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14 Stunning Photos of the Earth Remind Us How Important Conservation Is for All of Us

14 Stunning Photos of the Earth Remind Us How Important Conservation Is for All of Us

Great Barrier Reef Comprised of nearly 3,000 reefs and islands and stretching over 1,400 miles, The Great Barrier Reef provides a home to thousands of different species. Tropical fish, sea turtles,

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Artist Jason deCaires Taylor Builds an Incredible Coral Reef from Sunken Statues

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor Builds an Incredible Coral Reef from Sunken Statues

We probably don’t have to mention the life-threatening conditions natural reefs are under today due to human behavior. However, artificial reefs, which are quite a new phenomenon, have proved to be a

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Solar-Powered Electric Coral Reef Station Stimulates Coral Growth

Solar-Powered Electric Coral Reef Station Stimulates Coral Growth

The electric coral reef station floats between areas that require coral reefs to dissipate storms near coastlines. Complex geometry used in the solar-powered station, designed by Margot Krasojevic,

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Atelier Fernandez & Serres’ Residential Block Mimics Pink Mediterranean Coral Reef in France

Atelier Fernandez & Serres’ Residential Block Mimics Pink Mediterranean Coral Reef in France

Located directly on the waterfront, the six-story tall building is almost entirely encased by the wavy concrete screen save for the second floor restaurant’s long horizontal window that offers panoramic

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Australian Coal Port Expansion Will Hasten the Great Barrier Reef’s Death, Activists Say

Australian Coal Port Expansion Will Hasten the Great Barrier Reef’s Death, Activists Say

Photo via Shutterstock With an apparent disregard for warnings from scientists, fishermen and even UNESCO, Australian environment minister Greg Hunt has approved plans for a massive expansion of a coal

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Reef Arabia Plants 3D Printed Coral Reefs to Restore Persian Gulf Marine Life

Reef Arabia Plants 3D Printed Coral Reefs to Restore Persian Gulf Marine Life

Coral reefs only cover about 0.1 percent of the world's ocean surface and they’re still disappearing at an alarming rate. These “rainforests of the sea” are already sensitive to water temperature,

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Half of World’s Coral Reefs Destroyed in Last 30 Years, According to New Survey

Half of World’s Coral Reefs Destroyed in Last 30 Years, According to New Survey

Half of the world's coral reefs have been destroyed over the past three decades, according to a recent Catlin Seaview Survey (CSS). In a race to document their decline, the CSS teamed up with Google

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Scientists to Use Google’s Underwater Street View to Better Understand Coral Reefs

Scientists to Use Google’s Underwater Street View to Better Understand Coral Reefs

The beauty of Google Street View is that it can instantly transport you to faraway places, giving you an on-the-ground perspective. Scientists in Australia have partnered with Google to produce stunning

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“Iron Man” Ocean Jetpacks Could Cause Harm to Coral and Fish Populations

“Iron Man” Ocean Jetpacks Could Cause Harm to Coral and Fish Populations

Fishermen, scientists, and state officials in Hawaii are questioning the safety of “Iron Man”-style jetpacks that use pumped seawater to send users flying up into the air. The devices can send people

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The Caribbean has Lost 80% of its Coral Reefs According to Catlin Seaview Survey

The Caribbean has Lost 80% of its Coral Reefs According to Catlin Seaview Survey

Coral reef photo from Shutterstock Overall, the world has already lost 40% of its corals due to pollution, climate change, and overfishing. Recently the Catlin Seaview Survey found that reefs in the

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Amy Eisenfeld Genser Recreates the Beauty of Underwater Reefs in Paper

Amy Eisenfeld Genser Recreates the Beauty of Underwater Reefs in Paper

Appearing as a coral reef viewed from above, Amy Eisenfeld Genser creates large-scale works that combine sculpture and painting. Some of her pieces can be several feet wide, containing hundreds of paper

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New Study Shows Global Coral Bleaching Could Occur by 2056

