Coral Reef Taller Than Empire State Building Discovered

A "massive" detached coral reef has been discovered in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Measuring almost 500 m in height, the reef is taller than the Empire State Building and many of the world's other skyscrapers.

More Than 50% of Great Barrier Reef Corals Are Lost

Since the mid-1990s, coral in the Great Barrier Reef has declined by more than 50%. The research spanned the entire 2,300 km of the Great Barrier Reef and found a disturbing loss at pretty much every level.

Palau is first country to ban 'reef toxic' sun cream

The Pacific nation of Palau has become the first country to ban sun cream that is harmful to corals and sea life. From now sun cream that includes common ingredients, including oxybenzone, is not allowed to be worn or sold in the country.

Hawaii May Be The First State To Ban Coral Reef-Killing Sunscreens

The bill that is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2021, will specifically prohibits the sale and distribution of sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate.

Australia Pledges Largest Single Investment To Save Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s government has pledged hundreds of millions of dollars toward protecting the Great Barrier Reef, in what’s being called the largest single investment in the embattled ecosystem ever.

Global warming has changed the Great Barrier Reef ‘forever'

In a notably blunt study in the journal Nature scientists report that in 2016 alone, about 30 percent of the Great Barrier Reef’s corals were lost, with the most severe damage in the isolated northern sector.

Ocean Acidification Severely Impairs Coral Reefs

Ocean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unchecked.

Achieving fish biomass targets: The key to securing a sustainable future for coral reefs

Scientists from WCS, University of Queensland, James Cook University, and Macquarie University have completed a massive study that will help communities and countries of the Western Indian Ocean measure and restore fish populations while identifying the best policies for achieving global sustainable and conservation targets.