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Have We Found Alien Life?

Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others<p><i>This feature was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science.<p>Kenneth Nealson is looking awfully sane for a man who’s basically just told me that he has a …

Biology

Scientists Slow Down The Speed Of Light As It Travels Through Air

"Faster than the speed of light” might be more of a relative statement now<p>Light passes through air at about 299,000,000 meters per second, an accepted constant that hasn’t been challenged—until now. By manipulating a single particle of light as it passed through free space, researchers have found a …

Quantum Mechanics

'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You've Got Alzheimer's?'

<i>This is the first in a series, Inside Alzheimer's, about the experience of being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.</i><p>In 2009, 59-year-old Greg O'Brien was a successful journalist and writer living in Cape Cod. He was healthy and happy — he exercised every day, made a good living, spent …

Dementia

Ancient underwater forest discovered off Norfolk coast

Nature experts have discovered a remarkable submerged forest thousands of years old under the sea close to the Norfolk coast.<p>The trees were part of an area known as 'Doggerland' which formed part of a much bigger area before it was flooded by the North Sea.<p>It was once so vast that hunter-gatherers …

Hunter Gatherers

Coral Reefs Protect Shorelines By Reducing Wave Energy By 97 Percent, Study Finds

Coral reefs provide substantial protection against wave energy, lessening the impact of sea level rise and intense storm surges for 7 million people …

Coral Reefs: the Seawall That Nature Built

Wildlife<p>Wave breaking over a healthy coral reef in Tumon Bay Marine Preserve, Guam, Mariana Islands. Photo credit: Curt Storlazzi, U.S. Geological Survey<p>By Dr. Michael Beck, lead marine scientist, The Nature Conservancy<p>Here’s an optimistic idea for you to consider: We can save our coral reefs.<p>Yes, …

Coral Reef Food Web

A food web consists of all the food chains in a single ecosystem. Each living thing in an ecosystem is part of multiple food chains. Each food chain is one possible path that energy and nutrients may take as they move through the ecosystem. Not all energy is transferred from one trophic level to …

Food

Coral spawning: a rare natural wonder

<b>EVERY YEAR, DIVERS AND</b> snorkelers point their torches into the darkened waters of the Great Barrier Reef and Western Australia's reefs, hoping to …

Reefs at Risk Revisited | World Resources Institute

Overview<p>Reefs at Risk Revisited is a high-resolution update of the original global analysis, Reefs at Risk: A Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the …

Metadata

An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals

A lab just off Florida's Miami River has become the base for an unusual lifesaving operation.<p>A group of scientists there is on an urgent mission to save as many corals as it can before the marine creatures are destroyed as part of an underwater excavation of Miami's shipping channel. The channel — …

Coral Reefs 101 | Coral Reef Alliance

From microscopic algae that provide energy for reef-building corals to large, predatory fish like sharks, the community that makes up a coral reef is …

Coral Reefs

It Takes Villages to Conserve Indonesia’s Precious Coral Reefs

Indonesia's coral reefs are a global treasure yet they are in danger. The World Bank Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Project, or Coremap, …

Secretariat set up to protect Pacific Coral Triangle

Graphic on Asia’s Coral Triangle, which contains nearly 30 percent of the world’s reefs and more than 3,000 species of fish. AFP FILE PHOTO<p>MANILA, …

DENR acquires new technology to monitor state of coral reefs

FILE PHOTO<p>MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is now using state-of-the-art equipment to monitor the health of …

El Niño would be a disaster for the world's coral reefs

A growing number of scientists are predicting a major El Niño weather event this year, which could wreak havoc across South America and Asia as droughts, floods and other extreme weather events hit industry and farming. But the impacts on the world’s coral reefs could be even more disastrous.<p>The …

Conservation news - Environmental science and conservation news

by Mongabay.com 2 April 2018<p>The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published the first list of foreign fisheries, …

Reefer madness

WHEN an offshore well stops producing oil, what should be done with the rig? One option is to haul it ashore, break it up and recycle it. This is …

Great Barrier Reef marina development: Documents reveal GBRMPA had concerns over $600m Great Keppel Island resort - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Documents obtained by the ABC under Freedom of Information reveal that the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) identified serious …

Caribbean coral reefs could ‘disappear’ within a few decades

Caribbean coral reefs, some of the most distinctive and unique natural underwater structures in the world, will “virtually disappear” within a few decades if steps are not taken to protect their habitat, a new report said Wednesday.<p>Only one-sixth of the original coral cover is left, with an average …

To Save Coral Reefs, Start With Parrotfish

Changing Planet<p>Coral reefs are very complex ecosystems, but luckily managing them sustainably is not. Simply don’t catch fish faster than they reproduce, don’t damage the corals or pollute the water, reduce atmospheric CO2, and protect some areas as marine reserves.<p>That’s easier said than done, and …

Tropical Fish Cause Trouble as Climate Change Drives Them Toward the Poles

Newly arrived species mow down vegetation and upend local communities.<p>Marine ecologist Adriana Vergés emerged from a scuba dive in Tosa Bay off the coast of southern Japan last week and was amazed at what she'd seen: A once lush kelp forest had been stripped bare and replaced by coral.<p>The bay is …

Q&A: An Ecologist's Passion for Preserving the Ocean's Pristine Places

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala leads a project that aims to identify and protect the world’s most unspoiled marine environments.<p>Enric Sala, leader of National Geographic's Pristine Seas project, took time out from packing for a voyage to the Galápagos Islands to answer a few …