Great Barrier Reef takes a gut punch with mass bleaching
April 10, 2017, 11:04 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
Back-to-back coral bleaching events in 2016 and 2017 have left the reef in a 'terminal stage,' scientists say.
5 reasons to pay attention to those dismal coral bleaching headlines
November 29, 2016, 11:18 a.m. by Catie Leary
Bleached corals are akin to dead canaries in a coal mine — a warning of what's to come if we don't address the threat of climate change.
Why you should take a bird's-eye view of the Great Barrier Reef
September 15, 2016, 5:42 a.m. by Catie Leary
Follow NASA's lead and explore this natural wonder by air.
To rebuild coral reefs quickly, just add electricity
May 27, 2016, 3:12 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Biorock reefs — sunken steel frames connected to a low-voltage current — are giving coral a second chance at surviving humanity.
Coral reefs can be healthy if we keep humans at bay, massive 10-year study shows
March 23, 2016, 1:22 p.m. by Michael Graham Richard
Discovery of pristine coral reef brings tears of joy to scientists.
Ocean of acid blamed for Earth's 'great dying'
April 10, 2015, 3:54 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The collapse of marine life 251 million years ago may serve as a warning for today.
Climate change altering how sharks swim in odd ways
September 17, 2014, 10:53 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Scientists aren't yet sure what the changes would mean for sharks in the wild, and they only have a few generations to wait and find out.
Rather than predicting the future, National Climate Assessment looks at here-and-now
May 6, 2014, 10:28 a.m. by Daily Climate
The strength of the new National Climate Assessment is its focus on change already underway – not forecasts of what may happen in the future, authors say.
'Underwater Project' explores our violent relationship with the ocean
March 20, 2014, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
Even as man-made climate change and pollution threatens the Earth's oceans, these jarring oceanic portraits offer a sobering reminder of the sheer strength and wrath of Mother Nature.
Pass the Tums: Global warming gives sea urchins indigestion
November 20, 2013, 10:09 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Green sea urchins are a key species in kelp forests making their 'reduced growth and fertility' a problem for an entire ecosystem.