NEWS: Climate change and El Nino are wreaking ecological destruction across the world’s oceans, marine scientists confirm
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Scientists say fine particles in the air from burning coal or volcanoes shade coral reefs from sunlight and cool the surrounding waters
New study published in Nature Climate Change says a combination of warming temperatures and ocean acidification is putting nearly all of the world’s coral reefs under threat.
The Galapagos Islands are home to some unusual inhabitants threatened by climate change but the isle’s unique placement to study global environmental change is less well known.
Farmers concerned about this year’s harvest have called on the Obama administration to suspend the ethanol quota while a report by Deloitte finds 90% of businesses are unprepared for the green economy.
New research warns climate change could be pushing coral reef systems in the Eastern Pacific towards a regional collapse like that witnessed 4000 years ago which took reefs 2500 years to recover from.
El Nino warming cycle survivors give new clues and improve prospects for some coral environments.
LNG and coal developments heighten risk to protected marine park, according to environmental groups.
Coral reefs could recover from the effects of climate change and over exploitation, but with over a billion people relying on the reefs for their livelihoods, locally sensitive action is required.