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Understanding the conditions that foster coral reefs' caretaker fishes - The Conversation US

Coral reefs are among the most valuable natural assets on Earth. They provide an estimated US$375 billion worth of goods and services every year, such as supporting fisheries and protecting coasts. But reefs face many stresses and shocks, from local ...and more »

Great Barrier Reef Threatened by Climate Change, Chemicals and Sediment - New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — Climate change and the flow of farm chemicals and coastal sediment into the waters that wash over one of Australia's most significant nature areas, the Great Barrier Reef, pose the biggest threats to its survival, according to a ...and more »

Great Barrier Reef report to UN shows the poor progress on water quality - The Conversation AU

The Australian and Queensland governments have delivered their progress report to the UN on the Reef 2050 Plan to ensure the long-term survival of the Great Barrier Reef. The report focuses on water quality, and managing pollution runoff, but only ...and more »

What is coral bleaching and why is it a problem? - CBBC Newsround

Rising sea temperatures have caused coral bleaching across the Great Barrier Reef on a scale never seen before. Two-thirds of Australia's world-famous reef is now damaged by bleaching. Bleaching is becoming a real problem for the coral reefs across the ...and more »

Worst-recorded coral bleaching event to continue into 2017 - Climate Home

World's reefs in “uncharted territory”, say scientists, as bleaching set to hit reefs for an unprecedented third year in a row. Bleaching in American Samoa during February 2015. The same reefs will be exposed to raised temperatures again in the coming ...and more »

Promoting resilient coral reefs in a changing climate - Phys.Org

The third and longest global coral bleaching event on record started in 2014 and continues to damage reefs around the globe. While it's true coral reef ecosystems have been knocked down, they have certainly not been knocked out. It is not too late to ...and more »

Australian Waters Are “Cooking” Coral to Death, Causing Worst Ever Die-Off - Futurism

It's a threat people can see from a mile away but still, the news is quite shocking. Andrew Baird, a researcher at James Cook University has reported that warm seas around Australia's Great Barrier Reef are causing coral to die out. One stretch of ...and more »

Great Barrier Reef progress report: We have to do better on water quality, says Australia - The Guardian

Efforts to curb tree clearing have failed, the government admits in its update to Unesco on work to save the world heritage site. Joshua Robertson and Michael Slezak. Thu 1 Dec 2016 08.01 EST Last modified on Tue 13 Mar 2018 12.26 EDT. Share on ...and more »

Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching Explained In GIFs - Forbes

Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffered its worst mass coral bleaching in recorded history this year. More than two-thirds of the shallow water coral in a 435-mile long section of the northern reef died, researchers found. Other parts of the 1,400-mile ...and more »

Two-thirds of Australians think reef crisis is 'national emergency' – poll - The Guardian

Overwhelming majority of people agree the government should legislate to stop chemicals polluting the Great Barrier Reef. Michael Slezak · @MikeySlezak · Email. Thu 1 Dec 2016 14.00 EST Last modified on Thu 1 Dec 2016 14.43 EST. Share on Facebook ...and more »