News tagged with corals

We share a molecular armor with coral reefs

Coral reefs face many threats. Ocean acidification, algal takeover caused by overfishing and exploding populations of harmful microbes all jeopardize the health of the world's most productive and diverse marine ecosystems.

dateApr 26, 2016 in Plants & Animals
shares273 comments 0

Algae disrupt coral reefs' recycling

Coral reefs—the world's most productive and diverse marine ecosystems—rely on a masterful recycling program to stay healthy. The corals and algae that form the base of the reef's food web release a variety of nutrients ...

dateApr 25, 2016 in Environment
shares52 comments 0

Half-a-degree makes a huge difference

A jump in global temperature of two degrees Celsius would double the severity of crop failures, water shortages and heatwaves in many regions compared to a rise of 1.5 C, according to a study released Thursday.

dateApr 21, 2016 in Environment
shares54 comments 0