08/23/2017 A Mexican Coral Reef Just Score Its Own Insurance Policy
You’ve probably heard of health and auto insurance, but what about reef insurance? Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more.
08/22/2017 Spectacular rebirth of Belize's coral reefs threatened by tourism and development
Just below the surface of the turquoise sea, coral flutters majestically amid schools of puffed up porcupinefish and fluorescent blue and yellow angelfish. The gangly staghorn and fanning elkhorn corals are thriving in swimming distance of Laughing Bird ...
08/17/2017 This Coral Reef Now Has Its Own Innovative Insurance Policy
A 40-mile stretch of coral reef off the coast of Puerto Morelos, Mexico–part of the roughly 700-mile long Mesoamerican Reef, the second largest in the world–is both a draw for tourists and a natural barrier that helps protect the coast’s resorts from ...
08/17/2017 Hawaii considers banning certain sunscreens to protect coral reefs
KONA, Hawaii --Hawaiian lawmakers are considering a ban on some popular sunscreens to try to protect coral reefs. Researchers found that oxybenzone, a UV filtering ingredient commonly found in lotions, harms the coral. Up to 14,000 tons of sunscreen wind ...
08/23/2017 A section of coral reef off Mexico has been given its own insurance policy
A section of the Mesoamerican coral reef off the coast of Puerto Morelos in Mexico is set to make history. Thanks to the newly-founded Reef and Beach Resilience and Insurance Fund (RRIF), local businesses will contribute to an insurance policy that will ...
08/23/2017 Stratigraphy of deformed Permian carbonate reefs in Saraburi Province, Thailand
Dew, Romana E. C.; King, Rosalind; Collins, Alan S.; Morley, Christopher K.; Arboit, Francesco; Glorie, Stijn (2017): Stratigraphy of deformed Permian carbonate reefs in Saraburi Province, Thailand. figshare.
08/12/2017 Mike Bloomberg's New Frontier For Fighting Climate Change: Coral Reefs
50 Reefs, a $2 million initiative funded by Michael Bloomberg, Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen and the Tiffany Co. Foundation, launched a platform on Thursday to take non-divers to the world’s biggest coral reefs — without getting them wet. Instead of a ...