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Rethinking the reef

A new study by biologists at San Diego State University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography shows that inhabited coral islands that engage in commercial fishing dramatically alter their nearby reef ecosystems, ...

Jul 03, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Decade of benefits for the Great Barrier Reef

With this week marking the tenth anniversary of the rezoning of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, prominent marine scientists from around the world have gathered in Canberra to discuss its successes - both expected and ...

Jul 03, 2014 not rated yet 0

Probing for pollution at Mission 31

When Northeastern assistant professor Loretta Fernandez was a kid, she "wanted to be Jacques Cousteau" (her words, her emphasis). She wanted to live on The Calypso, the boat from which the legendary ocean ...

Jul 03, 2014 not rated yet 0

Putting a price tag on the 2 deg climate target

Addressing climate change will require substantial new investment in low-carbon energy and energy efficiency – but no more than what is currently spent on today's fossil-dominated energy system, according to new research ...

Jul 02, 2014 3.3 / 5 (12) 2