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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.

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.

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.

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.

Bleaching kills 35 percent of coral in Great Barrier Reef

Bleaching kills 35 percent of coral in Great Barrier Reef

Results indicated that the worst affected area is located off the coast of Townsville and Papua New Guinea, while in the region located south of Cairns, the average mortality is 5 percent.

600-mile long coral reef discovered at the Amazon!

600-mile long coral reef discovered at the Amazon!

Zee Media Bureau

At the time when the whole world is facing the third coral bleaching event, the discovery of the new coral belt in the muddy waters off the mouth of Amazon came as a silver lining.

Ocean alert: 93% of Great Barier Reef hit by coral bleaching – Watch!

Ocean alert: 93% of Great Barier Reef hit by coral bleaching – Watch!

Researchers contributing to Australia’s National Coral Bleaching Taskforce found that only 7 percent of the reef has avoided coral bleaching.

Watch: First sign of coral bleaching found in Sydney!

Watch: First sign of coral bleaching found in Sydney!

World's largest marine heritage is under threat. For the first time ever, coral population in Sydney Harbour is showing signs of bleaching due to warm waters, according to the scientists.

Summit to urge 'self-restraint' in South China Sea: Draft

A Southeast Asian summit will urge "self-restraint" in the South China Sea but avoid directly criticising Chinese actions that have fanned tensions in the contested waters, a diplomatic source with knowledge of a draft statement said on Friday.

Philippines says China's reclamation causing ecological damage

The Philippines on Monday said China`s reclamation work in the South China Sea had destroyed about 300 acres (1.2 sq km) of coral reef, causing annual estimated losses of $100 million to coastal nations.

SAARC scientists to review climate change impact on coral reef

SAARC scientists to review climate change impact on coral reef

Several scientists from SAARC countries will come together in Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands from tomorrow for a five-day workshop that aims to throw light on the impact of climate change on coral reefs and protection of the environment.

US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

The US will pay the Philippines 87 million pesos (USD 1.9 million) for damage caused by a US Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year, an official said today.

Tour operators fume over Great Barrier Reef dumping plan

Furious tourism operators on the Great Barrier Reef on Saturday threatened legal action after approval was given to dump of up to three million cubic metres of dredge waste in park waters.

Air pollution stunts coral reef growth

Researchers have for the first time shown a clear link between the speed at which corals grow, and pollution caused by human activity.

Sweden`s only coral faces risk of extinction

Sweden`s only remaining cold-water coral reef, the Sacken reef in the Koster Fjord, may become extinct, warn scientists.

Satellite data shows warming of Great Barrier Reef

Clear evidence of major changes taking place in the Great Barrier Reef, off Australia, have emerged, based on satellite measurements of sea surface temperatures.

Overgrown algae smothering coral reef

Overfishing and nitrate pollution can destroy coral reefs by allowing an overgrowth of algae that can choke off oxygen and disrupt helpful bacteria.

Part of world`s largest coral reef thriving in muddy waters

Scientists have found that a part of Great Barrier Reef, world`s largest coral reef has been growing at a rapid rate in sediment-laden marine environments, a condition believed to be detrimental to reef growth.

Protect coral reefs, say scientists

Top marine scientists have sounded an alarm over the plight of coral reefs worldwide and the livelihood of millions of people dependent on them.

Climate change suspended coral reef growth for centuries

Intense climate change drove coral reefs to a total ecosystem collapse lasting thousands of years, a study has revealed.