Not all storms and other natural hazards need to turn in to disasters. That is a core message of the just released 2012 World Risk Report, led by the Alliance for Development Works, United Nations University, and The Nature Conservancy.
OUR OCEANS ARE DYING: MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE Our Oceans Are Dying: Mass Extinction May Be Inevitable | @scoopit http://sco.lt/6BuBCz
THE END OF CORAL REEFS? AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 T http://sco.lt/7y1XHt
LIONFISH INFESTATION IN ATLANTIC OCEAN: AN UNSTOPPABLE EPIDEMIC - CAN WIPE OUT CORAL REEFS http://sco.lt/5bZWYj
Summit County, November 17, 2013
CLIMATE 'PAYBACK' FOR CORAL REEFS? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/17/climate-payback-for-coral-reefs/
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF WE STAND TO LOSE - IN BEAUTIFUL PICTURES http://sco.lt/5aOTM9
CORAL REEFS IN CARIBBEAN ON LIFE SUPPORT http://sco.lt/610hqD
HOW THE CORAL REEF WILDLIFE TRADE IS DEGRADING CORAL REEFS http://sco.lt/6Ae4Kf
October 14, 2012 - Planet Change
PEOPLE AT RISK TO NATURAL DISASTERS AND HOW NATURE CAN HELP
Many decisions and investments for coastal protection are being made today. The concern is that most money will go to gray infrastructure (artificial breakwaters and seawalls) – with further detrimental effects on coasts and habitats, expensive maintenance costs and no other benefits beyond their protective service.
Green infrastructure solutions, like reef and mangrove conservation and restoration, are viable and cost effective alternatives.... http://change.nature.org/2012/10/11/people-at-risk-to-natural-disasters-and-how-nature-can-help/
Terra Daily, October 29, 2013
CORAL CHEMICALS PROTECT AGAINST WARMING OCEANS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Coral_chemicals_protect_against_warming_oceans_999.html
HOW THE CORAL REEF WILDLIFE TRADE IS DEGRADING CORAL REEFS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2452598153/how-the-coral-reef-wildlife-trade-is-degrading-coral-reefs
"CORAL REEFS: UNDERWATER PHARMACIES" http://sco.lt/733VaL
Guardian Environment, September 18, 2013
CORAL REEFS SUFFER AS THE RELENTLESS HUNT FOR SHARK FINS TAKE ITS TOLL.
The rampant overfishing of sharks, often solely for their fins, is causing a damaging chain reaction that could significantly degrade coral reef systems, a decade-long Australian-led study has found. "The result of this is that the whole food chain is being thrown out of whack." ... creating a collapse of the food chain.
Planet Earth Online< January 19, 2012
CLIFFHANGING CORALS AVOID BOTTOM TRAWLER DAMAGE http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1139&cookieConsent=A
Another Stunner From BBC Nature.....
"BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET" http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130129-blue-heart-of-the-planet
OCEAN ACIDIFYING: Rapidly Rising CO2 in Atmosphere causing potential catastrophe http://sco.lt/8LsqbR