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Close to tipping point, Amazon could collapse in 50 years

Paris - The Amazon rainforest is nearing a threshold which, once crossed, would see one of the world's largest and richest ecosystems morph into arid savannah within half-a-century, scientists said Tuesday.

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.

Essential Science: New reef atlas gives baseline for coral health

The health of corals is important for ensuring the biodiversity of the oceans. The health of corals provides a key performance indicator of the health of the planet, especially in relation to climate change. A new digital map illustrates this importance.

Catch a glimpse of the world's first-ever glowing sea turtle

In the dark depths of the nighttime ocean, marine biologists filmed something they had never seen before: A sea turtle glowing a brilliant green and red. The turtle is the first reptile that scientists have observed with this trait.

Plastic pollution in the oceans consumed by corals

Sydney - Scientists studying Australia’s Great Barrier Reef have discovered that coral will eat microplastic pollution. Microplastics are the remains of plastic pollution discarded into the oceans.

Govt adds 20 species of coral to endangered species list

St. Petersburg - More than a dozen species of corals are the newest addition to the Endangered Species Act, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Announced on Tuesday. The listing of 20 species is the largest Endangered Species Act ruling ever.

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The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument expansion is our country s way of preserving our...
The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument expansion is our country's way of preserving our oceans for future generations.
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A variety of corals forms an outcrop on Flynn Reef  part of the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns  Quee...
A variety of corals forms an outcrop on Flynn Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
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