our ecosystem.

03 11 2020 | 07:50

Coral reef taller than Empire State Building is first discovered in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef for 120 years.

It makes a total of eight tall detached reefs in the area, including at​ ​Raine Island, home to the world’s most important green sea turtle nesting area A vast, detached coral reef has been…

27 09 2020 | 07:33

How coral transplants could rescue Turkey's threatened reefs.

Scientists are carefully moving the sea animals to new locations to save them from construction schemes. Transplanting coral is difficult work. “You only have 20 minutes to dive down 30 metres and…

23 08 2020 | 07:10

Ocean Warming Threatens Coral Reefs and Soon Could Make It Harder to Restore Them.

Anyone who's tending a garden right now knows what extreme heat can do to plants. Heat is also a concern for an important form of underwater gardening: growing corals and "outplanting," or…

23 07 2020 | 20:02

Could Plastic-Free 'Reef Cubes' Help Save the Ocean?

Artificial reefs play an important role in protecting offshore installations like wind farms. Unprotected, the turbine masts are exposed to tidal scouring, undermining their foundations.

23 07 2020 | 20:01

Coalition backs 'cloud-brightening' trial on Great Barrier Reef to tackle global heating.

Greens deride $4.7m funding for technologies that may shade corals and make clouds more reflective as ‘Band-Aid solutions’ A government-backed research program to make the Great Barrier Reef more…

04 06 2020 | 08:16

Is it too late to save the Great Barrier Reef?

This summer, the world’s largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef, suffered the worst mass bleaching outbreak ever witnessed. Graham Readfearn looks at whether people are ready to accept the…

31 05 2020 | 07:49

Coral Rescue Team Races to Save Endangered Corals From Mystery Killer.

Six years ago, during a global coral bleaching event and after the Port of Miami was dredged, endangered corals on Florida's coral reef began rapidly wasting away and dying. Their "mystery killer,"…

04 04 2020 | 13:33

Climate crisis may have pushed world's tropical coral reefs to tipping point of 'near-annual' bleaching.

Exclusive: Mass bleaching seen along Great Barrier Reef could mark start of global-scale event, expert warns Rising ocean temperatures could have pushed the world’s tropical coral reefs over a…

23 02 2020 | 16:17

Great Barrier Reef on brink of third major coral bleaching in five years, scientists warn.

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…

23 02 2020 | 15:56

Oceans could be unviable for coral reefs by 2100 due to warmer, more acidic waters.

''At the end of the day, fighting climate change is really what we need to be advocating for.''  Warmer and more acidic oceans could destroy nearly all of today’s coral reefs by the end of the…

19 08 2019 | 10:49

Climate change: Marine heatwaves kill coral instantly.

Increasingly frequent marine heatwaves can lead to the almost instant death of corals, scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found. These episodes of unusually high water temperatures…