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Great Barrier Reef


Example of 'Unknown Unknowns,' Study Detailing 'Almost Instant Mortality of Corals' Suggests Crisis Worse Than Previously Understood

"The water temperatures are so warm that the coral animal doesn't bleach... the animal dies and its underlying skeleton is all that remains."

Jessica Corbett ·


'Warning Bells Going Off' as NOAA Forecasts Entire Great Barrier Reef at Risk of Coral Bleaching and Death

"This is a wake-up call," says one Australian marine biologist. "Given sea temperatures usually increase as we get towards March, this is probably conservative."

Jessica Corbett ·


'Beyond Comprehension': In Just Two Years, Half of All Corals in 'Forever Damaged' Great Barrier Reef Have Died

Global warming, researchers warn, "is rapidly emerging as a universal threat to ecological integrity and function."

Jessica Corbett ·


Great Barrier Reef Faces 'Terminal' Stage in Climate Change Fight

New aerial surveys show damage has spread to two-thirds of reef, up from one-third last year

Nadia Prupis ·


Sounding 'Death Knell' for Reef, Massive Australian Coal Project Heads Towards Completion

Indian energy giant Adani has secured approval for permanent rail line, temporary construction camp for its Carmichael project

Andrea Germanos ·


'There Is Shame In All This': Naomi Klein Voices Rage as Reef Disappears

In video filmed at Great Barrier Reef, author Naomi Klein mourns decimation caused by 'extreme underwater heatwave'

Deirdre Fulton ·


New Study Makes Clear: Saving Reefs Means Slashing Emissions

"To save coral reefs, we need to reduce our overreliance on fossil fuels.... Local management alone won't cut it."

Nadia Prupis ·


Surveying Damage on World Oceans Day, Experts Say Worst is Yet to Come

'We cannot continue to treat our seas as an out-of-sight, out-of-mind dumping ground.'

Deirdre Fulton ·


Climate Change Has All But Destroyed Great Barrier Reef, Study Confirms

More than 90 percent of world's largest living ecosystem has been hit by "severe" coral bleaching

Nadia Prupis ·


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