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Scientists try 'cloud brightening' to protect Great Barrier Reef

Sydney - An ambitious "cloud brightening" experiment has been carried out over Australia's Great Barrier Reef in an early-stage trial that scientists hope could become a futuristic way to protect coral from global warming.

Virtual reality assesses coral reef recovery after bleaching

Around the world corals are in danger. While different measures are being taken to protect corals, assessing how effective these measures are is not straightforward. New research shows how virtual reality can assist with assessing ecological actions.

Skin bleaching in Africa: An 'addiction' with risks

Lagos - Skin bleaching in Africa is gaining popularity despite many health risks. In spite of the danger, people use toxic creams and injections and pills to become more fair, in the belief that lighter skin is a gateway to beauty and success.

Large parts of Barrier Reef dead in 20 years: scientists

Sydney - Large parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be dead within 20 years as climate change drives mass coral bleaching, scientists warned Friday.

Large parts of Barrier Reef dead in 20 years: scientists

Sydney - Large parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be dead within 20 years as climate change drives mass coral bleaching, scientists warned Friday.

Large parts of Barrier Reef dead in 20 years: scientists

Sydney - Large parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be dead within 20 years as climate change drives mass coral bleaching, scientists warned Friday.

Coral bleaching hits 93% of Great Barrier Reef: scientists

Sydney - Australia's Great Barrier Reef is suffering its worst coral bleaching in recorded history with 93 percent of the World Heritage site affected, scientists said Wednesday as they revealed the phenomenon is also hitting the other side of the country.

First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: Scientists

Sydney - Coral bleaching has been detected in Sydney Harbour for the first time, Australian scientists said Tuesday, blaming the damaging phenomenon also found in the Great Barrier Reef on warming sea-surface temperatures.

Worst bleaching on record for Great Barrier Reef: scientists

Sydney - Aerial surveys of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have revealed the worst bleaching on record in the icon's pristine north, scientists said Tuesday, with few corals escaping damage.

Calls for climate action over Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Sydney - Environmental groups on Monday urged greater action on climate change after the government declared the highest alert level over an epidemic of coral bleaching in the pristine northern reaches of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

El Nino coral damage 'could be worst ever'

Sydney - Scientists Thursday warned the world faced mass global coral bleaching next year driven by the warming effects of the El Nino weather phenomenon, and it could be the worst on record.

Australia Climate Commission says warming earth is ‘beyond doubt’

Canberra - Australia’s Climate Commission states action to battle effects of a warming planet has “never been more urgent” than now, with huge societal, health and economic risks the result if we fail to respond to risks currently being faced.
 

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Wide swaths of the reef  up to 100 kilometers wide  have been bleached  the result of high ocean tem...
Wide swaths of the reef, up to 100 kilometers wide, have been bleached, the result of high ocean temperatures brought on by global warming.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/ Bette Willis
Bleaching is extreme.
Bleaching is extreme.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
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ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Notice the green slimy-looking stuff on the coral at the left? The coral vomits the algae out as it ...
Notice the green slimy-looking stuff on the coral at the left? The coral vomits the algae out as it is dying.
BBC
The images speak for themselves. The bleaching is extensive and heartbreaking to see.
The images speak for themselves. The bleaching is extensive and heartbreaking to see.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
ARC conducted an aerial and underwater survey of the reef which concluded that two-thirds of it has ...
ARC conducted an aerial and underwater survey of the reef which concluded that two-thirds of it has been hit by mass coral bleaching for second time in 12 months.
Ed Roberts/ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
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ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

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