Coral reef scientists raise alarm as climate change decimates ocean ecosystems vital to fish and humans

During a 2015 heat wave, scientists watched as a coral reef died before their eyes. By the end of the century, almost all the world's corals will be gone if climate change continues at this pace.

Sam Purkis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Miami • conversation
July 20, 2021 ~12 min

World's coral scientists warn action is needed now to save even a few reefs from climate change

During a 2015 heat wave, scientists watched as a coral reef died before their eyes. By the end of the century, almost all the world's corals will be gone if climate change continues at this pace.

Sam Purkis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Miami • conversation
July 20, 2021 ~12 min

Seagrass meadows shrank by 92% in UK waters - restoring them could absorb carbon emissions and boost fish

Seagrass meadows are a powerful ally in the effort to slow climate change and reverse wildlife losses.

Peter JS Jones, Reader in Environmental Governance, UCL • conversation
March 4, 2021 ~6 min

Sea level rise: three visions of a future summer holiday at the coast

Sea levels could be two metres higher by 2100. How will our relationship to the drowned coast change?

David Jarratt, Senior Lecturer in Coastal Tourism, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
July 31, 2020 ~7 min

Noisy humans make birds sleep with one eye open – but lockdown offered a reprieve

Noise pollution can cause long-term stress and harm to wildlife.

Graeme Shannon, Lecturer in Zoology, Bangor University • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

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