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Rising sea levels could benefit some reef systems

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found rising sea levels can significantly reduce daily water temperature extremes in many reefs worldwide that experience strong tidal conditions. The research was published ...

dateAug 19, 2016 in Environment
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Brazil's environmental licensing under threat

In a paper published in Science this week, Philip M. Fearnside of Brazil's National Institute for Research in Amazonia (INPA) explains how the country's environmental licensing is under threat from a flurry of proposed laws ...

dateAug 18, 2016 in Environment
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90 years of monitoring change in arid zone

A 400 hectare piece of land in South Australia's outback, 400 kilometres north-east of Adelaide, is providing important data to help researchers and land and environmental managers understand arid zone ecology and the impacts ...

dateAug 18, 2016 in Environment
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Unexpected complexity in coral

Coral reefs are delicate ecosystems, which are endangered by climate change and human activities. The restoration of these underwater environments is typically carried out by transplanting corals from healthy reefs to compromised ...

dateAug 17, 2016 in Environment
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