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Decade of climate breakdown saw 14 per cent of coral reefs vanish

New York: Between 2009 and 2018, the continuous rise in sea temperature cost the world 14 per cent of its coral reefs – that’s more than the size of Australia’s reefs combined – a UN-backed report revealed on Tuesday.

COVID-19 recovery offers ‘chance to change course’, Guterres tells One Planet Summit

New York: The process of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic offers the chance to change course, and put humanity on a path on which it is not in conflict with nature, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Monday, urging greater efforts by everyone to protect biodiversity and step up climate action.

World could lose coral reefs by end of century, UN environment report warns

New York: Every one of the world’s coral reefs could bleach by the end of the century, unless there are drastic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned.

When reefs decline, parrotfish thrive, finds Study

New York/IBNS: In contrast to most other species, reef-dwelling parrotfish populations boom in the wake of severe coral bleaching.

Reef 'sun shield' trials show promise to prevent coral bleaching

New York, Mar 27 (IBNS): A ‘sun shield’ made from an ultra-thin surface film is showing promise as a potential weapon in the fight to protect the Great Barrier Reef from the impacts of coral bleaching.

Oceanic plastic trash conveys disease to coral reefs: Study

California, Jan 27 (IBNS): For coral reefs, the threat of climate change and bleaching are bad enough.