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Coral Reefs Save Millions of Dollars By Preventing Floods

They’re bright, beautiful, and home to some of the world’s most gorgeous sea creatures, but did you know that coral reefs also play a critical role in the prevention of flooding? This is according to a new study recently published in Nature. “Coral reefs serve as natural, low-crested, submerged breakwaters, which provide flood reduction benefits …

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Cloud Creation: The Answer to Global Warming?

What if we could blanket the planet and shelter it from the Sun? Would it help Earth maintain a cool, comfortable temperature and reduce the impact of global warming? This is what a group of scientists recently wanted to figure out. The theory of geoengineering involves spraying sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere to form clouds. …

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Coral Reefs are Thriving at the Hands of Humans in Select Regions

There has been plenty of news on the bleaching of coral reefs, but would you believe it if you heard that some humans are actually helping them thrive? A study recently published in Nature has discovered that some coral reefs are not in bad shape, thanks to the help of humans. After analyzing data from …

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Where Did Those Fish in Your Aquarium Come From?

Have you ever wondered where your pet fish lived before you plopped them in your aquarium? As it turns out, they might’ve come from Hawaii. When the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources recently instituted a new coral reef management plan to address bleaching, animal activists were less than satisfied. This is because about …

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Your Sunscreen Could Be Altering Your DNA and Killing Coral Reefs

There has been a lot of news about coral reefs lately, and it hasn’t been positive. Most notably, research has found that global warming may be contributing to the bleaching of reefs around the world. Now, new data suggests that our sunscreen could be harming coral reefs, too. Researchers from around the world have determined …

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