Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Tag: coral reefs

Coral disease spreading in Caribbean linked to wastewater from ships

Since the identification of the disease off Virginia Key in 2014, it has spread to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Saint Maarten and Mexico.

Largest coral reef survey in French Polynesia offers hope

“It’s nice to see that places like that still exist.”

Ocean heat waves becoming more frequent and killing coral instantly

Marine heatwaves, which have become more frequent, intense, and have been staying longer, are playing a huge role in coral death, says...

Lawmakers in U.S. Virgin Islands ban sunscreens that harm coral reefs

“Oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene devastate coral and marine life and are also known carcinogenic and hormone disruptors in humans.”

Biodiversity can help coral reefs survive in current climate crisis

Coral reefs, often referred to as “the rainforests of the seas,” are currently facing a variety of threats from ocean warming and...

Zinke recommends opening up pacific national monuments to commercial fishing

Many scientists see marine reserves as crucial to the health of surrounding waters, giving fishing populations the space they need to grow.

POPULAR

Behold, the new GOP culture wars

The Republican Party’s latest wave of attacks against anyone who threatens the white supremacist patriarchy is couched in false concern for health and well-being.

White House says GOP bill would force ‘one of the biggest Medicare benefit cuts’...

"House Republicans are trying to slash lifelines for middle-class families on behalf of rich special interests," said a White House spokesperson.

Outrage as Biden Administration recommends major Alaska oil project

"The project is “drastically out of step with the Biden administration’s goals to slash climate pollution and transition to clean energy,” but that “it’s not too late for him to step up and pull the plug on this carbon bomb."

‘More training’ is not the answer to police terror

The death of Tyre Nichols doesn’t have to be in vain – there are numerous opportunities for action at the local and national level to rein in out of control police terror.

In New York Times op-ed, US physician blasts ‘lucrative system of for-profit medicine’

"Doctors' sense of our complicity in putting profits over people has grown more difficult to ignore."