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Reduction in carbon dioxide emission urged for survival of coral reefs

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 21:34

A new study suggests that deep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions are required to prevent coral reefs around the world from dying off.

Increased acidity strangling shallow reefs

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 18:13

Increasing acidity in oceans, caused by heightened levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), may be strangling shallow coral reefs, says a new study.

Coral reefs at risk from carbon emissions

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 16:44

Coral reefs across the world are at risk if the carbon emissions are not reduced, says a study.

Erosion catching up with Caribbean reefs: Study

Last Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013, 12:36

Many Caribbean coral reefs are either going into decline or being eroded, say researchers.

Human activity most damaging to Indian ocean reefs

Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 19:09

Human activity - rather than climate change - has been found to be the main cause of catastrophic devastation to southern Indian Ocean coral reef system.

`China`s economic boom savages 80% coral reefs`

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 19:28

China`s coral reefs have suffered a devastating 80 percent decline in recent decades, driven mainly by the communist giant`s unrestrained economic growth.

`Acidification may wipe out corals in one generation`

Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 13:57

The world`s coral reefs may be wiped out within a single generation thanks to the ravages caused by ocean acidification, pollution and overfishing, says an Australian expert.

Warming casts shadow over survival of coral reefs

Last Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012, 15:34

Unless greenhouse gas emissions are curtailed, there is little hope for the survival of coral reefs, supporting a diversity of life forms, warns a new study.

Underwater robots to repair Scotland’s coral reefs

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 15:44

Researchers are developing underwater robots that have been tasked with saving coral reefs.

Coral reefs could be saved by improving water quality

Last Updated: Monday, August 20, 2012, 19:29

Researchers have found that an imbalance of nutrients in reef waters can increase the bleaching susceptibility of reef corals.

Indo-Pacific corals more resilient than Caribbean twins

Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012, 13:27

Corals of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and Indo-Pacific region recover faster from stress than their Caribbean counterparts, say marine scientists.

Snails clear seaweed to keep coral reefs beautiful

Last Updated: Monday, June 04, 2012, 12:49

Tiny snails keep coral reefs and seashores stunningly beautiful by getting rid of the ugly seaweed, a study says.