coral reef ecosystems

Global Warming Chief Among Threats to Coral Reefs

Global Warming Chief Among Threats to Coral Reefs

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 7, 2008 (ENS) – Nearly half of U.S. coral reef ecosystems are considered to be in “poor” or “fair” condition according to a new analysis of the health of coral reefs under U.S. jurisdiction by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA. The report was released by NOAA today at the…

Global Warming Could Kill World's Coral Reefs in 50 Years

Global Warming Could Kill World's Coral Reefs in 50 Years

ST. LUCIA, Queensland, Australia, December 21, 2007 (ENS) – Seventeen eminent marine scientists warn that world leaders face a race against time in preparing coral reefs, and the coastal communities dependent upon them for the “inevitable impact” of rising levels of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere. Their new study shows that levels of carbon…