Coral Bleaching

It’s Not Too Late to Save Coral Reefs

19th March 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Nature Conservancy.  “This year-2018-has been declared the “International Year of the Reef” by the International Coral Reef Initiative, but given recent headlines, you might be forgiven for asking if this was in fact the last year for coral reefs. Coral reefs are “under siege” (USA Today), “ravaged by… [more]

By 2100, Damaged Corals May Let Waves Twice As Tall As Today’s Reach Coasts

6th March 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on ScienceNews.  “A complex coral reef full of nooks and crannies is a coastline’s best defense against large ocean waves. But coral die-offs over the next century could allow taller waves to penetrate the corals’ defenses, simulations suggest. A new study finds that at some Pacific Island sites, waves reaching… [more]

Researchers Want to Breed the World’s Hardiest Corals in Labs & Return them to the Sea to Multiply

21st September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The New York Times. “As reefs die off, researchers want to breed the world’s hardiest corals in labs and return them to the sea to multiply. The effort raises scientific and ethical questions. On the Great Barrier Reef, off Australia — After a plunge beneath the crystal-clear water to… [more]

Scientists Say Damage to Florida’s Coral Reef has Made the State More Vulnerable to Storm Surges – Washington Post

13th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Washington Post.  “As we begin to piece together the damage from Hurricane Irma in Florida, scientists are pointing to an environmental factor that may have made the storm’s impact worse: the ongoing loss of coral on the state’s increasingly threatened barrier reef. At 360 miles long, the Florida Reef Tract… [more]