Latest in Tag: Coral Highlight

Latest in Tag: Coral

Palau plans sunscreen ban to save coral

The tiny Pacific island nation of Palau will ban “reef-toxic” sunscreens from 2020 in what it claims is a world-first initiative to stop chemical pollution killing its famed corals.Palau, which lies in the western Pacific about halfway between Australia and Japan, is regarded as one of the world's best diving destinations, but the government is …

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Making coral grow 50 times faster than nature

If you want a coral reef, the Bahamas-based startup Coral Vita is the place to go. They’ll grow you one 50 times faster than Mother Nature could. The first clients are already on board. We spoke to one of the founders.So you have a beachfront mansion on a tropical island, the ocean view is gorgeous, …

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From dying coral reefs to climate action

Acutely aware of how global warming is damaging the planet, coral reef scientist Kim Cobb has responded to recent political developments and changes in climate policy by trying to cut her own carbon footprint.For Kim Cobb, a researcher at Georgia Tech University in the United States, 2017 was a year of climate action, as she …

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Coral reefs in hot water

Coral reefs are vital for the health of the planet, but they are systematically dying. In Fiji, a coral gardener is trying to save the world, one reef at a time.Austin Bowden-Kerby might not be a young man, but he is brimming with the energy and passion of youth. “Wow! Look at this coral,” he …

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