Coral reef

UK cruise ship damages pristine Indonesian coral reef

UK cruise ship damages pristine Indonesian coral reef

 The boat, which was carrying 102 passengers and 79 crew, became grounded on the reefs and had to be refloated by a tug boat before continuing on its journey.

Mar 14, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
Great Barrier Reef suffers severe coral bleaching for second year in a row

Great Barrier Reef suffers severe coral bleaching for second year in a row

On Thursday, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) carried out the first survey for 2017 over the area between Cairns and Townsville in Queensland state.

Mar 10, 2017, 09:30 AM IST
‘Weed-like’ algae killing Great Barrier Reef corals: Study

‘Weed-like’ algae killing Great Barrier Reef corals: Study

The research was undertaken at Heron Island, a coral cay on the southern end of the reef using underwater reef experiments and outdoor lab studies.

Feb 07, 2017, 00:09 AM IST
Global warming: 70% of Japan's biggest coral reef killed by bleaching

Global warming: 70% of Japan's biggest coral reef killed by bleaching

The temperature of the seawater surrounding Japan's Sekiseishoko coral reef was one to two degrees Celsius higher than normal between last June and September.

Jan 12, 2017, 13:48 PM IST
Great Barrier Reef not on the verge of extinction

Great Barrier Reef not on the verge of extinction

Australian authorities also insisted UNESCO to put efforts in protecting the natural wonder and creating stiff measures so the Great Barrier does not get harmed.

Dec 04, 2016, 10:52 AM IST
Climate change kills Great Barrier Reef, nature's spectacular treasure no longer with us

Climate change kills Great Barrier Reef, nature's spectacular treasure no longer with us

Australia's Great Barrier Reef has been declared officially dead in an obituary written by environmental writer Rowan Jacobsen, for Outside Magazine.

Oct 14, 2016, 19:47 PM IST

South China Sea tribunal: Key findings

A United Nations-backed tribunal issued a damning ruling against China in its long-running dispute with the Philippines.

Jul 12, 2016, 16:18 PM IST