03/15/2018 10 amazing facts about coral reefs (and one terrible truth)
Corals are animals, but many are powered by the tiny photosythetic algal plants within their cells; with this energy they are capable of building geological structures. Most corals are colonial animals - superorganisms comprising lots of smaller organisms ...
03/14/2018 Scientists intentionally acidify sea water to show just how screwed coral reefs really are
An experiment carried out at One Tree Island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef offers a stark warning of the growing risks that corals face as the oceans become more acidic with time. Ocean acidification due to the burning of fossil fuels could pose a ...
03/14/2018 Coral reef experiment shows: Acidification from carbon dioxide slows growth
Ocean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unchecked. The paper represents the first ocean acidification experiment in which seawater was made artificially acidic by the ...
03/13/2018 Why insuring a coral reef is a good idea
The insurance industry exists for disasters, but that doesn't mean insurance companies are fans of such destruction. That's why insurers insist on certain things, like fire escapes, hydrants and alarms, before they'll insure a building. It's all in an ...
03/14/2018 Coral Reef Senior HS Positioned Themselves In Shape Of A Heart For National Walkout Day
Students donned orange, showing supporting for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and formed into the shape of a heart during National Walkout Day. CBS4's Bianca Peters reports.
03/15/2018 Premium Protection: Why Insurers Are Eager to Cover Coral Reefs
PUERTO MORELOS, Mexico – Five hundred yards offshore of this tourist village on the Yucatan peninsula, iridescent butterfly fish and parrotfish dart among the branches of staghorn coral. Barracudas and a lone ray weave around tawny-colored brain coral ...
03/09/2018 How Climate Change Has Destroyed Belize’s Coral Reefs and Economy
Over the course of just four years, the second largest barrier reef system in the world has endured severe damage that could jeopardize its existence in the future. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, which is located between the Yucatan Peninsula from Mexico ...