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Groundwater is the “hidden connection” between land and sea

The importance of fresh groundwater to coastal ecosystems is revealed using the first computer model at a global scale.

Only ‘A-list’ of coral reefs found to sustain ecosystems, livelihoods

Most tropical reefs are no longer able to both sustain coral reef ecosystems and the livelihoods of the people who depend on them.


Potential perils of a modern-day Silk Road

With new and expanded ports, China's Belt and Road Initiative could further threaten ailing marine life.

This game lets you help NASA map the world's coral reefs

We’ve mapped less than 10% of the ocean floor. Now you can help bring that number up.

The coming ecosystem collapse is already here for coral

Conservationists are waging an expensive fight of diminishing returns to save reefs and those who depend on them.

Overheated reefs are caught in a vicious carbon cycle

A mediterranean reef is turning tropical and could contribute to global warming.

Will ocean seabed mining delay the discovery of potential coronavirus vaccines?

As the world battles with the COVID-19 pandemic, could the deep ocean hold clues to potential sources for coronavirus vaccines and treatments?

East Africa’s reefs being fished at unsustainable rates, study finds

A new study shows that fish stocks in coral reefs along the coast of East Africa have been fished to worryingly low levels.

'After the coral ban, I lost everything'

Thousands of Indonesian coral farms had to close after an export ban, but a policy U-turn offers hope.

Lady Elliot Island Great Barrier Reef 'island ark' to protect against climate change

The threat of climate change leads to the creation of a refuge for wildlife on an island at the southernmost point of the Great Barrier Reef.

Nearly all coral reefs will disappear over the next 20 years, scientists say

Over the next 20 years, scientists estimate about 70 to 90% of all coral reefs will disappear primarily as a result of warming ocean waters, ocean acidity, and pollution.

Coral reefs could disappear completely within 80 years, new research predicts

Every coral reef on Earth could be wiped out within decades due to rising sea surface temperatures and acidic waters caused by climate change and pollution, according to a new study.

Earth's coral reefs could be gone by 2100, research finds

The bleak outlook forecasts that warming oceans and rising seas could have a devastating impact on ocean ecosystems.

Florida Republicans have added the words 'climate change' to their vocabularies — and to legislation

Gov. DeSantis’s office said there's no downside to using 'the term ‘climate change’ or any other term.'
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