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.
October 28, 2020 By Saqib Rahim The Washington Post
Environmental threats to oceans around the world are prompting new approaches and deals to raise money for rescue efforts.
July 17, 2020 By Elizabeth Claire Alberts Mongabay
Coral reefs are often called the “rainforests of the sea” because they harbor some of the highest levels of biodiversity of any ecosystem in the world. But as sea temperatures rise, coral reef systems are suffering mass bleaching events, leading to widespread mortality. One way to try and restore coral reef systems is coral reef gardening or “outplanting,” a method of growing coral fragments in a nursery and transferring them to ailing reef systems.
July 13, 2020 By Fiona Harvey The Guardian
Investing in the marine environment offers many coastal states the possibility of a “blue recovery” from the coronavirus crisis, according to a report setting out substantial economic benefits from ocean conservation.