Global coral bleaching may be ending, U.S. agency says

/ Jun 20, 2017

Global coral bleaching may be ending, U.S. agency says

Coral reef bleaching may be easing after three years of high ocean temperatures, the longest such period since the 1980s, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday. Its experts said satellite data and other analysis showed widespread bleaching was no longer occurring in ...

Traditional Hawaiian canoe returns after epic round-the-world voyage

Jun 18, 2017

Traditional Hawaiian canoe returns after epic round-the-world voyage

No modern navigation instrumentation guided a Polynesian voyaging canoe as it followed the horizon during a three-year journey around the globe. About a dozen crew members for each leg of the voyage relied only on their understanding of nature’s cues — ocean swells, stars, ...

Unique reef fish 'kisses' take sting out of coral diet

/ Jun 6, 2017

Unique reef fish 'kisses' take sting out of coral diet

Featuring slime and suction, a kiss from a tubelip wrasse — a colorful reef fish — is no one’s idea of romance. But it is perfectly suited for eating a hazardous diet using one of the animal kingdom’s most unique feeding strategies. Scientists on ...

First U.N. talks to save oceans is set to kick off

/ Jun 4, 2017

First U.N. talks to save oceans is set to kick off

World leaders will convene at U.N. headquarters this week for the first major bid to solve the toughest problems facing our oceans, from coral bleaching to plastic pollution, overfishing and rising seas due to climate change. The Ocean Conference in New York from Monday ...

Climate news grows worse as U.S. exits Paris accord

/ Jun 2, 2017

Climate news grows worse as U.S. exits Paris accord

President Donald Trump has announced that America will pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, but scientists say the peril from global warming has never been greater. Earth’s average global temperature is scaling new heights, sea ice is retreating, extreme weather events have ...