Coral Habitats May Nearly Be Gone by 2100

Scientists project 70 to 90 percent of coral reefs will disappear over the next 20 years as a result of climate change and pollution. What's more, rising sea surface temperatures and acidic waters could eliminate nearly all existing coral reef habitats by 2100.

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.

Palau Became The First Country To Ban Reef-Killing Sunscreen

Starting in January 2020, tourists who bring banned sunscreen into the country will have them confiscated and retailers who attempt to sell them and break the ban will face fines of $1,000.

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.

‘Sun-Shield’ To Protect Great Barrier Reef from bleaching

As water temperatures rise and ocean acidity levels increase, corals are dying off at record rates. Australian researchers believe they may be able to prevent coral bleaching in parts of the world's largest coral reef system.

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.

Extreme heat pushes parts of Great Barrier Reef beyond recovery

Parts of the Great Barrier Reef will never fully recover from repeated bleaching of its corals, caused by spikes in the water temperature, detailed analysis shows.

The Great Barrier Reef Just Suffered the Worst Die-Off Ever Seen

Abnormally high water temperatures caused by you-know-what are being blamed for the worst coral die-off ever recorded along Australia's Great Barrier Reef.