Dr. C. Mark Eakin, coordinator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Coral Reef Watch, told CNN last month that because of the massive amounts of heat the world's oceans have already absorbed, the reef likely won't have the chance to recover before it bleaches again. … [Read more...] about Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching event in five years
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FILE - In this December, 1999, file photo, tourists snorkel around Upolu Cay on the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns off the Australian north east coast. An aerial survey of the Great Barrier Reef shows coral bleaching is sweeping across the area off the east of Australia for the third time in five years. Bleaching has struck all three regions of the world’s largest coral reef system and is more widespread than ever, scientists from James Cook University in Queensland state said Tuesday, April 7, 2020. less … [Read more...] about Bleaching on Great Barrier Reef more widespread than ever
“As summers grow hotter and hotter, we no longer need an El Niño event to trigger mass bleaching at the scale of the Great Barrier Reef,” Hughes said. “Of the five events we have seen so far, only 1998 and 2016 occurred during El Niño conditions.” … [Read more...] about Great Barrier reef sees most widespread bleaching ever recorded, scientists say
So, what you’re saying is that environment’s no longer a partisan issue?all Republicans — most Republicans in Washington — have embraced a do-nothing attitude about the environment, but, for example, one of my co-sponsors on the bill [to amend the Clean Air Act to address global warming] was Olympia Snowe, a Republican … … [Read more...] about Kerry at the Y: How Do You Ask a Species to Be the Last Species to Die for a Mistake?