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Can We Save Coral Reefs?

By Stephanie Wear, The Nature Conservancy The news about coral reefs seems dire lately—overfishing, pollution and climate change have some scientists picturing a world without coral reefs. It's tru…

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Underwater Robots to Repair Coral Reefs

By Megan Treacy, TreeHugger Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland are developing underwater microrobots that could be sent in swarms to save coral reefs. The so-called coralbots would…

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Corals Are Dying — From Herpes?!

  Scientists have long been concerned about the decline of the world's coral, and the fragile ecosystems that develop around them. There are a number of reasons for this decline -- global warm…

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Nature’s Most Overlooked Benefit: Reefs Breaking Waves

By Mike Beck, The Nature Conservancy "Reefs break waves every day": I know you're thinking that's an obvious statement. But there's more to it than meets the eye. Reefs break waves — waves that wou…

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Electric Reefs Help Save Bali’s Marine Life

A Disneyland of manmade reefs off a Bali beach is helping save the tropical island's marine life. The reef system has been created by using electricity to "grow" coral on steel structures. Scien…

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Protect the World’s Coral Reefs

Did you know those eye-catching red pieces of coral on popular necklaces actually represent the harvesting of a slow-growing animal of the sea? Corallium, also known as red or pink coral, and the m…

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Swimmers’ sunscreen kills coral

FEBRUARY 9, 2008—Common ingredients in sunscreen activate dormant viruses in algae that cause the algae to explode and kill the coral beds they feed. Additionally, when the algae explodes…

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