02/17/2017 'We are rewriting the textbooks': first dives to Amazon coral reef stun scientists
Scientists have discovered the river reef is far bigger, and more important, than first thought – a biodiversity hotspot on a par with the Great Barrier Reef. Now they face a race to protect it from big oil The Amazon reef: ‘a mega biome, a major ...
02/19/2017 To Help Curb Coral Reef Destruction, Hawaii Wants to Ban Chemical Sunscreens
Turns out, certain sunblocks aren't so friendly to some of nature’s underwater creations. Of course, the bill isn’t a suggestion to skip SPF on the sunny beaches of Hawaii. After all, there are two kinds of sunblock: Chemical blockers use ingredients ...
02/19/2017 US Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Patrolling S. China Sea
It has rapidly built reefs into artificial islands capable of hosting military planes. The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group was engaging in "routine operations in the South China Sea," the navy said in a statement on its website. It noted that the ...
02/19/2017 Federal government abandons Sable Island wind project 15 years after its launch
Dubbed the Graveyard of the Atlantic, some 350 vessels have wrecked on the island's shores and hidden reefs since the mid-1700s. It is home to hundreds of namesake horses that have become synonymous with its romantic and untamed image. Environment Canada ...
02/18/2017 Seagrass Significantly Reduce Bacterial Exposure In Water For Every Creature On Earth
They are part of a world wide response to try and save the marine invertebrates from the unprecedented bleaching of coral that is taking place around the world from places such as the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to the reefs off of the coast of Florida.
02/18/2017 Protect Maui’s reefs
Pacific Whale Foundation runs a free Coral Reef Information Station every Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon at Wailea’s Ulua Beach. Learn names of fish you’ve seen while snorkeling and how to protect Maui’s reefs. Call 249-8811, extension 1.
02/18/2017 US aircraft carrier enters South China Sea, raising fears of new tensions
Beijing lays claim to several islands and reefs in the SCS and is locked in dispute with Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan and Vietnam over their ownership. On its part, the US has spoken out against China building new islands in the SCS and has blamed ...