Emily Samarelli

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Coral reefs bounce back from severe environmental impact

Coral reefs can recover from severe bleaching events, says a study which looked at reefs in the Indian ocean.<p>The team monitored 21 reefs in the …

Australia tells UN it is acting with 'renewed vigour' on Great Barrier Reef

The Australian government has told the UN it is acting with “renewed vigour” to halt the decline of the Great Barrier Reef in its official case arguing that the vast ecosystem should not be listed as “in danger” later this year.<p>The world heritage committee meets in Germany in June to consider …

Australia

Hundreds of starving koalas killed in Australia

1 / 3<p>Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving, a state …

Oceans

Dirty deeds: Soil degradation costs African farmers $68bn yearly | Reuters

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Soil degradation holds back African farmers, costing them $68 billion annually and threatening to stall vital food production, a leading agriculture expert said on Thursday.<p>A farmer looks as he stands near field where rice straw was burn in preparation for the …

Global warming and degradation put Earth at risk

Global warming and degradation put Earth at risk<br>January 17, 2015, 7:23 am<p>The scientific reports released this week say that the earth is becoming …

Climate Change

A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Earlier Estimates

Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future.<p><b>Warning: The 21st century may get a lot more crowded than previously thought.</b><p>In a paper published Thursday in <i>Science</i>, demographers from several universities and the United Nations Population Division conclude …

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

Australia Is Heating Up Faster Than The Rest Of The World

Like a shrimp on the barbie<p>Researchers predict Australia will warm up faster than any other country in the world.<p>In a report released January 27 from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization and the Bureau of Meteorology, the agencies calculate that the country will …

Nearly 200 Whales Stranded on New Zealand Beach

Hordes of rescuers scramble to try to push huge animals back into deeper waters.<p>Rescuers and volunteers were scrambling on Friday to save nearly 200 pilot whales that were stranded on New Zealand's South Island. At least two dozen of the whales were reported dead, and more than 80 people descended …

Whales