New Study Shows Global Coral Bleaching Could Occur by 2056

JonMilnes / Shutterstock Coral bleaching occurs when sea temperatures rise and kill algae that are the source of color and food for most corals around the globe - and a new study shows that there could

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Coral Reef-Inspired ColoniaTecne Pavilion Spies on Visitors With an LED Display

Coral Reef-Inspired ColoniaTecne Pavilion Spies on Visitors With an LED Display

BIOS Design Collective was inspired by the stealthy communication network of coral reefs when dreaming up their pavilion. Biomimicry uses the lessons learned in nature to create new and sophisticated

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Report Finds That the Great Barrier Reef Has Lost 50% of its Coral Over the Past 27 Years

Report Finds That the Great Barrier Reef Has Lost 50% of its Coral Over the Past 27 Years

An alarming new study by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) shows that the Great Barrier Reef has lost 50% of its coral cover over the past 27 years. The scientific group have attributed

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The Caribbean’s Coral Reefs Could Soon Be Extinct

The Caribbean’s Coral Reefs Could Soon Be Extinct

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has released a report saying that the Caribbean's iconic reefs are in sharp decline, with live coral coverage down to an average of just eight percent.

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Coralbots: Swarms of Coral-Repairing Robots Could Save Scotland’s Reefs

Coralbots: Swarms of Coral-Repairing Robots Could Save Scotland’s Reefs

A team of researchers at Heriot-Watt University is developing a swarm of intelligent robots that are designed to help save coral reefs around the world, starting with reefs in Scotland. The robots,

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Jason de Caires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Create Incredible Living Coral Reefs

Jason de Caires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Create Incredible Living Coral Reefs

The cement sculptures serve a dual function: they provide a surface on which coral, sponges, tunicates and other marine organisms can make a home and they attract divers, drawing them away from some of

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The “Climate Train” is Greeted by Zulu Dancers and COP 17 Officials in Durban

The “Climate Train” is Greeted by Zulu Dancers and COP 17 Officials in Durban

The train has already stopped in 17 cities and towns across South Africa to raise awareness about the importance of reducing our carbon footprint - just in time for the 17th climate change conference

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Three Mile Oil Slick Threatens Wildlife After Ship Slams into a New Zealand Coral Reef

Three Mile Oil Slick Threatens Wildlife After Ship Slams into a New Zealand Coral Reef

Oil from a cargo ship that struck a reef off the coast of New Zealand last week has started to wash ashore on the popular Mount Maunganui beach today. The ship was going 17 knots when it crashed into a

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8 Ton Volkswagon Beetle Sculpture Joins 400 Other Objects in an Artificial Reef in Mexico

8 Ton Volkswagon Beetle Sculpture Joins 400 Other Objects in an Artificial Reef in Mexico

Although typically associated with the more benign variety of consumer, the Beetle is nonetheless a popular icon that evokes memories of our rapid commercial development. Called Anthropocene, the 8 ton

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QisDesign’s LED Coral Reef Lamps Light Up with a Quick Flick of the Wrist

QisDesign’s LED Coral Reef Lamps Light Up with a Quick Flick of the Wrist

These stunning Coral Reef lamps from QisDesign light up with a just a quick flick of the wrist. Spotted at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the lamps feature three overlapping disc-shaped

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Vincent Callebaut Unveils Coral-Inspired Carbon Neutral Eco Village for Haiti

Vincent Callebaut Unveils Coral-Inspired Carbon Neutral Eco Village for Haiti

Callebaut's Coral Reef proposes building an artificial pier on seismic piles in the Caribbean Sea. Modular duplexes built according to Passive House standards would be added into the housing matrix as

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Sunken Subway Cars To Replace Eroding Barrier Reefs

Sunken Subway Cars To Replace Eroding Barrier Reefs

It's a condo boom for sea creatures as retired New York subway cars are being hurled into the ocean deep. The initiative, headed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control,

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