February 4, 2021 By Sabrina Imbler The New York Times
A new review of the scientific literature confirms that anthropogenic noise is becoming unbearable for undersea life.
December 5, 2020 By Catrin Einhorn and Christopher Flavelle
The New York Times
In an unusual experiment, a coral reef in Mexico is now insured against hurricanes. A team of locals known as “the Brigade” rushed to repair the devastated corals, piece by piece.
November 10, 2020 By Bobby Caina Calvan Associated Press
A first of its kind assessment of coral reefs in U.S. waters is again sounding the alarm over the continued decline of these sensitive underwater ecosystems, which scientists deem essential to the health of the world’s oceans amid the environmental effects posed by human activity and climate change.
October 12, 2020 By Alaine Johnson Mongabay
On Oct. 10, 2019, the Bali governor designated Benoa Bay a conservation area for religious and cultural activities and artisanal fisheries, protected from reclamation of any kind. For a brief moment after five years of relentless protests, it appeared that Benoa Bay would remain untouched. Barely 11 months later, the Balinese legislature gathered discreetly during the COVID-19 pandemic and approved a zoning plan for the area that would permit sand mining and an expansion of the harbor and airport.
July 20, 2020 Jason G. Goldman Hakai Magazine
Two Category 5 hurricanes that slammed into the US Virgin Islands gave researchers a glimpse into how corals weather storms.